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Mark Pfeiffer began as a film critic when he and co-producer/co-host Paul Markoff created the WOCC-TV3 program Now Playing in 1997. The show is entering its thirteenth year of production. He maintains his own site, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema, and has written for other online publications. Mark is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and Central Ohio Film Critics Association. He is a juror for the Columbus International Film and Video Festival and has assisted with programming the Deep Focus Film Festival.

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Best Feature-Length Film

1. WALL*E

2. The Dark Knight

3. Wendy and Lucy

4. Rachel Getting Married

5. Funny Games

6. Man on Wire

7. A Christmas Tale

8. Transsiberian

9. Doubt

10. American Teen

 

Best Lead Performance, Male

1. Josh Brolin, W.

2. Sean Penn, Milk

3. Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

4. Sam Rockwell, Snow Angels

5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt

 

Best Lead Performance, Female

1. Michelle Williams, Wendy and Lucy

2. Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

3. Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

4. Frances McDormand, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

5. Anamaria Marinca, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

 

Best Supporting Performance, Male

1. Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight 

2. Josh Brolin, Milk

3. Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading

4. Bill Irwin, Rachel Getting Married

5. Eddie MarsanHappy-Go-Lucky

 

Best Supporting Performance, Female

1. Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

2. Amy Adams, Doubt

3. Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married

4. Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

5. Gwyneth PaltrowIron Man   
 

Best Direction

1. Andrew Stanton, WALL*E

2. Christopher NolanThe Dark Knight 

3. Kelly Reichardt, Wendy and Lucy

4. Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married

5. Arnaud Desplechin, A Christmas Tale

 

Best Screenplay

(original or adapted)

1. WALL*E

2. Rachel Getting Married

3. Doubt

4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

5. The Dark Knight

 

Best Cinematography

(film or video)

1. The Fall

2. Miracle at St. Anna

3. Wendy and Lucy

4. Blindness

5. Che

 

Best Music

(original, adapted, or compiled)

1. WALL*E

2. Rachel Getting Married

3. Changeling

4. A Christmas Tale

5. Slumdog Millionaire

 

Best Cinematic Moment

1. Space dance, WALL*E

2. Entering the cathedral, Encounters at the End of the World

3. Sidney sings his wedding vows, Rachel Getting Married

4. WALL*E shows his collection to EVE, WALL*E

5. A generous donation, Wendy and Lucy

6. Monologue confession, JCVD

7. First day working the meat counter, The Wrestler

8. Sweded films, Be Kind Rewind

9. Looking for the bag, Frozen River

10. Hiding from security, Man on Wire
   

Best Cinematic Breakthrough

1. Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (actor)

2. Sally HawkinsHappy-Go-Lucky (actor)

3. Jenny LumetRachel Getting Married (screenwriter)

4. Joachim Trier, Reprise (director-screenwriter)

5. Jeff Nichols, Shotgun Stories (director-screenwriter)

 

Best Body of Work

1. Penelope Cruz, Elegy and Vicky Cristina Barcelona

2. Sam Rockwell, Choke, Frost/Nixon, and Snow Angels

3. Josh Brolin, Milk and W.

4. James FrancoMilk and Pineapple Express 

5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt and Synecdoche, New York

 

Best Ensemble Performance

1. Doubt

2. Rachel Getting Married

3. Burn After Reading

4. Milk

5. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

 

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1998

1. After Life

2. The Truman Show

3. Rushmore

4. The Last Days of Disco

5. The Big Lebowski 
 

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1983

1. The Right Stuff

2. WarGames

3. Zelig

4. Videodrome

5. Return of the Jedi

 

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1958

1. Vertigo

2. Touch of Evil

3. Mon Oncle

4. The Hidden Fortress

5. Giants and Toys

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