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2010 Best Performances: Stand-Outs, Ensemble, Symbiotic

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 15, 2010 at 7:26AM

Here are Sophia Savage's Ten Stand-Out Performances, Five Best Ensemble Performances, and Best Symbiotic Performance of 2010 (in aphabetical order).
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Here are Sophia Savage's Ten Stand-Out Performances, Five Best Ensemble Performances, and Best Symbiotic Performance of 2010 (in aphabetical order).

Stand-Out Performances
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Lesley Manville, Another Year
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Tahar Rahim, A Prophet
Paprika Steen, Applause
Tilda Swinton, I Am Love
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Honorable mention: Marion Cotillard, Inception

 


Five Best Ensemble Performances:
Animal Kingdom
Another Year
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Honorable Mention: The Kids Are All Right

Best Symbiotic Performance:
Lars Eidinger and Birgit Minichmayr, Everyone Else (below)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.