Scott W. Black 2009

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Scott was raised in the city of New Orleans on a steady diet of slasher flicks and foreign films. Hurricane Katrina chased him to Austin, Texas, where he now resides with his wife Julia and their two Boston Terriers, Spencer and Sydney. Some of his favorite things include the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Coca-Cola Cherry Zero, Karagarga and Torchy's Green Chili Queso. He has maintained a weblog since 2001, with the current incarnation being Reelist.


Best Feature-Length Film
1. Fantastic Mr. Fox
2. The Hurt Locker
3. The Brothers Bloom
4. Duplicity
5. Up
6. In the Loop
7. Up in the Air
8. Bronson
9. World's Greatest Dad
10. Observe and Report

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Sam Rockwell, Moon
2. Matt Damon, The Informant!
3. Tom Hardy, Bronson
4. Nicolas Cage, The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans
5. Stephen McHattie, Pontypool

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Tilda Swinton, Julia
2. Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia
3. Arta Dobroshi, Lorna's Silence
4. Carey Mulligan, An Education
5. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
2. Christian McKay, Orson Welles and Me
3. Eric Bana, Funny People
4. Paul Schneider, Bright Star
5. Jemaine Clement, Gentlemen Broncos

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
2. Samantha Morton, The Messenger
3. Penelope Cruz, Broken Embraces
4. Mimi Kennedy, In the Loop
5. Rinko Kikuchi, The Brothers Bloom

Best Direction
1. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
2. Wes Anderson, Fantastic Mr. Fox
3. Tony Gilroy, Duplicity
4. Rian Johnson, The Brothers Bloom
5. Ti West, The House of the Devil

Best Screenplay
1. Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche, In the Loop
2. Rian Johnson, The Brothers Bloom
3. Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Tony Gilroy, Duplicity
5. Bob Goldthwait, World's Greatest Dad

Best Cinematography
1. Greig Fraser, Bright Star
2. Rodrigo Prieto, Broken Embraces
3. Sean Bobbitt, Hunger
4. Eliot Rockett, The House of the Devil
5. Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker

Best Music
1. The Informant!
2. Sita Sings the Blues
3. Anvil! The Story of Anvil
4. Moon
5. The Girlfriend Experience

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Searching for the bomb - The Hurt Locker
2. Rorschach vs Prison - Watchmen
3. Empty FBI office - Public Enemies
4. Car crash - The Brothers Bloom
5. Hotbox - Fantastic Mr. Fox
6. Footsteps - Paranormal Activity
7. Mrs. French's cat is missing - Pontypool
8. Guggenheim shootout - The International
9. Slo-mo fight - Duplicity
10. It's a sin - Bronson

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Kathryn Bigelow
2. Oren Peli
3. Duncan Jones
4. Neil Blomkamp
5. Carey Mulligan

Best Body of Work
1. George Clooney

2. Woody Harrelson
3. Steven Soderbergh
4. Melanie Lynskey

5. Kristen Wiig

Best Ensemble Performance
1. In the Loop
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox
3. Duplicity
4. Where the Wild Things Are
5. A Serious Man

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
1. Eyes Wide Shut
2. Toy Story 2
3. The Straight Story
4. The Insider
5. Three Kings

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1. The Element of Crime
2. Blood Simple
3. Stop Making Sense
4. Stranger than Paradise
5. The Terminator

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1. North by Northwest
2. Day of the Outlaw
3. The 400 Blows
4. Pickpocket
5. Hiroshima Mon Amour

Best Film of the Decade
1. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2. Dogville (2003)
3. Memento (2000)
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
5. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

6. There Will Be Blood (2008)
7. United 93 (2006)
8. George Washington (2000)
9. 25th Hour (2002)
10. Donnie Darko (2001)

Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
2. Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
3. Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom
4. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
5. Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Tilda Swinton, Julia
2. Nicole Kidman, Dogville
3. Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
4. Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. Björk, Dancer in the Dark

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Lars Von Trier
2. Christopher Nolan
3. Steven Soderbergh
4. Werner Herzog
5. Wes Anderson

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