Best of 2010 Awards: My Year in Cinema

Since I was a horribly neglectful cinephile this Oscar Season, my personal awards sort of took a backseat to all of my grappling to actually catch most of the official AMPAS nominees while they were still in theaters or DVD.  Luckily fellow filmfreak and friend Anthony Gulino (peep his blog by clicking here ) pointed out that I hadn’t posted my annual personal nominations list to coincide with the Academy’s far inferior choices. Mine, of course, blow the AMPAS agendized sludge out of the water, so without further ado, my personal 2010 filmic awards:

TITLES IN BOLD INDICATE THE WINNER OF THAT RESPECTIVE CATEGORY, ARRANGED IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

Best Motion Picture of 2010

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Black Swan

Blue Valentine

Somewhere

Another Year

I Am Love

Mother

The Kids Are All Right

Animal Kingdom

Catfish

Mother and Child

 

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Best Actress in a Leading Role

Tilda Swinton – I Am Love

Zoe Kazan – The Exploding Girl

Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Lesley Manville – Another Year

Natalie Portman – Black Swan

Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole

Hye-ja Kim – Mother

 

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Best Actor in a Leading Role

Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine

Joaquin Phoenix – I’m Still Here

Ben Stiller – Greenberg

Stephen Dorff – Somewhere

James Franc o – 127 Hours

Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom

Greta Gerwig – Greenberg

Julianne Moore – The Kids are All Right

Lucy Punch – You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Milla Jovovich – Stone

Juliette Lewis – Conviction

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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Guy Pearce – Animal Kingdom

Jeremy Renner – The Town

Andrew Garfield –  The Social Network

Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech

 

Best Film Direction

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Christopher Nolan – Inception

Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman – Catfish

Sofia Coppola – Somewhere

Derek Cianfrance – Blue Valentine

Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan

Mike Leigh – Another Year

 

Best Film Editing

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Somewhere

Blue Valentine

The Kids Are All Right

Black Swan

 

Best Cinematography

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Somewhere

Mother

Blue Valentine

Animal Kingdom

Black Swan

Inception

The King’s Speech

 

Best Screenplay – (Includes Adapted + Original)

Somewhere

Blue Valentine

Another Year

Black Swan

 

Best Sound (Mixing + Editing)

Paranormal Activity 2

Salt

Inception

Black Swan

 

Best Foreign Film

I Am Love

Mother

Another Year

Animal Kingdom

 

Best Costume Design

Burlesque

Shutter Island

The King’s Speech

True Grit

I Am Love

 

Best Art Direction

Shutter Island

Inception

Mother

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