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The Dublin Film Critics Circle has named Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood as the best film of the outgoing decade in the organisation’s annual poll. Let the Right One In, the hugely acclaimed Swedish vampire film, was named best film of 2009. There was a tie for the best Irish film of the decade, with Hunger, Steve McQueen’s study of Bobby Sands’s decline, and Adam & Paul, Lenny Abrahamson’s Beckettian comedy concerning wandering drug addicts, receiving equal number of votes. Waveriders, Joel Conroy’s surfing documentary, was named best Irish film of the year. The 2009 acting awards went to Sean Penn for Milk and, for her role as a troubled artist in Séraphine, the French actress Yolande Moreau. Anvil: The Story of Anvil, a hilarious, tragic film concerning a Canadian heavy metal band’s attempted reinvention, ran away with best documentary of 2009. Kathryn Bigelow’s work on Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker secured her best director of the year. A nod for best breakthrough went to Neill Blomkamp for the science fiction hit District 9. Duncan Jones – David Bowie’s son – received an outstanding achievement gong for his work on making Moon, another science fiction gem, look splendid on a tiny budget.

As it happened, the two big winners of the poll romped home. There Will be Blood, a tale of oil and madness featuring an incandescent Daniel Day-Lewis, was many votes ahead of runner-up Downfall and Let the Right One In was never seriously challenged by second-placed The White Ribbon.

Interestingly, Avatar and Nine, two of next spring’s more likely Oscar contenders, failed to garner a single vote in any category. The former title enjoyed positive critical notices around its release last weekend.

Established in 2006, The Dublin Film Critics Circle offers the city's professional movie reviewers an opportunity to pool opinions on recent releases, consider movie heritage and whinge about each other's shortcomings.

The list of eligible voters is as follows: Tara Brady, Declan Burke, Gavin Burke, George Byrne, Paul Byrne, Ciaran Carty, Donald Clarke, Michael Dwyer, Joe Griffin, Gordon Hayden, Aoife Kelly, Taragh Loughrey Grant, Paul Lynch, John Maguire, Philip Molloy, Esther McCarthy, David O’Mahony, Mike Sheridan, Paul Whitington.

 
 

DFCC VOTES 2009 –

 

BEST FILM, 2009

1.    Let the Right One In (83)

2.    The White Ribbon (67)

3.    Up (53)

4.    The Hurt Locker (48)

5.    The Wrestler (42)

6.    Il Divo (41)

7.    A Serious Man (31)

8.    Mesrine Parts 1 & 2 (27)

9.    Slumdog Millionaire (26)

10.  District 9 (20) Moon (20)

11.  Anvil: The Story of Anvil (19)

12.  The Class (15)

13.  Star Trek (15)

14.  Inglourious Basterds (14)

15.  In the Loop (12)

16.  (500) Days of Summer(11)

17.  Synecdoche, New York (11)

18.  Where the Wild Things Are (11)

19.  Frost/Nixon (10) Milk (10)

20.  Katalyn Varga (10) Antichrist (10)

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR, 2009

 

1. Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

2. Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon

3. Paolo Sorrentino, Il Divo

4. Jean-Francoise Richet, Mesrine Parts 1 & 2

5. Neil Blomkamp, District 9

 

BEST IRISH FILM, 2009

1.    Waveriders (38)

2.    The Yellow Bittern: The Life and Times of Liam Clancy (28)

3.    The Secret of Kells (24)

 

 

 

BEST ACTOR, 2009

1.    Sean Penn, Milk

2.    Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

3.    Tom Hardy, Bronson

4.    Vincent Cassel, Mesrine Parts 1 & 2

5.    Tom Servillo, Il Divo

 

BEST ACTRESS, 2009

1.    Yolande Moreau, Séraphine

2.    Lina Leanderson, Let the Right One In

3.    Carey Mulligan, An Education

4.    Isabelle Fuhrman, Orphan

5.    Meryl Streep, Doubt

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY, 2009

1.    Anvil: The Story of Anvil

2.    The Cove

3.    Encounters at the End of the World

4.    The Yellow Bittern: The Life and Times of Liam Clancy

5.    Soul Power

 

BREAKTHROUGH AWARD, 2009

Neil Blomkamp, District 9

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, 2009

Duncan Jones, Moon

 

 

DFCC DECADE AWARDS –

 

BEST IRISH FILMS OF THE DECADE –

1.    HUNGER (20) ADAM AND PAUL (20)

2.    GARAGE (18)

3.    ONCE (16)

4.    BLOODY SUNDAY (13)

5.    INTERMISSION (11)

6.    IN AMERICA

7.    HOW HARRY BECAME ATREE

8.    OMAGH

9.    KISSES

10.  ISOLATION

 



BEST FILMS OF THE DECADE –

1.    THERE WILL BE BLOOD (55)

2.    DOWNFALL (29)

3.    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (26)

4.    THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (26)

5.    THE WHITE RIBBON (26)

6.    HIDDEN (26)

7.    UNITED 93 (20)

8.    CITY OF GOD (16)

9.    LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (15) IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (15)

10.  SPIRITED AWAY (12) LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (12)

11.  FAR FROM HEAVEN

12.  PAN’S LABYRINTH

13.  SIDEWAYS = LOST IN TRANSLATION

14.  THE LIVES OF OTHERS

15.  ADAPTATION

16.  WALL-E (11) ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (11) MULHOLLAND DRIVE (11)

17.  THE BEST OF YOUTH

18.  THE DARK KNIGHT

19.  ZODIAC (10) BEFORE SUNSET (10) LETTERS FROM IOWA JIMA (10) WALTZ WITH BASHIR (10) IRREVERSIBLE (10)

20.   TOGETHER (9) INFERNAL AFFAIRS (9)

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