Monday, January 3, 2011

End-Of-Year: 2010 Film Nominees

If you asked me to tell you the total number of films that came out in 2010, I couldn't even take a guess, but I can tell you that I saw 71 of them which is ten more than my tally at this point last year and a staggering 33 more than the year before that. All of that and I'm sure I'll still be catching up on about half a dozen or so 2010 releases well into February.

Now I wish I was paid to watch movies, but I don't, so just in case anyone is wondering why so and so aren't on my list, know that there were many films I just didn't get a chance to see. Some of those films include How to Train Your Dragon, Animal Kingdom, The American, The Town, Catfish, Let Me In, Monsters, Hereafter, Made in Dagenham, Tangled, Get Low, The Tempest, Tron: Legacy, Rabbit Hole, True Grit, Another Year, and tons more.

So with that said, here are my favorite (and not so favorite) films and performances from the past year.

Best Film
127 Hours
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
Easy A
A Prophet
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception/Shutter Island
Jesse Eisenberg, Social Network
James Franco, 127 Hours
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Tahar Rahim, A Prophet

Best Actress
Carey Mulligan, Never Let Me Go
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Emma Stone, Easy A
Tilda Swinton, I Am Love
Rachel Weisz, Agora
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Kieran Culkin, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network/Never Let Go
Tom Hardy, Inception
Oscar Isaac, Agora/Robin Hood
Alexander Siddig, Cairo Time

Best Supporting Actress
Marion Cotillard, Inception
Elle Fanning, Somewhere
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Emily Mortimer, City Island/Shutter Island
Olivia Williams, The Ghost Writer

Best Ensemble
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Social Network

Most Disappointing Film
Alice in Wonderland
Eat, Pray, Love
Leap Year
The Wolfman

Worst Film
Clash of the Titans
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
When in Rome

Worst Acting Performances
Christina Aguilera, Burlesque
Kirsten Bell, Burlesque/When in Rome
Will Forte, MacGruber
Taylor Lautner, Twilight Saga: Eclipse/Valentine's Day
Taylor Swift, Valentine's Day
Sam Worthington, Clash of the Titans

Best Netflix Movie
Boy A
Broken Embraces
Close to Leo
The Damned United
The Messenger
Pirate Radio
The Stoning of Soraya M.

Winners will be forthcoming as well as my ranked list of films from the past year, but with the holidays over and work starting, it'll take some time especially regarding my full list since as I said above, I'm still fully planning on catching up on a few more 2010 releases in the next few weeks.


  1. STOP PICKING ON MACGRUBER!!!! It was awesome!

  2. oooh, PIRATE RADIO (formerly known as THE BOAT THAT ROCKED) is such a nice little British film. I love these very personal choices that surprise me, like Isaac and Siddig and Mortimer. And sure the lack of love for TKAAR is saddening, but I'm liking the lists.

    Lucky me, my own awards allow actors to compete against themselves :)

  3. I'm definitely on board with Andrew--Pirate Radio was the shit. It was enjoyable, ridiculous, and moving. The Brits really do know how to do it.

    And I didn't even realize they made a movie out of I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell. And I am so glad that one slipped me by, that's extraordinarily unfortunate.

  4. @Aki - All is fair in love and movie critiques!

    @Andrew - I really wanted to see PR in theaters but couldn't find anyone to go with me, so I waited until it was on Netflix and immediately loved it. So delightfully. Not sure what happened with TKAAR for me. Maybe I had insanely high expectations that weren't met?

    @M - Extraordinarily unfortunate is understating the heinousness that was this movie. BUT I just found out that it wasn't a 2010 release which disqualifies it from my list. Which is also a bit sad since it was def. a front-runner to win the Worst Film award.

  5. So this is like the STG Award then? :)

    Congrats on seeing 71 films, makes my 29 number ever so dismal!! I gotta watch more this year, sheesh, I'm ashamed to call myself a movie blogger!

    LOVE your inclusion of Tom Hardy in Supporting Actor, though I doubt the real award people are smart enough to recognize him. As you've already seen my list, glad we agree on Garfield as well. He was great in Boy A but what' with the ending??!

    I want to see Bale winning every single thing he's nominated for to make up for the bazillion times he's robbed. And maybe a Razzie for either Sly for Expendables or Worthington for 'Clash'


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