Posted: 01/14/2010

 

Film 2009 As Seen By Wayne Case

by Del Harvey




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Best Films
(Alphabetical)
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
AVATAR
THE BURNING PLAIN
AN EDUCATION
THE HANGOVER
THE HURT LOCKER
INVICTUS
THE MESSENGER
STAR TREK
THE YOUNG VICTORIA

Runners-Up
(Alphabetical)
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
PRECIOUS
A SINGLE MAN
UP IN THE AIR

Honorable Mentions
(Alphabetical)
THE BLIND SIDE
DUPLICITY
I LOVE YOU, MAN
THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH
THE PROPOSAL
STATE OF PLAY
SURROGATES

Guilty Pleasure
THE INFORMERS

Worst Films
(Alphabetical)
ADVENTURELAND
AWAY WE GO
BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT
THE BOX
BRIDE WARS
COCO BEFORE CHANEL
COUPLES RETREAT
GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIEND PAST
HUMPDAY
THE INFORMANT!
JENNIFER’S BODY
THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND
NEW IN TOWN
OBSERVE AND REPORT
TETRO
TWO LOVERS
SORORITY ROW

But Not For Me
(In spite of overwhelming amounts of positive feedback from serious critics, I beg to differ about the following. Consider this the minority report.)
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
DISTRICT 9

Best Actor
(In order of preference)
(1) Jeremy Renner, THE HURT LOCKER
(2) Colin Firth, A SINGLE MAN
(3) Ben Foster, THE MESSENGER
(4) Morgan Freeman, INVICTUS
(5) Jeff Bridges, CRAZY HEART
(6) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER
(7) Hugh Dancy, ADAM
(8) George Clooney, UP IN THE AIR
(9) Paul Rudd, I LOVE YOU, MAN
(10) Clive Owen, DUPLICITY
(11) Peter Sarsgaard, AN EDUCATION
(12) Rupert Friend, THE YOUNG VICTORIA

Best Supporting Actor
(Alphabetical)
Matt Damon, INVICTUS
Woody Harrelson, THE MESSENGER
Anthony Mackie, THE HURT LOCKER
Alfred Molina, AN EDUCATION
Christoph Waltz, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
and
Alec Baldwin, IT’S COMPLICATED
Paul Bettany, THE YOUNG VICTORIA
Dominic Cooper, AN EDUCATION
Brian Geraghty, THE HURT LOCKER
Joe Head, THE BLIND SIDE
Stanley Tucci, THE LOVELY BONES

Best Actress
(Alphabetical)
Emily Blunt, THE YOUNG VICTORIA
Sandra Bullock, THE BLIND SIDE
Carey Mulligan, AN EDUCATION
Gaborone Sidibe, PRECIOUS
Meryl Streep, JULIE & JULIA
Charlize Theron, THE BURNING PLAIN
and
Julia Roberts, DUPLICITY
Renee Zellweger, MY ONE AND ONLY

Best Supporting Actress
(Alphabetical)
Kim Basinger, THE BURNING PLAIN
Vera Farmiga, UP IN THE AIR
Mo’Nique, PRECIOUS
Julianne Moore, A SINGLE MAN
Samantha Morton, THE MESSENGER
and
Anna Kendrick, UP IN THE AIR
Paula Patton, PRECIOUS
Rosamund Pike, AN EDUCATION
Susan Sarandon, THE LOVELY BONES
Emma Thompson, AN EDUCATION
Olivia Williams, AN EDUCATION

Best Director
(In order of preference)
(1) Kathryn Bigelow for THE HURT LOCKER
(2) James Cameron for AVATAR
(3) Clint Eastwood for INVICTUS
(4) Oren Moverman for THE MESSENGER
(5) Lone Scherfig for AN EDUCATION

Best Cinematography
(In order of preference)
(1) AVATAR
(2) THE HURT LOCKER
(3) A SINGLE MAN
(4) (500) DAYS OF SUMMER
(5) STAR TREK
(6) THE MESSENGER


Best Original Script
(Alphabetical)
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
AVATAR
THE BURNING PLAIN
THE HANGOVER
THE HURT LOCKER
THE MESSENGER

Best Adapted Script
(Alphabetical)
AN EDUCATION
INVICTUS
PRECIOUS
A SINGLE MAN
STAR TREK
UP IN THE AIR

