Charles Lyons 2010

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Charles Lyons is something of a grassroots nomad of a film critic; he's written for sites such as In Review Online and The Reelists, among others, as well as toiled away for a bevy of local magazines and publications. He also incepted and edited a film-focused webzine called Gone Cinema Poaching from early 2009 until the middle of 2010, which got exactly one notable mention at The House Next Door. Gone Cinema Poaching employed writers from across the web to contribute articles, reviews and general discourse on independent and foreign cinema. Currently Charles bides his time obsessively updating an unpublished film journal, charting out a pending personal website and contemplating his next move.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira) 
2. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)
3. Everyone Else (Maren Ade)
4. October Country (Michael Palmieri and Daniel Mosher)
5. Mother (Bong Joon-ho)
6. Prodigal Sons (Kimberly Reed)
7. True Grit (Joel and Ethan Coen)
8. Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong)
9. Greenberg (Noah Baumbach)
10. The Social Network (David Fincher)

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Colin Farrell, Ondine
2. Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
3. James Franco, 127 Hours
4. Lars Eidinger, Everyone Else
5. Matt Damon, Hereafter

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Kim Hye-ja, Mother
2. Jeon Do-yeon, Secret Sunshine
3. Birgit Minichmayr, Everyone Else
4. Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
5. Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Michael Fassbender, Fish Tank
2. Christian Bale, The Fighter
3. Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
4. Pablo Rago, The Secret in Their Eyes
5. Pierce Brosnan, The Ghost Writer

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Dianne Wiest, Rabbit Hole
2. Amy Adams, The Fighter
3. Milla Jovovich, Stone
4. Dale Dickey, Winter's Bone
5. Rosemarie DeWitt, The Company Men

Best Direction
1. Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
2. Michael Palmieri and Daniel Mosher, October Country
3. Manoel de Oliveira, The Strange Case of Angelica
4. Bong Joon-ho, Mother
5. Maren Ade, Everyone Else

Best Screenplay
1. Maren Ade, Everyone Else
2. Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit
3. Manoel de Oliveira, The Strange Case of Angelica
4. Lee Chang-dong, Secret Sunshine
5. Noah Baumbach, Greenberg

Best Cinematography
1. Sabine Lancelin, The Strange Case of Angelica
2. Michael Palmieri, October Country
3. Yves Cape, White Material
4. Pawel Edelman, The Ghost Writer
5. Tom Stern, Hereafter

Best Editing
1. Michael Palmieri, October Country
2. Angus Baxter and Kirk Wall, The Social Network
3. Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
4. Guy Lecorne, White Material
5. Pedro GonzŠlez-Rubio, Alamar

Best Music
1. The Social Network
2. The Strange Case of Angelica
3. Stone
4. True Grit
5. Winter's Bone

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Visiting the field workers - The Strange Case of Angelica
2. Opening scene - Mother
3. The passing of a note - The Ghost Writer
4. Bathing in a pool of white water - The Father of My Children
5. The tale of the Three Brothers - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
6. Invasion at a gas station - The Crazies
7. Dance to Nick Cave's "O Children" - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
8. Aftermath of the death of a loved one - Secret Sunshine
9. A visit to Dickens's home - Hereafter
10. Underwater nude ballet - Piranha

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Katie Jarvis, Fish Tank
2. Mia Hansen-LÝve, The Father of My Children
3. Kimberly Reed, Prodigal Sons
4. Greta Gerwig, Greenberg
5. Debra Granik, Winter's Bone

Best Body of Work
1. Manoel de Oliveira (director, The Strange Case of Angelica and Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl)
2. Ewan McGregor (actor, The Ghost Writer and I Love You Phillip Morris)
3. Eli Wallach (actor, The Ghost Writer and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)
4. Jody Lee Lipes (cinematographer, Tiny Furniture and NY Export: Opus Jazz)
5. Tony Scott (director and producer, Unstoppable; producer, Cyrus)

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Rabbit Hole
2. The Father of My Children
3. The Kids Are All Right
4. The Ghost Writer
5. True Grit

Best Web-Based Criticism

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