Aaron’s 2011 Ira Ballot

Well, Alex, I can’t say much negative about your ballot. I certainly don’t like Moneyball or Hugo as much as you do, but I generally think you’re supporting totally solid movies. I think it’s going to be interesting to see what happens and what other movies people support (aside from The Tree of Life, which is my early prediction to win a lot). I found a lot of my votes were going to go to movies that I know few others have seen… so I had to adjust and push up films that are more common. Life with you plebes is difficult for me sometimes…

Best Picture:

5) The Tree of Life
4) A Separation
3) Mysteries of Lisbon
2) Meek’s Cutoff
1) The Future

Best Director:

5) Terence Malick – The Tree of Life
4) Thomas Alfredson – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3) Asghar Farhadi – A Separation
2) Cristi Puiu – Aurora
1) Kelly Reichardt – Meek’s Cutoff

Best Actor:

5) Brad Pitt – The Tree of Life
4) Peyman Moadi – A Separation
3) Cristi Puiu – Aurora
2) Michael Shannon – Take Shelter
1) Adriano Luz – Mysteries of Lisbon

Best Actress:

5) Sereh Bayat – A Separation
4) Miranda July – The Future
3) Brit Marling – Another Earth
2) Zoe Heran – Tomboy
1) Elena Anaya – The Skin I Live In

Best Supporting Actor:

5) Zach Quinto – Margin Call
4) Hunter McCracken – The Tree of Life
3) Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn
2) Rainn Wilson – Hesher
1) Creed Bratton – Terri

Best Supporting Actress:

5) Leila Hatami – A Separation
4) Jessica Chastain – The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, The Debt, The Help
3) Nina Arianda – Higher Ground, Midnight in Paris
2) Amy Ryan – Win Win
1) Olivia Crocicchia – Terri

Best Screenplay:

5) Terence Malick – The Tree of Life
4) Carlos Saboga – Mysteries of Lisbon
3) Asghar Farhadi – A Separation
2) Miranda July – The Future
1) Celine Sciamma – Tomboy

Best Cinematography:

5) Emmanuel Lubezki – The Tree of Life
4) Newton Thomas Sigel – Drive
3) Hoyte van Hoytema – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
2) Viorel Sergovici – Aurora
1) Peter Zeitlinger – Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Best Production Design:

5) Jack Fisk – The Tree of Life
4) Maria Djurkovic – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3) Beth Mickle – Drive
2) Sarah Greenwood – Hanna, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
1) Alex McDowell – In Time

Best Editing:

5) Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa – The Tree of Life
4) Parke Gregg – Take Shelter
3) Carlos Madaleno, Valeria Sarmiento – Mysteries of Lisbon
2) Ion Ioachim Stroe – Aurora
1) Joe Bini – We Need to Talk About Kevin 

Best Score:

5) Alexandre Desplat – The Tree of Life, A Better Life
4) Alberto Iglesias – The Skin I Live In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Even the Rain
3) Cliff Martinez – Drive
2) Jeff Grace – Meek’s Cutoff
1) The Chemical Brothers – Hanna

Best Costumes:

5) Jacqueline Durran – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
4) Jacqueline West – The Tree of Life
3) Tania Franco – Mysteries of Lisbon
2) Victoria Farrell – Meek’s Cuttoff
1) Bojana Nikitovic – Coriolanus

And the silly stuff:


5) The Help
4) Sarah’s Key
3) Miral
2) The Beaver
1) Transformers: Dark of the Moon


5) Film Socialism
4) Rise of the Planet of the Apes
3) War Horse
2) Margaret
1) Super 8

Mechanical Actor:

5) Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris
4) Thomas Horn – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3) Tom Hanks – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
2) James Franco – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
1) Shia LaBoeuf – Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Mechanical Actress:

5) Evan Rachel Wood – The Ides of March
4) Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help
3) Emma Stone – The Help
2) Anna Paquin – Margaret
1) Sandra Bullock – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


About Aaron & Alex

We're two highly opinionated, movie-going, liberal, cynical, (single) New York Jews who like to bitch about movies.
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