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The 1991 Critics Consensus Award Winners

Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs

While The Silence of the Lambs stormed the 1991 Oscars, its victory with the Critics Consensus Awards was surprisingly less decisive. Best Picture and Director wins are, naturally, better than the performance of any other title with the critics that year, but its Best Actress, Actor and Screenplay losses arguably make its Oscar success even more impressive. Who'd have thought the critics preferred Geena Davis in Thelma & Louise to Jodie Foster, though did they really prefer Nick Nolte in The Prince of Tides to Anthony Hopkins? Add up his leading and supporting scores combined and he beats the whole bunch - the only time category splitting has affected the results of the CCA. Check out the 1991 nominations here, and the award winners below.

Best Picture

The Silence of the Lambs (Ronald M. Bozman, Jonathan Demme, Edward Saxon and Kenneth Utt)

Best Director

Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

John Goodman (Barton Fink)

Best Screenplay

James Toback (Bugsy)

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