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In Craig's words: "I'm 39 years old, I live in Los Angeles and I'm a lifetime fan of movies, especially the classics, I started Living in Cinema in April 2007 as an alternative to so many websites that seemed focused on entertainment gossip and the box office horse race. For me it's all about what's on the screen.To that end, Living in Cinema focuses on current reviews, opinion and tidbits of movie news. My goal is to provide a place where thoughtful, friendly people can come and talk about the movies that excite them. Favorite Movies: Dr. Strangelove, The Seven Samurai, Raising Arizona, Rear Window, His Girl Friday, Singin' in the Rain, Once Upon a Time in the West."

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. Summer Hours
2. A Serious Man
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. The Girlfriend Experience
6. Tokyo Sonata
7. Flame & Citron
8. Everlasting Moments
9. Tetro
10. The Limits of Control

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Mads Mikkelsen, Flame & Citron
2. Mikael Persbrandt, Everlasting Moments
3. Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man
4. Sam Rockwell, Moon
5. Charles Berling, Summer Hours

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Yolande Moreau, Seraphine
2. Tilda Swinton, Julia
3. Arta Dobroshi, Lorna's Silence
4. Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
5. Helen Mirren, The Last Station

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
2. Jeremie Renier, Lorna's Silence
3. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
4. Vincent Gallo, Tetro
5. Peter Capaldi, In the Loop

Best Supporting Performance, Female 
1. Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
2. Julianne Moore, A Single Man
3. Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
4. Juliette Binoche, Summer Hours
5. Catherine O'Hara, Where the Wild Things Are

Best Direction
1. Olivier Assayas, Summer Hours
2. Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
3. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
4. Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Tokyo Sonata
5. Steven Soderbergh, The Girlfriend Experience

Best Screenplay
1. Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
2. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
3. Olivier Assayas, Summer Hours
4. Niklas Radstrom, Everlasting Moments
5. Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Cinematography
(film or video)
1. Christopher Doyle, The Limits of Control
2. Mihai Malaimare Jr., Tetro
3. Roger Deakins, A Serious Man
4. Greig Fraser, Bright Star
5. "Peter Andrews," The Girlfriend Experience

Best Music
1. Inglourious Basterds
2. A Serious Man
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Where the Wild Things Are
5. Coco Before Chanel

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Last Party - Summer Hours
2. Piano Finale - Tokyo Sonata
3. Fiery finale - Inglourious Basterds
4. Final moments - A Serious Man
5. Climactic battle - Red Cliff
6. Carol says goodbye as Max sails away - Where the Wild Things Are
7. Sasha Gray breaks down - The Girlfriend Experience
8. Sniper sequence - The Hurt Locker
9. Reluctant suicide bomber - The Hurt Locker
10. Will Ferrell et al. getting stoned and eating giant crab legs - Land of the Lost

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Christian McKay
2. Jeremy Renner
3. Neill Blomkamp
4. Sharlto Copley
5. Michael Fassbender

Best Body of Work
1. Steven Soderbergh
2. Alexandre Desplat
3. Michael Giacchino
4. Christopher Plummer
5. Stanley Tucci

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

Best Web-Based Criticism
1.
The Auteurs Notebook
2. The Projectionist
3. Some Came Running
4. Roger Ebert's Journal
5. The Front Row

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
1. Magnolia
2. Being John Malkovich
3. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
4. The Limey
5. Election

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1. Blood Simple
2. Stranger than Paradise
3. Stop Making Sense
4. The Terminator
5. Once Upon a Time in America

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1. North by Northwest
2. Some Like it Hot
3. The 400 Blows
4. Floating Weeds
5. Pickpocket

Best Film of the Decade
1. The New World
2. Inland Empire
3. Lost in Translation
4. The Royal Tenenbaums
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

6. No Country for Old Men
7. There Will Be Blood
8. Mulholland Drive
9. Adaptation
10. The Incredibles

Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
2. Nicolas Cage, Adaptation
3. Tony Leung, In the Mood for Love
4. Gene Hackman, The Royal Tenenbaums
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Naomi Watts, Mullholand Drive
2. Laura Dern, Inland Empire
3. Björk, Dancer in the Dark
4. Maggie Cheung, In the Mood for Love
5. Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. David Lynch
2. Steven Soderbergh
3. Wes Anderson
4. Arnaud Desplechin
5. Olivier Assayas

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