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The 1st Annual Edgy Award Winners

Well, Hollywood’s biggest night is this Sunday. However, the biggest night for this particular blog is right here and now. I announced the nominees for this year’s Edgy Awards last week and it’s now time to bestow said honors upon the winners. As the results will show, several films have proven their excellence by taking a high number of awards. However, much of the love has been equally spread out. Interestingly, four films out of my Top Ten List went home empty handed, while a film that I would consider quite a disappointment still propelled itself to a win in one category.

Overall, these awards are a very accurate depiction of my opinion on films this year. Now, if only the Oscars had this type of taste. However, if the Oscars always matched exactly what one person thought the best, where’s the fun in that? That kind of reality would eliminate the fun of having an opinion in the first place. It would do away with genuine discussion and healthy argument over film. And, most importantly, it would take away from making this site it’s own unique vision.

NOTE: I have been awesome enough to include a video selection for each award chosen, either a short documentary describing the category or a clip from the film that best exhibits what it has been awarded. However, I can not guarantee that any of the clips selected do or do not contain spoilers. Therefore, if you haven’t yet seen the chosen film, do not watch the clip. Simple.

Also, a number of the clips do not allow embedment. But don’t give up, so easily. Just click the link and it will take you directly to the video’s Youtube link where you can view it. Once again, simple.

Without further adieu, here are the winners of the 2011 Edgy Awards!

 

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

 

“If I Rise” featured in “127 Hours”

Music by A.R. Rahman and Lyrics by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

Runner-Up: “Bred and Buttered” featured in “Winter’s Bone”


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

 

“The Social Network”

Composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

RUNNER-UP: “How to Train Your Dragon”

 

 

BEST MAKEUP EFFECTS

 

“127 Hours”

Tony Gardner and Ginger Anglin-Cervantes

(no good video, available)

RUNNER-UP: “The Wolfman”

 

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

 

“Inception”

Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley, Paul J. Franklin

RUNNER-UP: “TRON: Legacy”

 

 

BEST SOUND EDITING

 

“Inception”

Richard King

RUNNER-UP: “Toy Story 3”

 

 

BEST SOUND MIXING

 

“The Social Network”

Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and MIchael Weingarten

RUNNER-UP: “Inception”

 

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

 

“True Grit”

Mary Zophres


RUNNER-UP: “The King’s Speech”

 

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

“Inception”

Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias and Douglas A. Mowat


RUNNER-UP: “Shutter Island”

 

 

BEST EDITING


“The Social Network”

Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall


RUNNER-UP: “Inception”

 

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY


“Inception”

Wally Pfister


RUNNER-UP: “”True Grit”

 

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

 

“Vincere”

Marco Bellocchio


RUNNER-UP: “Dogtooth”

 

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM


“Toy Story 3”

Lee Unkrich


RUNNER-UP: “How to Train Your Dragon”

 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

 

“Exit Through the Gift Shop”

Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz


RUNNER-UP: “Inside Job”

 

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

 

“Another Year”

Mike Leigh

RUNNER-UP: “Inception”

 

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

 

“The Social Network”

Aaron Sorkin


RUNNER-UP: “Toy Story 3”

 

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE


Lesley Manville – “Another Year”

RUNNER-UP: Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”

 

 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE


John Hawkes – “Winter’s Bone”

RUNNER-UP: Christian Bale – “The Fighter”

 

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE


Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”

RUNNER-UP: Michelle Williams – “Blue Valentine”

 

 

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE


Jesse Eisenberg – “The Social Network”

(Eisenberg comes in at 35 seconds, or just enjoy the whole clip)

RUNNER-UP: Ryan Gosling – “Blue Valentine”

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR


David Fincher – “The Social Network”

RUNNER-UP: Christopher Nolan – “Inception”

 

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR


“The Social Network”

RUNNER-UP: “Toy Story 3”

 

I know I also promised some just-for-fun’s-sake awards, too, so here they are:

 

 

FUNNIEST FILM of the YEAR

“I Love You Phillip Morris”

MOST EXCITING FILM of the YEAR

“Inception”

MOST EMOTIONALLY MOVING FILM of the YEAR

“Toy Story 3”

MOST SURPRISING FILM of the YEAR

“The Fighter”

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM of the YEAR

“Monsters”

MOST UNDERRATED FILM of the YEAR

“I Love You Phillip Morris”

MOST OVERRATED FILM of the YEAR

“The King’s Speech”

BEST PROTAGONIST of the YEAR

Ree (Jennifer Lawrence) – “Winter’s Bone”

BEST ANTAGONIST of the YEAR

Lotso the Bear (Ned Beatty) – “Toy Story 3”

BEST ANTIHERO of the YEAR

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) – “The Social Network”

BEST ROMANCE of the YEAR

Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and Charlene Fleming (Amy Adams) – “The Fighter

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST of the YEAR

Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams, Mickey O’Keefe, Jack McGee – “The Fighter”

BEST OPENING of the YEAR

“The Social Network”

BEST ENDING of the YEAR

“Inception”

BEST SCENE of the YEAR

Eduardo finding out his shares have been depleted – “The Social Network”

BEST DIALOGUE of the YEAR

Anything from “The Social Network,” but especially:

“I wanna hire the Sopranos to beat the shit out of him.”

“We don’t have to do that. We can do that ourselves. I’m 6’5”, 220 and there’s two of me.”

WORST FILM of the YEAR

“Legion”

FILM I’VE SEEN ONCE and MOST WANT TO SEE AGAIN

“Blue Valentine”

 

Well, there you have it. “The Social Network” continues to be the most awarded film in cinematic history. We can chalk the Edgy up with the 31 Best Picture, 27 Best Director, 8 Best Actor, 7 Best Original Score and 34 Best Screenplay Awards that the film has taken down in the last three months. Soon, it will all come to an end.

Come this Sunday, we will discover if the Academy will choose to honor, in my opinion, the best film of the year or the most overrated film of the year. Stay tuned and I will bring you, my final predictions, what to watch for during the ceremony, and any other updates that may come up in the next 72 hours.

 

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  1. lily
    March 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, I agree with all of these (except my Best Actress is Giovanna Mezzogiorno and I don’t nominate Inception for anything except the technical awards). Great job on these picks!

  2. March 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Giovanna Mezzogiorno was astounding in “Vincere.” I’m so glad that at least the National Society of Film Critics gave her Best Actress (why I love the), but she deserved more recognition.

    Thanks for the props. Keep reading!

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