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Adam Lemke tracks his viewings at moviemiser.com and sporadically tries to say something constructive about what he watches. He studied Film and English for 6 years, taught briefly, wrote briefly, but ended up abandoning the field for a career in the business world. He still manages to view 600 new films a year, attends at least one major film festival and occasionally contributes to DVDBeaver.com.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1.
Still Walking
2.
The Road
3.
Import/Export
4.
The Hurt Locker
5.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
6.
Pontypool
7.
Hunger
8.
Ponyo
9.
The White Ribbon
10.
Avatar

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Michael Fassbender,
Hunger
2. Viggo Mortensen,
The Road
3. Jeremy Renner,
The Hurt Locker
4. Sam Rockwell,
Moon
5. Denis Lavant,
Tokyo!

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Tilda Swinton,
Julia
2. Alison Lohman,
Drag Me to Hell
3. Sasha Grey,
The Girlfriend Experience
4. Arta Dobroshi,
Lorna’s Silence
5. Jordan Ladd,
Grace

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christoph Waltz,
Inglourious Basterds
2. Peter Capaldi,
In the Loop
3. Zach Galifianakis,
The Hangover
4. Stanley Tucci,
The Lovely Bones
5. Larry Fessenden,
I Sell the Dead

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Isabelle Fuhrman,
Orphan
2. Vera Farmiga,
Up in the Air
3. Paz de la Huerta,
The Limits of Control
4. Anna Faris,
Observe and Report
5. Kim Ok-bin,
Thirst

Best Direction
1. James Cameron,
Avatar
2. John Hillcoat,
The Road
3. Wes Anderson,
Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Kathryn Bigelow,
The Hurt Locker
5. Ulrich Seidl,
Import/Export

Best Screenplay
1. Tony Burgess,
Pontypool
2. Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson,
The Invention of Lying
3. Quentin Tarantino,
Inglourious Basterds
4. Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach,
Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. Scott Z. Burns,
The Informant!

Best Cinematography
1. Anthony Dod Mantle,
Antichrist
2. Agnès Godard,
35 Shots of Rum
3. Christian Berger,
The White Ribbon
4. "Peter Andrews" (Steven Soderbergh),
The Informant!
5. Christopher Doyle,
The Limits of Control

Best Music
1.
The Road
2.
Ponyo
3.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
4.
The Informant!
5.
Whatever Works

Best Cinematic Moment 
1. "A Father’s farewell" (penultimate sequence) -
The Road
2. "Bit of a break from smoking the Bible…" (17 minute long-take conversation) -
Hunger
3. "What the hell are those iguanas doing on my coffee table?" -
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
4. "Shoot him again…His soul is still dancing." -
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
5. "Rooftop rendezvous" long-take tracking shot -
Two Lovers
6. Dinner Table Scene at end of film -
Big Man Japan
7. The Dance sequence -
(500) Days of Summer
8. Attacked in the parking garage -
Drag Me to Hell
9. Interrogation over a glass of milk -
Inglourious Basterds
10. Lips apologizes -
Anvil!: The Story of Anvil

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Wes Anderson’s breakout into animation – as a director, his mise-en-scene has always mirrored a boy playing with his toys – this medium gave him absolute freedom
2. James Cameron –
Avatar – changing cinema in an instant.
3. Sam Raimi returns to horror with
Drag Me to Hell – it’s about fucking time Sam.
4.
Antichrist – Lars wanders deeper into his darkside than ever before, proving that the horror genre may just be the path he was headed towards for sometime.
5.
Paranormal Activity – the most frightening film I have ever seen in a theater. Is it a phenom or the debut of a bright new talent? Only time will tell...

Best Body of Work
1. Michael Fassbender (
Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, Eden Lake)
2. Steven Soderbergh – Director and Cinematographer (
The Informant!, The Girlfriend Experience)
3. Danny McBride (
Observe and Report, Eastbound & Down, Up in the Air)
4. Vera Farmiga (
Orphan, Up in the Air)
5. Sam Raimi (
Drag Me to Hell – and for giving US distribution [producer] to many lesser known horror films via his Ghost House Underground DVD company)

Best Ensemble Performance
1.
Still Walking
2.
The White Ribbon
3.
Humpday
4.
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
5.
Watchmen

Best Web-Based Criticism
1.
DVDBeaver
2.
The Man Who Viewed Too Much
3.
Slant Magazine
4.
Dread Central
5.
The Auteurs Daily

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
1.
Rosetta
2.
Beau Travail
3.
The Wind Will Carry Us
4.
L'Humanite
5.
Eyes Wide Shut

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1.
Love Streams
2.
Body Double
3.
Stranger than Paradise
4.
Paris, Texas
5.
Dune

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1.
Hiroshima Mon Amour
2.
Pickpocket
3.
Floating Weeds
4.
Rio Bravo
5.
Ride Lonesome

Best Film of the Decade
1.
Mulholland Drive
2.
The New World
3.
Gerry
4.
Blissfully Yours
5.
In Praise of Love
6.
Werckmeister Harmonies 
7.
There Will Be Blood
8.
The Brown Bunny
9.
The World
10. 
Irréversible

Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, 
There Will Be Blood
2. Heath Ledger,
The Dark Knight
3. Mark Ruffalo,
You Can Count on Me
4. Sacha Baron Cohen,
Borat
5. Matthew Barney, The
Cremaster Cycle

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Isabelle Huppert,
The Piano Teacher
2. Naomi Watts,
Mulholland Drive
3. Angela Bettis,
May
4. Moon Su-ri,
Oasis
5. Thora Birch,
Ghost World

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Jia Zhang Ke
2. Gus Van Sant
3. David Cronenberg
4. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
5. Takashi Miike (the guy made ~40 films this decade and most of them were good!)

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