Saturday, January 16, 2010

Critics Choice Movie Awards - WINNERS

SERIES: Hollywood Guild Awards and Oscars®.

The 15th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards will be held tonight at the Hollywood Palladium, and broadcast live on VH1 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT. Well, to be correct, the Pacific Time broadcast will be a broadcast live-delayed. Kristin Chenoweth will host.

The awards are in and the winners are shown in red.

The 235 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the largest film critics' organization in the United States and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, selected the nominees in 25 categories. They proclaim that the Critics Choice Awards are the most accurate predictors of the Academy Awards®. I am putting that to the test this year, and we shall see.

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and NINE lead the pack of nominations with ten each, closely followed by AVATAR, UP IN THER AIR, and THE HURT LOCKER, each receiving eight nominations. Don't worry, I am not going to list all 25 categories here. Here are some of the major ones - -

BEST PICTURE: Avatar; An Education; The Hurt Locker; Inglourious Basterds; Invictus; Nine; Precious; A Serious Man; Up; Up In The Air.

BEST ACTOR: 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: TIE - 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 ACTING ENSEMBLE: Inglourious Basterds; Nine; Precious;
Star Trek; Up In The Air.

BEST DIRECTING: 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: 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: 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 ANIMATED FEATURE: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; Coraline; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Princess And The Frog; Up.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Broken Embraces (Spain); Coco Before Chanel (France); Red Cliff (Chi bi, China); Sin Nombre (Without a Name, Mexico); The White Ribbon (Germany).

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Anvil; Capitalism: A Love Story; The Cove; Food, Inc.; Michael Jackson's This Is It.

Observations. Brad Pitt is not nominated for either best actor or best supporting actor. Nor, is he nominated for a Golden Globe in either category. On the other hand, the animated movie UP is nominated here in both the best animated film and in the best picture categories.

There are now two series on this blog for 2010 - SERIES: Major Film Festivals, and SERIES: Hollywood Guild Awards and Oscars®. The first will run all through 2010, and the second will run until sometime after the Academy Awards. To read each, type SERIES: film festivals, or SERIES: Hollywood, in the upper left hand search box on this blog, which will bring up all posts in each series

1 comment:

  1. "Fantastic Mr. Fox" was suddenly a serious rival to Pixar's "Up" for the Oscar for best animated feature, since the story's headline alone. Here Comes 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox' might stem the flow, at least for a few minutes, of the constant barrage of 'what have you done for my movie lately' phone calls from "Mr. Fox" producer (and 42 West client) Scott Rudin.


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