The Fifties for 2010: Best Ensemble
Accomplices, with ace anchoring from Descours, Meurisse, Melki, and Devos, echoing each other across plotlines, plus sharp supporting turns to boot;
Animal Kingdom, for the family group of competitors, allies, and backstabbers (all the same people), but also the police, the lawyers, the girl's parents...;
Everyone Else, where the two frenemies are as fully realized as the two protagonists, and the couple with the boat evokes a whole lifetime in mere minutes;
Greenberg, where the concentric circles of strong acting include Leigh and Duplass from Greenberg's past, and the raft of kids he charms and alienates;
Toy Story 3, where the interplay among the regulars remains a franchise highlight, but the daycare and Bonnie's room yield new galleries of agile voicing.
Honorable mentions to the very game actors who realize Lanthimos's perverse vision in Dogtooth and bring real personality to it; to the patricians in I Am Love, eying each other mostly with affection but not without suspicion; to the rogue's gallery of criminals, schizos, bystanders, and phantoms in A Prophet; and to the warm, funny, thoughtful collection of performances in The Kids Are All Right, which aren't all perfect and rarely hit their peaks at the same time, but thrive off of each other's talent and each other's dissimilarities.