Saturday, February 26, 2011

Best of 2010 Part 3/3: The Winners

With tomorrow's Academy Awards (and tonight's Independent Spirit Awards), awards season madness is finally at its end. So before I accidentally drag it out any longer on my own digital terrain, I'm going to reveal my definitive choices for the best of 2010. Granted, there are a handful of films that I haven't been able to see (namely Carlos and The Illusionist).

When I look back on 2010, I not only see one of my favorite years for film in recent memory (putting together the last few slots of my top 10, er, 11, was tough), but one of the most diverse. In terms of characters, stories, styles, and locations, 2010 gave us quite the range. And after much careful consideration, here are my picks for the best of the bunch:

Best Tagline:
"You Don't Get to 500 Million Friends Without Making a Few Enemies" - The Social Network

Best Poster:

Best Trailer:

Best Cameo:
Imelda Staunton - Another Year

Most Unfairly Overlooked:
Lesley Manville - Another Year

Breakthrough - Male:
Miles Teller - Rabbit Hole

Breakthrough - Female:
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit

Breakthrough Writer or Director:
David Michod - Animal Kingdom

Best Acting Duo:
Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech

Performer of the Year:
Rebecca Hall - Please Give, The Town, and Red Riding 1974

Best Sound Mixing:
Black Swan

Best Sound Editing:

Best Hair and Makeup:
Black Swan

Best Visual Effects:

Best Original Song:
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" - Burlesque

Best Original Score:
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network

Best Animated Film:
Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Language Film:
Vincere [Italy]

Best Costume Design:
Amy Westcott and Rodarte - Black Swan

Best Art Direction:
Therese DePrez, David Stein, and Tora Peterson - Black Swan

Best Cinematography:
Roger Deakins - True Grit

Best Editing:
Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall - The Social Network

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

Best Original Screenplay:
David Michod - Animal Kingdom

Best Ensemble Cast:
Please Give - Catherine Keener, Rebecca Hall, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet, Sarah Steel, and Ann Guilbert

Best Supporting Actress:
Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale - The Fighter

Best Actress:
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole

Best Actor:
Aaron Eckhart - Rabbit Hole

Best Director:
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan

Best Picture:
The Social Network

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