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2010 Ten Best List

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 13, 2010 at 11:33AM

I've been feverishly catching up on screeners, knowing that I had to declare my ten best list on Friday's Oscar Talk. I filed my votes at the Village Voice and indieWIRE critics polls. And I filed my nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which announced Monday. It turns out that my number ten choice, Fish Tank, had a qualifying run in 2009. So I replaced it with The Ghost Writer. So here goes:
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Thompson on Hollywood

I've been feverishly catching up on screeners, knowing that I had to declare my ten best list on Friday's Oscar Talk. I filed my votes at the Village Voice and indieWIRE critics polls. And I filed my nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which announced Monday. It turns out that my number ten choice, Fish Tank, had a qualifying run in 2009. So I replaced it with The Ghost Writer. So here goes:

2010 TEN BEST LIST:
Best Film »
1) Winter's Bone
2) The Kids Are All Right
3) The Social Network
4) Toy Story 3
5) Inside Job
6) Carlos
7) Let Me In
8) The King's Speech
9) True Grit
10) The Ghost Writer

Best Lead Performance »
1) Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
2) Colin Firth, The King's Speech
3) Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
4) Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
5) Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Best Supporting Performance »
1) Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
2) Sam Rockwell, Conviction
3) Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
4) Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
5) Marion Cotillard Inception

Best Director »
1) Debra Granik, Winter's Bone

Best Documentary »
1) Restrepo

Best Screenplay »
1) Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best First Feature »
1) Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Undistributed Film »
1) Abel
2) Silent Souls

This article is related to: Franchises, Headliners, Reviews, Lists, Inception, Annette Bening, Colin Firth


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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.