2010 IN REVIEW: Film Misery Awards

Film Misery Awards 2010


Best Picture: True Grit

Other Nominees:
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Fair Game
The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech
A Prophet
The Secret in Their Eyes
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
Waiting for “Superman”


Best Director: Ethan, Joel Coen – True Grit

Other Nominees:
Jacques Audiard – A Prophet
Juan Jose Campanella – The Secret in Their Eyes
Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
Doug Liman – Fair Game


Best Actor: Tahar Rahim – A Prophet

Other Nominees:
Michael Douglas – Solitary Man
Colin Farrell – Ondine
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours


Best Actress: Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right

Other Nominees:
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Noomi Rapace – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit


Best Supporting Actor: Armie Hammer – The Social Network

Other Nominees:
Guillermo Francela – The Secret in Their Eyes
Richard Jenkins – Let Me In
Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech


Best Supporting Actress: Rebecca Hall – Please Give

Other Nominees:
Mila Kunis – Black Swan
Jennifer Jason Leigh – Greenberg
Chloe Moretz – Kick-Ass
Mia Wasikowska – The Kids Are All Right

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network

Other Nominees:
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
The Secret in Their Eyes
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Best Original Screenplay: The Kids Are All Right

Other Nominees:
The King’s Speech
Greenberg
Ondine
Please Give

Those are my picks for the best of 2010. What are yours?

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  • Bobby

    Best Picture: The Social Network
    runner up: Inception
    Best Director: Christopher Nolan – Inception
    runner up: David Fincher – The Social Network
    Best Actor: Jessie Eisenberg – The Social Network
    runner up: Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
    Best Actress: Natalie Portman – Black Swan
    runner up: Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
    Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale – The Fighter
    runner up: Jeremy Renner – The Town
    Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo – The Fighter
    runner up: Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit
    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network
    runner up: True Grit
    Best Original Screenplay: Inception
    runner up: The Fighter

  • Best Picture: True Grit
    Best Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
    Best Actor: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
    Best Actress: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
    Best Supporting Actor: John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone)
    Best Supporting Actress: Marion Cotillard (Inception)
    -Hailee Steinfeld is my favorite to win the category at the Oscars, but she’s really the lead
    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network
    Best Original Screenplay: The Kids Are All Right

  • Jose

    Best Picture: Black Swan
    Best Director: Darren Aronofsky- Black Swan
    Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
    Best Actress:Hailee Steinfeld- True Grit
    Best Supporting Actor: Kieran Culkin- Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
    Best Supporting actress: Don’t have a favorite, so instead I’ll recognize 3 great actresses in 3 great performances that will go ignored this awards season: Inception’s Marion Cotillard, The Kids Are All Right’s Julianne Moore (who I still say gives a better performance than her costar Annette Bening), and Chloe Moretz for Kick Ass and Let Me In
    Best Adaptive Screenplay:Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
    Best Original Screenplay:Black Swan

  • Andrew R.

    Winners in caps.

    Picture: Biutiful, Black Swan, Inception, Kids Are All Right, King’s Speech, 127 Hours, SOCIAL NETWORK, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone

    Director: Aronofsky, Boyle, Coens, FINCHER, Nolan

    Actor: Bardem (Biutiful), Eisenberg (Social Network), FIRTH (King’s Speech), Franco (127 Hours), Gosling (Blue Valentine)

    Actress: Bening (Kids Are All Right), Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), PORTMAN (Black Swan), Rapace (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)

    S. Actor: BALE (The Fighter), Cassel (Black Swan), Renner (The Town), Ruffalo (Kids Are All Right), Timberlake (Social Network)

    For S. Actress, I narrowed it down to 9 and then proceeded to go insane over who won and who made the top 5. If two of my Top 5, two of the ones who just missed the Top 5, and one random person get nominated for Oscar, I’ll say the Academy agreed with me for 4/5. Got that?

    The unlucky four are Adams (The Fighter), Hershey (Black Swan), Weaver (Animal Kingdom), and Bonham-Carter (King’s Speech).

    S. Actress: Alvarez (Biutiful), Kunis (Black Swan), LEO (Fighter), Manville (Another Year), Steinfeld (True Grit).

    A. Screenplay: 127 Hours, SOCIAL NETWORK, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone

    O. Screenplay: Biutiful, Black Swan, Inception, KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, King’s Speech

    I find it incredibly cool that 5 of my Top 10 films are Adapted, and 5 are Original.

