2011 Rajdari Awards Part 2

2011 Rajdari Awards Part 1 honor the best movies of 2010 while Part 2 honors the best performances and best directing of a 2010 movie.
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1.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. His subsequent films include The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002) and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York (2002) which also marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese...
“ For Best Actor in a 2010 movie and the 6 nominees are
1. Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception (won)
2. Ben Affleck, The Town
3. Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter
4. Colin Firth, The King's Speech
5. Jeff Bridges, True Grit
6. James Franco, 127 Hours ” - alexwayne616
 
2.
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is the first millennial to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati...
“ For Best Actress in a 2010 movie and the 6 nominees are
1. Natalie Portman, Black Swan (won)
2. Ellen Page, Inception
3. Rebecca Hall, The Town
4. Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
5. Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
6. Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone ” - alexwayne616
 
3.
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ For Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a 2010 movie and the 6 nominees are
1. Christian Bale, The Fighter (won)
2. Matt Damon, True Grit
3. Joseph Gordon Levitt, Inception
4. Tom Hardy, Inception
5. Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
6. John Hawkes, Winter's Bone ” - alexwayne616
 
4.
Amy Adams
Actress, Arrival
Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as smaller amounts of Danish, Swiss-German, and Norwegian, ancestry...
“ For Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a 2010 movie and the 6 nominees are
1. Amy Adams, The Fighter (won)
2. Mila Kunis, Black Swan
3. Marion Cotillard, Inception
4. Melissa Leo, The Fighter
5. Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
6. Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit ” - alexwayne616
 
5.
Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ For Best Director in a 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Christopher Nolan, Inception (won)
2. David O. Russell, The Fighter
3. Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
4. Ben Affleck, The Town
5. Joel Coen, True Grit ” - alexwayne616
 
6.
Ben Affleck
Producer, Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has a younger brother...
“ For Best Actor in an Action and Adventure 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Ben Affleck, The Town (won)
2. Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception
3. Jeff Bridges, True Grit
4. Joseph Gordon Levitt, Inception
5. Matt Damon, True Grit ” - alexwayne616
 
7.
Marion Cotillard
Actress, Inception
Academy Award-winning Actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is Breton and her mother has Kabyle ancestry. Raised in Orléans...
“ For Best Actress in an Action and Adventure 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Marion Cotillard, Inception (won)
2. Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
3. Ellen Page, Inception
4. Rebecca Hall, The Town
5. Blake Lively, The Town ” - alexwayne616
 
8.
Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ For Best Director of an Action and Adventure 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Christopher Nolan, Inception (won)
2. Ben Affleck, The Town
3. Joel Coen, True Grit
4. Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island
5. Robert Schwentke, Red ” - alexwayne616
 
9.
Will Ferrell
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were both originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine...
“ For Best Actor in a Comedy 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Will Ferrell, The Other Guys (won)
2. Steve Carrell, Date Night
3. Mark Wahlberg, The Other Guys
4. Tom Hanks, Toy Story 3
5. Samuel L. Jackson, The Other Guys ” - alexwayne616
 
10.
Tina Fey
Writer, Mean Girls
Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father had German, Northern Irish, and English ancestry...
“ For Best Actress in a Comedy 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Tina Fey, Date Night (won)
2. Eva Mendes, The Other Guys
3. Emma Stone, Easy A
4. Joan Cusack, Toy Story 3
5. Anne Hathaway, Valentine's Day ” - alexwayne616
 
11.
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ For Best Actor in a Drama 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Christian Bale, The Fighter (won)
2. James Franco, 127 Hours
3. Colin Firth, The King's Speech
4. Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter
5. Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception ” - alexwayne616
 
12.
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is the first millennial to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati...
“ For Best Actress in a Drama 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Natalie Portman, Black Swan (won)
2. Amy Adams, The Fighter
3. Mila Kunis, Black Swan
4. Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
5. Marion Cotillard, Inception ” - alexwayne616
 
13.
“ For Best Director of a Drama 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. David O. Russell, The Fighter (won)
2. Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
3. Ben Affleck, The Town
4. Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
5. Tom Hooper, The King's Speech ” - alexwayne616
 
14.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ For Best Actor in a Mystery and Suspense 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Joseph Gordon Levitt, Inception (won)
2. Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception
3. Ben Affleck, The Town
4. Ryan Reynolds, Buried
5. Tom Hardy, Inception ” - alexwayne616
 
15.
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman is the first millennial to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Black Swan). Natalie was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati...
“ For Best Actress in a Mystery and Suspense 2010 movie and the 5 nominees are
1. Natalie Portman, Black Swan (won)
2. Marion Cotillard, Inception
3. Rebecca Hall, The Town
4. Michelle Williams, Shutter Island
5. Mila Kunis, Black Swan ” - alexwayne616
 
16.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. His subsequent films include The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002) and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York (2002) which also marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese...
“ For Best Actor in a Horror 2010 movie and the 3 nominees are
1. Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island (won)
2. Anthony Hopkins, The Wolfman
3. Benicio Del Toro, The Wolfman ” - alexwayne616
 
17.
Michelle Williams
A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was first known as bad girl Jen Lindley in the television series Dawson's Creek...
“ For Best Actress in a Horror 2010 movie and the 3 nominees are
1. Michelle Williams, Shutter Island (won)
2. Emily Blunt, The Wolfman
3. Chloe Grace Moretz, Let Me In ” - alexwayne616
 
18.
Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only person who ever had his back was himself...
“ The Audrey Hepburn Lifetime Achievement Award (an award named after the actress that won the most Rajdari Awards and our hearts with her charity work and her incredibly acting, Audrey Hepburn)

This year it goes to Tony Curtis, Patricia Neal, Mary Tyler Moore, and Meryl Streep ” - alexwayne616
 
19.
Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal, the Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patricia Louise Neal in Packard, Kentucky. Her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, where she attended high school. She was first bit by the acting bug at the age of 10...
“ The Audrey Hepburn Lifetime Achievement Award (an award named after the actress that won the most Rajdari Awards and our hearts with her charity work and her incredibly acting, Audrey Hepburn)

This year it goes to Tony Curtis, Patricia Neal, Mary Tyler Moore, and Meryl Streep ” - alexwayne616
 
20.
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her childhood was troubled...
“ The Audrey Hepburn Lifetime Achievement Award (an award named after the actress that won the most Rajdari Awards and our hearts with her charity work and her incredibly acting, Audrey Hepburn)

This year it goes to Tony Curtis, Patricia Neal, Mary Tyler Moore, and Meryl Streep ” - alexwayne616
 
21.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ The Audrey Hepburn Lifetime Achievement Award (an award named after the actress that won the most Rajdari Awards and our hearts with her charity work and her incredibly acting, Audrey Hepburn)

This year it goes to Tony Curtis, Patricia Neal, Mary Tyler Moore, and Meryl Streep ” - alexwayne616