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Andrew Bemis is the proprietor of the blog Cinevistaramascope. He has also written for the Images Focus Newsletter, the North Adams Transcript, and the VHS-culture zine Samurai Dreams. Andrew is an aspiring filmmaker, a sometime background actor, and a projectionist at Images Cinema in Williamstown. He lives in North Adams, MA with his wife, daughter and two cats.

Best Feature-Length Film
1. There Will Be Blood
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. No Country for Old Men
4. Zodiac
5. I’m Not There
6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
8. Grindhouse
9. The Darjeeling Limited
10. Ratatouille

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
2. Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
3. Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
4. Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men
5. Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Carice van Houten, Black Book
2. Nicole Kidman, Margot at the Wedding
3. Julie Christie, Away From Her
4. Rose McGowan, Planet Terror
5. Anna Faris, Smiley Face

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Kurt Russell, Death Proof
2. Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
3. Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood
4. Robert Downey Jr., Zodiac
5. Nick Frost, Hot Fuzz

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
2. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Margot at the Wedding
3. Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
4. Kelly MacDonald, No Country for Old Men
5. Imelda Staunton, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Best Direction
1. Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
2. Andrew Dominik, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
4. David Fincher, Zodiac
5. Todd Haynes, I’m Not There

Best Screenplay
1. I’m Not There
2. No Country for Old Men
3. There Will Be Blood
4. Grindhouse
5. The Darjeeling Limited

Best Cinematography
1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
2. There Will Be Blood
3. No Country for Old Men
4. Control
5. Margot at the Wedding

Best Music (original, adapted, or compiled)
1. There Will Be Blood
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. Eastern Promises
4. Ratatouille
5. Zodiac

Best Cinematic Moment
1. “If you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake…” – There Will Be Blood
2. Jesse James adjusts a frame – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3. Chigurh, the man from Temple, the lucky coin, the crinkling wrapper – No Country for Old Men
4. Stuntman Mike eating nachos while “Stagolee” plays on the jukebox – Death Proof
5. The first duet in the music store - Once
6. Anton Ego takes a bite of a “peasant’s dish,” is transported to his childhood - Ratatouille
7. Jude and her band open fire on an unsuspecting audience of folkies – I’m Not There
8. Hurdy Gurdy Man - Zodiac
9. “Are these Jewish?” – Black Book
10: The dick montage - Superbad

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Carice van Houten
2. Michael Cera
3. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
4. Zoe Bell
5. Diablo Cody

Best Body of Work
1. Roger Deakins
2. Josh Brolin
3. Seth Rogen
4. Edgar Wright
5. Harris Savides

Best Ensemble Performance
1. I’m Not There
2. Zodiac
3. No Country for Old Men
4. The Darjeeling Limited
5. Hot Fuzz

Best new DVD Release
1. Blade Runner (Five-Disc Collector’s Edition)
2. Two-Lane Blacktop: Criterion Collection
3. From Beyond

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1997
1. Boogie Nights
2. Jackie Brown
3. L.A. Confidential
4. Kundun
5. The Ice Storm

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1982
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
2. Blade Runner
3. The Thing
4. Creepshow
5. Fitzcarraldo

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1957
1. The Seventh Seal
2. Throne of Blood
3. The Bridge on the River Kwai
4. Kanal
5. Paths of Glory

There Will Be Blood

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