  • julian

    An inspired choice for best actor! I salute you for that…rahim really is outstanding in an outstanding film. But then it all goes wrong…armie hammer? WTF? Bening? WTF? I haven´t seen rebecca hall in please give, but she sure was terribly unconvincing in The Town…!

  • @julian – Armie Hammer was my favorite part of ‘The Social Network’. He masterfully executes the snobbishness and elitism of the money class and is almost solely responsible for turning the film into a class warfare. His reactions in the scene where the Winklevoss twins meet with the scene are hilariously pitch-perfect. Plus he gets bonus points for degree of difficulty.

  • Jose

    Body double Josh Pence should get some credit too I think Alex.

  • Angel E.

    Best Picture: The Social Network
    – Black Swan
    – Inception
    – True Grit
    – Toy Story 3

    Best Director: David Fincher
    – Darren Aronofsky
    – Christopher Nolan
    – Coen Brothers

    Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg
    – Colin Firth
    – James Franco

    Best Actress: Natalie Portman
    – Annette Benning

    Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale
    – Geoffrey Rush
    – Andrew Garfield
    – Mark Rufallo
    – Vincent Cassel

    Best Supporting Actress: Julianne Moore
    – Haliee Steinfeld
    – Mila Kunis
    – Marion Cotillard

    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network
    – True Grit
    – Toy Story 3
    – 127 Hours

    Best Original Screenplay: Inception
    – The Kings Speech
    – The Kids Are All Right

    Best Original Score: The Social Network
    – Inception

  • Great Choices! Here are my nominees:

    Best Picture:
    “Black Swan”
    “Easy A”
    “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
    “Inception”
    “The Fighter”
    “The Kids Are Alright”
    “The Social Network”
    “The Town”
    “Toy Story 3”
    “True Grit”

    Best Director:
    Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
    David Fincher, “The Social Network”
    Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
    David O. Russell, “The Fighter”
    Lee Unkrich, “Toy Story 3”

    Best Actor in a Leading Role:
    Ben Affleck, “The Town”
    Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”
    Leonardo Dicaprio, “Inception”
    Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
    Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter”

    Best Actress in a Leading Role:
    Annette Benning, “The Kids Are Alright”
    Julianne Moore, “The Kids Are Alright”
    Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
    Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”
    Emma Stone, “Easy A”

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
    Vincent Cassel, “Black Swan”
    Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
    Jeremy Renner, “The Town”
    Mark Ruffalo, “The Kids Are Alright”

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
    Marion Cotilard, “Inception”
    Rebecca Hall, “The Town”
    Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”
    Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”

    Best Ensemble Cast:
    “Black Swan”
    “The Fighter”
    “The Kids Are Alright”
    “The Social Network”
    “True Grit”

    Best Original Screenplay:
    “Black Swan”
    “Easy A”
    “The Fighter”
    “Inception”
    “The Kids Are Alright”

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
    “The Social Network”
    “The Town”
    “Toy Story 3”
    “True Grit”

  • @Jose – Credit for what? Happening to have the same physique as Armie Hammer?

  • Jose

    The visuals, that’s just me though.

  • julian

    alex – “turning the film into a class warfare”…? That’s not good acting, though, it’s all in sorkins’ script. Don’t get me wrong, I think hammer does a very decent job, I just happen to think that he is the weakest spot in a flawless masterpiece. The scene you mention was my least favorite in the whole movie, so somehow we are turned on by different things…;)

  • julian

    Quinn – nominating ben affleck and rebecca hall for their performances in The Town (a mediocre film if there ever was one) would be like giving a “Great Humanitarian Award” to Ayatollah Khomeini…it just doesn’t make sense! Affleck and Hall display absolutely no chemistry in their scenes together! Nothing! Which make an already unconvincing love affair seem like an almost hilarious travesty…

  • I’ve spent time perfecting this. NOTE: haven’t seen Blue Valentine or Another Year yet.

    PICTURE
    Win:
    Black Swan

    Other Nods:
    Enter the Void
    The Fighter
    Greenberg
    How to Train Your Dragon
    Inception
    Kick-Ass
    The King’s Speech
    The Social Network
    Toy Story 3

    Just Missed It: True Grit, Winter’s Bone, Scott Pilgrim, Cyrus, 127 Hours

    BEST DIRECTOR

    Win:
    Christopher Nolan, Inception

    Other Nods:
    Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
    David Fincher, The Social Network
    Gaspar Noe, Enter the Void
    Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

    Just Missed It: Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3; Matthew Vaughn, Kick-Ass; Joel/Ethan Coen, True Grit; Noah Baumbach, Greenberg; and Danny Boyle, 127 Hours

