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Matthew Lotti, theatrical lecturer and dubious role model, is always trying to find a way to incorporate avant-garde shorts into his curriculum.  No one in his one English class was quite sure what Maya Deren has to do with grammar, but explanations are for the simple-minded.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. Father of My Children
2. How to Train Your Dragon
3. Enter the Void
4. Dogtooth
5. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
6. Carlos
7. A Prophet
8. Secret Sunshine
9. True Grit
10. The Ghost Writer

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Édgar Ramírez, Carlos
2. Joaquin Phoenix, I'm Still Here
3. Jeff Bridges, True Grit
4. Ben Stiller, Greenberg
5. Tahar Rahim, A Prophet

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Kim Hye-ja, Mother
2. Jeon Do-yeon, Secret Sunshine
3. Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
4. Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
5. Isabelle Huppert, White Material

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Justin Timberlake, The Social Network
2. Kieran Culkin, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
3. John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
4. Sean Combs, Get Him to the Greek
5. Pierce Brosnan, The Ghost Writer

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
2. Mila Kunis, Black Swan
3. Marion Cotillard, Inception
4. Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
5. Melissa Leo, The Fighter
 
Best Direction
1. Olivier Assayas, Carlos
2. Gaspar Noé, Enter the Void
3. Yorgos Lanthimos, Dogtooth

Best Screenplay
1. Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos, Dogtooth
2. Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit
3. Dan Franck and Olivier Assayas, Carlos

Best Cinematography
1. Roger Deakins, True Grit
2. Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
3. Denis Lenoir and Yorick Le Saux, Carlos
4. Michael McDonough, Winter's Bone
5. Harris Savides, Somewhere

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Let's Have a Seizure (Opening Credits) - Enter the Void
2. Vagcam + Ejaculation = Eternal Return! - Enter the Void
3. Burn the Paperwork and Check Out - Father of My Children
4. In the Trunk...? - Dogtooth
5. Building a Wing for Toothless - How to Train Your Dragon

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Gaspar Noé, Enter the Void
2. Sean Combs, I'm Still Here and Get Him to the Greek
3. Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Body of Work
1. Andrew Garfield (Red Riding: 1974, The Social Network and Never Let Me Go)
2. James Franco (127 Hours, Howl and The Dangerous Book Four Boys)
3. Leonardo DiCaprio (Shutter Island and Inception)

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Carlos
2. Father of My Children
3. True Grit

Best Movie-Related Web Sites
(Not Ranked)
Mr. Henderson, MPLS TV GUY

Those Obscure Objects of Desire
1. Emma Stone, Easy A
2. Marion Cotillard, Inception
3. Lizzie Caplan, Hot Tub Time Machine
4. Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt
5. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2000
1. Cast Away
2. Esther Kahn
3. In the Mood for Love
4. Under the Sand
5. Almost Famous

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1985
1. Come and See
2. Kiss of the Spider Woman
3. Ran
4. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
5. Vagabond

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1960
1. Shoot the Piano Player
2. The Apartment
3. The Virgin Spring
4. Le Trou
5. Psycho

Special Award: Ten Great Films from the 1950s, a List That Short Changes About 40 Masterpieces and Makes Me Tremble Out of Frustration but Whatever Bros, etc.
1. Ordet
2. The 400 Blows
3. Wild Strawberries
4. The Searchers
5. Ugetsu Monogatari
6. Rear Window
7. Smiles of a Summer Night
8. The Seventh Seal
9. A Man Escaped
10. The Seven Samurai

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