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the 17th annual
cadet film awards 2010


best picture


Top 10 of 2010
  1. Inception (Christopher Nolan)
  2. I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino)
  3. Animal Kingdom (David Mich˘d)
  4. The Fighter (David O. Russell)
  5. The King's Speech (Tom Hooper)
  6. The Social Network (David Fincher)
  7. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)
  8. Barney's Version (Richard Lewis)
  9. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)
  10. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)
Honourable Mentions
The Company Men (John Wells), Daybreakers (Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig),
Fair Game (Doug Liman), 127 Hours (Danny Boyle),
Restrepo (Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger),
Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese), The Town (Ben Affleck).

best director


Christopher Nolan

David Mich˘d Animal Kingdom
Derek Cianfrance Blue Valentine
David O. Russell The Fighter
Luca Guadagnino I Am Love
David Fincher The Social Network

best lead actor


Ryan Gosling
Blue Valentine

Paul Giamatti Barney's Version
Ben Affleck The Company Men
Mark Wahlberg The Fighter
Colin Firth The King's Speech
James Franco 127 Hours

best lead actress


Natalie Portman
Black Swan

Lesley Manville Another Year
Michelle Williams Blue Valentine
Naomi Watts Fair Game
Tilda Swinton I Am Love
Annette Bening Mother and Child & The Kids Are All Right

best supporting actor


Geoffrey Rush
The King's Speech

Dustin Hoffman Barney's Version
Sean Penn Fair Game
Mark Ruffalo The Kids Are All Right
Richard Jenkins Let Me In
Andrew Garfield The Social Network

best supporting actress


Jacki Weaver
Animal Kingdom

Rosamund Pike Barney's Version
Barbara Hershey Black Swan
Amy Adams The Fighter
Marion Cotillard Inception
Kerry Washington Mother and Child

best limited/cameo performance - male


Jack McGee
The Fighter

Saul Rubinek Barney's Version
Bruce McGill Fair Game
Guy Pearce The King's Speech
Tom Wilkinson The Ghost Writer
Pete Postlethwaite The Town

best limited/cameo performance - female


Rooney Mara
The Social Network

Imelda Staunton Another Year
Sally Hawkins Never Let Me Go
Juliette Lewis Conviction
Sandra Oh Rabbit Hole
Patricia Clarkson Shutter Island

best original screenplay


Derek Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne & Joey Curtis
Blue Valentine

David Mich˘d Animal Kingdom
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz & John J. McLaughlin Black Swan
Christopher Nolan Inception
David Seidler The King's Speech

best adapted screenplay


Aaron Sorkin
The Social Network

Michael Konyves Barney's Version
John Wells The Company Men
Jez Butterworth & John Butterworth Fair Game
Robert Harris & Roman Polanski The Ghost Writer

best dramatic score


Hans Zimmer

Anthony Partos Animal Kingdom
John Adams I Am Love
Alexandre Desplat The King's Speech
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross The Social Network
Daft Punk Tron: Legacy

best comedy/musical score


John Powell
How To Train Your Dragon

Pasquale Catalano Barney's Version
David Arnold Made in Dagenham
Alan Menken Tangled
Randy Newman Toy Story 3

best original song


"Bound to You"
Christina Aguilera, Samuel Dixon & Sia Furler

"Sticks & Stones", Jonsi How To Train Your Dragon
"Little One", Lucy Schwartz Mother and Child
"If I Rise", Dido, Rollo & A.R. Rahman 127 Hours
"Shine", John Legend Waiting For 'Superman'

best non-english language film


I Am Love



best cinematography


Wally Pfister

Matthew Libatique Black Swan
Pawel Edelman The Ghost Writer
Yorick Le Saux I Am Love
Robert Richardson Shutter Island
Roger Deakins True Grit

best film editing


Lee Smith

Tariq Anwar The King's Speech
Jon Harris 127 Hours
Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Angus Wall & Kirk Baxter The Social Network

best production design


Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
The King's Speech

Mark Ricker, Rena DeAngelo Conviction
Francesca Baletta di Mottola, Monica Sironi I Am Love
Guy Dyas, Lisa Chugg, Paul Healy, Douglas A. Mowat Inception
Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo Shutter Island

best costume design


Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy & Amy Westcott
Black Swan

Colleen Atwood Alice in Wonderland
Antonella Canarozzi I Am Love
Jeffrey Kurland Inception
Mary Zophres True Grit

best sound mixing


The Social Network

How to Train Your Dragon
Shutter Island
The Way Back

best sound editing



Fair Game
The Town
The Way Back

best makeup/hairstyling


The Wolfman

Barney's Version
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Way Back

best visual effects



Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Tron: Legacy

best stunt direction/ensemble



The Fighter
The Town

best australian film


Animal Kingdom

The King's Speech (co-production)

best documentary



Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

best ensemble


The Fighter

Barney's Version
The King's Speech
The Social Network
The Town

best breakthrough/debut


Armie Hammer
The Social Network

Mila Kunis Black Swan
Chloe Grace Moretz Kick-Ass & Let Me In
Miles Teller Rabbit Hole
Delphine Chaneac Splice
Hailee Steinfeld True Grit

best animated feature


Toy Story 3

How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist

best voiceover performance


Jay Baruchel
How to Train Your Dragon

Steve Carell Despicable Me
Craig Ferguson How to Train Your Dragon
Aaron Sullivan Kick-Ass
Ned Beatty Toy Story 3

best titles sequence



Devil       I Am Love       127 Hours       Splice


best poster


best scene


Toy Story 3
"Andy's Last Ride with Buzz"

The Fighter "Triumph"
How to Train Your Dragon "First Flight"
The Ghost Writer "The Ending"
Inception "Paris Folded"
Inception "Zero Gravity Fight"
The King's Speech "Cursing"
127 Hours "Final Premonition"
127 Hours "The Today Show"
Rabbit Hole "I Might Have Been Going Too Fast"


wins tally

Inception 8

The Social Network 4

Black Swan 3
Blue Valentine 3

Animal Kingdom 2
The Fighter 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The King's Speech 2

Toy Story 3 2

Burlesque 1
I Am Love 1
Restrepo 1
The Wolfman 1


multiple nominations tally

Inception 15

The King's Speech 11

The Social Network 10

The Fighter 9

I Am Love 9

Barney's Version 8

Black Swan 8
Animal Kingdom 7
How to Train Your Dragon 7
127 Hours 6

Blue Valentine 5
Fair Game 5

The Ghost Writer 4
Rabbit Hole 4
Shutter Island 4
The Town 4
Toy Story 3 4

Kick-Ass 3
Mother and Child 3
Splice 3
True Grit 3
The Way Back 3

Another Year 2
The Company Men 2
Conviction 2
Devil 2
The Kids Are All Right 2
Let Me In 2
Scott Pilgrim vs the World 2
Tron: Legacy 2

Alice in Wonderland 1
Babies 1
Buried 1
Burlesque 1
Daybreakers 1
Despicable Me 1
For Colored Girls 1
Gasland 1
Hereafter 1
The Illusionist 1
Inside Job 1
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 1
Made in Dagenham 1
Never Let Me Go 1
Restrepo 1
Tangled 1
Waiting for 'Superman' 1

Please note that eligibility periods and category placements may not be 100% accurate, and is in the sole discretion of the writer to do as he wishes. Thanks.