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Mark Pfeiffer began as a film critic when he and co-producer/co-host Paul Markoff created the WOCC-TV3 program Now Playing in 1997. The show is entering its twelfth year of production. He maintains his own site, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema, and has written for other online publications. Mark is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and Central Ohio Film Critics Association. He is a juror for the Columbus International Film and Video Festival and has assisted with programming the Deep Focus Film Festival.

Best Feature-Length Film
1. There Will Be Blood
2. Ratatouille
3. Once
4. No Country for Old Men
5. Atonement
6. Hot Fuzz
7. Music and Lyrics
8. I’m Not There
9. Sunshine
10. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2. Chris Cooper, BREACH
3. Ryan Gosling, LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
4. George Clooney, MICHAEL CLAYTON
5. Sam Riley, CONTROL

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Carice van Houten, BLACK BOOK
2. Laura Linney, THE SAVAGES
3. Amy Adams, ENCHANTED
4. Keri Russell, WAITRESS
5. Ellen Page, JUNO

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Casey Affleck, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
2. Irfan Khan, A MIGHTY HEART
3. Tom Wilkinson, MICHAEL CLAYTON
4. Javier Bardem, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
5. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, SUPERBAD

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Cate Blanchett, I’M NOT THERE
2. Margo Martindale, PARIS, JE T’AIME
3. Emily Mortimer, LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
4. Jennifer Garner, JUNO
5. Saorirse Ronan, ATONEMENT

Best Direction
1. Paul Thomas Anderson, THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2. Brad Bird, RATATOUILLE
3. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
4. Joe Wright, ATONEMENT
5. Edgar Wright, HOT FUZZ

Best Screenplay
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2. RATATOUILLE
3. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
4. ATONEMENT
5. THE SAVAGES

Best Cinematography
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
3. I’M NOT THERE
4. THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
5. ATONEMENT

Best Music (original, adapted, or compiled)
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2. RATATOUILLE
3. ONCE
4. ATONEMENT
5. LUST, CAUTION

Best Cinematic Moment
1. Baptism, THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2. “I drink your milkshake!”, THERE WILL BE BLOOD
3. Carol in the park, PARIS, JE T’AIME
4. Final interview, ATONEMENT
5. Gas station coin flip, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
6. Patrick the babysitter, GONE BABY GONE
7. Performed nightly on stage, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
8. “When You’re Mind’s Made Up”, ONCE
9. “Pop! Goes My Heart”, MUSIC AND LYRICS
10. Anton Ego’s childhood remembrance, RATAOUILLE

Best Cinematic Breakthrough
1. Casey Affleck, ASSASSINATION, GONE BABY GONE, and OCEAN’S THIRTEEN
2. Carice van Houten, BLACK BOOK
3. Michael Cera, SUPERBAD
4. Ben Affleck, GONE BABY GONE
5. Julie Delpy, 2 DAYS IN PARIS

Best Body of Work
1. Casey Affleck, ASSASSINATION, GONE BABY GONE, and OCEAN’S THIRTEEN
2. Josh Brolin, AMERICAN GANGSTER, GRINDHOUSE, IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH, and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
3. Christian Bale, 3:10 TO YUMA, I’M NOT THERE, and RESCUE DAWN
4. Irfan Khan, THE DARJEELING LIMITED, A MIGHTY HEART, and THE NAMESAKE
5. Cate Blanchett, ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE and I’M NOT THERE

Best Ensemble Performance
1. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
2. 3:10 TO YUMA
3. THERE WILL BE BLOOD
4. I’M NOT THERE
5. LARS AND THE REAL GIRL

Best new DVD Release
1. STRANGER THAN PARADISE
2. DAYS OF HEAVEN
3. KILLER OF SHEEP

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1997
1. THE ICE STORM
2. THE SWEET HEREAFTER
3. JACKIE BROWN
4. BOOGIE NIGHTS
5. HANDS ON A HARD BODY

There Will Be Blood

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