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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 fourteenth 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. Summer Hours
2. Two Lovers
3. Duplicity
4. Still Walking
5. A Serious Man
6. Up
7. Inglourious Basterds
8. The Informant!
9. Coraline
10. 35 Shots of Rum

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Joaquin Phoenix, Two Lovers
2. Matt Damon, The Informant!
3. Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man
4. Sam Rockwell, Moon
5. Willem Dafoe, Antichrist

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist
2. Carey Mulligan, An Education
3. Tilda Swinton, Julia
4. Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
5. Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2. Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
3. Peter Sarsgaard, An Education
4. James Gandolfini, Where the Wild Things Are
5. Dustin Milligan, Extract

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Rosamund Pike, An Education
2. Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
3. Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
4. Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
5. Ginnifer Goodwin, He's Just Not That Into You

Best Direction
1. Olivier Assayas, Summer Hours
2. James Gray, Two Lovers
3. Tony Gilroy, Duplicity
4. Hirokazu Kore-eda, Still Walking
5. Joel and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man

Best Screenplay
1. Joel and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
2. Scott Z. Burns, The Informant!
3. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
4. Tony Gilroy, Duplicity
5. James Gray and Ric Menello, Two Lovers

Best Cinematography
1. Mihai Malaimare Jr., Tetro
2. Anthony Do Mantle, Antichrist
3. Tristan Oliver, Fantastic Mr. Fox
4. Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds
5. Roger Deakins, A Serious Man

Best Music
1. 35 Shots of Rum
2. The Box
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. The Informant!
5. Up

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Staying for strudel - Inglourious Basterds
2. "Night Shift" - 35 Shots of Rum
3. Married life montage - Up
4. Guggenheim shootout - The International
5. Farmhouse interrogation - Inglourious Basterds
6. Reality vs. expectations - (500) Days of Summer
7. Little Bohemia shootout - Public Enemies
8. Some briefcase trouble - The Informant!
9. The goy's teeth - A Serious Man
10. Tying together all the loose ends, The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2. Carey Mulligan, An Education
3. Nina Paley, Sita Sings the Blues
4. Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
5. Duncan Jones, Moon

Best Body of Work
1. Steven Soderbergh
2. James Gandolfini
3. George Clooney
4. Matt Damon
5. Marion Cotillard

Best Ensemble Performance
1. An Education
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Up in the Air
4. A Serious Man
5. Duplicity

Best Web-Based Criticism
1. The A.V. Club

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
1. Being John Malkovich
2. Magnolia
3. The Talented Mr. Ripley
4. Toy Story 2
5. Eyes Wide Shut

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1. This Is Spinal Tap
2. Stranger than Paradise

3. Blood Simple

4. Broadway Danny Rose 
5. Gremlins

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1. The 400 Blows
2. North by Northwest
3. Some Like it Hot
4. Fires on the Plain

Best Film of the Decade
1. Mulholland Drive
2. There Will Be Blood
3. The Prestige
4. Before Sunset
5. Dogville

6. Gerry

7. Punch-Drunk Love

8. WALL*E

9. Amelie

10. Kings & Queen

Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
2. Robert Downey Jr., Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
3. Olivier Gourmet, The Son
4. Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
5. Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive
2. Nicole Kidman, Dogville
3. Emmanuelle Devos, Kings & Queen
4. Michelle Williams, Wendy and Lucy
5. Isabelle Huppert, The Piano Teacher

Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Christopher Nolan
2. Paul Thomas Anderson
3. Steven Spielberg
4. Lars von Trier
5. Steven Soderbergh

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