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
9.17 MICHAEL SHEEN – THE DAMNED UNITED 9.10 SAM ROCKWELL – MOON 8.89 JEFF BRIDGES – CRAZY HEART 8.88 JEREMY RENNER – THE HURT LOCKER 8.58 MICHAEL STUHLBARG – A SERIOUS MAN 8.44 COLIN FIRTH – A SINGLE MAN 8.11 MATT DAMON – THE INFORMANT! 8.07 GEORGE CLOONEY – UP IN THE AIR 7.92 SHARLTO COPLEY – DISTRICT 9 7.92 BEN FOSTER – THE MESSENGER 7.85 JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT – (500) DAYS OF SUMMER 7.82 CHRIS PINE – STAR TREK 7.73 MAX RECORDS – WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE 7.61 BRAD PITT – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS 7.60 PETER SARSGAARD – AN EDUCATION 7.44 TOBEY MAGUIRE – BROTHERS 7.43 JOHNNY DEPP – PUBLIC ENEMIES 7.24 MORGAN FREEMAN – INVICTUS 7.08 NICOLAS CAGE – BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALLS NEW ORLEANS 6.94 JOHN KRASINSKI – AWAY WE GO 6.54 ADAM SANDLER – FUNNY PEOPLE 5.75 DANIEL DAY LEWIS – NINE 5.62 SACHA BARON COHEN – BRUNO
Final Thoughts: I have to say, this is my favorite results of all the categories. First of all, three of the actors in the top 5 weren't even nominated for Oscars. Second, I finished both The Damned United and Moon thinking ... those are GREAT performances. Personally, I would go with number six on the list. Firth gave an impressive performance, and I thought he should win. Ben Foster should have been higher as well. Jeff Bridges? Well, it's that movie simply The Wrestler with music? It's a really strong performance, but his Oscar win had lifetime achieve award written all over it. Little Max Records was able to beat out many men to finish in the middle of the pack. Let's talk about last place for a minute. I can understand that voters didn't think Bruno was that funny, but who tries harder (for comedy's sake) than Cohen? I feel like that's worth some points.