Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Gold Standard

Presenting...the 2017 Golden Steve Awards.

Far and away the most coveted of motion picture accolades, Golden Steves are frequently described as the Oscars without the politics. Impervious to bribery, immune to ballyhoo, unswayed by sentiment and riddled with integrity, this committee of one might legitimately be termed "fair-mindedness incarnate." Over 170 of the year's most acclaimed features were screened prior to the compilation of this ballot. First, some caveats:

1) Owing to a lifelong suspicion of prime numbers, each category comprises six nominees, not five.

2) A film can be nominated in only one of the following categories: Best Animated Feature, Best Non-Fiction Film, Best Foreign Language Film. Placement is determined by the Board of Governors. Said film remains eligible in all other fields.

3) This list is in no way connected with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—a fact that should be apparent from its acumen. Please look elsewhere for Oscar analysis.

And now, the worthy honorees:

Best Picture
Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
The Lost City of Z
Phantom Thread
A Quiet Passion

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion
James Gray, The Lost City of Z
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Dee Rees, Mudbound

Best Actor
Hiroshi Abe, After the Storm
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Charlie Hunnam, The Lost City of Z
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky

Best Actress
Emma Booth, Hounds of Love
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Diane Kruger, In the Fade
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Félicité
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor
Lior Ashkenazi, Foxtrot
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Bill Nighy, Their Finest
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Algee Smith, Detroit

Best Supporting Actress
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Melissa Leo, Novitiate
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd

Best Screenplay--Adapted
Call Me by Your Name (James Ivory)
Last Flag Flying (Richard Linklater, Daryl Ponicsan)
The Lost City of Z (James Gray)
Marjorie Prime (Michael Almereyda)
Molly's Game (Aaron Sorkin)
Mudbound (Dee Rees, Virgil Williams)

Best Screenplay--Original
Columbus (Kogonada)
The Florida Project (Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch)
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach)
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson)
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies)

Best Animated Feature
The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey)
Coco (Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina)
The Girl Without Hands (Sébastien Laudenbach)
In This Corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi)
Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman)
Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
          (Anne Marie Fleming)

Best Non-Fiction Film
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman)
Faces Places (JR, Agnès Varda)
Human Flow (Ai Weiwei)
I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin)
Last Men in Aleppo (Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen)
Long Strange Trip (Amir Bar-Lev)

Best Foreign Language Film
After the Storm (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz)
The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismaki)
Raw (Julia Ducournau)
The Square (Ruben Östlund)

Best Original Song
"Buddy's Business," Brawl in Cell Block 99
(Jeff Herriott, S. Craig Zahler)
"Genius Girl," The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
(Noah Baumbach, Adam Sandler)
"Mystery of Love," Call Me by Your Name
(Sufjan Stevens)
"Remember Me," Coco
(Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez)
"Thirst Street Theme," Thirst Street
(Paul Grimstad)
"You Shouldn't Look at Me That Way," Film Stars Don't Die in
(Elvis Costello)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Den of Steves

Presenting...the 2016 Golden Steve Awards.

See blather just above...

And now, the worthy honorees:

Best Picture
American Honey
Manchester by the Sea
Toni Erdmann

Best Director
Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann
Andrea Arnold, American Honey
Jim Jarmusch, Paterson
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Martin Scorsese, Silence

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Cliff Curtis, The Dark Horse
Dave Johns, I, Daniel Blake
Vincent Lindon, The Measure of a Man
Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Sonia Braga, Aquarius
Krisha Fairchild, Krisha
Rebecca Hall, Christine
Sandra Huller, Toni Erdmann
Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Gabriel Byrne, Louder Than Bombs
Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Tracy Letts, Indignation
Craig Robinson, Morris from America

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Molly Shannon, Other People
Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake

Best Screenplay--Adapted
Elle (David Birke)
Fences (August Wilson)
The Handmaiden (Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook)
Indignation (James Schamus)
Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman)
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney)

