2010 in film

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In the year 2010, there was a dramatic increase and prominence in the use of 3D-technology in filmmaking after the success of Avatar in the format, with releases such as Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans, Jackass 3D, all animated films, with numerous other titles being released in 3D formats. 20th Century Fox celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2010.

Evaluation of the year[edit]

In his article highlighting the best movies of 2010, Richard Brody of The New Yorker said:

"At times it feels as if we’re living in something of a cinematic golden age, but one that’s altogether different from earlier halcyon days. Where some celebrate the former genius of the system to explain an earlier day’s proliferation of fine movies, now the system is something of a blunderer that often flings itself into follies or even crushes inspiration under its weight, but sometimes gets carried away, for reasons good or bad, and hands surprising control of vast resources over to artists who make stunningly audacious and personal use of them. The best filmmakers working in Hollywood have a passionate grasp of the cinematic past, but they don’t swoon over its polish or emulate its styles, they excavate it for its raw materials. There’s also a ferment here of independent filmmaking that liberates young people who, in earlier times, might have had to scuffle or supplicate for years while angling for a practical chance that now, with video, and with adequate effort, they can seize for themselves. Some of these independents have developed distinctive methods as well as aesthetics—regarding subject matter, picture, and performance—that are apt for the means of production. They make their lives, their homes, their families, their problems, and even their art the focus of their movies, and because, in their individuality, they share much with others in their generation, their stories, at their best—reflecting the age-old clashes and strivings of talented and ambitious youths in life, love, and art—reverberate deeply and widely. Meanwhile, the proliferation of arthouse cinemas and the sudden availability of classics on DVD and via Netflix go hand in hand with the rise of their art: their fierce focus on the immediate and the intimate includes the intensely personal experience of movies—whether treasures from the history of cinema or instant classics newly arrived from around the world. And, thanks to the Internet’s rapidity of ripple-effects that carry word from bloggers and enthusiasts to the world at large, the independent aesthetic and its artists have quickly had an impact on the Hollywood mainstream, in salutary ways."[1]

Highest-grossing films[edit]

The top 10 films released in 2010 by worldwide gross are as follows:[2]

Highest-grossing films of 2010
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1 Toy Story 3 Disney $1,066,969,703
2 Alice in Wonderland $1,025,467,110
3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Warner Bros. $976,536,918
4 Inception $826,137,188
5 Shrek Forever After Paramount / DreamWorks $752,600,867
6 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Lionsgate $698,491,347
7 Iron Man 2 Paramount $623,933,331
8 Tangled Disney $592,461,732
9 Despicable Me Universal $543,113,985
10 How to Train Your Dragon Paramount / DreamWorks $494,878,759

Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland both grossed more than $1 billion, marking the first time that two films released in the same year grossed more than $1 billion at the box office. Both films were also released by the same studio, Walt Disney Pictures. Toy Story 3 was the first animated film to gross $1 billion, and is currently the seventh highest-grossing animated film ever worldwide. This is also the first time that five animated films have been present in the Top 10 highest-grossing films of the year; two of them are in the Top 5. The year saw four films debut with more than $100 million, breaking the opening record of 2007 with three releases, and 2004 with two.

Events[edit]

January
17 – The 67th Golden Globe Awards winners were announced.
21 – The nominations of the 63rd BAFTA Awards were announced.
23 – The 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards winners were announced.
February
1 – The nominations of the 30th Golden Raspberry Awards were announced.
2 – The nominations of the 82nd Academy Awards were announced.
11 to 21 – The 60th Berlin International Film Festival was held.
21 – The 64th BAFTA Awards winners were announced
March
6 – The 30th Golden Raspberry Awards winners were announced.
7 – The 82nd Academy Awards winners were announced.
28 – The 15th Empire Awards winners were announced.
May
12 to 23 – The 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival was held.[3]
June
6 – The 2010 MTV Movie Awards winners were announced.
July
22 to August 1 – The 10th Era New Horizons Film Festival was held.
September
1 to 11 – The 67th annual Venice Film Festival was held.
9 to 19 – The 35th annual Toronto Film Festival was held.
October
8 to 17 – The 26th Warsaw International Film Festival was held.
20 to 24 – The 1st American Film Festival was held in Wrocław.
November
26 to 28 – The 4th Dawn Breakers International Film Festival was held.
26 to December 5 – The 12th Jakarta International Film Festival was held.
December
4 – The 23rd European Film Awards was held.
11 – The 52nd Australian Film Institute Awards winners were announced.

