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Kent M. Beeson has three kids. Three kids! Jesus! How the hell did that happen? Biology's a weird, weird thing, man. If you told him ten years ago that he'd have three kids, he would've thought you must've meant like robot kids or something, you know, life-size tamagotchis, shit like that. But no, these are the real deal, flesh, blood, all of it. And he knows they're his, too, 'cause where else would they get those fat cheeks and stubby noses? Man, DNA's a bitch. Anyway, when he isn't busy raising his three non-robotic progeny, Kent sometimes squeezes in some writing, usually some fiction, but he's just as likely to simply pass out.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. A Serious Man
2. Julia
3. In the Loop
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. Inglourious Basterds
6. The Hurt Locker
7. Black Dynamite
8. Sita Sings the Blues
9. Ponyo
10. District 9

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2. Michael Jai White, Black Dynamite
3. Stephen McHattie, Pontypool
4. Sharlto Copley, District 9
5. Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Tilda Swinton, Julia
2. Lisa Houle, Pontypool
3. Zoe Saldana, Avatar
4. María Onetto, The Headless Woman
5. Meryl Streep, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Daryl Sabara, World's Greatest Dad
2. Saul Rubinek, Julia
3. Jim Broadbent, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
4. James Gandolfini, In the Loop
5. Jason Schwartzman, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Rinko Kikuchi, The Brothers Bloom
2. Mimi Kennedy, In the Loop
3. Greta Gerwig, The House of the Devil
4. Yelena Shmulenson, A Serious Man
5. Edith Scob, Summer Hours

Best Direction
1. Erick Zonca, Julia
2. Nina Paley, Sita Sings the Blues
3. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
4. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
5. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man

Best Screenplay
(original or adapted)
1. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
2. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
3. Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armano Iannucci, Tony Roche & Ian Martin, In the Loop
4. Aude Py & Erick Zonca, Julia
5. Olivier Assayas, Summer Hours

Best Cinematography
1. Bruno Delbonnel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2. Yorick Le Saux, Julia
3. Eliot Rockett, The House of the Devil
4. Bárbara Álvarez, The Headless Woman
5. Steve Yedlin, The Brothers Bloom

Best Music
1. Fantastic Mr. Fox
2. Sita Sings the Blues
3. Black Dynamite
4. The Girlfriend Experience
5. The Box

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Final Shot - A Serious Man
2. "The Times They Are A-Changing" - Watchmen
3. Car Bomb - The Hurt Locker
4. Watching "Cats" - Funny People
5. Alone in the FBI Office - Public Enemies
6. Free Fall - Star Trek
7. Kill is Kiss - Pontypool
8. Are You The Babysitter? - The House of the Devil
9. Hotbox! - Fantastic Mr. Fox
10. Prawn Bureaucracy - District 9

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Michael Jai White
2. Nina Paley
3. Sharlto Copley
4. Wes Anderson
5. Duncan Jones

Best Body of Work
1. Steven Soderbergh (The Girlfriend Experience, The Informant!)
2. Melanie Lynskey (Up in the Air, Away We Go, The Informant!)
3. Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Hunger)
4. Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek)
5. George Clooney (Up in the Air, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Men Who Stare at Goats)

Best Ensemble Performance
1. In the Loop
2. Where the Wild Things Are
3. Black Dynamite
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. Inglourious Basterds

Best Web-Based Criticism
1. Todd Alcott, What Does The Protagonist Want?
2. Vern, Then Fuck You Jack: The Life and Art of Vern
3. Michael Sicinski, The Academic Hack
4. Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running
5. Mike D'Angelo, Listen Eggroll

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
1. The Matrix
2. Fight Club
3. Toy Story 2
4. Eyes Wide Shut
5. GalaxyQuest

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1. Stop Making Sense
2. Love Streams
3. The Terminator
4. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
5. Choose Me

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1. North by Northwest
2. Rio Bravo
3. Shadows
4. Some Like it Hot
5. Jazz on a Summer's Day

Best Film of the Decade
1. Memento
2. The Prestige
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. The Host
5. Dogville
6. 25th Hour
7. Monsters, Inc.
8. War of the Worlds
9. Burn After Reading
10. Cloverfield

Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mission: Impossible III
3. Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading
5. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive
2. Emily Perkins, Ginger Snaps
3. Miranda Richardson, Spider
4. Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
5. Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Christopher Nolan
2. Quentin Tarantino
3. Michel Gondry
4. Michael Haneke
5. Guy Maddin

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