Best Screenwriter: John Wells, The Company Men
Runtime: 109 mins
GENE (Tommy Lee Jones) [reviewing proposed layoffs]: "All I see are people who are over 50, with enough young ones thrown in to protect us against litigation."
HR HATCHET GUY: "We're not breaking any laws, Gene."
GENE: "I guess I always assumed we were trying for a higher standard than that."
We Also Loved: Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit; Paul Haggis, The Next Three Days; Mike Leigh, Another Year; David Seidler, The King's Speech.