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Best Motion Picture – Drama

Inception

 


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Natalie PortmanBlack Swan

 


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jeff BridgesTrue Grit


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Marion CotillardInception


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Christian BaleThe Fighter


Best Motion Picture – Comedy

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Emma StoneEasy A


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Tom CruiseKnight and Day


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Chloe MoretzKick-Ass


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Kieran CulkinScott Pilgrim vs. the World


Best Director – Motion Picture

Edgar WrightScott Pilgrim vs. the World


Best Animated Feature Film

Toy Story 3


Best Original Screenplay

Morning GloryAline Brosh McKenna


Best Adapted Screenplay

True GritJoel Coen & Ethan Coen


Best Original Score

TRON: LegacyDaft Punk


Best Original Song

Something That I Want” by Grace PotterTangled


Best Art Direction

Alice In WonderlandTodd Cherniawsky, Stefan Dechant, Andrew L. Jones, Mike Stassi & Christina Ann Wilson


Best Cinematography

The King’s SpeechDanny Cohen


Best Costume Design

Black SwanAmy Westcott


Best Visual Effects

TRON: Legacy


Best Television Series – Drama

Burn Notice


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Karen GillanDoctor Who


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Timothy OlyphantJustified


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Kiele SanchezThe Glades


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Enver GjokajDollhouse


Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Television Series – Drama

Burn Notice

Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Coby Bell & Sharon Gless


Best Writing for a Television Series – Drama

Justified


Best Television Series – Comedy

The Good Guys


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy

Julia Louis-DreyfusThe New Adventures of Old Christine


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy

Bradley WhitfordThe Good Guys


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Television Series – Comedy

Julie BowenModern Family


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Comedy

Ed O’NeillModern Family


Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Television Series – Comedy

Modern Family

Ed O’Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland & Ariel Winter


Best Writing for a Television Series – Comedy

The Good Guys


Best Animated Television Series

The Venture Bros.


Best Movie Poster

The Next Three Days


Best Movie Trailer

The A-Team


Best Comic Book Series

Brightest DayGeoff Johns


Death Coach Award

Jonah Hex

(This award is given each year to the worst movie of the year. It’s the movie that the studios should have put on the Death Coach rather than in theaters.)


King of the Leprechauns Award

Conan O’Brien

For not backing down and doing it all with a smile on his face, Conan has truly earned the title of King of the Leprechauns this year!

(This award is the Banshee’s equivalent to a Man/Woman of the Year Award or Lifetime Achievement Award)

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“The Wolfman”
a review by Darby O’Gill

Well, it’s only February and I think we already have a front runner for next year’s Death Coach Award. The Wolfman is a remake of the 1941, Lon Chaey Jr. original classic The Wolf Man, only this version will never be able to stand the test of time. Universal Studios keeps trying to remake their classic monster films with all the new technology of modern filmmaking, but they never seem to be able to get it quite right. I think their biggest mistake is trying to mix this grand Jayne Austin type of setting, with a classic horror story. They think it highlights the romantic undertones of the monster movie’s original classic story, but all it really does is set-up the movie for failure. I understand that these films are based on classic literature, but they’re also the original horror films, and should be treated as such. Just once, I would love to see how one of these classic monster movies would look if they had used a Friday the 13th approach to the filmmaking. I wouldn’t want them to be hokey. I just would like to see a monster movie try and be scary for once. You don’t have to lose the romance or Victorian setting, just focus more on the monster. The original movies were scary for their time. And in this day and age, it does take more to scare us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to make one of these classic tales scary. The studios should save their money, by not casting Oscar Award winning actors, or not overly focusing on the film’s cinematography, and just try to make a scary movie that will do its predecessor proud for once. I want to see someone like Rob Zombie remake one of these films. Hollywood can’t seem to wait to remake the modern classic horror films like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, or the Friday the 13th franchisees, and those usually turnout to be really good remakes. But for some reason, when it comes to the true classics, it never seems to cross their minds to have someone like John Carpenter remake The Wolf Man. Why is that?

