Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The 4th Annual JC Awards

In celebration of the upcoming Academy Awards this Sunday night, I will unveil my 4th Annual JC Awards for the films of 2010. These are in individual categories, for my top films of the year, just scroll down.

BEST ACTOR

Gold: Javier Bardem, BIUTIFUL
Silver: Ryan Gosling, BLUE VALENTINE
Bronze: Paul Giamatti, BARNEY'S VERSION

Filling out the ballot:
Colin Firth, THE KING'S SPEECH
James Franco, 127 HOURS

BEST ACTRESS

Gold: Natalie Portman, BLACK SWAN
Silver: Annette Bening & Julianne Moore, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT*
Bronze: Michelle Williams, BLUE VALENTINE

Filling out the ballot:
Nicole Kidman, RABBIT HOLE
Tilda Swinton, I AM LOVE

*Two separate performances? Yes. But it's the symbiotic performance from the two of them that make 'The Kids Are All Right' a near masterpiece. I can't logically say that either one is better than the other. So... deal with it.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Gold: Mark Ruffalo, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Silver: Andrew Garfield, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Bronze: Christian Bale, THE FIGHTER

Filling out the ballot:
Geoffrey Rush, THE KING'S SPEECH
Justin Timberlake, THE SOCIAL NETWORK

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Gold: Lesley Manville, ANOTHER YEAR*
Silver: Olivia Williams, THE GHOST WRITER
Bronze: Rosamund Pike, BARNEY'S VERSION/MADE IN DAGENHAM

Filling out the ballot:
Marion Cotillard, INCEPTION
Dianne Wiest, RABBIT HOLE

*True, Manville has stated that she is a lead performance, and I agree with that. To be totally honest, I wanted to give her the gold, and I couldn't do that in Best Actress. In the end, she was absent from the screen long enough for me to legitimize putting her in Supporting.

BEST ENSEMBLE

Gold: The Kids Are All Right
Silver: Another Year
Bronze: Black Swan

Filling out the ballot:
The King's Speech
The Social Network

BEST DIRECTOR

Gold: Darren Aronofsky, BLACK SWAN
Silver: Danny Boyle, 127 HOURS
Bronze: Christopher Nolan, INCEPTION

Filling out the ballot:
Derek Cianfrance, BLUE VALENTINE
Luca Guadagnino, I AM LOVE

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Gold: Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, & Cami Delavigne, BLUE VALENTINE
Silver: Stuart Blumberg & Lisa Cholodenko, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Bronze: Michael Arndt, TOY STORY 3

Filling out the ballot:
Mike Leigh, ANOTHER YEAR
Christopher Nolan, INCEPTION

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Gold: Aaron Sorkin, THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Silver: David Lindsay-Abaire, RABBIT HOLE
Bronze: Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy, 127 HOURS

Filling out the ballot:
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, TRUE GRIT
Alex Garland, NEVER LET ME GO

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Gold: Matthew Libatique, BLACK SWAN
Silver: Wally Pfister, INCEPTION
Bronze: Jeff Cronenweth, THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Filling out the ballot:
Roger Deakins, TRUE GRIT
Yorick Le Saux, I AM LOVE

BEST EDITING

Gold: Lee Smith, INCEPTION
Silver: Rodrigo Cort├ęs, BURIED
Bronze: Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall, THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Filling out the ballot:
Jon Harris, 127 HOURS
Andrew Weisblum, BLACK SWAN

BEST ART DIRECTION

Gold: Guy Dyas, INCEPTION
Silver: Dante Ferreti, SHUTTER ISLAND
Bronze: Jess Goncher, TRUE GRIT

Filling out the ballot:
Therese DePrez, BLACK SWAN
Eve Stewart, THE KING'S SPEECH

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Gold: Antonella Cannarozzi, I AM LOVE
Silver: Louise Stejrnward, MADE IN DAGENHAM
Bronze: Amy Westscott, BLACK SWAN

Filling out the ballot:
Jenny Beaven, THE KING'S SPEECH
Mary Zophres, TRUE GRIT

BEST SCORE

Gold: Clint Mansell, BLACK SWAN
Silver: Pasquale Catalano, BARNEY'S VERSION
Bronze: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Filling out the ballot:
John Adams, I AM LOVE
Hans Zimmer, INCEPTION

BEST SOUND

Gold: Inception
Silver: 127 Hours
Bronze: Black Swan

Filling out the ballot:
The Social Network
True Grit

BEST HAIR/MAKE-UP

Gold: Barney's Version
Silver: Black Swan
Bronze: True Grit

1 comment:

donleo said...

Your 4th Annual JC Awards were way off the mark to the extent that they were designed to pick Oscar winners. You did not give an award to Melissa Leo for her outstanding performance in "The Fighter." Everybody else did, including the Acadamy. Melissa Leo is the greatest! She will be winning acting awards, including Oscars, for many years to come! She will be to the Oscar telecasts what the New York Yankees are to the World Series. Prepare for "The Leo Dynasty."