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My Own Personal Awards

by Jonas Silgalis
I should thank and credit Uli³Cai​n for sharing his own list and so inspiring me to make my own. This is a great idea. It makes one think about all aspects of the film. It was a great joy to make this list. Best Picture ● The Big Lebowski ● The Godfather: Part II ● Pulp Fiction ● Fargo ● The Man Who Wasn’t There Best Director ● Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) ● Woody Allen (Hannah and Her Sisters) ● Steven Spielberg (Munich) ● Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (The Man Who Wasn’t There) ● David Fincher (Zodiac) Best Lead Actor ● Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski) ● Billy Bob Thorton (The Man Who Wasn’t There) ● Adrien Brody (The Pianist) ● Mathieu Amalric… Read more

I should thank and credit Uli³Cai​n for sharing his own list and so inspiring me to make my own. This is a great idea. It makes one think about all aspects of the film. It was a great joy to make this list.

Best Picture

The Big Lebowski
● The Godfather: Part II
● Pulp Fiction
● Fargo
● The Man Who Wasn’t There

Best Director

● Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)
● Woody Allen (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Steven Spielberg (Munich)
● Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (The Man Who Wasn’t There)
● David Fincher (Zodiac)

Best Lead Actor

● Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski)
Billy Bob Thorton (The Man Who Wasn’t There)
● Adrien Brody (The Pianist)
● Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
● Jean Reno (Léon)

Best Lead Actress

● Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose)
● Dianne Keaton (Annie Hall)
● Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs)
● Juliette Binoche (Three Colors: Blue)
Frances McDormand (Fargo)

Best Supporting Actor

● Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)
● John Goodman (The Big Lebowski)
Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II)
● Robert Downey Jr. (Zodiac)
● Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)

Best Supporting Actress

Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters)
● Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)
● Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
● Catherine Keener (Capote)
● Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club)

Best Original Screenplay

● Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
● Ramin Bahrani & Bahareh Azimi (Goodbye Solo)
● Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects)
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (Fargo)
● Woody Allen (Another Woman)

Best Adapted Screenplay

● Jiri Menzel (I Served the King of England)
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men)
● Ronald Harwood (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
● Anthony Minghella (The Talented Mr. Ripley)
● Traffic (Stephen Gaghan)

Best Cinematography

● Roger Deakins (Jarhead)
● Christopher Doyle (Chungking Express)
● Roger Deakins (Fargo)
● Janusz Kaminski (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
Roger Deakins (The Man Who Wasn’t There)

Best Editing

● Julian Clarke (District 9)
● Dody Dorn (Memento)
Michael Kahn (Munich)
● John Bloom (Gandhi)
● Sally Menke (Pulp Fiction)

Best Score

Alexandre Desplat (Lust, Caution)
● Craig Armstrong (The Quiet American)
● Harry Gregson-Williams (Spy Game)
● John Williams (Munich)
● John Williams (Star Wars)

Best Song

● “The Wrestler” by Bruce Springsteen from The Wrestler
● “Man of the Hour” by Pearl Jam from Big Fish
● “Another Way to Die” by Alicia Keys & Jack White from Quantum of Solace
Back to the House that Love Built” by Tito & Tarantula from Desperado
● “Regulate” by Warren G & Nate Dogg from Above the Rim

Best Art Direction

● Dante Ferretti (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
Terry Ackland-Snow, Nigel Phelps & Leslie Tomkins (Batman)
● Norman Garwood & Maggie Gray (Brazil)
● Leslie Dilley, Harry Lange & Alan Tomkins (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)
● Dante Ferretti (The Aviator)

Best Costumes

● Marie Antoinette
● The Talented Mr. Ripley
● Big Fish
● The King’s Speech
The Darjeeling Limited

Best Makeup

● Batman Returns
Life
● La Vie en Rose

Best Sound

Inception
● True Grit (2010)
● Jarhead
● Sin City
● Moon

Best Sound Effects Editing

● Inception
● Star Wars
Green Zone

Best Visual Effects

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
● A.I. Artificial Intelligence
● Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Best Foreign Language Film

● The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France)
I Served the King of England (Czech Republic)
● Il divo (Italy)
● The Beat That My Heart Skipped (France)
● Three Colours: Blue (France)

Best Documentary

● The Cove
● Fahrenheit 9/11
Inside Job
● 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep
● Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Animated Feature

● Monsters, Inc.
● Rango
● Ratatouille
● The Lion King
Spirited Away

Special award (for the most personal and inspirational film)

● Hearts in Atlantis
● Man on the Moon
● Léon
Big Fish
● 12 Angry Men

Multiple winners:

2 – Munich
2 – The Man Who Wasn’t There
2 – Fargo

The list below contains 19 winning films

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