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Andy Horbal is an old-school cinephile from the mean streets of Pittsburgh, PA who maintains both the blog Buzz, Buzz and a Twitter feed.. He's got poetry in him.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. Summer Hours
2. Two Lovers
3. 35 Shots of Rum
4. My Dear Enemy
5. Lake Tahoe
6. Hunger
7. Liverpool
8. Still Walking 
9. Munyurangabo
10. The Beaches of Agnès

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
2. Tom Hardy, Bronson
3. Michael Fassbender, Hunger
4. Joaquin Phoenix, Two Lovers
5. Thomas Turgoose, Somers Town

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Carey Mulligan, An Education
2. Tilly Hatcher, Beeswax
3. Arta Dobroshi, Lorna’s Silence
4. Alexandra Lamy, Ricky
5. Tracey Heggins, Medicine for Melancholy

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2. Matt Damon, Invictus
3. Alex Karpovsky, Beeswax
4. Alfred Molina, An Education
5. Thomas Lennon, I Love You, Man

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Maggie Hatcher, Beeswax
2. Elisa Lasowksi, Somers Town
3. Olivia Williams, An Education
4. Vinessa Shaw, Two Lovers
5. Juliette Binoche, Summer Hours

Best Direction
1. Francis Ford Coppola, Tetro
2. Fernando Eimbcke, Lake Tahoe
3. Olivier Assayas, Summer Hours
4. Claire Denis, 35 Shots of Rum
5. Lisandro Alonso, Liverpool

Best Screenplay
1. Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
2. Andrew Bujalski, Beeswax
3. Nick Hornby, An Education
4. Scott Z. Burns, The Informant!
5. Steve McQueen & Enda Walsh, Hunger

Best Cinematography
1. Christian Berger, The White Ribbon
2. Christopher Doyle, The Limits of Control
3. James Laxton, Medicine for Melancholy
4. Alexis Zabe, Lake Tahoe
5. Roger Deakins, A Serious Man

Best Music
1. Sita Sings the Blues
2. The Informant!
3. Tetro
4. Public Enemies
5. Up

Best Cinematic Moment 
1. George Clooney glides through an airport terminal - Up in the Air
2. The final image - Where the Wild Things Are
3. The Conversation - Hunger
4. Food prep scenes - Still Walking
5. Prison guard “sweeps” a hallway full of urine - Hunger
6. Waltz pulls out that ridiculous pipe in the interrogation scene - Inglourious Basterds
7. The Andes appear - Tetro
8. The cryptic final image - 35 Shots of Rum
9. The final image - Tokyo Sonata
10. “See ya later . . . Jobin.” - I Love You, Man

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Fernando Eimbcke, Lake Tahoe = Because I didn’t think Eimbcke had it in him
2. Barry Jenkins, Medicine for Melancholy = For an impressive debut
3. Lee Isaac Chung, Munyurangabo = For an impressive debut
4. Steve McQueen, Hunger = For an impressive debut
5. James Gray, Two Lovers = Because I’d previously been missing Gray’s sense of humor

Best Body of Work
1. Steven Soderbergh (director: The Girlfriend Experience, The Informant!)
2. Matt Damon (actor: Invictus, The Informant!)
3. Michael Fassbender (actor: Hunger, Inglourious Basterds)
4. James Gandolfini (actor: In the Loop, Where the Wild Things Are)
5. George Clooney (actor: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up in the Air)

Best Ensemble Performance
1. 35 Shots of Rum
2. Still Walking
3. Beeswax
4. An Education
5. Summer Hours

Best Web-Based Criticism
1. Michael Sicinski, The Academic Hack
2. Andrew O’Hehir, Beyond the Multiplex
3. Karina Longworth, SpoutBlog
5. David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, Observations on film art

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
1. The Iron Giant
2. The Wind Will Carry Us
3. Eyes Wide Shut
4. The Matrix
5. Beau Travail

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street
2. Stranger Than Paradise
3. Ghostbusters
4. Love Streams
5. Stop Making Sense

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1. Rio Bravo
2. Pickpocket
3. The 400 Blows
4. Shadows
5. The Indian Tomb

Best Film of the Decade
1. The Beat That My Heart Skipped
2. Spirited Away
3. Flight of the Red Balloon
4. Exiled
5. The Son
6. Punch-Drunk Love
7. Inside Man
8. Happy-Go-Lucky
9. Mulholland Drive
10. Primer

Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Romain Duris, The Beat That My Heart Skipped
2. Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
3. Olivier Gourmet, The Son
4. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
5. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
2. Julie Christie, Away From Her
3. Penélope Cruz, Volver
4. Bjork, Dancer in the Dark
5. Laura Dern, Inland Empire

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Hou Hsiao-Hsien (for: Flight of the Red Balloon, Three Times, Café Lumière, Millenium Mambo)
2. David Cronenberg (for: Eastern Promises, A History of Violence, Spider)
3. Steven Soderbergh (for: The Informant!, The Girlfriend Experience, Che, Ocean’s Thirteen, The Good German, Ocean’s Twelve, Solaris, Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic, Erin Brockovich)
4. Lars von Trier (for: Antichrist, The Boss of It All, Manderlay, The Five Obstructions, Dogville, Dancer in the Dark)
5. Guy Maddin (for: My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World, Cowards Bend the Knee, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary, The Heart of the World)

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