Best Screenplay--Original
Hell or High Water (Taylor Sheridan)
The Lobster (Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos)
Louder Than Bombs (Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt)
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight)
Moana (Ron Clements, John Musker)
My Life as a Zucchini (Claude Barras)
The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit)
Your Name (Makoto Shinkai)
Zootopia (Byron Howard, Rich Moore)

Best Non-Fiction Film
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
Nuts! (Penny Lane)
O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
The Other Side (Roberto Minervini)
Peter and the Farm (Tony Stone)
Tower (Keith Maitland)

Best Foreign Language Film
Aquarius (Kleber Mendonca Filho)
Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)
Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

Best Original Song
(Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul)
"City of Stars," La La Land
(Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul)
"How Far I'll Go," Moana
(Lin-Manuel Miranda)
"The Rules Don't Apply," Rules Don't Apply
(Eddie Arkin, Lorraine Feather)
"Shiny," Moana
(Mark Mancina, Lin-Manuel Miranda)
"You're Welcome," Moana
(Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Golden Receivers

Presenting...the 2015 Golden Steve Awards.

See bloviation above...

Best Picture
Clouds of Sils Maria
45 Years
Inside Out

Best Director
Olivier Assayas, Clouds of Sils Maria
Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen, Inside Out
Andrew Haigh, 45 Years
Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Anomalisa
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Christian Petzold, Phoenix

Best Actor
Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Geza Rohrig, Son of Saul
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Best Actress
Nina Hoss, Phoenix
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Elisabeth Moss, Queen of Earth
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina
Richard Jenkins, Bone Tomahawk
Michael Keaton, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Anomalisa
Cynthia Nixon, James White
Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
Natalya Surkova, The Fool
Mya Taylor, Tangerine
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Best Screenplay--Adapted
Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman)
Brooklyn (Nick Hornby)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller)
The End of the Tour (Donald Marguiles)
45 Years (Andrew Haigh)
Steve Jobs (Aaron Sorkin)

Best Screenplay--Original
About Elly (Asghar Farhadi)
Bridge of Spies (Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)
Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas)
Inside Out (Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve)
Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry)
Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer)

Best Animated Feature
Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson)
The Boy and the World (Ale Abreu)
Extraordinary Tales (Raul Garcia)
Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Mark Burton, Richard Starzak)
When Marnie Was There (Hiromasa Yonebayashi)

Best Non-Fiction Film
Approaching the Elephant (Amanda Wilder)
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (Alex Gibney)
In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman)
Listen to Me Marlon (Stevan Riley)
The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous)
Western (Bill Ross, Turner Ross)

Best Foreign Language Film
About Elly (Asghar Farhadi)
The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra)
Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)
Phoenix (Christian Petzold)
Son of Saul (Laszlo Nemes)

Best Original Song
"Dreamsong," The Diary of a Teenage Girl
(Nate Heller)
"The Final Derriere," The Forbidden Room
(Ron Mael, Russell Mael)
"I'll See You in My Dreams," I'll See You in My Dreams
(Keegan DeWitt)
"Love Was My Alibi," The Water Diviner
(Kris Fogelmark)
"One Kind of Love," Love & Mercy
(Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett)
"Simple Song #3," Youth
(David Lang)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Trophy Time

Presenting...the 2014 Golden Steve Awards.

Scroll up for whys and wherefores...

And now, the worthy honorees:

Best Picture
The Dance of Reality
Goodbye to Language
Mr. Turner
Under the Skin

Best Director
Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin
Jean-Luc Godard, Goodbye to Language
Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Dance of Reality
Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Pawel Powlikowski, Ida

Best Actor
Haluk Bilginer, Winter Sleep
Nicolas Cage, Joe
Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
Tom Hardy, Locke
John Lithgow, Love is Strange
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Anne Dorval, Mommy
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Agata Trzebuchowska, Ida

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Ben Mendelsohn, Starred Up
Gary Poulter, Joe
Jonathan Pryce, Listen Up Philip
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Julie Hagerty, A Master Builder
Lisa Joyce, A Master Builder
Agata Kulesza, Ida
Uma Thurman, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice

