Monday, 14 December 2009

AWARDS SEASON WATCH: "Nine", "Inglorious Basterds" top Critics Choice nominees

MOVIE MUSICAL: The women of the acclaimed new musical Nine strike a pose.

Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic Inglourious Basterds and the stage-to-screen musical Nine have received the most nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s 15th Annual Critics Choice Film Awards, receiving a record 10 nominations each.


Inglorious Basterds received nominations for best picture, best supporting actor for Christoph Waltz, best ensemble, best director for Tarantino, best original screenplay, best cinematography, best art direction, best editing, best costume design and best action movie.


Meanwhile, Nine received nominations for best picture, best supporting actress, best ensemble, best cinematography, best art direction, best editing, best costume design, best makeup, best sound and best song.

Joining Inglorious Basterds and Nine in the best picture category are Avatar, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Invictus, Precious, A Serious Man, Up and Up in the Air.


The 15th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be held Jan. 15 at the Hollywood Palladium.


A closer look at some of the top categories:


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:

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 SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Matt Damon – “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson – “The Messenger”
Christian McKay – “Me and Orson Welles”
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”
Mo’Nique – “Precious”
Julianne Moore – “A Single Man”
Samantha Morton – “The Messenger”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS:

Jae Head – “The Blind Side”
Bailee Madison – “Brothers”
Max Records – “Where the Wild Things Are”
Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones”
Kodi Smit-McPhee – “The Road”

BEST DIRECTOR:

Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron – “Avatar”
Lee Daniels – “Precious”

Clint Eastwood – “Invictus”

Jason Reitman – “Up in the Air”

Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”


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