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Craig D. Lindsey is the film critic and pop-culture columnist for the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. In his spare time, he disturbs older people with his pop-culture knowledge, tries to find something — anything — to do in Raleigh and drinks.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. Summer Hours
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox
3. Sita Sings the Blues
4. The Hurt Locker
5. Star Trek
6. Black Dynamite
7. 35 Shots of Rum
8. Good Hair
9. Up
10. Two Lovers

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Joaquin Phoenix, Two Lovers
2. Colin Firth, A Single Man
3. Michael Jai White, Black Dynamite
4. Tom Hardy, Bronson
5. Adam Sandler, Funny People

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
2. Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
3. Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
4. Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
5. Sasha Grey, The Girlfriend Experience

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2. Stanley Tucci, Julie & Julia
3. Joel McHale, The Informant!
4. James Gandolfini, In the Loop
5. Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Isabelle Sadoyan, Summer Hours
2. Kristen Wiig, Whip It
3. Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
4. Mariah Carey, Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
5. Anna Faris, Observe and Report

Best Direction
1. Olivier Assayas, Summer Hours
2. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
3. Wes Anderson, Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Scott Sanders, Black Dynamite
5. Drew Barrymore, Whip It

Best Screenplay

1. Olivier Assayas, Summer Hours
2. Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox
3. Michael Jai White, Byron Minns and Scott Sanders, Black Dynamite
4. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, Star Trek
5. Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy, Up

Best Cinematography

1. Joaquin Baca-Asay, Two Lovers
2. Roger Deakins, A Serious Man
3. Shawn Maurer, Black Dynamite
4. Eric Gautier, Summer Hours
5. Harris Savides, Whatever Works

Best Music
1. Black Dynamite

2. Sita Sings the Blues
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. Up

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Guggenheim shootout - The International

2. B.B. King singing "The Thrill Is Gone" - Soul Power
3. The opening farmhouse scene (not the damn barroom scene) - Inglourious Basterds
4. Car fight - Drag Me to Hell
5. Zach Galifianakis' speechThe Hangover
6. Vinessa Shaw's back(!)Two Lovers
7. The hug, The Girlfriend Experience
8. Precious seeing a white girl in the mirror - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
9. Eminem taking down Ray RomanoFunny People
10. Ice T's last words - Good Hair

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Kathryn Bigelow, director, The Hurt Locker
2. Michael Jai White, co-writer/actor, Black Dynamite
3. Mo'Nique, actress, Precious
4. Drew Barrymore, director, Whip It
5. Nina Paley, writer/producer/director, Sita Sings the Blues

Best Body of Work
1. James Gandolfini (In the Loop/Where the Wild Things Are/The Taking of Pelham 123)
2. George Clooney (Fantastic Mr. Fox/Up in the Air/The Men Who Stare at Goats)
3. Steven Soderbergh (The Girlfriend Experience/The Informant!)
4. Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia/Fantastic Mr. Fox/It's Complicated)
5. Eric Bana (Star Trek/Funny People/The Time Traveler's Wife)

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Summer Hours
2. In the Loop
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Star Trek
5. Black Dynamite

Best Web-Based Criticism
1. The Man Who Viewed Too Much
2. Roger Ebert
3. Rightwing Film Geek
4. Interface 2037
5. Film Babble Blog

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
1. The Limey
2. The Iron Giant
3. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
4. Toy Story 2
5. Three Kings

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1. This Is Spinal Tap
2. Ghostbusters
3. Blood Simple
4. Comfort and Joy
5. Stop Making Sense

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

Best Film of the Decade
1. In the Mood for Love
2. Superbad
3. Brokeback Mountain
4. The Incredibles
5. Dave Chappelle's Block Party
6. Standing in the Shadows of Motown
7. Happy-Go-Lucky
8. Friday Night
9. Summer Hours
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
2. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, In the Mood for Love
3. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
4. Daniel Craig, Casino Royale
5. Eric Bana, Chopper

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Maggie Cheung, In the Mood for Love
2. Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive
3. Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
4. Helen Mirren, The Queen
5. Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Joel and Ethan Coen
2. Wong Kar Wai
3. Wes Anderson
4. Christopher Nolan
5. Charles Stone III

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