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 16th Critics' Choice Awards
January 14, 2011
68th Golden Globe Awards
January 16, 2011
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards 64th BAFTA Awards
February 13, 2011
83rd Academy Awards
February 27, 2011
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Social Network The Kids Are All Right The King's Speech
Best Director David Fincher
The Social Network
Tom Hooper
The King's Speech
David Fincher
The Social Network
Tom Hooper
The King's Speech
Best Actor Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Paul Giamatti
Barney's Version
Colin Firth
The King's Speech
Best Actress Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Annette Bening
The Kids Are All Right
Natalie Portman
Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale
The Fighter
Geoffrey Rush
The King's Speech
Christian Bale
The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress Melissa Leo
The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter
The King's Speech
Melissa Leo
The Fighter
Best Screenplay, Adapted Aaron Sorkin
The Social Network
Aaron Sorkin
The Social Network
Aaron Sorkin
The Social Network
Best Screenplay, Original David Seidler
The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan
Inception
David Seidler
The King's Speech
Best Animated Film Toy Story 3
Best Original Score The Social Network
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
N/A The King's Speech
Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Original Song "If I Rise"
127 Hours
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me"
Burlesque
N/A N/A "We Belong Together"
Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo In a Better World N/A The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo In a Better World
Best Documentary Waiting for "Superman" N/A N/A Waiting for "Superman" N/A Inside Job

2010 films[edit]

The list of films released in 2010, arranged by country, are as follows:


Notable deaths[edit]

