Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's that time again!

Presenting...the 2010 Golden Steve Awards.

Same pontification as before...

And now, the worthy honorees:

Best Picture
Animal Kingdom
The Ghost Writer
Of Gods and Men
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Best Director
Xavier Beauvois, Of Gods and Men
David Fincher, The Social Network
David Michod, Animal Kingdom
Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Best Actor
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Vincent Cassel, Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version
Luis Tosar, Cell 211

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Carey Mulligan, Never Let Me Go
Noomi Rapace, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Paprika Steen, Applause
Tilda Swinton, I Am Love
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Pierce Brosnan, The Ghost Writer
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Michael Lonsdale, Of Gods and Men
Ben Mendelsohn, Animal Kingdom
Bill Murray, Get Low

Best Supporting Actress
Anne-Marie Duff, Nowhere Boy
Lesley Manville, Another Year
Rosamund Pike, Barney's Version
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Olivia Williams, The Ghost Writer

Best Screenplay--Adapted
Barney's Version (Michael Konyves)
The Ghost Writer (Robert Harris, Roman Polanski)
Never Let Me Go (Alex Garland)
The Social Network (Aaron Sorkin)
Toy Story 3 (M. Arndt, J. Lasseter, A. Stanton, L. Unkrich)
True Grit (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)

Best Screenplay--Original
Animal Kingdom (David Michod)
Another Year (Mike Leigh)
Buried (Chris Sparling)
Greenberg (Noah Baumbach)
The King's Speech (David Seidler)
Please Give (Nicole Holofcener)

Best Animated Feature
How to Train Your Dragon (Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders)
The Illusionist (Sylvain Chomet)
Megamind (Tom McGrath)
My Dog Tulip (Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger)
Tangled (Nathan Greno, Byron Howard)
Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)

Best Non-Fiction Film
Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy)
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (M. Hozer, P. Raymont)
Inside Job (Charles Ferguson)
Last Train Home (Lixin Fan)
Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg)
Prodigal Sons (Kimberly Reed)

Best Foreign Language Film
Dogtooth (Giorgos Lanthimos)
Everyone Else (Maren Ade)
I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino)
Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois)
The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (A. Weerasethakul)

Best Original Song
"Darkness Before the Dawn," Holy Rollers (M.J. Mynarski, Paul Comaskey)
"I See the Light," Tangled (Alan Menken, Glenn Slater)
"Life During Wartime," Life During Wartime (Marc Shaiman, Todd Solondz)
"The Only One," Hey Hey It's Esther Blueberger (Paul Mac, Bertie Blackman)
"Le Refuge," Hideaway (Louis-Ronan Choisy)
"We Belong Together," Toy Story 3 (Randy Newman)


Ashley said...

i did it for the seals.

(coincidence that my word verification below this box reads "novel"?)

Susan said...

I have been waiting all year for these. Good choices; I'll bet you have seen more movies than the voting Academy Award members (ferd).

Mr. Allnut said...

Allnut here -- Hey, where've you been?! I love your Golden Steves (this year's may be your best stuff yet), but my annual GS fix just isn't enough! More posts, man -- you're good.

3NT said...

I agree with Allnut. Your silence is inexcusable. It is time, once again, to haunt Clarice with your phantasmatic cries.

Also, where is True Grit on the best picture list? You've included heretical slop -- reincarnation? seriously? -- but failed to recognize the most avowedly American film of the year. Cruelty, inebriation, open space, the impotence of law -- what's not to love.

Mr. Allnut said...

Allnut back again, after reviewing the GS winners. I thought I'd seen all the major contenders -- thanks for reminding me that the big boys aren't always the best. Gotta get busy locating some lesser-known flicks. Hey, I hear the GS award ceremony is something not to be missed. How do I score an invite next year??