Monday, December 14, 2009

Awards Watch: Coast to Coast

The 2009 movie awards season kicked into high gear the past two days with the announcements from four major kudos groups of the results of their annual cinematic honors.

In a rare instance of solidarity, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle both chose Kathryn Bigelow's gritty war drama The Hurt Locker for Best Picture and Best Director.

They also agreed on the supporting acting races, bestowing honors on Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) and Mo'Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire). In the lead categories, LA went for Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) and Yolande Moreau (Séraphine), while their Gotham counterparts chose George Clooney (for both Up in the Air and his vocal turn in Fantastic Mr. Fox) and Meryl Streep (for Julie & Julia but not It's Complicated).


The Hurt Locker also placed strongly in the nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Awards with eight nods. But it was Inglourious Basterds and Nine that lead the pack with ten nominations apiece. Joining these three in the Best Picture race is Avatar, An Education, Invictus, Precious, A Serious Man, Up and Up in the Air. Winners will be announced on January 15 in a live ceremony scheduled to be broadcast on VH1 with Kristin Chenoweth hosting.

Meanwhile, the American Film Institute has revealed their own top ten for '09. The AFI Awards for film go to Coraline, The Hangover, The Hurt Locker, The Messenger, Precious, A Serious Man, A Single Man, Sugar, Up and Up in the Air. On the TV side, such Movie Dearest faves as The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Modern Family and True Blood were recognized. Click here for a special video tribute to all the AFI Award winners.

For a quick look at all the winners/nominees, see the comments section below. And the gold derby will continue to race on later this week with the nominations for the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

5 comments:

  1. Los Angeles Film Critics Association:

    Picture:
    The Hurt Locker

    Actor:
    Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

    Actress:
    Yolande Moreau in Séraphine

    Supporting Actor:
    Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

    Supporting Actress:
    Mo'Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

    Director:
    Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Screenplay:
    Up in the Air

    Cinematography:
    The White Ribbon

    Production Design:
    District 9

    Music Score:
    Crazy Heart

    Animated Feature:
    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Foreign Language Film:
    Summer Hours

    Documentary:
    The Beaches of Agnés
    The Cove

    New Generation Award:
    Neill Blomkamp for District 9

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  2. New York Film Critics Circle:

    Picture:
    The Hurt Locker

    Actor:
    George Clooney in Up in the Air and Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Actress:
    Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia

    Supporting Actor:
    Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

    Supporting Actress:
    Mo’Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

    Director:
    Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

    Screenplay:
    In the Loop

    Cinematography:
    The White Ribbon

    Animated Feature:
    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Foreign Language Film:
    Summer Hours

    Documentary:
    Of Time and the City

    First Film:
    Steve McQueen for Hunger

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  3. Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Awards:

    Best Picture:
    Avatar
    An Education
    The Hurt Locker
    Inglourious Basterds
    Invictus
    Nine
    Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    A Serious Man
    Up
    Up in the Air

    Best Actor:
    Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
    George Clooney in Up in the Air
    Colin Firth in A Single Man
    Morgan Freeman in Invictus
    Viggo Mortensen in The Road
    Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker

    Best Actress:
    Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria
    Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
    Carey Mulligan in An Education
    Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones
    Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Matt Damon in Invictus
    Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
    Christian McKay in Me and Orson Welles
    Alfred Molina in An Education
    Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones
    Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Marion Cotillard in Nine
    Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air
    Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air
    Mo’Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    Julianne Moore in A Single Man
    Samantha Morton in The Messenger

    Best Young Actor/Actress:
    Jae Head in The Blind Side
    Bailee Madison in Brothers
    Max Records in Where the Wild Things Are
    Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones
    Kodi Smit-McPhee in The Road

    Best Acting Ensemble:
    Inglourious Basterds
    Nine
    Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    Star Trek
    Up in the Air

    Best Director:
    Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
    James Cameron for Avatar
    Lee Daniels for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    Clint Eastwood for Invictus
    Jason Reitman for Up in the Air
    Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

    Best Original Screenplay:
    (500) Days of Summer
    The Hurt Locker
    Inglourious Basterds
    A Serious Man
    Up

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    District 9
    An Education
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    A Single Man
    Up in the Air

    Best Cinematography:
    Avatar
    The Hurt Locker
    Inglourious Basterds
    The Lovely Bones
    Nine

    Best Art Direction:
    Avatar
    Inglourious Basterds
    The Lovely Bones
    Nine
    A Single Man

    Best Costume Design:
    Bright Star
    Inglourious Basterds
    Nine
    Where the Wild Things Are
    The Young Victoria

    Best Score:
    The Informant!
    The Princess and the Frog
    Sherlock Holmes
    Up
    Where the Wild Things Are

    Best Song:
    "All is Love" from Where the Wild Things Are
    “Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog
    “Cinema Italiano" from Nine
    "(I Want to) Come Home" from Everybody's Fine
    “The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

    Best Editing:
    Avatar
    The Hurt Locker
    Inglourious Basterds
    Nine
    Up in the Air

    Best Sound:
    Avatar
    District 9
    The Hurt Locker
    Nine
    Star Trek

    Best Visual Effects:
    Avatar
    District 9
    The Lovely Bones
    Star Trek
    2012

    Best Makeup:
    Avatar
    District 9
    Nine
    The Road
    Star Trek

    Best Animated Feature:
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    Coraline
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    The Princess and the Frog
    Up

    Best Action Movie:
    Avatar
    District 9
    The Hurt Locker
    Inglourious Basterds
    Star Trek

    Best Comedy Movie:
    (500) Days of Summer
    The Hangover
    It’s Complicated
    The Proposal
    Zombieland

    Best Foreign-Language Film:
    Broken Embraces
    Coco Before Chanel
    Red Cliff
    Sin Nombre
    The White Ribbon

    Best Documentary:
    Anvil: The Story of Anvil
    Capitalism: A Love Story
    The Cove
    Food, Inc.
    Michael Jackson's This Is It

    Best Picture Made for Television:
    Gifted Hands
    Grey Gardens
    Into the Storm
    Taking Chance

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  4. AFI Awards 2009:

    AFI Movies of the Year:

    Coraline
    The Hangover
    The Hurt Locker
    The Messenger
    Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    A Serious Man
    A Single Man
    Sugar
    Up
    Up in the Air

    AFI TV Programs of the Year:
    The Big Bang Theory
    Big Love
    Friday Night Lights
    Glee
    Mad Men
    Modern Family
    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    Nurse Jackie
    Party Down
    True Blood

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