Danny Baldwin 2009

Rules and Regulations

In Danny's words: "I'm a 19-year-old film fan currently living in Los Angeles and attending USC. Nearly all of my time outside of school is devoted to watching movies and writing about them on my website, Bucket Reviews. On the rare instance that I'm not doing one of those things (or sitting in LA-traffic, for that matter), you'll likely find me watching mindless drivel on television, listening to shock-jock talk-radio, or cursing at a tiny white ball on a golf course. My favorite films include Tonari No Totoro, The Silence of the Lambs, Hoop Dreams, M, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Citizen Kane, and Double Indemnity."


Best Feature-Length Film
1. Adventureland
2. (500) Days of Summer
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. Where the Wild Things Are
5. Avatar
6. A Serious Man
7. Watchmen
8. Drag Me to Hell
9. The Hurt Locker
10. Julia

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
2. Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are
3. Tobey Maguire, Brothers
4. Nicolas Cage, The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans
5. Robin Williams, World’s Greatest Dad

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Carey Mulligan, An Education
2. Tilda Swinton, Julia
3. Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
4. Catalina Saavedra, The Maid
5. Amy Adams, Sunshine Cleaning

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2. Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
3. Eric Bana, Funny People
4. Martin Starr, Adventureland
5. Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Samantha Morton, The Messenger
2. Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
3. Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
4. Leslie Mann, Funny People
5. Vanessa Hudgens, Bandslam

Best Direction
1. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
2. James Cameron, Avatar
3. Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are
4. Greg Mottola, Adventureland
5. Marc Webb, (500) Days of Summer

Best Screenplay
1. Greg Mottola, Adventureland
2. Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, (500) Days of Summer
3. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
4. Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
5. Judd Apatow, Funny People

Best Cinematography
1. Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds
2. Mauro Fiore, Avatar
3. Dan Mindel, Star Trek

4. Roger Deakins, A Serious Man
5. Larry Fong, Watchmen

Best Music
1. (500) Days of Summer
2. Adventureland
3. Where the Wild Things Are
4. Anvil! The Story of Anvil
5. The Informant!

Best Cinematic Moment
1. The farmhouse -
 Inglourious Basterds
2.James and Em’s first kiss - 
3. Renner can’t disarm all the explosives in time / "I’m sorry!" - 
The Hurt Locker
4. Mo’Nique’s third-act monologue - 
5. Mrs. Ganush attacks Christine in the parking garage - 
Drag Me to Hell
6. Night at the café - 
35 Shots of Rum
7. Final scene / open ending - 
A Serious Man
8. Escaping the earthquake in Los Angeles - 
9. Rogen chases the flasher - Observe and Report
10. Musical sequence - 
(500) Days of Summer

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Christoph Waltz,
Inglourious Basterds
2. Jeremy Renner,
The Hurt Locker
3. Zoe Saldana,
Star Trek and Avatar
4. Carey Mulligan,
An Education
5. Neil Blomkamp,
District 9

Best Body of Work
1. Woody Harrelson (
Zombieland, The Messenger, and 2012)
2. Steven Soderbergh (
The Girlfriend Experience and The Informant!)
3. Zoe Saldana (
Avatar and Star Trek)
4. Vera Farmiga (
Orphan and Up in the Air)
5. Kristen Wiig - (Adventureland and Extract… and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Whip It, but, you know, less so)

Best Ensemble Performance
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air

Best Web-Based Criticism
1. James Rocchi, MSN Movies
2. Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
3. Cinematical
4. Mike D’Angelo, The Man Who Viewed Too Much
5. The late Spout Blog

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
All About My Mother
The Sixth Sense
The Blair Witch Project
American Pie

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
The Terminator
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
This is Spinal Tap
5. Beverly Hills Cop

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
The 400 Blows
2. Anatomy of a Murder
The World of Apu
4. Hiroshima Mon Amour

Best Film of the Decade
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Million Dollar Baby
Grizzly Man
Little Children
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
6. A Beautiful Mind
7. Adventureland
8. The Pianist
9. Lost in Translation
10. The Dark Knight

Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis,
There Will Be Blood
2. Bill Murray,
Lost in Translation
3. Russell Crowe,
A Beautiful Mind
4. Mickey Rourke,
The Wrestler
5. Robin Williams,
One Hour Photo

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Julianne Moore,
Far from Heaven
2. Kate Winslet,
Little Children
3. Charlize Theron,
4. Helen Mirren,
The Queen
5. Kate Beckinsale,
Nothing but the Truth

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Christopher Nolan
2. Clint Eastwood
3. Joel and Ethan Coen
4. Judd Apatow
5. Ron Howard

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