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Feb 28, 2010

Best of 2009: Part II

Original Screenplay

Runners-up: The Messenger (Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman), Sugar (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck), A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen)

Finalists:
5- A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Nicolas Peufaillit)
4- The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)
3- About Elly (Asghar Farhadi)
2- Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)

Top Pick:
1- Mary and Max (Adam Elliot)

Adapted Screenplay

Finalists: 
5- Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (Geoffrey Fletcher)
4- An Education (Nick Hornby)
3- Fantastic Mr. Fox (Noah Baumbach, Wes Anderson)
Top Pick:

Tie!
Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner)
In the Loop (Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, Ian Martin)

Editing

Runners-up: Up in the Air (Dana Glauberman), The Cove (Geoffrey Richman)

Finalists:
5- Avatar (James Cameron, Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua)
4- Inglourious Basterds (Sally Menke)
3- A Prophet (Juliette Welfing)
2- About Elly (Haydeh Safi Yari)

Top Pick:
1- The Hurt Locker (Chris Innis, Bob Murawski)

Director

Runners-up: James Cameron (Avatar), Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon)

Finalists:
5- Adam Elliot (Mary and Max)
4- Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
3- Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
2- Jacques Audiard (A Prophet)

Top Pick:
1- Asghar Farhadi (About Elly)

Feb 26, 2010

Best of 2009: Part I

Supporting Actress
Runners-up: Susanne Lothar and Leonie Benesch (The White Ribbon), Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)

Finalists:
5- Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds)
4- Marion Cotillard (Nine)
3- Samantha Morton (The Messenger)
2- Taraneh Alidoosti (About Elly)

Top Pick:
Mo’Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire)

Supporting Actor
Runners-up: Peiman Moadi (About Elly), Paul Schneider (Bright Star), Niels Arestrup (A Prophet)

Finalists:
5- Peter Capaldi (In the Loop)
4- Alfred Molina (An Education)
3- Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
2- Saber Abar (About Elly)

Top Pick:
1- Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Actress

Runners-up: Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Penelope Cruz (Broken Embraces)

Finalists:
5- Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia)
4- Tilda Swinton (Julia)
3- Golshifteh Farahani (About Elly)
2- Carey Mulligan (An Education)

Top Pick:
1- Abbie Cornish (Bright Star)

Actor

Just missed my final list: Colin Firth (A Single Man), Robin Williams (World’s Greatest Dad), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Shahab Hosseini (About Elly), Joaquin Phoenix (Two Lovers)

Finalists:
5- Ben Foster (The Messenger)
4- George Clooney (Up in the Air)
3- Jeff Bridges (Crazy H­eart)
2- Tahar Rahim (A Prophet)

Top Pick:
1- Sam Rockwell (Moon)
He fights himself, he hates himself, he befriends himself, he talks to himself and he does all of it with absolute control. It’s hard to create a boundary between the two Sam Bells and yet, they’re entirely different characters, each played to perfection.
(Best Scene: Video call with her daughter. Give him an Oscar just for that one scene.)


Ensemble Cast

Runners-up:
A Prophet, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Up in the Air, The Hurt Locker,

Finalists:
5- An Education
4- The Messenger

3- Inglourious Basterds

2- The White Ribbon

1- About Elly