Eighth Cosmique Movie Awards

Honoring films released in the 2010 movie year


The King's Speech and Inception were the big winners of the 8th Cosmique Movie Awards, which celebrated the best (and worst) films of 2010. While The King's Speech took home five awards, including Best Film and Best Actor (Colin Firth), Inception won seven of its 14 nominations, including Best Director for Christopher Nolan.

The two films dominated over the heavily-nominated The Social Network, which received 12 nominations but only took home a single award: Actor's Character You Would Most Like to be Intimate With for newcomer Andrew Garfield. The actor can be seen next year starring in the reboot of Spiderman.

Fan favorite Black Swan was also nearly shut out, achieving an unexpected sole Best Supporting Actress victory for Mila Kunis while Natalie Portman was surprisingly edged out for Best Actress by Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right, which also won Best Queer Film. Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter, the film's only award.

Easy A fared surprisingly well, winning three of its five nominations, including Best Comedic Film. Other top winners included Alice in Wonderland with three awards, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Toy Story 3 with two awards each. While The Twilight Saga: Eclipse might have been a fan favorite at the MTV Movie Awards, Cosmo voters only gave it a single dubious honor: Most Over-Rated Film of 2010.

Both Apocalypse Now and The Godfather were inducted into the Best Films Hall of Fame. Glenn Close narrowly edged out sentimental favorite Elizabeth Taylor to be inducted into the Best Actresses of All Time Hall of Fame. Al Pacino was inducted into the Best Actor Hall of Fame, while Cloris Leachman, Danny Kaye, and Robin Williams were honored in the Best Comedic Acting categories.

The Cosmique Movie Awards were founded ten years ago by a group of friends largely in the San Francisco Bay Area. The awards blend the gravitas of the Academy Awards with the irreverence of the MTV Movie Awards, but with a distinctively gay flair.

To see more awards, check out nominees and winners by film and category.