Award Show Analysis: The Critics’ Choice Award Nominees

The Critics’ Choice Awards were just announced. I was very pleased with some of the nominations. I will give you my takes of who the critics will pick and who should win.

(Will win, Should win, Dark Horse)

BEST PICTURE

Nominees:

• Avatar

• An Education

• The Hurt Locker

• Inglourious Basterds

• Invictus

• Nine

• Precious

• A Serious Man

• Up

• Up In The Air

BEST ACTOR

Nominees:

• Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

• George Clooney – Up In The Air

• Colin Firth – A Single Man

• Morgan Freeman – Invictus

• Viggo Mortensen – The Road

• Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTRESS

Nominees:

• Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria

• Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

• Carey Mulligan – An Education

• Saoirse Ronan – The Lovely Bones

• Gabourey Sidibe – Precious

• Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Nominees:

• Matt Damon – Invictus

• Woody Harrelson – The Messenger

• Christian McKay – Me And Orson Welles

• Alfred Molina – An Education

• Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones

• Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Nominees:

• Marion Cotillard – Nine

• Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air

• Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air

• Mo’Nique – Precious

• Julianne Moore – A Single Man

• Samantha Morton – The Messenger

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Nominees:

• Jae Head – The Blind Side

• Bailee Madison – Brothers

• Max Records – Where The Wild Things Are

• Saoirse Ronan – The Lovely Bones

• Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Road

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Nominees:

• Inglourious Basterds

• Nine

• Precious

• Star Trek

• Up In The Air

BEST DIRECTING

Nominees:

• Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

• James Cameron – Avatar

• Lee Daniels – Precious

• Clint Eastwood – Invictus

• Jason Reitman – Up In The Air

• Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:

• Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker

• Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – A Serious Man

• Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – (500) Days Of Summer

• Bob Peterson, Peter Docter – Up

• Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:

• Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach – Fantastic Mr. Fox

• Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – District 9

• Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious

• Tom Ford, David Scearce – A Single Man

• Nick Hornby – An Education

• Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – Up In The Air

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:

• The Hurt Locker

• Nine

• Avatar

• The Lovely Bones

• Inglourious Basterds

BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:

• A Single Man

• Avatar

• Nine

• The Lovely Bones

• Inglourious Basterds

BEST EDITING

Nominees:

• Up In The Air

• Inglourious Basterds

• The Hurt Locker

• Avatar

• Nine

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:

• Nine

• Bright Star

• The Young Victoria

• Inglourious Basterds

• Where The Wild Things Are

BEST MAKEUP

Nominees:

• Avatar

• District 9

• Nine

• The Road

• Star Trek

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:

• Avatar

• District 9

• The Lovely Bones

• Star Trek

• 2012

BEST SOUND

Nominees:

• Avatar

• District 9

• The Hurt Locker

• Nine

• Star Trek

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Nominees:

• Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

• Coraline

• Fantastic Mr. Fox

• Princess And The Frog

• Up

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Nominees:

• Avatar

• District 9

• The Hurt Locker

• Inglourious Basterds

• Star Trek

BEST COMEDY

Nominees:

• (500) Days Of Summer

• The Hangover

• It’s Complicated

• The Proposal

• Zombieland

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Nominees:

• Gifted Hands

• Grey Gardens

• Into The Storm

• Taking Chance

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Nominees:

• Broken Embraces

• Coco Before Chanel

• Red Cliff

• Sin Nombre

• The White Ribbon

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Nominees:

• Anvil

• Capitalism: A Love Story

• The Cove

• Food, Inc.

• Michael Jackson’s This Is It

BEST SONG

Nominees:

• “All Is Love” – Karen O, Nick Zinner – Where The Wild Things Are

• “Almost There” – Randy Newman – The Princess And The Frog

• “Cinema Italiano” – Maury Yeston – Nine

• “(I Want To) Come Home” – Paul McCartney – Everybody’s Fine

• “The Weary Kind” – T Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham – Crazy Heart

BEST SCORE

Nominees:

• Michael Giacchino – Up

• Marvin Hamlisch – The Informant!

• Randy Newman – The Princess and the Frog

• Karen O, Carter Burwell – Where The Wild Things Are

• Hans Zimmer – Sherlock Holmes

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Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on December 14, 2009, in Award Show Coverage and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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