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Without trying, The Dread Pirate Steven Carlson has apparently garnered a reputation as some manner of expert on cult/exploitation films, through his blog The Ongoing Cinematic Education of Steven Carlson. As much as he has a taste for all kinds of film, he'll admit that he finds himself unaccountably drawn to less reputable genre work, mainly because he likes to watch blood and titties. Besides, he figures it's better to be renowned as an authority on something than nothing. He tries to balance out his Something Weird addiction by also continuing his quest to one day see everything in The Criterion Collection. His in-laws think his taste is "uh... interesting."

Best Feature-Length Film
1. Ratatouille
2. Gone Baby Gone
3. My Kid Could Paint That
4. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
5. Day Night Day Night
6. 28 Weeks Later
7. Joshua
8. The Lives of Others
9. No Country for Old Men
10. Fido

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Sam Rockwell (Joshua)
2. Ulrich Muhe (The Lives of Others)
3. Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
4. Michael Shannon (Bug)
5. Gordon Pinsent (Away from Her)

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Luisa Williams (Day Night Day Night)
2. Ashley Judd (Bug)
3. Ellen Page (Juno)
4. Seong Hyeon-a (Time)
5. Carice van Houten (Black Book)

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
2. Jacob Kogan (Joshua)
3. Jeff Goldblum (Fay Grim)
4. Chris Cooper (Breach)
5. Stephen Graham (This Is England)

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone)
2. Zoe Bell (Grindhouse)
3. Laura Linney (Breach)
4. Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
5. Sigourney Weaver (The TV Set)

Best Direction
1. Tsai Ming-liang (The Wayward Cloud)
2. Joel & Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)
3. Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night)
4. George Ratliff (Joshua)
5. Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)

Best Screenplay
1. Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard (Gone Baby Gone)
2. Joel & Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)
3. Brad Bird (Ratatouille)
4. David Gilbert & George Ratliff (Joshua)
5. Julia Loketv (Day Night Day Night)

Best Cinematography
1. Liao Pen-jung (The Wayward Cloud)
2. Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men)
3. Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood)
4. Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (Syndromes and a Century)
5. Eric Gautier (Into the Wild)

Best Music (original, adapted, or compiled)
1. Ratatouille
2. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
3. There Will Be Blood
4. Into the Wild
5. Once

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Ego's flashback (Ratatouille)
2. "Cut You Up With a Linoleum Knife" (Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters)
3. Breaching the wall (The Wayward Cloud)
4. First attempt (Day Night Day Night)
5. Don runs (28 Weeks Later)
6. A question of morals (Gone Baby Gone)
7. The Hotel Eagle (No Country for Old Men)
8. Ship's Mast (Grindhouse)
9. Bowling for Eli (There Will Be Blood)
10. Ryan Reynolds makes his choice (Smokin' Aces)

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Luisa Williams (Day Night Day Night)
2. Ben Affleck, Director (Gone Baby Gone)
3. Jacob Kogan (Joshua)
4. Josh Brolin (Grindhouse/No Country for Old Men)
5. Carice van Houten (Black Book)

Best Body of Work
1. Josh Brolin, actor (Grindhouse/No Country for Old Men)
2. Edgar Wright, director (Don't/Hot Fuzz)
3. Michael Cera, actor (Juno/Superbad)
4. Liao Pen-jung (I Don't Want to Sleep Alone/The Wayward Cloud)
5. Will Arnett, voice actor (Don't/Ratatouille)

Best Ensemble Performance
1. No Country for Old Men
2. Grindhouse
3. Offside
4. Gone Baby Gone
5. Michael Clayton

Best new DVD Release
1. Ace in the Hole (Criterion)
2. The Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection (Anchor Bay)
3. Early Bergman (Criterion/Eclipse)

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1997
1. Boogie Nights
2. Sick
3. L.A. Confidential
4. Affliction
5. Funny Games

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1982
1. Pink Floyd: The Wall
2. Koyaanisqatsi
3. Eating Raoul
4. E.T.: The Extraterrestrial
5. Tenebrae

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1957
1. Throne of Blood
2. Sweet Smell of Success
3. The Seventh Seal
4. Paths of Glory
5. Wild Strawberries

Ratatouille

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