Monday, September 28, 2015

2009 Film Guy Awards

2009 was a pretty solid year for film. The Oscars were especially an interesting case as we saw the highest-grossing film of all time lose to one of the lowest-grossing winners, The Hurt Locker. That one is still unseen by me. But while I don't hate Avatar, I'm not too saddened it lost. It won the right awards in my opinion. Plenty of the other nominated films, like A Serious Man, An Education, A Single Man, are still unseen by me. But hopefully, that'll change soon. On my ballot, you'll see that some of the nominated films have a much stronger showing, either win or nominated wise. In particular, Up In The Air which for a movie about a guy who goes around the country firing people, has become one of my favorite movies. This is the 2009 Film Guy Awards. Enjoy!


Best Picture:
The Hangover
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Up In The Air*
The White Ribbon
Zombieland

Best Director:
Jacques Audiard, A Prophet
Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon*
Jason Reitman, Up In The Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Marc Webb, (500) Days of Summer

Best Actor:
George Clooney, Up In The Air
Willem Dafoe, Antichrist
Christian Friedel, The White Ribbon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer*
Tahar Rahim, A Prophet

Best Actress:
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist
Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Tilda Swinton, Julia*

Best Supporting Actor:
Neils Arestrup, A Prophet
Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover
Leonard Proxauf, The White Ribbon
Christoph WaItz, Inglourious Basterds*

Best Supporting Actress:
Vera Farmiga, Up In The Air
Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air*
Mo'Nique, Precious
Natalie Portman, Brothers
Betty White, The Proposal

Best Adapted Screenplay:
District 9
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Precious
Up In The Air*
Watchmen

Best Original Screenplay:
(500) Days of Summer
The Hangover
Inglourious Basterds
Up
The White Ribbon*

Best Film Editing:
(500) Days of Summer*
Avatar
Star Trek
Watchmen
Zombieland


Best Cinematography:
Antichrist
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Watchmen
The White Ribbon*

Best Original Score:
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Sherlock Holmes
Up*
Watchmen

Best Costume Design:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Inglourious Basterds
Sherlock Holmes
Watchmen*
The White Ribbon

Best Production Design:
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince*
Inglourious Basterds
Watchmen
The White Ribbon

Best Sound:
Avatar
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
The White Ribbon
Zombieland*

Best Visual Effects:
Avatar*
District 9
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Star Trek
Watchmen

Best Makeup:
District 9
Star Trek*
Zombieland

Best Original Song:
“Stu’s Song” from The Hangover
“Help Yourself” from Up In The Air*
“Up In The Air” from Up In The Air

(subject to change)