Best Screenplay--Adapted
The Dance of Reality (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Joe (Gary Hawkins)
A Most Wanted Man (Andrew Bovell)
Wetlands (Chris Falkenberg, David Wnendt)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Best Screenplay--Original
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Calvary (John Michael McDonagh)
Force Majeure (Ruben Ostlund)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness)
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)
Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams)
The Book of Life (Jorge G. Gutierrez)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois)
The Lego Movie (Phil Lord, Christopher Miller)
Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore)
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)

Best Non-Fiction Film
Citizenfour (Laura Poitras)
Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich)
The Last of the Unjust (Claude Lanzmann)
Life Itself (Steve James)
The Overnighters (Jesse Moss)
Virunga (Orlando von Einsiedel)

Best Foreign Language Film
The Dance of Reality (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Force Majeure (Ruben Ostlund)
Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)
Ida (Pawel Powlikowski)
Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Best Original Song
"Glory," Selma
(Common, John Legend)
"I Can Fly," Big Eyes
(Lana Del Rey)
"I Love You All," Frank
(Lenny Abrahamson, Stephen Rennicks)
"I Love You Too Much," The Book of Life
(Gustavo Santaolalla, Paul Williams)
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
(Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond)
(Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisbois, John Carney)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Golden "I"

Presenting...the 2013 Golden Steve Awards.

See above rules and regs.

And now, the worthy honorees:

Best Picture
Before Midnight
Blue Jasmine
Inside Llewyn Davis
Museum Hours

Best Director
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Ethan and Joel Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Jem Cohen, Museum Hours
Spike Jonze, Her
Richard Linklater, Before Midnight
Jeff Nichols, Mud

Best Actor
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Suzanne Clement, Laurence Anyways
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emilie Dequenne, Our Children
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Andrew Dice Clay, Blue Jasmine
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Rutger Hauer, Il Futuro
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Sam Rockwell, The Way Way Back

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Scarlett Johansson, Her
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Vanessa Redgrave, Unfinished Song
Lea Seydoux, Blue Is the Warmest Color
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Screenplay--Adapted
Before Midnight (Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater)
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Carl Joos, Felix Van Groeningen)
Night Across the Street (Raoul Ruiz)
Philomena (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope)
12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Terence Winter)

Best Screenplay--Original
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig)
Her (Spike Jonze)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)
Museum Hours (Jem Cohen)
Nebraska (Bob Nelson)

Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me 2 (Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud)
Ernest & Celestine (Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner)
Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)
A Letter to Momo (Hiroyuki Okiura)
The Suicide Shop (Patrice Leconte)
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)

Best Non-Fiction Film
The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
After Tiller (Martha Shane, Lana Wilson)
56 Up (Michael Apted)
Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel)
The Square (Jehane Noujaim)
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley)

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami)
The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh)
Neighboring Sounds (Kleber Mendonca Filho)
Night Across the Street (Raoul Ruiz)
The Past (Asghar Farhadi)

Best Original Song
"Amen," All Is Lost
(Alex Ebert)
"Let It Go," Frozen
(Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez)
(Karen O)
"Please Mr. Kennedy," Inside Llewyn Davis
(T-Bone Burnett, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, George Cromarty, Ed Rush, Justin Timberlake)
"You and I Ain't Nothin' No More," Lee Daniels' The Butler
(Lenny Kravitz)
"Young and Beautiful," The Great Gatsby
(Lana Del Ray, Rick Nowels)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Golden Ticket

Presenting...the 2012 Golden Steve Awards.

See circumlocution above.

And now, the worthy honorees:

Best Picture
The Deep Blue Sea
Holy Motors
In the Family
The Master

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Leos Carax, Holy Motors
Terence Davies, The Deep Blue Sea
Miguel Gomes, Tabu
Michael Haneke, Amour
Julia Loktev, The Loneliest Planet

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Denis Lavant, Holy Motors
Anders Danielsen Lie, Oslo, August 31st
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Nina Hoss, Barbara
Rachel Mwanza, War Witch
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Supporting Actor
Jason Clarke, Zero Dark Thirty
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Clarke Peters, Red Hook Summer
Christopher Walken, A Late Quartet
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Ann Dowd, Compliance
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Rinko Kikuchi, Norwegian Wood
Brit Marling, Sound of My Voice
Donna Murphy, Dark Horse

