Michael Lieberman 2009

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Michael Lieberman lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he juggles graduate school, an internship, and a job. He was making a documentary for a while, and still is, but is now developing a couple of narrative film ideas, which he hopes to make soon if someone will let him.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1.
24 City
2. 
Summer Hours
3.
The Headless Woman

4. The Limits of Control

5. Frontier of Dawn
6. 
Hunger

7. Police, Adjective

8. Fantastic Mr. Fox

9. The Hurt Locker

10. Two Lovers

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Michael Fassbender,
Hunger
2. Jeremy Renner,
The Hurt Locker
3. Issac de Bankole,
The Limits of Control
4. Alex Descas,
35 Shots of Rum
5. Joaquin Phoenix,
Two Lovers

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Tilda Swinton,
Julia
2. Maria Onetto,
The Headless Woman
3. Sasha Grey,
The Girlfriend Experience
4. Julia Roberts,
Duplicity
5. Mati Diop,
35 Shots of Rum

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Frank Langella,
The Box
2. Charles Berling,
Summer Hours
3. Christoph Waltz,
Inglourious Basterds
4. Tom Wilkinson,
Duplicity
5. Gregorie Colin,
35 Shots of Rum

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Joan Chen,
24 City
2. Juliette Binoche,
Summer Hours
3. Edith Scob,
Summer Hours
4. Nicole Dogue,
35 Shots of Rum
5. Tao Zhao,
24 City

Best Direction
1. Olivier Assayas,
Summer Hours    
2. Jia Zhangke,
24 City
3. Philippe Garrel,
Frontier of Dawn
4. Jim Jarmusch,
The Limits of Control
5. Wes Anderson,
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Screenplay
1. Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach,
Fantastic Mr. Fox
2. Jim Jarmusch,
The Limits of Control
3. Tony Gilroy,
Duplicity
4. Corneliu Porumboiu,
Police, Adjective

5. Steve McQueen & Enda Walsh, Hunger

Best Cinematography
1. "Peter Andrews" (Steven Soderbergh),
The Girlfriend Experience
2. William Lubtchansky,
Frontier of Dawn
3. Christopher Doyle,
The Limits of Control

4. Yu Wang & Nelson Yu Lik-wai, 24 City
5. Sean Bobbitt,
Hunger

Best Music 
1.
The Limits of Control
2.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
3.
Inglourious Basterds
4.
35 Shots of Rum
5.
The Box

Best Cinematic Moment
1.
“Nightshift” - 35 Shots of Rum
2. 17 minute one-take conversation -
Hunger
3. “Heroes and Villains” -
Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Accepting reality (the ending) -
Frontier of Dawn
5.
The dictionary - Police, Adjective
6. Lone Man meets American -
The Limits of Control
7.
YouTube - Police, Adjective
8. The final party -
Summer Hours
9. “The people who control the lightning” -
The Box
10. Meeting the online reviewer -
The Girlfriend Experience

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Steve McQueen,
Hunger
2. Corneliu Porumboiu,
Police, Adjective
3. Tony Gilroy (as director),
Duplicity
4. Wes Anderson (for an animated feature),
Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. Kathryn Bigelow (for making the first great Iraq War film)

Best
Body of Work
1. Michael Fessbender
2. Steven Soderbergh
3. Tilda Swinton
4. Alex Descas
5. Meryl Streep

Best Ensemble Performance
1.
Summer Hours
2.
35 Shots of Rum
3.
24 City
4.
Star Trek
5.
The Limits of Control

Best Web-Based Criticism
1.
Art Forum Online
2.
The Auteurs
3.
Rouge
4.
Moving Image Source
5.
The Academic Hack

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

4. Rosetta
5.
Pola X

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1.
Love Streams
2.
Stranger than Paradise
3.
The Terrence Davies Trilogy
4.
Boy Meets Girl
5.
Choose Me

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1.
Pickpocket
2.
Rio Bravo
3.
Hiroshima, Mon Amour
4.
The Savage Innocents
5.
North by Northwest

Best Film of the Decade
1.
In Praise of Love
2.
Still Life
3.
Dogville
4.
Regular Lovers
5.
Mulholland Drive

6. Star Spangled to Death

7. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

8. Ten Skies

9. Colossal Youth

10. Last Days

Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Ventura,
Colossal Youth
2. Daniel Day Lewis,
There Will Be Blood
3. Mathieu Amalric,
Kings and Queen
4. Tony Leung,
In the Mood for Love
5. Michel Piccoli,
I’m Going Home

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Isabelle Huppert,
The Piano Teacher
2. Nicole Kidman,
Dogville
3. Naomi Watts,
Mulholland Drive 
4. Summer Phoenix,
Esther Kahn
5. Emmanuelle Devos,
Kings and Queen

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Jia Zhangke
2. James Benning
3.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
4. Pedro Costa
5. Ken Jacobs

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