OKAY, SO I HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS: The best of the year so far


I know there’s three and a half months left until the end of the year, but since I have a little free time, I thought I’d go ahead and list my best of the year so far. This list will surely change come January of next year (and I don’t have a fourth supporting actress), but here it is anyway.

BEST PICTURE

Mother

The rest are in no particular order:

3 Idiots

Mesrine, Parts I and II

The Killer Inside Me

Mother and Child

Toy Story 3

Scott Pilgrim v. The World

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Animal Kingdom

Cyrus

Winter’s Bone

BEST ACTOR

Aamir Kahn–3 Idiots

Vincent Cassel – Mesrine, Parts I and II

Casey Affleck—The Killer Inside Me

John C. Reilly—Cyrus

Ben Stiller–Greenburg

BEST ACTRESS

Hye-ja Kim–Mother

Annette Benning—The Kids Are All Right; Mother and Child

Tilda Swinton—I Am Love

Noomi Rapace–The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played With Fire

Jennifer Lawrence–Winter’s Bone

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Helena Bonham-Carter—Alice In Wonderland

Jacki Weaver–Animal Kingdom

Dale Dickey–Winter’s Bone

Catherine Keener—Cyrus, Please Give

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Gerard Depardieu—Mesrine, Part I, Killer Instinct

Kieran Caulkin—Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Ned Beatty–Toy Story 3

John Hawkes–Winter’s Bone

Mickey Rourke–Iron Man 2

BEST ENSEMBLE

Cyrus

Animal Kingdom

BEST DIRECTOR

Christopher Knight—Inception

Joon-ho Bong–Mother

Edgar Wright–Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Rajkumar Hirani–3 Idiots

Michael Winterbottom–The Killer Inside Me

BEST SCREENPLAY

Eun-kyo Park, Joon-ho Bong, Wun-kyo Park–Mother

Rodrigo Garcia–Mother and Child

Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright–Scott Pilgrim v. the World

Mark and Jay Duplass–Cyrus

David Michod–Animal Kingdom

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