Best Screenplay--Adapted
Bernie (Richard Linklater, Skip Hollandsworth)
Chicken with Plums (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud)
The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)
Lincoln (Tony Kushner)
Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)

Best Screenplay--Original
Amour (Michael Haneke)
Flight (John Gatins)
Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
In the Family (Patrick Wang)
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Ruby Sparks (Zoe Kazan)

Best Animated Feature
Consuming Spirits (Chris Sullivan)
From Up on Poppy Hill (Goro Miyazaki)
The Painting (Jean-Francois Laguionie)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord, Jeff Newittt)
The Rabbi's Cat (Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar)
Zarafa (Remi Bezancon, Jean-Christophe Lie)

Best Non-Fiction Film
The Central Park Five (Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon)
5 Broken Cameras (Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi)
The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh)
The Invisible War (Kirby Dick)
The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield)
This Is Not a Film (Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi)

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour (Michael Haneke)
Barbara (Christian Petzold)
Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier)
Tabu (Miguel Gomes)
War Witch (Kim Nguyen)

Best Original Song
"Ancora Qui," Django Unchained
(Ennio Morricone, Elisa Toffoli)
"Big Machine," Safety Not Guaranteed
(Ryan Miller)
"California Solo," California Solo
(Adam Franklin)
"Cosmonaut," Lawless
(Nick Cave, Warren Ellis)
"Skyfall," Skyfall
(Adele, Paul Epworth)
"Who Were We?," Holy Motors
(Leos Carax, Neil Hannon)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Les Steves d'Or

Presenting...the 2011 Golden Steve Awards.

See above pontification...

And now, the worthy honorees:

Best Picture
The Artist
Certified Copy
Mysteries of Lisbon
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Tree of Life

Best Director
Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Abbas Kiarostami, Certified Copy
Kenneth Lonergan, Margaret
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
Raoul Ruiz, Mysteries of Lisbon

Best Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

Best Actress
Juliette Binoche, Certified Copy
Khomotso Manyaka, Life, Above All
Brit Marling, Another Earth
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Anna Paquin, Margaret
Jeong-hie Yun, Poetry

Best Supporting Actor
Adriano Luz, Mysteries of Lisbon
Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
John C. Reilly, Terri
David Wenham, Oranges and Sunshine

Best Supporting Actress
Alice Barnole, House of Tolerance
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jeannie Berlin, Margaret
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Vanessa Redgrave, Coriolanus
J. Smith-Cameron, Margaret

Best Screenplay--Adapted
The Hedgehog (Mona Achache)
Moneyball (Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, Stan Chervin)
Mysteries of Lisbon (Carlos Saboga)
The Princess of Montpensier (Jean Cosmos, Francois-Olivier Rousseau, Bertrand Tavernier)
The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan)

Best Screenplay--Original
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
Beginners (Mike Mills)
Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan)
Poetry (Chang-dong Lee)
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)

Best Animated Feature
The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg)
Arthur Christmas (Sarah Smith, Barry Cook)
A Cat in Paris (Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol)
Chico and Rita (Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba)
Rango (Gore Verbinski)
Winnie the Pooh (Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall)

Best Non-Fiction Film
The Arbor (Clio Barnard)
Bill Cunningham New York (Richard Press)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog)
The Interrupters (Steve James)
Nostalgia for the Light (Patricio Guzman)
We Were Here (David Weissman, Bill Weber)

Best Foreign Language Film
House of Tolerance (Bertrand Bonello)
Mysteries of Lisbon (Raoul Ruiz)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Poetry (Chang-dong Lee)
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr)

Best Original Song
"Coeur Volant," Hugo
(Elizabeth Cotnoir, Isabelle Geffroy, Howard Shore)
"Lay Your Head Down," Albert Nobbs
(Brian Byrne, Glenn Close)
"Life's a Happy Song," The Muppets
(Bret McKenzie)
"Pictures in My Head," The Muppets
(Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman)
"Think You Can Wait," Win Win
(The National)
"Walk Lightly on the World," Jane's Journey
(Katie Melua)