    BEST ACTOR

    Win:
    James Franco, 127 Hours

    Nods:
    Jim Carrey, I Love You Phillip Morris
    Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
    Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
    Tahar Rahim, A Prophet

    Just Missed It: Ryan Reynolds, Buried; Ben Stiller, Greenberg; Michael Douglas, Solitary Man

    BEST ACTRESS

    Win:
    Natalie Portman, Black Swan

    Other Nods:
    Annette Bening, The Kids are All Right
    Paz de la Huerta, Enter the Void
    Julianne Moore, The Kids are All Right
    Noomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Just Missed It: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone; Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit; Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs

    SUPPORTING ACTOR

    Win:
    Christian Bale, The Fighter

    Other Nods:
    Niels Arestrup, A Prophet
    Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
    Dieter Laser, The Human Centipede
    Jeremy Renner, The Town

    Just Missed It: Mark Ruffalo, The Kids are All Right; John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone; Vincent Cassel, Black Swan; Cillian Murphy, Inception; Joe Anderson, The Crazies

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

    Win: Greta Gerwig, Greenberg

    Other Nods:
    Marion Cotillard, Inception
    Barbra Hershey, Black Swan
    Melissa Leo, The Fighter
    Chloe Moretz, Kick-Ass

    Just Missed It: Helena Boham Carter, The King’s Speech; Rebecca Hall, The Town; Mia Wasiwowska, The Kids are All Right

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

    Win:
    The Social Network

    Other Nods:
    How to Train Your Dragon
    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
    Toy Story 3
    Winter’s Bone

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

    Win:
    Greenberg

    Other Nods:
    Black Swan
    Buried
    Inception
    The Kids are All Right

  • Brandon Cooley

    The Film Misery awards are the best awards I’ve seen so far because unlike the other websites they’re actually unique.

    Here are my picks, but I haven’t seen very much so they will definitely change over the next six months.

    Best Picture: The Kids Are All Right

    Auteur of the Year: Lisa Cholodenko- The Kids Are All Right (This is an award I’ve made up. Auteur is French for author and is was first coined by the French New Wave directors: Truffaut, Godard, etc. It means that a director is the direct author of the movie.)

    Best Film Direction: David Fincher- The Social Network

    Best Ensemble Cast: The Kids Are All Right

    Best Actor: Jeff Bridges- True Grit

    Best Actress: (tie) Julianne Moore- The Kids Are All Right, Annette Bening- The Kids Are All Right

    Best Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo- The Kids Are All Right

    Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld- True Grit

    Best Original Screenplay: The Kids Are All Right

    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network

    Best Cinematography: True Grit

    Best Editing: The Social Network

    Best Animated Film (Pixar Movie): Toy Story 3

  • Brandon Cooley

    Also another thing too. I’m getting tired of these Leading and Supporting awards for performances at the Oscars. We spent several months debating on whether or not Moore or Bening was the Leading Actress even though it didn’t really matter, Steinfeld is the main character along with Bridges, and then I could go back to last year where Christoph Waltz had just as much if not more screen time than Brad Pitt.

    And I’m not even going to mention the 1991-Hopkins-20 minute-performance debate.

    From now on when I do awards I’m going to have two categories for actor and actress, but I’m going to give two awards for each. Who’s with me!

  • Andrew R.

    I agree with Julian regarding Hammer. He was about as close as the movie got to “bad.”

  • @julian – Affleck was OK, he’s much better behind the camera than in front of it, but still I wouldn’t say he’s bad in “The Town”. I had him down as a nominees because I haven’t seen very many other leading, male performances that were good, so he’s still in the top 5, but not for long I’m guessing. I also guess I could have put Michael Cera for “Scott Pilgrim”. As for Rebecca Hall, I totally disagree. I thought she was fantastic. When I was thinking of my nominees, I was going to get rid of her, but then I re-watched what is probably my favorite scene in the movie – the scene at the end when they’re on the phone- and I decided she should stay.

  • stjeans

    Best Film: Rabbit Hole (R.UP: Love During War Time)
    Best Actress: Annette Bening (R.Up Nicole Kidman)
    Best Actor: Jesse Eisenberg (R.Up Aaron Eckhart)
    Sup.Actress: Dale Dickey (R.Up Charlotte Rampling)
    Sup. Actor: Paul Ruben (R.Up none)
    Director: James Cameron Mitchell (R.Up Debra Granik)
    Orig.Screenplay: Life During War Time (The Kids are Alright)
    Adap.Screenplay: Rabbit Hole (Winter’s Bone)

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