Bryce Wilson 2011

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Bryce Wilson has written about film for his blog Things That Don't Suck for the past four years and for The San Luis Obispo New Times for the past six. He's currently finishing the first draft of his book, "Son Of Danse Macabre: A Personal History Of The Horror Genre From 1981-2011", which can be previewed here.

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Best Feature-Length Film 
1. The Tree Of Life
2. Drive
3. Hugo
4. Midnight In Paris
5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
6. Bridesmaids
7. Melancholia
8. Rango
9. 13 Assassins
10. Warrior

Best Lead Performance, Male
1. Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
2. Ryan Gosling, Drive
3. Tom Hardy, Warrior
4. Ben Kingsley, Hugo
5. Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Lead Performance, Female
1. Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia
2. Jessica Chastain, The Tree Of Life
3. Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
4. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melancholia
5. Rooney Mara, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best Supporting Performance, Male
1. Brad Pitt, The Tree Of Life
2. Albert Brooks, Drive
3. Mark Strong, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
4. Alan Tudyk, Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil
5. Nick Nolte, Warrior

Best Supporting Performance, Female
1. Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
2. Marion Cotillard, Midnight In Paris
3. Emily Watson, War Horse
4. Kathy Bates, Midnight In Paris
5. Carey Mulligan, Drive

Best Direction
1. Terrence Malick, The Tree Of Life
2. Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
3. Martin Scorsese, Hugo
4. Takashi Miike, 13 Assassins
5. Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Screenplay 
1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan
2. Bridesmaids, Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
3. Moneyball, Steven Zaillian & Aaron Sorkin
4. Melancholia, Lars Von Trier
5. Young Adult, Diablo Cody

Best Cinematography 
1. Hugo, Robert Richardson
2. The Tree Of Life, Emmanuel Lubitz
3. Drive, Newton Thomas Sigel 
4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hoyt Von Hoytema
5. Melancholia, Manuel Alberto Claro
 
Best Editing
1. The Tree Of Life
2. Hugo
3. 13 Assassins
4. Drive
5. Rango

Best Music
1. Drive
2. Midnight in Paris
3. The Tree Of Life
4. Melancholia
5. Rango

Best Cinematic Moment 
1. “Where Were You Lord?”/Creation Montage in The Tree Of Life
2. The look on George Smiley’s face in the last shot of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3. Albert Brooks’s first murder in Drive
4. The first Ernest Hemingway scene in Midnight in Paris.
5. The opening ten minutes of Melancholia.
6. The unveiling of the banner in 13 Assassins.
7. Finding what was in Papa George’s locked cupboard in Hugo. 
8. The pawn shop robbery in Drive.
9. The Woodchipper gag and its aftermath in Tucker And Dale Versus Evil (“We’ve had a doozy of a day.”)
10. The airplane freakout in Bridesmaids

Best Cinematic Breakthrough 
1.  Tie For First Kristin Wiig and Paul Feig (an unremarkable TV director and annoying SNL cast member came together for greatness)
3. Takashi Miike (For his heretofore unsuspected ability to make something on the level.) 
4. Ryan Gosling (The callow kid who got all the hype for Half Nelson showed himself to be the real deal)
5. Gore Verbinski

Best Body of Work 
1. Martin Scorsese
2. Ryan Gosling
3. Steven Zallian
4. Stephen Spielberg
5. Jessica Chastan 

Best Ensemble Performance
1. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
2. Drive
3. Hugo
4. Bridesmaids
5. Melancholia

Best Web-Based Criticism 

10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 2001
1. The Royal Tenenbaums
2. Ghost World
3. Mulholland Drive
4. Donnie Darko
5. The Devil’s Backbone

25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1986
1. Big Trouble In Little China
2. Blue Velvet
3. Aliens
4. Mona Lisa
5. The Fly

50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1961
1. One Two Three
2. Underworld USA
3. The Hustler
4. Yojimbo
5. Through A Glass Darkly

Special Award: Best Film of the 1990s
1. Goodfellas
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Princess Mononoke 
4. Eyes Wide Shut
5. Primary Colors
6. A Simple Plan
7. Miller’s Crossing
8. 12 Monkeys
9. Unforgiven
10. The Blair Witch Project

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