Kenji Fujishima 2011

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By day, Kenji Fujishima is a news assistant on the Global News Desk of The Wall Street Journal. By night, however, he is a roving condoning and general arts enthusiast constantly on the lookout for the sublime in life. His writings can be found on both Slant Magazine's blog The House Next Door and Slant Magazine proper, occasionally on The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog and on his own blog, My Life, at 24 Frames Per Second.

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Best Feature-Length Film
1. The Tree of Life
2. Margaret
3. Love Exposure
4. Certified Copy
5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
6.  Cave of Forgotten Dreams
7. A Separation
8. Beginners
9. Melancholia
10. Heartbeats

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
2. Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3. Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
4. Brad Pitt, Moneyball
5. Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Anna Paquin, Margaret
2. Yun Jeong-hie, Poetry
3. Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
4. Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia
5. Ellen Page, Super

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Christopher Plummer, Beginners
2. Albert Brooks, Drive
3. Yusuke Iseya, 13 Assassins
4. Tom Hardy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
5. Armie Hammer, J. Edgar

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Jeannie Berlin, Margaret
2. J. Smith-Cameron, Margaret
3. Sareh Bayat, A Separation
4. Sarah Paulson, Martha Marcy May Marlene
5. Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Direction
1. Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life
2. Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3. Kenneth Lonergan, Margaret
4. Shion Sono, Love Exposure
5. Raúl Ruiz, Mysteries of Lisbon

Best Screenplay 
1. Kenneth Lonergan, Margaret
2. Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3. Shion Sono, Love Exposure
4. Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
5. Carlos Saboga, Mysteries of Lisbon

Best Cinematography
1. Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life
2. Josée Deshaies, House of Pleasures
3. André Szankowski, Mysteries of Lisbon
4. Hoyte Van Hoytema, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
5. Joel Hodge, Bellflower

Best Editing
1. Stephen Mirrione, Contagion
2. Zachary Stuart-Pontier, Martha Marcy May Marlene
3. Paul Hirsch, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol
4. Kenji Yamashita, 13 Assassins
5. Dana Bunescu, The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu

Best Music
1. The Tree of Life
2. Margaret
3. Contagion
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
5. Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol

Best Cinematic Moment 
1. The bus accident, Margaret
2. The Creation, The Tree of Life
3. The opening credits, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
4. The one-take vehicle chase, The Adventures of Tintin
5. Dubai, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol
6. The dream with the catfish, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
7. Joey’s ride into No Man’s Land, War Horse
8. The closing of the bordello, set to The Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin,” House of Pleasures
9. The wife confronts the cheating husband, Tuesday, After Christmas
10. The song sung while the screen goes B&W, To Die Like a Man

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Evan Glodell
2. Elizabeth Olsen
3. Khomotso Manyaka
4. Adepero Oduye
5. Shailene Woodley

Best Body of Work
1. Jessica Chastain
2. Michael Fassbender
3. Cliff Martinez
4. Werner Herzog
5. Sion Sono

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Margaret
2. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3. The Tree of Life
4. A Separation
5. Love Exposure

Best Web-Based Criticism

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2001
1. Mulholland Drive
2. The Man Who Wasn’t There
3. Pulse
4. Waking Life
5. Ghost World

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1986
1. Down by Law
2. The Fly
3. Sherman’s March
4. The Green Ray
5. Blue Velvet

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1961
1. Viridiana
2. Last Year at Marienbad
3. Chronicle of a Summer
4. Jules and Jim
5. Leon Morin, Priest

Special Award: Best Film of the 1990s
1. The Puppetmaster
2. Close-Up
3. Fallen Angels
4. Miller’s Crossing
5. Sátántangó
6. Rosetta
7. A Brighter Summer Day
8. The Thin Red Line
9. JFK
10. The Long Day Closes

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