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Patrick Williamson walks the fine line between cinemania and obscurity. Thanks to Netflix Watch Instantly, he is rarely seen, but is notorious for furiously ranting to no one in particular about film and music, some of which end up as incoherent posts on his blog Red Herrings. He resides in the seclusion of a clown college in the Chicago suburbs, and is perhaps best known for his 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. Sita Sings the Blues
2. The White Ribbon
3. A Serious Man
4. In the Loop
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
6. The Hurt Locker
7. Revanche
8. Moon
9. The Informant!
10. Summer Hours

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Sam Rockwell, Moon
2. Colin Firth, A Single Man
3. Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man
4. Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
5. Matt Damon, The Informant!

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Tilda Swinton, Julia
2. Catalina Saavedra, The Maid

3. Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Ridiculous Rest of Title

4. Carey Mulligan, An Education

5. Abbie Cornish, Bright Star


Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

2. Peter Capaldi, In the Loop

3. Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

4. Alfred Molina, An Education

5. Martin Starr, Adventureland


Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Alycia Delmore, Humpday

2. Samantha Morton, The Messenger

3. Ursula Strauss, Revanche

4. Rinko Kikuchi, The Brothers Bloom

5. Melanie Lynskey, The Informant!

Best Direction
1. Nina Paley, Sita Sings the Blues

2. Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon

3. Joel and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
4. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

5. Wes Anderson, Fantastic Mr. Fox


Best Screenplay
1. Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin and Tony Roche, In the Loop

2. Scott Z. Burns, The Informant!
3. Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox

4. Joel and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man

5. Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon


Best Cinematography
1. Anthony Dod Mantle, Antichrist
2. Christian Berger, The White Ribbon
3. Christopher Doyle, The Limits of Control
4. Jody Lee Lipes, Afterschool
5. "Peter Andrews" (Steven Soderbergh), The Girlfriend Experience

Best Music 
1. Inglourious Basterds
2. The Brothers Bloom
3. The Informant!
4. 35 Shots of Rum
5. Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Firefight in the desert - The Hurt Locker
2. Relationship montage - Up
3. The accident - The Headless Woman
4. A Con is Born (opening sequence) - The Brothers Bloom
5. Anna marries Micke of Black Angels - You, the Living
6. You Make My Dreams Come True - (500) Days of Summer
7. "Are you the babysitter?" - The House of the Devil
8. Hairpiece reveal - The Informant!
9. First hallway scene - Afterschool
10. Learning the ropes (the first family) - The Messenger


Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

2. Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

3. Duncan Jones, Moon

4. Tom Hardy, Bronson

5. Neill Blomkamp, District 9

Best Body of Work
1. Michael Fassbender, Hunger and Inglourious Basterds
2. Melanie Lynskey, The Informant!, Up in the Air, and Away We Go
3. Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man, Cold Souls and Afterschool

4. Woody Harrelson, The Messenger and Zombieland

5. Kristen Wiig, Adventureland, Extract and Whip It

Best Ensemble Performance
1. In the Loop
2. A Serious Man
3. The Hurt Locker
4. The Messenger
5. An Education

Best Web-Based Criticism
1. The AV Club
2. Jonathan Rosenbaum
3. Roger's Ebert's journal

4. Not Coming to a Theater Near You

5. Girish Shambu

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1999
1. Three Kings
2. The Limey
3. Magnolia
4. Eyes Wide Shut
5. American Movie

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1984
1. Blood Simple
2. Paris, Texas
3. Stranger than Paradise
4. Stop Making Sense
5. This Is Spinal Tap

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1959
1. The 400 Blows
2. Some Like it Hot
3. Anatomy of a Murder
4. Rio Bravo
5. Shadows

Best Film of the Decade

1. No Country for Old Men
2. United 93
3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
4. Memento

5. There Will Be Blood
6. Y Tu Mama Tambien
7. In the Mood for Love

8. Lost in Translation

9. Sita Sings the Blues
10. Gosford Park


Best Performance of the Decade, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
3. Jeff Daniels, The Squid and the Whale
4. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
5. Benicio del Toro, Traffic

Best Performance of the Decade, Female
1. Naomi Watts, Mulholland Drive
2. Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
3. Amy Adams, Junebug
4. Tilda Swinton, Julia
5. Penelope Cruz, Volver


Best Directorial Body of Work of the Decade
1. Paul Greengrass, Bloody Sunday, Bourne Supremacy, United 93, Bourne Ultimatum
2. Christopher Nolan, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight
3. David Cronenberg, Spider, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises
4. Steven Soderbergh, Erin Brockovich, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, Bubble, The Good German, Ocean's Thirteen, Che, The Girlfriend Experience, The Informant!
5. Joel and Ethan Coen, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Man Who Wasn't There, Intolerable Cruelty, The Ladykillers, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, A Serious Man

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