Scott Von Doviak 2009

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Scott Von Doviak is the film critic for Nerve, a regular contributor to The A.V. Club and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the author of Hick Flicks: The Rise and Fall of Redneck Cinema (McFarland & Co.), the rollicking, definitive history of hixploitation cinema. His freelance writing on film has appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Oxford American, Alternative Cinema, Film Threat and many other publications. Despite pleas from his loved ones, he is currently watching and reviewing every movie on the IMDb Bottom 100 list. He is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, and now lives in Austin, TX with his four-legged life partner Maury the Wonder Chibeagle.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. A Serious Man
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Up in the Air
4. District 9
5. Humpday
6. The Hurt Locker
7. Collapse
8. The House of the Devil
9. Star Trek
10. Passing Strange
 
Best Lead Performance, Male
1. George Clooney, Up in the Air
2. Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man
3. Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
4. Joshua Leonard, Humpday
5. Matt Damon, The Informant!
 
Best Lead Performance, Female 
1. Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
2. Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
3. Tilly Hatcher, Beeswax
4. Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
5. Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
 
Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Fred Melamed, A Serious Man
2. Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
3. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
4. Tom Noonan, The House of the Devil
5. That Cameo Guy, Zombieland
 
Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
2. De'Adre Aziza, Passing Strange

3. Amy Landecker, A Serious Man
4. Claire Danes, Me and Orson Welles
5. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
 
Best Direction 
1. Coen Bros., A Serious Man
2. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
3. Neill Blomkamp, District 9
4. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
5. Ti West, The House of the Devil
 
Best Screenplay
1. Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
2. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
3. Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
4. Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannuci & Tony Roche, In the Loop
5. Scott Z. Burns, The Informant!
 
Best Cinematography
1. Trent Opalach, District 9
2. Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds
3. Elliot Rockett, The House of the Devil
4. Roger Deakins, A Serious Man
5. Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker
 
Best Music 
1. Crazy Heart
2. Passing Strange
3. The Informant!
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. Up
 
Best Cinematic Moment 
1. Barroom "Who am I?" game turned shootout - Inglourious Basterds
2. The Dybbuk - A Serious Man
3. "Welcome to Amsterdam" - Passing Strange
4. "One Thing Leads to Another" walkman romp - The House of the Devil
5. Opening montage - Up
6. Got milk? - Inglourious Basterds
7. Closing credits photo montage - The Hangover
8. Dr. Manhattan on Mars/flashback sequence - Watchmen
9. Sniper scene - The Hurt Locker
10. Cage busts young couple in parking lot - The Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call: New Orleans
 
Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Lynn Shelton
2. Neill Blomkamp
3. Ti West
4. Christoph Waltz
5. Zach Galifinakis
 
Best Body of Work
1. George Clooney
2. Jeff Bridges
3. Meryl Streep
4. Werner Herzog
5. Zach Galifinakis
 
Best Ensemble Performance
1. Inglourious Basterds
2. Up in the Air
3. Passing Strange
4. Star Trek
5. In the Loop
 
Best Web-Based Criticism
1.  The AV Club
2. Some Came Running
3. Film Salon
4. Jonathan Rosenbaum
5. The Screengrab (in memoriam)

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999 
1. American Movie
2. The Limey
3. Election
4. Go
5. Being John Malkovich
 
25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1. Repo Man
2. Stranger than Paradise
3. This Is Spinal Tap
4. Blood Simple
5. Broadway Danny Rose
 
50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1. North by Northwest
2. Rio Bravo
3. The 400 Blows
4. Some Like it Hot
5. Plan 9 from Outer Space
 
Best Film of the Decade
1. Mulholland Drive
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
4. The New World
5. I'm Not There

6. The Departed
7. Ghost World
8. Synecdoche, New York
9. There Will Be Blood
10. No Country for Old Men
 
Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
2. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
3. Gene Hackman, The Royal Tenenbaums
4. Paul Giamatti, Sideways
5. Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
 
Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive
2. Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. Björk, Dancer in the Dark
4. Julie Delpy, Before Sunset
5. Laura Dern, Inland Empire
 
Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Richard Linklater
2. Coen Bros.
3. Werner Herzog
4. Steven Soderbergh
5. Paul Thomas Anderson

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