DK's Best Achievements in Cinema - 2011


Best Director
Rupert Wyatt    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
J.C. Chandor    Margin Call
Joseph Cedar    Footnote

Best Actor
Dominic Cooper    The Devil's Double
Jeremy Irons    Margin Call
Also worth mentioning
Shlomo Bar-Aba    Footnote
Andy Serkis    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
John Lithgow    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Albert Brooks    Drive
Ryan Gosling    Drive
Nick Nolte    Warrior
Tom Hardy    Warrior
Joel Edgerton    Warrior
Peter Mullan    Tyrannosaur
Joseph Gordon-Levitt    50/50
Michael Fassbender    Shame

Best Cinematography
Robert Richardson    Hugo
Christian Henson    The Devil's Double
Frank G. DeMarco    Margin Call
Also worth mentioning
Phedon Papamichael    The Ides of March

Best Score
Patrick Doyle    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Ludovic Bource    The Artist
Harry Escott    Shame
Nathan Larson    Margin Call
Amit Poznansky    Footnote
Also worth mentioning
Henry Jackman    X-Men: First Class
Christian Henson    The Devil's Double
Ludovico Einaudi    The Intouchables

Best Writing
J.C. Chandor    Margin Call
Joseph Cedar    Footnote

Best Editing
?    Margin Call
Einat Glaser-Zarhin    Footnote

Best Production Design
?    The Artist
?    Priest
Also worth mentioning
?    Margin Call
Best Picture

Best Actress
Janet McTeer    Albert Nobbs
Olivia Colman    Tyrannosaur

Best Makeup
Also worth mentioning
?    X-Men: First Class

Best Visual Effects
?    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
?    X-Men: First Class
?    Real Steel
Also worth mentioning
?    The Devil's Double

Best Sound Editing
Margin Call

Best Animation
The Adventures of Tintin
Mars Needs Moms

Best Steadicam
Movies that were considered (173):
The Good (DK's rating 5.5/10 and above): 50/50 | Drive | Footnote | Horrible Bosses | Margin Call | Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Shame | The Artist | The Devil's Double | Tyrannosaur | X-Men: First Class
The Bad (DK's rating 4.5-5/10): Albert Nobbs | Bernie | Bridesmaids | Bully | Crazy, Stupid, Love. | Drive | Fastest | God Bless America | Hannah | Haywire | Hostel: Part III | Hugo | Hysteria | In Darkness | In Time | Into the Abyss | Intouchables | J. Edgar | Kill the Irishman | Killer Joe | Margin Call | Midnight in Paris | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol | Moneyball | My Week with Marilyn | Paul | Real Steel | Retreat | Source Code | Straw Dogs | Sucker Punch | The Adventures of Tintin | The Cabin in the Woods | The Change-Up | The Guard | The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) | The Ides of March | The Inbetweeners Movie | The Lincoln Lawyer | The Skin I Live In | The Son of No One | The Thing | This Must Be the Place | Tower Heist | Warrior | What's Your Number? | X | Young Adult
The Ugly (DK's rating 4/10 and below): 4:44 Last Day on Earth | 5 Broken Cameras | 30 Minutes or Less | 360 | A Dangerous Method | A Lonely Place to Die | A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas | Absentia | Angels Crest | Anonymous | Another Earth | Apollo 18 | Arena | Arthur | Attack the Block | Bad Teacher | Battle: Los Angeles | Captain America: The First Avenger | Carnage | Cars 2 | Cedar Rapids | Conan the Barbarian | Contagion | Coriolanus | Cowboys & Aliens | Demoted | Dream House | Drive Angry | Elephant White | Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close | Fast Five | Final Destination 5 | Flypaper | Freerunner | Friends with Benefits | Friends with Kids | Girl Walks Into a Bar | Goon | Green Lantern | Hall Pass | Hobo with a Shotgun | Hop | I am Number Four | Immortals | Insidious | Johnny English Reborn | Just Go with It | Killer Elite | Limitless | Little Deaths | Mars Needs Moms | Melancholia | No Strings Attached | Not Another Not Another Movie | Our Idiot Brother | Page Eight | Panic Button | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides | Priest | Puncture | Puss in Boots | Rango | Red State | Restitution | Restless | Rio | Samsara | Scream 4 | Sector 7 | Seeking Justice | Session | Setup | Sleeping Beauty | Snowtown | Super 8 | Take Me Home Tonight | Take Shelter | Terri | The Adjustment Bureau | The Art of Getting By | The Awakening | The Beaver | The Big Year | The Courier | The Descendants | The Dilemma | The Divide | The Entitled | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | The Green Hornet | The Grey | The Hangover Part II | The Help | The Hunter | The Iron Lady | The Muppets | The River Murders | The Rum Diary | The Smurfs | The Sunset Limited | The Tree of Life | The Woman | Thor | Ticking Clock | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy | Transformers: Dark of the Moon | TT3D: Closer to the Edge | Unknown | War Horse | We Bought a Zoo | We Need to Talk About Kevin | We Were Here | Win Win | Your Highness


Special Awards

Best Trailer: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Best Ensemble Cast: Margin Call

The "Roland Emmerich" Award for Gluing Pointless Crowd Reactions: Arena, Warrior, Real Steel.

Worst Horror: Insidious.

Worst Cinematography: Alan McIntyre Smith for Session.