Before the year 2010 ends, making way for 2011. I thought I would create awards for who I thought stood out in my mind with movies that deserve recognition, whether it be for their brilliant story or their fantastic performances. Take note that these awards are given to the movies that I have seen and reviewed this year so it can be any movie from any time. The only award this is excused for is ‘Best Movie of 2010’, which is an award dedicated to the movie that was released in 2010 only. Without further hesitation, here are The Golden D Awards for 2010! 


Best Movie Reviewed in 2010 



WINNER- Precious: Based on the novel PUSH by Sapphire 

I feel that this movie really does deserve to go away with some kind of award as it really is a brilliant, gritty, hard-hitting drama with some fantastic performances from newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique and Mariah Carey. With those put together, you get a thoughtful and emotional movie, which is why it gets this award 

Runner-ups are: James Cameron’s Avatar and Toy Story 3 

Best Movie of 2010



WINNER- Aftershock 

This was a hard decision but I think it was the right one. Aftershock deserves the best movie of 2010 and it’s one of my favourite movies ever as well. Just like Precious: Based on the novel PUSH by Sapphire, everything from the thought-provoking story to the realistic acting was fantastic. 

Runner-ups are: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Toy Story 3 


Best Actor



WINNER- Michael Caine in Harry Brown 

There was no question in my mind who deserved this award. Michael Caine absolutely stood out in his performance as Harry Brown. He was absolutely fantastic and definitely deserves this award. 

Runner-ups are: Ryan Reynolds in Buried and Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception 

Best Actress



WINNER: Mo’Nique in Precious: Based on the novel PUSH by Sapphire 

Just like the award for Best Actor, I knew who deserved this award straight away. Mo’Nique’s performance as the mean and vile mother in Precious: Based on the novel PUSH by Sapphire was hard to watch yet very realistic. She deserves more recognition and she needs to be in more movies, she’s a terrific actress. 

Runner-ups are: Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 


Best Villain


WINNER: The Joker in The Dark Knight 

Need I say more? This is The Joker! Heath Ledger played the character fantastically and with such dark humour as well. Heath Ledger was right for the role, he made a fantastic Joker! 

Runner-ups are: Colonel Miles Quatritch (Stephen Lang) in Avatar and  Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 


Best Fight

WINNER: The Final Round of the Tournament in The Karate Kid (1984)

When Daniel had managed to get to the final round of the tournament in the original The Karate Kid, it was tense and you wanted the underdog to win so badly. Also, the fights between him and Cobra Kai was great to watch, even if some of them didn’t look very realistic.

Runner-ups are: The Na’Vi vs Skypeople in Avatar and any fight scene involving Hit Girl in Kick-Ass


Best Director 

WINNER: James Cameron for Avatar
The beautiful world of Pandora, the magnificent story and its great characters is why I hand this award to James Cameron, the director and writer of the marvellous Avatar.

Runner-ups are: Lee Daniels for Precious: Based on the novel PUSH by Sapphire and Daniel Barber for Harry Brown

Best Remake, Adaptation or Sequel 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Faithful to its source material and the best movie out of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I gets this award for its great story, it’s brilliant acting and great direction. Well done to all of the cast and crew who have taken part in this movie!Runner-ups are: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and The Karate Kid (2010)-

Most Anticipated Movie of 2011 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
The last ever Harry Potter movie is in cinemas next year and there’s no doubt many people will flood to the cinemas to see how the epic magical series ends.

Runner-ups are: The Inbetweeners: The Movie and Scre4m


…2010 has offered us some fantastic movies and there have been quite a few of them that have been, let’s face it, abysmal. But 2011 is a New Year and hopefully, we shall see some magnificent movies. There are a few to look forward to, such as the hilarious The Inbetweeners, which is having it’s own movie and the long-awaited Scre4m, the movie fans of the series have all been waiting for. Also, there’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part I for Twilight lovers and last but certainly not least, the exciting epic magical finale of the Harry Potter series. And so I say to you readers, have a great New Year and let us cross our fingers for a great year of movies. Thank you all who have been reading my reviews and supporting me and thank you for the nice comments and e-mails, I hope you know they mean a lot. I shall be writing a new review on January 1st 2011, where business resumes as usual. For now, let us all enjoy the last week of 2010! I hope to see you all next week!


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