Drum roll please as we announce our winners for 2010's Conor Awards. Unlike the Oscars, I have a good host. Please welcome Mr. Billy Crystal!
He's already better than Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Let's get to the awards...
BEST PICTURE- The King's Speech
Toy Story 3
The Social Network
BEST ACTOR- Colin Firth- The King's Speech
Mark Whalberg- The Fighter
Jesse Eisenberg- The Social Network
BEST ACTRESS- Hailee Steinfeld- True Grit
Natalie Portman- Black Swan
Amy Adams- The Fighter
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR- Christian Bale- The Fighter
Tom Hardy- Inception
Geoffery Rush- The King's Speech
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS- Melissa Leo- The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter- The King's Speech
Rooney Mara- The Social Network
BEST DIRECTOR- Christopher Nolan- Inception
David O. Russell- The Fighter
Tom Hooper- The King's Speech
For me, The King's Speech really distinguished itself as a great story that was engaging, uplifting and compelling without any explosions, sex or gimmicks. At the core of our Best Picture was a sterling performance by Colin Firth. He was helped by a fabulous supporting cast, but his tremendous skills as an actor made you feel the king's paralyzing stammer. It wasn't hard to pick any of these awards this year because each of the winners truly stood out from the rest. Hailee Steinfeld carried the Coen Brothers' True Grit as the plucky Maddie Ross among some solid veteran company. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo turned in the two best performances in The Fighter, as the two most dysfunctional members of boxer Micky Ward's family. It is hard to believe that the Christian Bale in The Fighter is the same man that I reviewed a few weeks ago in The Dark Knight. As far as the directors, I felt it necessary to recognize a true auteur, Christopher Nolan.
Until next year, kids.