2010 Film Awards and Nominations [Updated Feb. 28]

  • Publish Date: December 14, 2010
  • Comments: ↓ 24 user comments

Final 2010 film awards scorecard

Below is our final running tally of the most honored 2010 films and individuals, which has been updated to include the winners of the Academy Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. For each category, our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for winning an award
  • 2 points for each runner-up (not common, but a few groups award a 2nd place prize)
  • 1 point for being nominated (and not winning), or for being listed for an award that does not pick a winner
Don't forget to check page 2 of this report, where you can find all of the individual nominations and awards announced throughout awards season (from 40 different organizations overall).
  Best Picture Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 The Social Network 95 28 2 6 94
2 The King's Speech 88 4 4 13 33
3 Black Swan 79 2 0 22 28
4 Inception 74 1 1 22 27
5 Winter's Bone 90 2 0 18 24
6 127 Hours 82 1 0 15 18
7 Toy Story 3 92 0 1 15 17
  True Grit 80 0 0 17 17
9 The Kids Are All Right 86 1 0 13 16
10 The Fighter 79 0 0 13 13
  Best Director Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 David Fincher
The Social Network
26 1 5 85
2 Christopher Nolan
Inception
5 2 16 35
3 Darren Aronofsky
Black Swan
4 1 17 31
4 Danny Boyle
127 Hours
1 1 14 19
5 Tom Hooper
The King's Speech
2 0 11 17
  LEAD ACTOR Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 Colin Firth
The King's Speech
22 4 5 79
2 James Franco
127 Hours
6 2 16 38
3 Jesse Eisenberg
The Social Network
6 0 19 37
4 Jeff Bridges
True Grit
0 0 15 15
5 Robert Duvall
Get Low
0 0 8 8
  Ryan Gosling
Blue Valentine
0 0 8 8
  LEAD ACTRESS Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 Natalie Portman
Black Swan
23 0 7 76
2 Jennifer Lawrence
Winter's Bone
5 5 14 39
3 Annette Bening
The Kids Are All Right
3 2 16 29
4 Nicole Kidman
Rabbit Hole
0 0 15 15
5 Michelle Williams
Blue Valentine
1 0 11 14
  SUPPORTING ACTOR Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 Christian Bale
The Fighter
24 3 3 81
2 Geoffrey Rush
The King's Speech
4 3 16 34
3 John Hawkes
Winter's Bone
3 0 10 19
4 Andrew Garfield
The Social Network
0 1 14 16
5 Mark Ruffalo
The Kids Are All Right
1 0 11 14
  Supporting Actress Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 Melissa Leo
The Fighter
12 2 11 51
2 Hailee Steinfeld*
True Grit
9 1 8 37
3 Jacki Weaver
Animal Kingdom
5 1 12 29
4 Amy Adams
The Fighter
2 2 13 23
5 Helena Bonham Carter
The King's Speech
1 0 12 15

* Steinfeld also received three nominations in the lead actress category for the same role.

  Original Screenplay Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 Christopher Nolan
Inception
9 3 10 43
2 David Seidler
The King's Speech
7 2 8 33
3 Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The Kids Are All Right
2 0 13 19
4 Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin
Black Swan
1 1 8 13
5 Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson)
The Fighter
0 0 7 7
  Adapted Screenplay Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 Aaron Sorkin
The Social Network
31 0 0 93
2 Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
Winter's Bone
0 2 11 15
  Joel and Ethan Coen
True Grit
0 0 15 15
4 Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
127 Hours
0 0 10 10
  Michael Arndt, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter
Toy Story 3
0 1 8 10

Note that we are counting all points for Toy Story 3 in the Adapted Screenplay category (the category where it was submitted for Oscar consideration), even though at least one group has nominated the film in the Original Screenplay category.

  Foreign Feature * Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 Mother 6 1 8 28
2 Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The 5 2 6 25
3 Biutiful 3 2 10 23
4 I Am Love 3 1 11 22
5 Prophet, A 4 2 4 20

* Note that many organizations have different criteria for including films in this category. While many groups require the film to be in a foreign language, others merely ask that the film be produced outside of the U.S. We are including all such films here.

  Documentary Feature Wins 2nd Place Nominated Points
1 Exit Through the Gift Shop 12 4 5 49
2 Waiting for Superman 6 1 9 29
3 Inside Job 4 1 14 28
4 The Tillman Story 3 0 12 21
5 Restrepo 3 0 9 18
  Animated Feature Wins 2nd Place Nominations Points
1 Toy Story 3 28 0 1 85
2 How to Train Your Dragon 1 3 16 25
3 Despicable Me 0 1 14 16
  The Illusionist 1 2 9 16
5 Tangled 0 0 12 12

List of all awards and nominations

Turn to the next page for a list of all individual 2010 awards and nominations.

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Comments (24)

  • Billy Bud  

    @Jordan
    Cool story, bro.

  • Wingmanlite  

    ...and The Ghostwriter

  • Wingmanlite  

    Hi guys, trouble is your selection is practically american movies only. Two of this year's best movies were Io sono l'amore and el secreto de sus ojos. Guess you'll have to wait till Hollywood fancies a remake.
    BTW you overlooked Scott Pilgrim vs the world.

  • Jordan  

    @ Akex You may be right. With the sight malfunction idk what is what anymore. Either way I know one of them had an 100. But either way the point still remains that I believe, in my personal opinion, that The Social Network was overrated this year.

  • Alex  

    @Jordan

    You're thinking of the original Godfather. The Godfather Part 2 has always had a metascore in the seventies.

  • aung khin  

    best picture and best leading actress : WINTER'S BONE . strength of a young age girl, WHO do not avoid to take care of her sick mother and two kids young brother and sister. as nowadays some young ones never think of their families. some girls easily sell their body to solve their bodies. i think so.

  • Jordan  

    @ Will

    Before the site had technical difficulties, The Godfather Part II and Superman II were the only movies to have a Metascore of 100. I remember that much. Godfather II had many reviews so it deserved the metascore, Superman II was based on like 7 reviews I believe so...not so much.

  • Kevin  

    Will, maybe that has something to do with the fluctuation in metascores they've been talking about? I can't believe that one of the classics of American cinema is rated that low. I even think The Godfather is overrated, but it doesn't belong at 71.

  • Will  

    @Jordan, The Godfather Part II's Metascore is only 71.

  • Jordan  

    @ Clayton. Yes I did and no Im not bipolar. The Social Network was a great movie, but by no means does it deserve a Metascore of 98 or whatever it has now. That type of score should be reserved for a TIMELESS movie, that of which The Social Network is not. Great? Yes. Timeless? Not at all. No movies released this year I would qualify as timeless. The Godfather Part II is timeless, hence why it has such a high metascore. I was just simply stating that in no way did I believe that The Social Network should be that high, but that means it can still be an entertaining movie.

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