Ali Arikan 2011

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Ali Arikan is the chief film critic of Dipnot TV, a Turkish news portal and iPad magazine, and a regular contributor to The House Next Door, Slant Magazine’s official blog. Ali is also one of Roger Ebert’s Far-Flung Correspondents. Occasionally, he updates his personal blog, Cerebral Mastication.

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Best Feature-Length Film 
1. "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
2. "A Separation"
3. "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
4. "A Dangerous Method"
5. "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives"
6. "Meek's Cutoff"
7. "Carnage"
8. "Midnight in Paris"
9. "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
10. "Moneyball"

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
2. Michael Fassbender, "A Dangerous Method"
3. John Hawkes, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
4. Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
5. Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter”

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Elizabeth Olsen, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
2. Michelle Williams, “Meek’s Cutoff”
3. Juliette Binoche, “Certified Copy”
4. Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
5. Keira Knightley, “A Dangerous Method”

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Tom Hardy, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
2. Corey Stoll, “Midnight in Paris”
3. Christoph Waltz, “Carnage”
4. Chris Pratt, “Moneyball”
5. Robert Forster, “The Descendants”

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Sarah Paulson, “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
2. Julie Walters, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II”
3. Lucy Punch, “Bad Teacher”
4. Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”
5. Kerris Dorsey, “Moneyball”

Best Direction
1. Tomas Alfredson, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
2. Ashgar Farhadi, “A Separation”
3. Bennett Miller, “Moneyball”
4. David Cronenberg, “A Dangerous Method”
5. Lynne Ramsay, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

Best Screenplay
1. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
2. “A Separation”
3. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past lives”
4. “Midnight in Paris”
5. “Moneyball”

Best Cinematography 
1. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
2.”Moneyball”
3. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”
4. “Meek’s Cutoff”
5. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”

Best Editing
1. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
2. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
3. “Moneyball”
4. “A Separation”
5. “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

Best Music 
1. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
2. “Moneyball”
3. “War Horse”
4. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
5. “Midnight in Paris”

Best Cinematic Moment
1. La Mer – The closing montage of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
2. Father Christmas, wearing a Lenin mask, leads the spooks in a heart rendition of the Soviet National Anthem as Smiley discovers his wife’s infidelity
3. Owen Wilson’s changing expressions as he realizes exactly why all these people seem so familiar in “Midnight in Paris”
4. The magnificent dissolve in “Meek’s Cutoff” with the riders slowly traversing the clouds
5. The final, tight close-up on Brad Pitt’s eyes in “Moneyball”
6. Rango meets Clint
7. John Hawkes sings a song for Marcy May in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (It was either this or Elizabeth Olsen’s sideboob)
8. The opening sequence of destruction in “Melancholia” – it’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel…fine?
9. The catfish and the princess in “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”
10. Husband (Sam Worthington) notices his wife’s (Keira Knightley) shoes in “Last Night” 

BONUS: Wolverine tells Charles Xavier and Erik Lenscherr to go fuck themselves.

Best Cinematic Breakthrough 
1. Jessica Chastain (“The Debt,” “Take Shelter,” “Coriolanus,” “The Tree of Life,” “The Help”)
2. Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha, Marcy May, Marlene”)
3. Tom Hiddleston (“Midnight in Paris,” “Thor,” “War Horse”)
4. Felicity Jones, (“Like Crazy”)
5. Shailene Woodley, (“The Descendants”)

Best Body of Work 
1. Michael Fassbender (“Jane Eyre,” “X-Men: First Class,” “A Dangerous Method,” “Shame”)
2. Brad Pitt (“Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life”)
3. John Williams, (“War Horse,” “Tintin”)
4. Paul Giamatti, (“Barney’s Version,” “Win Win,” “The Ides of March”)
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman, (“The Ides of March,” “Moneyball”)

Best Ensemble Performance
1. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
2. “A Separation”
3. “Midnight in Paris”
4. “Meek’s Cutoff”
5. “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

Best Web-Based Criticism 
1. Bilge Ebiri – They Live by Night 
2. Sarah Bunting – Tomato Nation 
3. Farran Smith Nehme - Self-Styled Siren
4. Sheila O’Malley – The Sheila Variations 

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2001
1. “Mulholland Drive”
2. “The Royal Tenenbaums”
3. “Donnie Darko”
4. “The Pledge”
5. “The Tailor of Panama”

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1986
1. “Hannah and Her Sisters”
2. “The Fly”
3. “Peggy Sue Got Married”
4. “Sid and Nancy”
5. “íThree Amigos!”

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1961
1. “Accattone”
2. “Yojimbo”
3. “Viridiana”
4. “The Misfits”
5. “La Notte”

Special Award: Best Film of the 1990s
1. “Fargo"
2. “GoodFellas”
3. “Magnolia”
4. “Unforgiven”
5. “Miller’s Crossing”
6. “Jackie Brown”
7. “Groundhog Day”
8. “Red”
9. “The Player”
10. “Being John Malkovich”

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