Craig D. Lindsey 2008

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When he's not cyberstalking Helen Mirren, Craig D. Lindsey is the film critic/reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer, where he occasionally writes the "Uncle Crizzle" blog. He can also be Twittered.


Best Feature-Length Film

1. Happy-Go-Lucky


3. The Dark Knight

4. Encounters at the End of the World

5. Burn After Reading

6. Rachel Getting Married

7. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

8. A Christmas Tale

9. Let the Right One In

10. Paranoid Park


Best Lead Performance, Male

1. Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

2. Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

3. Sean Penn, Milk

4. Paul Rudd, Role Models

5. Robert Downey, Jr., Iron Man


Best Lead Performance, Female

1. Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

2. Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

3. Melissa Leo, Frozen River

4. Asia Argento, The Last Mistress

5. Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road


Best Supporting Performance, Male

1. Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder

2. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

3. John Malkovich, Burn After Reading

4. Russell Brand, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

5. Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky


Best Supporting Performance, Female

1. Debra Winger, Rachel Getting Married

2. Viola Davis, Doubt

3. Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

4. Mila Kunis, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

5. Hiam Abbass, The Visitor


Best Direction

1. Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight

2. Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky

3. Andrew Stanton, WALL*E

4. Arnaud Desplechin, A Christmas Tale

5. Joel & Ethan Coen, Burn After Reading


Best Screenplay

(original or adapted)

1.Jonathan & Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight

2. Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky

3. Joel & Ethan Coen, Burn After Reading

4. Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter & Jim Reardon, WALL*E

5. John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In


Best Cinematography

(film or video)

1. Emmanuel Lubezki, Burn After Reading

2. Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight

3. Christopher Doyle and Rain Kathy Li, Paranoid Park

4. Hoyte Van Hoytema, Let the Right One In

5. Harris Savides, Milk


Best Music

(original, adapted, or compiled)

1. compiled, Pineapple Express

2. Carter Burwell, Burn After Reading

3. J. Ralph, Man on Wire

4. Gary Yershon, Happy-Go-Lucky

5. Henry Kaiser & David Lindley, Encounters at the End of the World


Best Cinematic Moment

1. The Dark Knight — 18-wheeler flipping over

2. Burn After Reading — the unveiling of Clooney’s “creation”

3. Doubt — Streep & Hoffman shifting power via sitting behind a desk

4. Pineapple Express — Rogen, Franco & McBride’s three-way


5. JCVD — Van Damme’s fourth wall-breaking, sorry-for-being-a-dick monologue

6. Flawless — old Demi Moore walking away as young Demi Moore at the end

7. Encounters at the End of the World — “Are penguins gay?”

8. Let the Right One In — the cat takedown

9. Gran Torino — “Get your ofay, paddy-ass outta here!”

10. Iron ManDowney and Bridges arguing over pizza


Best Cinematic Breakthrough

1. Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky (actress)

2. Tomas Alfredson, Let the Right One In (director)

3. Jason Segel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall (actor/co-writer)

4. Olivia Thirlby, Snow Angels/The Wackness (actress)

5. Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (actress)


Best Body of Work

1. Elizabeth Banks, Zack & Miri Make A Porno/Role Models/W./Meet Dave

2. Robert Downey, Jr., Iron Man/Tropic Thunder

3. David Gordon Green, Snow Angels/Pineapple Express (director)/Shotgun Stories (producer)

4. Richard Jenkins, The Visitor/Burn After Reading/Step Brothers

5. Danny McBride, The Foot Fist Way/Pineapple Express/Tropic Thunder


Best Ensemble Performance

1. Happy-Go-Lucky

2. Burn After Reading

3. A Christmas Tale

4. Rachel Getting Married

5. The Dark Knight


Best Movie-Related Web Site


2. The Man Who Viewed Too Much

3. SpoutBlog

4. Rightwing Film Geek

5. Interface 2037


10th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1998

1. Out of Sight

2. The Big Lebowski

3. Saving Private Ryan

4. Buffalo ‘66

5. Living Out Loud


25th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1983

1. Local Hero

2. Trading Places

3. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

4. Scarface

5. The Dead Zone


50th Anniversary Award, Best Feature Film 1958

1. Touch of Evil

2. Vertigo

3. The Blob

4. Buchanan Rides Alone

5. Big Deal on Madonna Street

Miscellaneous commentary:

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