Donald Carder 2012

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An excellent dancer, lousy mathematician, and pathological liar, Donald G. Carder (aka @theangrymick) was born as the result of of a genetic experiment-cum-practical joke seeking to discover what would happen if one were to mix Yankee Germanic stock with Southern Scots-Irish. As to the result, well, the jury is still out, but the general consensus has been that a) some scientists should be shot on sight, and b) the resultant offspring does make for an entertaining, if overly loquacious, party guest.

When Donald - or, Donny, if you meet him on a Tuesday - was a wee lad, he fell in with the Sunday morning movie crowd; lying around in his nappies watching the classics on TBS as he free-based a lethal concoction of Froot Loops and Chips Ahoy (a habit which persist to this very day). At eighteen, he took a job at a movie theater - as one does - and for the next dozen years or so, never saw the light of a breaking dawn (a habit which persists to this very day). Eventually discovering that a certain series of tubes could further feed his addiction to snappy patter, German expressionism, French ennui, and Swedish... erm... visual arts, he became a professional geek and humanitarian, building out the Internet and teaching people the most pragmatic ways to browse for pornography on company time. 

Nowadays, he takes an occasional tech consulting job, but mostly spends an inordinate amount of time living vicariously through the lives of characters borne from the imaginations of others, and his own fevered dreams. An occasionally published writer, he [poorly] maintains a blog [grandiloquently] titled Dreams of Arcadia, where each of the voices in his head write about film, fiction, memoir, and the general state of the world. He is a husband, believe it or not (a fact that floors him daily) and serves as father-figure and chief appurtenance for three felines, two canines, and that rat bastard of a squirrel that is just asking for it you wait and see mister don't you give me that look...

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Best Feature-Length Film 
1. Amour
2. Holy Motors
3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
4. The Deep Blue Sea
5. Elena
6. A Simple Life
7. Life of Pi
8. Oslo, August 31st
9. I Wish
10. The Master 

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Denis Lavant - Holy Motors
2. Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
3. Jean-Louis Trintignant - Amour
4. Thomas Doret - The Kid With a Bike
5. Mohamed Falag - Monsieur Lazhar

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea
2. Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
3. Nadezhda Markina - Elena
4. Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
5. Deannie Yip - A Simple Life

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Clarke Peters - Red Hook Summer
2. Dwight Henry - Beasts of the Southern Wild
3. Samuel L. Jackson - Django Unchained
4. Simon Russell Beale - The Deep Blue Sea
5. Matthew McConaughey - Killer Joe

Best Supporting Performance, Female 
1. Isabelle Huppert - Amour
2. Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Smashed
3. Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
4. Doona Bae - Cloud Atlas
5. Melanie Lynskey - Hello I Must Be Going

Best Direction
1. Michael Haneke - Amour
2. Leos Carax - Holy Motors
3. Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
4. Terence Davies - The Deep Blue Sea
5. Ang Lee - Life of Pi 

Best Screenplay
1. Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master
2. Terence Davies & Terence Rattigan - The Deep Blue Sea
3. Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ercan Kesal - Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
4. Andrey Zvyagintsev & Oleg Negin - Elena
5. Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt - Oslo, August 31st

Best Cinematography
1. Claudio Miranda - Life of Pi
2. Gökhan Tiryaki - Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
3. Robert Yoeman - Moonrise Kingdom
4. Florian Hoffmeister - The Deep Blue Sea
5. Arthur Wong - Painted Skin: The Resurrection

Best Editing
1. Ágnes Hranitzky - The Turin Horse
2. Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg - Zero Dark Thirty
3. Bora Göksingöl - Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
4. Leslie Jones & Peter McNulty - The Master
5. Nadine Muse & Monika Willi - Amour

Best Music 
1. Alexandre Desplat - Rust and Bone
2. Mychael Danna - Life of Pi
3. Dan Rohmer and Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild
4. Dario Marianelli - Anna Karenina
5. Jonathan Goldsmith - Take This Waltz

Best Cinematic Moment 
1. “Let My Baby Ride” - Holy Motors
2. The End of the World - The Turin Horse 
3. Richard Parker’s Vision of the Universe - Life of Pi
4. “I Dreamed a Dream” - Les Miserables
5. Hushpuppy and the Auroch - Beasts of the Southern Wild
6. Anne’s Stroke - Amour
7. Not Making a Wish - I Wish
8. The Final Shot - The Grey 
9. KFC - Killer Joe
10. Shawarma - The Avengers

Best Cinematic Breakthrough 
1. Ann Dowd - Compliance
2. Suraj Sharma - Life of Pi
3. Joe Carnahan - The Grey
4. Jason Clarke - Zero Dark Thirty
5. Michael Peńa - End of Watch

Best Body of Work 
1. Matthew McConaughey - Magic Mike/Bernie/Killer Joe/The Paperboy
2. Alexandre Desplat - Zero Dark Thirty/Argo/Rust and Bone/Moonrise Kingdom
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt - The Dark Knight Rises/Looper/Lincoln
4. Rosemarie Dewitt - Promised Land/The Watch/Nobody Walks/The Odd Life of Timothy Green
5. Nate Parker - Arbitrage/Red Hook Summer/Red Tails

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. Polisse 
3. I Wish (the kids)
4. The Deep Blue Sea
5. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2002 
1. The Twilight Samurai
2. 25th Hour
3. Far From Heaven
4. City of God
5. Russian Ark

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1987
1. Wings of Desire
2. The Last Emperor
3. House of Games
4. Au Revoir Les Enfants
5. The Dead

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1962
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Jules et Jim
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
5. The Longest Day

Special Award: Best Film of the 1970s
1. The Godfather 
2. The Godfather Part II 
3. Chinatown 
4. Star Wars 
5. Jaws
6. Taxi Driver
7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
8. Network
9. Apocalypse Now
10. Amarcord

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