Okay, so I guess at this point you can tell I didn’t really enjoy The Wolfman. Actually, I hated it! This movie was so long winded, and pretentious, that it couldn’t even die right. I’m not kidding. There is a death scene in this movie that is so laughable, that if you do go to see this in the theatres, you’ll be truly surrounded by the audience’s laughter during the scene. The other thing that totally drove me crazy was waiting for the Wolfman to start playing basketball, or maybe even try to get a keg of beer. Look, I give the filmmakers credit for not making the Wolfman a giant wolf, and trying to keep the classic Lon Chaney Jr. man-wolf look, but the last time we, as film goers, saw this type of werewolf was when Michael J. Fox was in Teen Wolf. I realize that making this type of werewolf work in this day and age is hard, but that was their job on this film, making it work. And, if they couldn’t make it work, then they shouldn’t make the movie! At no point during this movie, should I be thinking about Michael J. Fox and his keg of beer, but I did. Quite a bit actually, and I’m sorry but that ruins the scariness of this movie right there. That’s not to say that they couldn’t have made it work. Rick Baker did an outstanding job on the make-up of the Wolfman, as always. But, they just didn’t utilize how scary they could make this movie. If the Wolfman had been jumping out of the shadows and mutilating people more, I might have found myself a little bit more immersed in this film. Instead, I just found myself waiting for a big choreographed prom dance at the end of the film. Do yourself a favor, and skip it. Rent Lon Chaney Jr.’s The Wolf Man. Or if you haven’t seen it, and that would be a huge crime, get An American Werewolf in London. Hell, I would even suggest watching one of my all-time favorites, Monster Squad before this one, because this version of the Wolfman definitely has no nards!

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Best Motion Picture – Drama

District 9


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Meryl StreepJulie & Julia


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Sharlto CopleyDistrict 9


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Diane KrugerInglourious Basterds


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Christoph WaltzInglourious Basterds


Best Motion Picture – Comedy

The Hangover


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Meryl StreepIt’s Complicated


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Jason BatemanExtract


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Rashida JonesI Love You Man


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy

Zach GalifianakisThe Hangover


Best Director – Motion Picture

Peter JacksonThe Lovely Bones


Best Animated Feature Film

Coraline


Best Original Screenplay

Pirate Radio/The Boat That RockedRichard Curtis


Best Adapted Screenplay

WatchmenDavid Hayter & Alex Tse


Best Original Score

Sherlock HolmesHans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe


Best Original Song

Stu’s Song” by Ed HelmsThe Hangover


Best Art Direction

WatchmenHelen Jarvis, James Steuart & Francois Audouy


Best Cinematography

Where the Wild Things AreLance Acord


Best Costume Design

Pirate Radio/The Boat That RockedJoanna Johnston


Best Visual Effects

Where the Wild Things Are


Best Television Series – Drama

Burn Notice


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Julianna MarguliesThe Good Wife


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Hugh LaurieHouse M.D.


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Olivia WilliamsDollhouse


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Enver GjokajDollhouse


Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Television Series – Drama

Burn Notice

Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, & Sharon Gless


Best Writing for a Television Series – Drama

Dollhouse


Best Television Series – Comedy

The Big Bang Theory


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy

Julia Louis-DreyfusThe New Adventures of Old Christine


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy

Larry DavidCurb Your Enthusiasm


Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Television Series – Comedy

Paula MarshallGary Unmarried


Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series – Comedy

Jim ParsonsThe Big Bang Theory


Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Television Series – Comedy

The Big Bang Theory

Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Keley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, & Kunal Nayyar


Best Writing for a Television Series – Comedy

The Big Bang Theory


Best Animated Television Series

The Venture Bros.


Best Movie Poster

Terminator: Salvation


Best Movie Trailer

Where the Wild Things Are


Best Comic Book Series

Blackest NightGeoff Johns


Death Coach Award

The Fourth Kind

(This award is given each year to the worst movie of the year. It’s the movie that the studios should have put on the Death Coach rather than in theaters.)


King of the Leprechauns Award

David Tennant

For his outstanding run as the 10th Doctor in the Doctor Who series. His song has ended far too soon, but he will always be my Doctor.

(This award is the Banshee’s equivalent to a Man/Woman of the Year Award or a Lifetime Achievement Award)