Daniel Cook Johnson 2010

Rules and Regulations

Daniel Cook Johnson is a Raleigh-based blogger, freelance writer, and all around movie lover. Daniel loves the films of Scorsese, Welles, Altman, Kurosawa, and the Coen brothers among many others, and lives under the delusion that Woody Allen will one day make another great movie.


Best Feature-Length Film
1. The Social Network
2. Toy Story 3
3. True Grit
4. Inception
5. 127 Hours
6. Black Swan
7. The King's Speech
8. Exit Through the Gift Shop
9. The American
10. The Ghost Writer

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. James Franco, 127 Hours
2. Jeff Bridges, True Grit
3. Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
4. Ryan Reynolds, Buried
5. Aaron Johnson, Nowhere Boy

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Natalie Portman, Black Swan
2. Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
3. Lesley Manville, Another Year
4. Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
5. Naomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christian Bale, The Fighter
2. Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
3. Matt Damon, True Grit
4. Bill Murray, Get Low
5. Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
2. Melissa Leo, The Fighter
3. Mila Kunis, Black Swan
4. Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
5. Kristen Scott Thomas, Nowhere Boy

Best Direction
1. David Fincher, The Social Network
2. Ethan and Joel Coen, True Grit
3. Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
4. Christopher Nolan, Inception
5. Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Best Screenplay
1. Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
2. Ethan and Joel Coen, True Grit
3. Mike Leigh, Another Year
4. Christopher Nolan, Inception
5. Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3

Best Cinematography
1. Jeff Cronenweth, The Social Network
2. Roger Deakins, True Grit
3. Wally Pfister, Inception
4. Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
5. Anthony Dod Mantle & Enrique Chediak, 127 Hours

Best Editing
1. Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall, The Social Network
2. Jon Harris, 127 Hours
3. Andrew Weisblum, Black Swan
4. Lee Smith, Inception
5. Hervé de Luze, The Ghost Writer

Best Music
1. Trent Razor & Atticus Ross, The Social Network
2. A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours
3. Randy Newman, Toy Story 3
4. Hans Zimmer, Inception
5. Grizzly Bear, Blue Valentine

Best Cinematic Moment
1. The opening bar conversation between Jesse Eisenberg and Rooney Mara - The Social Network
2. The fiery climax - Toy Story 3
3. The rattlesnake cave - True Grit
4. Leo DiCaprio and Ellen Page constructing dream cityscapes - Inception
5. Spouting out profanities - The King's Speech
6. The spectacular ballet sequence climax - Black Swan
7. Entering the future themed hotel room - Blue Valentine
8. James Franco’s flooded dream sequence - 127 Hours
9. The GPS scene - The Ghost Writer
10. The snake scene - Buried

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. James Franco, 127 Hours
2. Jeff Bridges, True Grit
3. Ben Affleck, The Town
4. Jacques Audiard, A Prophet
5. Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Body of Work
1. Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island, Cairo Time, Easy A and Legendary)
2. James Franco (127 Hours, Howl and Eat Pray Love)
3. Andrew Garfield (Never Let Me Go and The Social Network
4. Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy and Kick-Ass)
5. Carter Burwell (True Grit, Howl and The Kids Are All Right)

Best Ensemble Performance
1. The Social Network
2. Inception
3. True Grit
4. The Kids Are All Right
5. Another Year

Best Web-Based Criticism

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2000
1. Wonder Boys
2. In the Mood for Love
3. High Fidelity
4. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
5. Memento

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1985
1. Brazil
2. After Hours
3. The Purple Rose of Cairo
4. Fletch
5. Witness

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1960
1. Breathless
2. The Apartment
3. Psycho
4. La Dolce Vita
5. The Magnificent Seven

Special Award: Best Film of the 1950s
1. Touch of Evil
2. Sunset Boulevard
3. The Searchers
4. Rashomon
5. The African Queen
6. All About Eve
7. Rebel Without a Cause
8. Tokyo Story
9. Rear Window
10. The Seventh Seal

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