Sure, there were some bumps in the road. That can happen from time to time.
Thanks to everyone for voting. This year 195 film fans decided the awards.
The Results of the 8th Annual Movie Awards
8.77 MERYL STREEP – JULIE & JULIA
8.70 CAREY MULLIGAN – AN EDUCATION
8.29 GABOUREY SIDIBE – PRECIOUS
7.86 SANDRA BULLOCK – THE BLIND SIDE
7.73 MAYA RUDOLPH – AWAY WE GO
7.57 HELEN MIRREN – THE LAST STATION
7.43 ELLEN PAGE – WHIP IT
7.27 AMY ADAMS – SUNSHINE CLEANING
7.25 ZOOEY DESCHANEL – (500) DAYS OF SUMMER
7.00 SAOIRSE RONAN – THE LOVELY BONES
5.26 SANDRA BULLOCK – THE PROPOSAL
5.24 MERYL STREEP – IT’S COMPLICATED
Final Thoughts: This year was simply stocked full of firsts. For the first time ever, an actor finished first and last in the same category. Streep brought home the gold and the … what’s last place get? Coal? Her performance in Julie & Julia was strong, barely beating out my personal favorite, Mulligan. Sandra Bullock finished fourth, which is about where she should be. She also missed out on last place by 0.02. And look at number five. Rudolph got some love. Away We Go isn’t going to get higher than this fifth place finish even though it was one of my favorite films of the year. I’m learning that people either love Deschanel or hate. There is no in between, which is why her final score is actually fairly in between.