Sunday, February 28, 2010

Best of 2009

I am getting tired of Best of 2009, and want to rid myself of it. I did Best Supporting Actress and Lead Actress in separate posts, but I feel I will never finish if I keep doing it like that. So, without further ado, here is my best of 2009!

Best Picture

1st place: (500) Days of Summer
2nd: An Education
3rd: Up in the Air
4th: Inglourious Basterds
5th: Avatar

Best Director

1st: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
2nd: Marc Webb, (500) Days of Summer
3rd: James Cameron, Avatar
4th: Lone Scherfig, An Education
5th: Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

Best Actor

1st: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
2nd: George Clooney, Up in the Air
3rd: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
4th: Logan Lerman, My One and Only
5th: Sam Rockwell, Moon

Best Actress

1st: Carey Mulligan, An Education
2nd: Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
3rd: Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
4th: Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
5th: Renee Zellweger, My One and Only

Best Supporting Actor

1st: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2nd: Peter Sarsgaard, An Education
3rd: Brad Pitt, Inglourious Basterds
4th: Dominic Cooper, An Education
5th: Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

Best Supporting Actress

1st: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
2nd: Mo'Nique, Precious
3rd: Marion Cotillard, Nine
4th: Rosamund Pike, An Education
5th: Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds

Best Cast

1st: Inglourious Basterds
2nd: An Education
3rd: Nine
4th: Up in the Air
5th: Duplicity

Special Award
Up - I couldn't fit this into my limited categories, so I will give it a special award because it truly is fantastic.

An Education 7 nominations, 1 win
Inglourious Basterds 5 nominations, 2 wins
Up in the Air 5 nominations, 1 win
(500) Days of Summer 4 nominations, 2 wins
The Hurt Locker 2 nominations, 1 win
Avatar 2 nominations, 0 wins
My One and Only 2 nominations, 0 wins
Nine 2 nominations, 0 wins
Precious 2 nominations, 0 wins
Up 1 nomination, 1 win
Duplicity 1 nomination, 0 wins
Julie & Julia 1 nomination, 0 wins
The Last Station 1 nomination, 0 wins
Moon 1 nomination, 0 wins

Boy do I feel relieved. What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Share!


  1. Interesting no Molina but Sarsgaard and Cooper. Still, they're all good. Interesting that you saw The Last Station and still no Mirren. Diverse list though, I like diversity.

  2. Alfred Molina was terrific, but he had to take 6th place in my rankings so he just missed it (like he just missed Golden Globe/SAG/Oscar nominations I'm assuming!)

    Helen was also pretty close to getting in here (maybe a little lower, like 7th or 8th), but I just don't think she deserves to be in a list of 5.

    Have you seen The Last Station? I wonder how much screentime she has compared to Plummer. To me it seemed like he had more screentime, but I of course could be (and probably am) wrong.

  3. I'm assuming you're not a fan hahaha. I thought she was better than she had been in awhile in My One and Only. She's funny and cute and reminiscient of the Renee we all (or I) fell in love with.

  4. I'll take your word for it...if I'm going to watch My One and Only, it'll be for Logan Lerman, who's adorable, and the only thing that got me through Meet Bill.

  5. Yeah Logan Lerman is always fun to watch on screen, isn't he?