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Chuck Bowen briefly lived in an apartment above a movie theatre run by his parents and has since been writing as justification for the love and tunnel vision that followed. Chuck can be found at Bowen's Cinematic.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Everlasting Moments
3. Summer Hours
4. Tyson
5. Bright Star
6. Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. The Hurt Locker
8. A Serious Man
9. Two Lovers
10. Orphan

Best Lead Performance, Male

1. Mikael Persbrandt, Everlasting Moments
2. Charles Berling, Summer Hours
3. Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
4. Liam Neeson, Five Minutes of Heaven
5. Teruyuki Kagawa, Tokyo Sonata
 
Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
2. Maria Heiskanen, Everlasting Moments
3. Vera Farmiga, Orphan
4. Tilda Swinton, Julia
5. Penelope Cruz, Broken Embraces

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Paul Schneider, Bright Star

2. Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
3. Christoph Walz, Inglourious Basterds
4. James Gandolfini, Where the Wild Things Are
5.  James Nesbitt, Five Minutes of Heaven

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Juliette Binoche, Summer Hours
2. Kerry Fox, Bright Star
3. Olivia Williams, An Education

4. Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
5. Mélanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds

Best Direction
1. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
2. Jan Troell, Everlasting Moments
3.
Olivier Assayas, Summer Hours

4. Jane Campion, Bright Star
5. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Best Screenplay
1. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
2. Jane Campion, Bright Star
3. Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. The Coen Brothers, A Serious Man
5. Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker

Best Cinematography
1. Greig Fraser, Bright Star
2. Christopher Doyle, The Limits of Control
3. Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds
4. Eric Gautier, Summer Hours
5. Roger Deakins, A Serious Man

Best Music
1. Bright Star
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Adventureland
5. Everlasting Moments

Best Cinematic Moment
1. The destruction of the theatre - Inglourious Basterds
2. The fight over the valentine - Bright Star
3. The moment near the beginning with Vera talking to her deaf child in sign language - Orphan
4. The Ralph Fiennes segment - The Hurt Locker
5. The beginning - Up
6. “I failed Keats.” - Bright Star
7. Julia giving up the money in the road - Julia
8. The issue over the vase - Summer Hours
9. Orson counseling Marc Antony before the show - Me and Orson Welles
10. Saul Rubinek’s alcohol story - Julia

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
2. Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
3. Tilda Swinton, Julia
4. Peter Capaldi, In the Loop
5. Stephen McHattie, Pontypool

Best Body of Work
1. Liam Neeson (Five Minutes of Heaven, Taken, The Other Man)
2. Steven Soderbergh (The Informant!, The Girlfriend Experience)
3. James Gandolfini (Where the Wild Things Are, In the Loop, The Taking of Pelham 123)
4. Matt Damon (The Informant!, Invictus, Ponyo)
5. Vera Farmiga (Orphan, Up in the Air)

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Summer Hours
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Me and Orson Welles
5. Adventureland

Best Web-Based Criticism
1. Some Came Running
2. Dave Kehr
3. The Auteurs Notebook
4. Green Cine Daily
5. The Projectionist, David Edelstein

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
1. Election
2. The Limey
3. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
4. Topsy-Turvy
5. Audition

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984

1. Stop Making Sense
2. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
3. Secret Honor
4. Blood Simple
5. Choose Me

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1. Fires on the Plain
2. The 400 Blows
3. Anatomy of a Murder
4. North by Northwest
5. Floating Weeds

Best Film of the Decade
1. Mulholland Drive
2. Sideways
3. Head-On
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. American Splendor

6. The Child

7. There Will Be Blood

8. Minority Report

9. Ghost World

10. Memento

Best Performance of the Decade, Male

1. Paul Giamatti, American Splendor
2.. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
3. Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt
4. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Almost Famous
5. Daniel Craig, Casino Royale

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Naomi Watts, Muholland Drive
2. Laura Dern, Inland Empire
3. Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
5. Anne Reid, The Mother

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade

1. Charlie Kauffman (a technical “cheat”, but undeniably the voice of the decade)
2. Steven Spielberg
3. The Coen Brothers
4. The Dardennes
5.. David Lynch

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