Lucas McNelly 2010

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Lucas McNelly is the filmmaker behind A YEAR WITHOUT RENT, UP COUNTRY, and BLANC DE BLANC. He sleeps on couches all over the country and lives almost entirely on coffee and snacks from the craft services table. You can follow him on Twitter (@lmcnelly) or on ye olde blog,


Best Feature-Length Film
1. Exit Through the Gift Shop
2. The Social Network
3. The King's Speech
4. Carlos
5. The American
6. The Kids Are All Right
7. Black Swan
8. Winter's Bone
9. The Square
10. Inception

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Joaquin Phoenix, I'm Still Here
2. Colin Firth, The King's Speech
3. Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
4. Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
5. David Roberts, The Square

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Annette Benning, The Kids Are All Right
2. Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
3. Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
4. Natalie Portman, Black Swan
5. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
2. Sean Combs, Get Him to the Greek
3. Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
4. Jonny Mars, The Happy Poet
5. Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Melissa Leo, The Fighter
2. Aggeliki Papoulia, Dogtooth
3. Nora von Waldstätten, Carlos
4. Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
5. Dale Dickey, Winter's Bone

Best Direction
1. Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop
2. Anton Corbijn, The American
3. David Fincher, The Social Network
4. Christopher Nolan, Inception
5. Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Best Screenplay
1. Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
2. Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
3. David Seidler, The King's Speech
4. Jay & Mark Duplass, Cyrus
5. Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit

Best Cinematography
1. Denis Lenoir & Yorick Le Saux, Carlos
2. Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
3. Thimois Bakatakis, Dogtooth
4. David Lowery, Audrey the Trainwreck
5. Jens Fischer & Eric Kress, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 

Best Editing
1. Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2. Lee Smith, Inception
3. Tom Fulford & Chris King, Exit Through the Gift Shop
4. Andrew Hulme, The American
5. Pamela Martin, The Fighter

Best Music
1. Carlos
2. Get Him to the Greek
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
4. The Social Network
5. Black Swan

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Final shot - Black Swan
2. Anniversary Dance - Dogtooth
3. LIFE REMOTE CONTROL - Exit Through the Gift Shop
4. Opening credits - The American
5. The spinning hallway sequence - Inception
6. Letterman - I'm Still Here
7. Hallway shootout during raid on OPEC - Carlos
8. Race car fight - Iron Man 2
9. “It’s time for Daddy’s favorite show” - Get Him to the Greek
10. Amy Adams fights the sisters - The Fighter

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Banksy
2. Hailee Steinfeld 
3. Jennifer Lawrence
4. Edgar Ramirez
5. Jesse Eisenberg

Best Body of Work
1. Armie Hammer
2. Pete Postlethwaite
3. Matt Damon 
4. Mark Wahlberg
5. Roger Deakins 

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Carlos
2. The Kids Are All Right
3. True Grit
4. The Fighter
5. The King's Speech

Best Web-Based Criticism

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2000
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2. Traffic
3. Dancer in the Dark
4. Yi Yi
5. Almost Famous

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1985
1. Ran
2. Back to the Future
3. The Purple Rose of Cairo
4. The Breakfast Club
5. My Life as a Dog

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1960
1. Psycho
2. Breathless
3. Shoot the Piano Player
4. La Dolce Vita
5. The Virgin Spring

Special Award: Best Film of the 1950s
1. The Seventh Seal
2. The 400 Blows
3. The Searchers
4. Rear Window
5. Vertigo
6. Umberto D.
7. Ikiru
8. Singin' in the Rain
9. La Strada
10. Pyaasa

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