Sunday, May 22, 2011

my Alex In Movieland awards, 3rd edition: Episode 1.

It’s the 3rd edition of my personal film awards. For previous ones click here and here. I’m happy I got to see more films, but still not as many as I would’ve liked. Here we go:
My favorites for 2010 will go down in 3 sets:

Episode 1: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Original Score.
Episode 2: Film, Director.
Episode 3: Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress.

Some facts about this year:

- all the eligible films will be mentioned.
- for the second time in a row I don’t think it was a great year for films. I’ve had only 2 of them ranking 8.5-9 with the rest of them reaching a maximum of 8/10.
- the performances were good, some great, but not mindblowing as a group (more in Episode 3).
- I was most exited about the Original Score category this year. At least 2 of them are history making and represent the highest achievements overall for this year.
- all rankings are obviously based on my subjective choices.- out of various reasons I avoided seeing: Let me In, Catfish, I’m Still Here, Paranormal Activity 2, Fish Tank, Restrepo. So they won’t be on the list.
- also, the following titles have been included in last year’s rundown: A Prophet, The Secret in Their Eyes, Ajami, Mary and Max. If you wanna see how they did, you can find them there.

List of eligible/seen films (71):

127 Hours, Agora, Alice in Wonderland, Animal Kingdom, Another Year, Applause, Barney’s Version, Biutiful, Black Swan, Blue Valentine, Burlesque, Clash of the Titans, Conviction, Country Strong, Creation, Despicable Me, Dogtooth, Easy A, Eat Pray Love, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Fair Game, The Fighter, For Colored Girls, Frankie & Alice, Get Low, The Ghost Writer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Greenberg, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Hereafter, How to Train Your Dragon, I Am Love, The Illusionist, In a Better World, Incendies, Inception, Inside Job, Iron Man 2, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Kids are All Right, The King’s Speech, Love and Other Drugs, Made in Dagenham, Mother, Mother and Child, Never Let Me Go, Outside the Law, Please Give, Rabbit Hole, Robin Hood, The Runaways, Salt, Sex and the City 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shutter Island, The Social Network, Somewhere, Tangled, The Tourist, The Town, Toy Story 3, TRON: Legacy, True Grit, Unstoppable, Waiting for Superman, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, The Way Back, White Material, Winter’s Bone, The Wolfman, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

The categories of Episode 1:


1. Mother and Child

2. Another Year

3. Animal Kingdom

4. Inception

5. Please Give

6. The Kids Are All Right
7. Mother
8. Blue Valentine
9. Biutiful
10. The King’s Speech


1. Toy Story 3

2. The Social Network

3. The Ghost Writer

4. Winter’s Bone

5. True Grit

6. How to Train Your Dragon
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Rabbit Hole
9. 127 Hours
10. Shutter Island


1. Inception (Wally Pfister)

2. Black Swan (Matthew Libatique)

3. TRON: Legacy (Claudio Miranda)

4. I Am Love (Yorick Le Saux)

5. Never Let Me Go (Adam Kimmel)

6. Mother
True Grit
9. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
10. In a Better World


1. Inception (Hans Zimmer)

2. TRON: Legacy (Daft Punk)

3. Never Let Me Go (Rachel Portman)

4. The Illusionist (Sylvain Chomet)

5. The King’s Speech (Alexandre Desplat)

6. The Social Network
Mother and Child
Toy Story 3
9. How to Train Your Dragon
10. Animal Kingdom

1 comment:

Malcolm said...

Now I really need to see Mother and Child!

You really have an interesting set of line-ups. Can't wait for the next episodes!