Monday, December 14, 2009

St. Louis Film Critics Award Nominees

--Best Film
(500) Days of Summer
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Up in the Air

--Best Actor
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
George Clooney – Up in the Air
Ben Foster -The Messenger
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Patton Oswald – Big Fan
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

--Best Actress
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Saoirse Ronan – The Lovely Bones
Maya Rudolph – Away We Go
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
Meryl Streep – Julie and Julia

--Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall – The Road
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Alfred Molina – An Education
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

--Best Supporting Actress
Marion Cotillard – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Melanie Laurent – Inglourious Basterds
Mo’Nique – Precious
Samantha Morton – the Messenger

--Best Director
Wes Anderson – The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
Oren Moverman – The Messenger
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

--Best Cinematography
The Hurt Locker – Barry Ackroyd
Inglourious Basterds – Robert Richardson
Nine – Dion Beebe
Red Cliff – Yue Lü and Li Zhang
A Single Man -Eduard Grau
Where the Wild Things Are – Lance Acord

--Best Music
Crazy Heart
Pirate Radio
Princess and the Frog

--Best Visual Effects
District 9
The Lovely Bones
Star Trek
Where the Wild Things Are

--Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
(500) Days of Summer – Scott Neustadlter/Michael H. Weber
An Education – Nick Hornby
The Hurt Locker – Mark Boal
Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
Up in the Air – Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

--Best Foreign-Language Film
(Must open in St. Louis this year)
Baader-Meinhof Complex
Coco Before Chanel
The Maid
Red Cliff
Sin Nombre
Treeless Mountain

--Best Documentary
Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Capitalism: A Love Story
Food, Inc.
Good Hair

--Best Animated Film
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog

--Best Comedy
(500) Days of Summer
Away We Go
The Hangover
Pirate Radio

--Most Original, Innovative or Creative Film (“Most Artistic Film”)
(500) Days of Summer
District 9
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Lovely Bones

--Special Merit (“Favorite Scene”) – our new category
(500) Days of Summer – Expectations vs. reality splitscreen sequence
(500) Days of Summer – Morning after dance number
Inglourious Basterds – The opening farm house scene
Precious – Mo’Nique’s at social worker office scene
Up – Opening marriage montage at beginning
*Unofficial award – not for publication, just for us, just for fun
Worst Movie of the Year
My Life in Ruins
Transformers 2
Year One

Oscar Meter: Up
- Best Picture: (500) Days of Summer, Precious, UP, An Education, Invictus
- Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, Oren Moverman
- Best Actor: Ben Foster, Jeremy Renner, Morgan Freeman
- Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Gabourey Sidibe
- Best Supporting Actor: Stanley Tucci, Alfred Molina
- Best Supporting Actress: Marion Cotillard, Samantha Morton, Melanie Laurent
- Best Screenplay: (500) Days of Summer, Inglourious Basterds
- Best Foreign Language Film: The Maid, Sin Nombre

Oscar Meter: Down
- Best Picture: Nine, Avatar, The Lovely Bones
- Best Director: Rob Marshall, Peter Jackson,
- Best Actor: Viggo Mortensen, Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Firth
- Best Actress: Tilda Swinton, Abbie Cornish, Helen Mirren
- Best Supporting Actress: Julianne Moore, Penelope Cruz

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