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Danny Baldwin has been writing about film on the Internet for over a decade, primarily for Bucket Reviews and, more recently, for CriticSpeak. Over the years, he has covered nearly a dozen film festivals, including AFI Fest and South by Southwest. His favorite films include The 400 Blows, M, My Neighbor Totoro and The Silence of the Lambs. Danny resides in San Diego, California.

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Best Feature-Length Film 
1. Take Shelter
2. Hugo
3. Midnight in Paris
4. The Tree of Life
5. A Separation
6. Martha Marcy May Marlene
7. The Skin I Live In
8. Young Adult
9. Le Quattro Volte
10. Contagion

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
2. Mel Gibson, The Beaver
3. Peyman Maadi, A Separation
4. Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
5. Antonio Banderas, The Skin I Live In

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
2. Charlize Theron, Young Adult
3. Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
4. Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
5. Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene
2. Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life
3. Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
4. Christopher Plummer, Beginners
5. Patton Oswalt, Young Adult

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter
2. Shailenne Woodley, The Descendants
3. Evan Rachel Wood, The Ides of March
4. Charlotte Gainsborg, Melancholia
5. Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Direction
1. Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter
2. Martin Scorsese, Hugo
3. Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
4. Pedro Almódovar, The Skin I Live In
5. Steven Soderbergh, Contagion

Best Screenplay 
1. Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter
2. Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
3. Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
4. Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
5. Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball

Best Cinematography 
1. Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
2. Robert Richardson, Hugo
3. Adam Stone, Take Shelter
4. Sean Bobbitt, Shame
5. Hoyte Van Hoytema, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Editing
1. Parke Gregg, Take Shelter
2. Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
3. Zachary Stuart-Pontier, Martha Marcy May Marlene
4. Thelma Schoonmaker, Hugo
5. Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, & Mark Yoshikawa, The Tree of Life

Best Music 
1. The Tree of Life
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
3. The Muppets
4. Rango
5. The Artist

Best Cinematic Moment 
1. Take Shelter – Samatha outlines a plan for the family to deal in spite of Curtis’ mistakes/issues
2. Take Shelter – Final scene
3. The Tree of Life – Creation
4. Hugo – Melies backstory
5. The Artist – Invention of sound nightmare
6. Le Quattro Volte – Goats/dog/truck
7. Drive – “Don’t worry. That’s it. There’s no pain.”
8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Sail away
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part Two – Voldemort announces Harry’s death to Hogwarts
10. Certified Copy – Everything changes (in the café)

Best Cinematic Breakthrough 
1. Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life
2. Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
3. Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
4. Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
5. Brit Marling, Another Earth

Best Body of Work 
1. Jessica Chastain – Coriolanus, The Debt, The Help, Take Shelter, The Tree of Life
2. Michael Fassbender – A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Shame, X-Men: First Class
3. Alexendre Desplat – A Better Life, Carnage, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, The Ides of March, The Tree of Life
4. Stellan Skarsgaard – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Melancholia, A Somewhat Gentle Man, Thor
5. Brad Pitt – Happy Feet Two, Moneyball, The Tree of Life

Best Ensemble Performance
1. A Separation
2. Midnight in Paris
3. The Tree of Life
4. Young Adult
5. A Dangerous Method

Best Web-Based Criticism 

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2001
1. A Beautiful Mind
2. Ghost World
3. In the Bedroom
4. Black Hawk Down
5. Frailty

Special Award: Best Film of the 1990s
1. The Silence of the Lambs
2. Hoop Dreams
3. Titanic
4. Close-Up 
5. Se7en
6. Before Sunrise
7. Fargo
8. Funny Games
9. Crumb
10. All About My Mother

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