Sean Burns 2011

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Sean Burns has been the lead film critic for Philadelphia Weekly since 1999, and also currently writes for The Improper Bostonian. His work has previously appeared in The Boston Metro, Matinee Magazine, The Nashville Scene, Time Out New York and The House Next Door. He graduated from New York University with a degree in Film and Television Production, then spent the next three years living in his mother’s basement. Burns was a recurring guest on the late David Brudnoy's WBZ 1030 AM Radio Show, and in 2002 received an award for Excellence in Criticism from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is often told that he "smokes too much and drives like an old lady."

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. Drive
2. Hugo
3. Carnage
4. Melancholia
5. Meek’s Cutoff
6. Shame
7. Certified Copy
8. Martha Marcy May Marlene
9. We Need To Talk About Kevin
10. Midnight In Paris

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Brad Pitt, Moneyball
2. Michael Fassbender, Shame
3. Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
4. George Clooney, The Descendants
5. Ryan Gosling, Drive

Best Lead Performance, Female 
1. Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia
2. Juliette Binoche, Certified Copy
3. Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
4. Michelle Williams, Meek’s Cutoff
5. Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Performance, Male 
1. Albert Brooks, Drive
2. John C. Reilly, Carnage
3. Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love
4. Christoph Waltz, Carnage
5. Paul Bettany, Margin Call

Best Supporting Performance, Female 
1. Jodie Foster, Carnage
2. Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
3. Kate Winslet, Carnage
4. Carey Mulligan, Shame
5. Helen McCrory, Hugo

Best Direction 
1. Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive
2. Martin Scorsese, Hugo
3. Roman Polanski, Carnage
4. Lars Von Trier, Melancholia
5. Kelly Reichardt, Meek’s Cutoff

Best Screenplay
1. Carnage
2. Moneyball
3. A Separation
4. Certified Copy
5. The Guard

Best Cinematography 
1. The Tree Of Life
2. Drive
3. Bellflower
4. Hugo
5. Melancholia

Best Editing 
1. Drive
2. 13 Assassins
3. Martha Marcy May Marlene
4. Fast Five
5. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Best Music 
1. Drive
2. The Muppets
3. Melancholia
4. Attack The Block
5. Contagion

Best Cinematic Moment 
1. “Elevator Kiss, Then Head-Stomp” - Drive
2. “149 Stories Up” – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
3. “Overture” - Melancholia
4. “Touring Melies’ Studio” - Hugo
5. “Dragging The Safe” – Fast Five
6. “Total Massacre” (the banner) – 13 Assassins
7. “The Detective Has Gone Missing” – Midnight In Paris 
8. “New York, New York” - Shame
9. “Star Spangled Man” – Captain America: The First Avenger
10. “Werewolf Falls In Love With Baby” – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One

Best Body of Work
1. John C. Reilly – Carnage, Terri, Cedar Rapids, We Need To Talk About Kevin 
2. Michael Fassbender – Shame, A Dangerous Method, X-Men: First Class
3. Brad Pitt – Moneyball, The Tree Of Life
4. Ryan Gosling – Drive, Crazy Stupid Love, The Ides Of March
5. Cliff Martinez – Drive, Contagion

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2001
1. Made 
2. Y Tu Mama Tambien
3. Gosford Park
4. A.I. Artifical Intelligence
5. Freddy Got Fingered

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1986
1. Blue Velvet
2. Down By Law
3. Manhunter
4. Something Wild
5. Heartbreak Ridge

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