Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 in Film

While I am not a professional critic, I’m posting my awards for this year’s crop in film. As for the top ten films this year, for the most part, I am in agreement with the American Film Institute on the top of the crop this year. However, I’m doing animated movies seperately as it was very hard to choose between How To Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3.

Top Ten Films of 2010

The Social Network
Black Swan
The Fighter
127 Hours
The Town
True Grit
Winter’s Bone
The Kids Are Alright
The King’s Speech

Best Animated Feature (Tie): How To Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Inception
Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Comic Book Movie: Kick-Ass


Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Breakthrough Performance in Drama: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone


Best Actor: Ben Stiller, Greenberg
Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Wahlberg, Date Night
Best Supporting Actress: Eva Mendes, The Other Guys
Breakthrough Performance in Comedy: Emma Stone, Easy A
Surprising Performance in a Comedy from a Dramatic Actor: Mark Wahlberg, Date Night and The Other Guys
Actor Most Likely to Be In Every Movie This Year: T.J. Miller (She’s Out of My League, How To Train Your Dragon, Get Him to the Greek, Unstoppable, Yogi Bear, and Gulliver’s Travels)

Favorite Twelve Comedies of 2010

The Other Guys
Get Him to the Greek
Hot Tub Time Machine
She’s Out of My League
Due Date
Date Night
Love and Other Drugs
Easy A
Cop Out
Going the Distance
Little Fockers

I was unable to limit it to only 10 movies. I just couldn’t.

I had such high expectations for How Do You Know before the movie came out. Unfortunately, it was overlong despite a star-studded cast and James L. Brooks' involvement with writing and directing the movie.


The Tooth Fairy
The Spy Next Door
Cats and Dogs 2
The Bounty Hunter
Life As We Know It
(I didn't see it after reading several reviews).

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