Best Original Song
“Only You” from THE YOUNG VICTORIA
and (Alphabetical)
ADAM, “When You Find Me”
AVATAR, “I See You”
DUPLICITY, “Being Bad”
AN EDUCATION, “You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger”
THE HANGOVER, “Stu’s Song”
HANNA MONTANA THE MOVIE, “Back To Tennessee”
INVICTUS, “9000 Days”
INVICTUS, “Colorblind”
MY ONE AND ONLY, “My One And Only”
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, “Almost There”
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, “Down In New Orleans”
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, “Ma Belle Evangeline”

Best Original Music/Score
(Alphabetical by film title)
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
INVICTUS
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
A SINGLE MAN
STAR TREK
THE YOUNG VICTORIA

Best Costumes
(Alphabetical)
THE BLIND SIDE
AN EDUCATION
A SINGLE MAN
THE YOUNG VICTORIA

Best Editing
(In order of preference)
(1) THE MESSENGER
(2) THE HURT LOCKER
(3) (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

Best Sound
(Alphabetical)
AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
THE MESSENGER
STAR TREK

Special Awards 2009

The Sly Stallone/Ar-nuld Schwarzenegger Worst Performance by an Actor Award:
Joaquin Phoenix in TWO LOVERS

The Michelle Phillips/Cornelia Sharpe/Angel Tompkins Worst Performance by an Actress Award:
Kate Hudson in BRIDE WARS
Kristen Stewart in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON

The Heaven’s Gate Budget Award: 2012

The Otto Preminger “Light Touch” Award:
BRUNO
OBSESSED

The Sam Peckinpah “Wretched Excess” Award: INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

The Sidney Lumet Miscasting Award:
Male –
Matt Damon in THE INFORMANT!

Female –
Naomi Watts in THE INTERNATIONAL

The Surgeon General’s Warning Award:
Sigourney Weaver in AVATAR
AMELIA
EASY VIRTUE

The John Hartl Stop-Them-Before-They-Direct-Again Worst Director Award:
James Gray for TWO LOVERS
Peter Hyams for BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT

The Bill Lee Worst Musical Scoring Award: Marvin Hamlisch for THE INFORMANT!

The Blind-As-A-Bat Worst Cinematography Award: Peter Hyams for BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT

The Joan Crawford as “Johnny Guitar” Take-No-Prisoners Acting Award:
Eric Bana in FUNNY PEOPLE
Beyonce Knowles in OBSESSED
Ali Larter in OBSESSED
Dennis Quaid in G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA

The Ellen Terry Awards
Note: Awarded to those providing extra and or unexpected pleasure.

Male (Alphabetical)
Ben Barnes, EASY VIRTUE
Asher Book, FAME
Gerard Butler, THE UGLY TRUTH
Henry Cavill, WHATEVER WORKS
Hugh Dancy, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC
Aaron Eckhart, LOVE HAPPENS
Evan Ellingson, MY SISTER’S KEEPER
Chris Evans, THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND
Jon Foster, THE INFORMERS & THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH
Matthew Goode, A SINGLE MAN
Bruce Greenwood, STAR TREK
Chris Hemsworth, STAR TREK & A PERFECT GETAWAY
Nicholas Hoult, A SINGLE MAN
Jon Kortajarena, A SINGLE MAN
Ashton Kutcher, SPREAD
James Marsden, THE BOX
Chris Pine, STAR TREK
J.D. Pardo, THE BURNING PLAIN
Zachary Quinto, STAR TREK
Ryan Reynolds, THE PROPOSAL & X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
Karl Urban, STAR TREK
Andrew Wilson, WHIP IT
Sam Worthington, TERMINATOR: SALVATION

Female (Alphabetical)
Jennifer Aniston, LOVE HAPPENS
Kim Basinger, THE INFORMERS
Moon Bloodgood, TERMINATOR: SALVATION
Rose Byrne, ADAM
Mariah Carey, PRECIOUS
Jennifer Cody, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (voice only)
Jennifer Connelly, HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
Zooey Deschanel, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER
Cameron Diaz, MY SISTER’S KEEPER
Isla Fisher, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC
Tracy Garner, THE HANGOVER
Ginnifer Goodwin, HE’S JUST NOT… & A SINGLE MAN
Katherine Heigl, THE UGLY TRUTH
Evangeline Lilly, THE HURT LOCKER
Jane Lynch, JULIE & JULIA
Helen Mirren, STATE OF PLAY
Jena Malone, THE MESSENGER
Winona Ryder, STAR TREK
Sofia Vassilieva, MY SISTER’S KEEPER
Rachel Weisz, THE LOVELY BONES

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.



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