2009 Marathon Awards

by George Watches Things

Today, I’ll be naming a few bests from my/our festival of 2009 films. I didn’t get around to seeing all of them (Precious, Avatar, and Sin Nombre are among my regrets), but you get what you get and you can’t throw a fit. At least according to my kindergarten teacher.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: Up in the Air
Runners-up: An EducationBrothersIn the Loop

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Inglourious Basterds
Runners-up: The Hurt LockerMary and MaxA Serious ManSomers Town

Best Editing

Winner: Inglorious Bastards
Runners-up: The Hurt Locker, Star Trek

Best Cinematography

Winner: Inglorious Bastards
Runners-up: Everlasting Moments, The Hurt Locker, Police, Adj., A Serious Man

Best Ensemble Cast

Winner: Up in the Air
Runners-up: Inglourious BasterdsIn the LoopA Serious Man

Best Animated Film

Winner: Mary and Max
Runners-up: Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsA Town Called PanicUp

Best Documentary

Winner: Mine
Runners-up: The Band That Wouldn’t Die, Objectified

Best Foreign Film

Winner: Everlasting Moments
Runners-up: Police, Adj.A Town Called Panic

Best Director

Winner: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Runners-up: Jan Troell, Everlasting Moments; Ramin Bahrani, Goodbye Solo; Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds; The Coen Brothers, A Serious Man

Best Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role

1. Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds

2. Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

3. Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air

4. Taylor Geare/Bailee Madison, Brothers

5. Emily Mortimer, City Island

Best Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role

1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

2. Peter Capaldi, In the Loop

3. Red West, Goodbye Solo

4. Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker

5. Denis Menochet, Inglourious Basterds

Best Performance by a Female in a Leading Role

1. Maria Heiskanen, Everlasting Moments

2. Carey Mulligan, An Education

3. Katie Jarvis, Fish Tank

4. Natalie Portman, Brothers

5. Ellie Kendrick, The Diary of Anne Frank

Best Performance by a Male in a Leading Role

1. Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

2. Dragos Bucur, Police, Adj.

3. Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

4. Souleymane Sy Savane, Goodbye Solo

5. George Clooney, Up in the Air

Best Film of 2009

10. Goodbye Solo

9. Up

8. Objectified

7. Mary and Max

6. Mine

5. A Serious Man

4. Up in the Air

3. Everlasting Moments

2. Inglourious Basterds

1. The Hurt Locker

The scene from The Hurt Locker that decided my mind on what the best film of 2009 was.