My colleagues at The Dublin Film Critics Circle have named their best of 2010. Those eligible to vote include myself, Gavin Burke, Tara Brady, Donald Clarke, Gordon Hayden, Joe Griffin, David O Mahoney, Paul Lynch, Paul Whitington, Esther McCarthy, Declan Burke, John Maguire and George Byrne. I'll be giving my best of the year in instalments, with The Town already firmly nestled at number 5.

Behold the best of the best, as voted by the above:

1. A Prophet
2. Winter’s Bone
3. Toy Story 3
4. The Social Network
5. Dogtooth
6. Inception
7. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives
8. The Road/ Bad Lieutenant
9. Mother
10. The Illusionist/A Room and a Half/Of Gods and Men

1. Jacques Audiard, A Prophet
2. David Fincher, The Social Network
3. Werner Herzog, Bad Lieutenant
4. Christopher Nolan, Inception
5. Luca Guadagnino., I Am Love
6. Clio Barnard, The Arbor
7. Joe Weeresethakul, Uncle Boonmee Who Can remember His Past Lives
8. Jessica Hauser, Lourdes /Giorgos Lantimos, Dogtooth
9. Roman Polanski, The Ghost /Sylvian Chomet, The Illusionist/Elia
Suileman, The Time that Remains/ Martin Scorsese, Shutter Island
10. Warwick Thornton, Samson and Delilah/ Andrey Khrzhanovskiy, A Room
and a Half

1. Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
2. Leslie Manville, Another Year
3. Tilda Swinton, I Am Love
4. Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Precious
5. Hye-ja Kim, Mother
6. Annette Bening, The Kids Are Alright
7. Catalina Saavedra, The Maid
8. Juliette Binoche, Certified Copy
9. Catherine Keener, Please Give
10. Kirsten Scott Thomas, Leaving


1. Tahar Rahim, A Prophet
2. Colin Firth, A Single Man
3. Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
4. Ryan Reynolds, Buried
5. Viggo Mortensen, The Road
6. Nicolas Cage, Bad Lieutenant
7. Casey Affleck, The Killer Inside Me
8. Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart/ Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island
9. Mark Ruffalo, The Kids are Alright
10. George Clooney, Up in the Air /Ben Stiller, Greenberg

1. His & Hers
2. Savage
3. The Fading Light
4. The Pipe
5. Zonad
6. All Good Children
7. Pyjama Girls
8. Eamon
9. Foxes
10. Colony


1. His & Hers
2. Exit Through the Gift Shop
3. Restrepo
4. Catfish
5. Good Hair
6. American: The Bill Hicks Story
7. Mugabe and the White African
8. Capitalism: A Love Story/The Pipe
9. Pyjama Girls
10. Colony


Jennifer Lawrence - Winter’s Bone


Ken Wardrop - His & Hers