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Donal Donnelly 78 Ireland Actor
8 Piero De Bernardi 83 Italy Screenwriter
11 Éric Rohmer 89 France Director
14 Mark Jones 70 UK Actor
17 Erich Segal 72 US Author, Screenwriter
21 L.A. Johnson 62 US Producer, Sound Recordist
22 James Mitchell 82 US Actor
22 Johnny Seven 83 US Actor
22 Jean Simmons 80 UK Actress
24 Pernell Roberts 81 US Actor
26 Anne Froelick 96 US Screenwriter
27 Betty Lou Keim 71 US Actress
27 Zelda Rubinstein 76 US Actress
31 Giulio Petroni 92 Italy Director
February 1 David Brown 93 US Producer
1 Justin Mentell 27 US Actor
3 John McCallum 91 Australia Producer, Actor, Writer
3 Frances Reid 95 US Actress
3 Georges Wilson 88 France Actor
5 Ian Carmichael 89 UK Actor
13 Max Faulkner 78 or 79 UK Stuntman, Actor
16 John Davis Chandler 75 US Actor
17 Kathryn Grayson 88 US Actress
19 Lionel Jeffries 83 UK Actor, Director
22 Robin Davies 56 UK Actor
23 Derek Vanlint 77 Canada Cinematographer
26 Richard Devon 84 US Actor
28 Martin Benson 91 UK Actor
March 4 Nan Martin 82 US Actress
5 Charles B. Pierce 71 US Director, Screenwriter
6 Carol Marsh 83 UK Actress
10 Corey Haim 38 Canada Actor
11 Merlin Olsen 69 US Actor
14 Peter Graves 83 US Actor
15 David J. Steinberg 45 US Actor
18 Fess Parker 85 US Actor
24 Robert Culp 79 US Actor
28 June Havoc 97 US Actress
31 Shirley Mills 83 US Actress
April 1 John Forsythe 92 US Actor
4 Lori Martin 62 US Actress
6 Sam Menning 85 US Actor
6 Corin Redgrave 70 UK Actor
8 James Aubrey 62 Latvia Actor
8 Christopher Cazenove 65 UK Actor
10 Dixie Carter 70 US Actress
14 Peter Steele 48 US Singer, Musician
16 Sid Conrad 86 US Actor
17 Dede Allen 86 US Film Editor
23 Shay Duffin 79 Ireland Actor
25 Dorothy Provine 75 US Actress
28 Furio Scarpelli 90 Italy Writer
May 1 Danny Aiello III 53 US Stuntman
2 Lynn Redgrave 67 UK Actress
7 Adele Mara 87 US Actress
9 Lena Horne 92 US Actress, Singer
11 Doris Eaton 106 US Actress
16 Ronnie James Dio 67 US Singer, Actor Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
24 Paul Gray 38 US Musician
26 Art Linkletter 97 Canada Actor
28 Eddie Barth 78 US Actor
28 Gary Coleman 42 US Actor
29 Dennis Hopper 74 US Actor, Director
30 Joan Rhodes 90 UK Actress, Stuntman
31 William A. Fraker 86 US Cinematographer, Director
June 3 Rue McClanahan 76 US Actress
4 Richard Dunn 73 US Actor
6 Robert B. Radnitz 85 US Producer
7 Eric Mason 83 UK Actor
8 Andreas Voutsinas 79 Greece Actor
13 Jimmy Dean 81 US Singer, Actor
15 Bekim Fehmiu 74 Yugoslavia Actor
16 Ronald Neame 99 UK Director, Cinematographer
17 Elżbieta Czyżewska 72 Poland Actress
19 Vince O'Brien 90 US Actor
19 Ursula Thiess 86 Germany Actress
21 Tam White 67 UK Actor, Musician
22 Tracy Wright 50 Canada Actress
23 Allyn Ferguson 85 US Composer
23 Frank Giering 38 Germany Actor
27 Corey Allen 75 US Actor, Director
27 Aldo Giuffrè 86 Italy Actor
30 Elliott Kastner 80 US Producer
July 1 Geoffrey Hutchings 71 UK Actor
1 Ilene Woods 81 US Actress, Singer
2 Laurent Terzieff 75 France Actor
9 Vonetta McGee 65 US Actress
12 Luigi Scattini 83 Italy Director
13 Alan Hume 85 UK Cinematographer
15 Peter Fernandez 83 US Voice Actor, Actor
15 Kip King 72 US Actor
16 James Gammon 70 US Actor
27 Maury Chaykin 61 US Actor
31 Suso Cecchi d'Amico 96 Italy Screenwriter
31 Tom Mankiewicz 69 US Screenwriter, Director
August 1 Robert F. Boyle 100 US Art Director, Production Designer
7 Bruno Cremer 75 France Actor
8 Patricia Neal 84 US Actress
9 George DiCenzo 70 US Actor
10 David L. Wolper 82 US Documentarian, Producer
11 Bruno Schleinstein 78 Germany Actor, Musician, Artist
14 Abbey Lincoln 80 US Actress, Singer
20 Tiberio Murgia 81 Italy Actor
24 Satoshi Kon 46 Japan Director
29 James Deuter 71 US Actor
September 1 Cammie King 76 US Actress
3 Robert Schimmel 60 US Actor, Comedian
7 Clive Donner 84 UK Director, Film Editor
7 Glenn Shadix 58 US Actor
9 Geoffrey Foot 95 UK Film Editor
11 Harold Gould 86 US Actor
11 Kevin McCarthy 96 US Actor
12 Claude Chabrol 80 France Director
14 Caterina Boratto 95 Italy Actress
14 Nicholas Selby 85 UK Actor
15 Frank Jarvis 69 UK Actor
19 Irving Ravetch 89 US Screenwriter
21 Grace Bradley 97 US Actress
21 John Crawford 90 US Actor
22 Jackie Burroughs 71 Canada Actress
22 Eddie Fisher 82 US Actor, Singer
26 Gloria Stuart 100 US Actress
27 Pierre Guffroy 84 France Production Designer
28 Sally Menke 56 US Film Editor
28 Arthur Penn 88 US Director, Producer
29 Tony Curtis 85 US Actor
29 Joe Mantell 94 US Actor
October 4 Norman Wisdom 95 UK Actor, Comedian
5 Roy Ward Baker 93 UK Director
10 John Graysmark 75 UK Production Designer
12 Angelo Infanti 71 Italy Actor
14 Simon MacCorkindale 58 UK Actor
15 Johnny Sheffield 79 US Actor
16 Barbara Billingsley 94 US Actress
19 Tom Bosley 83 US Actor
19 Graham Crowden 87 UK Actor
20 Robert Paynter 82 UK Cinematographer
24 Lamont Johnson 88 US Director
25 Lisa Blount 53 US Actress, Producer
28 James MacArthur 72 US Actor
29 Mervyn Haisman 82 Spain Screenwriter Curse of the Crimson Altar
29 George Hickenlooper 47 US Director, Producer
November 4 Michelle Nicastro 50 US Singer, Voice Actor
5 Jill Clayburgh 66 US Actress
10 Dino De Laurentiis 91 Italy Producer
11 Marie Osborne 99 US Wardrobe
13 Luis García Berlanga 89 Spain Director
15 Moira Hoey 88 Ireland Actress
20 Heinz Weiss 89 Germany Actor
23 Joyce Howard 88 UK Actress
23 Ingrid Pitt 73 Poland Actress
27 Irvin Kershner 87 US Director
28 Giorgos Fountas 86 Greece Actor
28 Leslie Nielsen 84 Canada Actor
29 Mario Monicelli 95 Italy Director, Screenwriter
30 Ted Sorel 74 US Actor
December 4 Neva Patterson 90 US Actress
15 Blake Edwards 88 US Director, Screenwriter
15 Jean Rollin 72 France Director, Producer
17 Lina Romay 91 US Singer, Actress
20 Steve Landesberg 74 US Actor
27 Grant McCune 67 US Visual Effects Artist
29 Bill Erwin 96 US Actor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brody, Richard (9 December 2010). "The Best Movies of 2010". The New Yorker. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  2. ^ "2010 Worldwide Box Office". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes 2010". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 7 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-26.