November 30, 2009

The Golden Satellite nominations hit!

A day late, yes I know, but my apologies for that. Without further ado, here they are:

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

“Bright Star”
“An Education”
“The Hurt Locker”
“The Messenger”
“Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
“The Stoning of Soraya M.”

Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
“The Informant!”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“A Serious Man”
“Up in the Air”

Best Director
Jane Campion, “Bright Star”
Neill Blomkamp, “District 9″
Lone Scherfig, “An Education”
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
Rob Marshall, “Nine”
Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”

Best Actress (Drama)
Shohreh Aghdashloo, “The Stoning of Soraya M.”
Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”
Abbie Cornish, “Bright Star”
Penélope Cruz, “Broken Embraces”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Catalina Saavedra, “The Maid”

Best Actor (Drama)
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
Hugh Dancy, “Adam”
Johnny Depp, “Public Enemies”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker”
Michael Sheen, “The Damned United”

Best Actress (Comedy Or Musical)
Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
Zooey Deschanel, “(500) Days of Summer”
Katherine Heigl, “The Ugly Truth”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

Best Actor (Comedy Or Musical)
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Bradley Cooper, “The Hangover”
Matt Damon, “The Informant!”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”

Best Supporting Actress
Emily Blunt, “Sunshine Cleaning”
Penélope Cruz, “Nine”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Mozhan Marnò, “The Stoning of Soraya M.”
Mo’nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”

Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
James McAvoy, “The Last Station”
Alfred Molina, “An Education”
Timothy Spall, “The Damned United”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Original Screenplay
Jane Campion, “Bright Star”
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, “(500) Days of Summer”
Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”
Joel and Ethan Coen, “A Serious Man”
Bob Peterson and Pete Docter, “Up”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, “District 9″
Nick Hornby, “An Education”
Nora Ephron, “Julie & Julia”
Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”

Best Motion Picture (Animated or Mixed Media)
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“Where the Wild Things Are”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Broken Embraces”
“I Killed My Mother”
“The Maid”
“Red Cliff”
“The White Ribbon”
“Winter in Wartime”

Best Documentary Feature
“The Beaches of Agnes”
“The Cove”
“Every Little Step”
“It Might Get Loud”
“The September Issue”
“Valentino: The Last Emperor”

Best Art Direction
Terry Gilliam, Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro, “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”
Nathan Crowley, Patrick Lumb and William Ladd Skinner, “Public Enemies”
Eddy Wong, “Red Cliff”
Chris Kennedy, “The Road”
Ian Philips and Dan Bishop, “A Single Man”
Barry Chusid and Elizabeth Wilcox, “2012″

Best Cinematography
Robert Richardson, “Inglourious Basterds”
Guillermo Navarro and Erich Roland, “It Might Get Loud”
Dion Beebe, “Nine”
Dante Spinotti, “Public Enemies”
Lu Yue and Zhang Yi, “Red Cliff”
Roger Deakins, “A Serious Man”

Best Costume Design
Consolata Boyle, “Chéri”
Monique Prudhomme, “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”
Colleen Atwood, “Nine”
Tim Yip, “Red Cliff”
Sandy Powell, “The Young Victoria”

Best Film Editing
Julian Clarke, “District 9″
Chris Innis and Bob Murawski, “The Hurt Locker”
Greg Finton, “It Might Get Loud”
Claire Simpson and Wyatt Smith, “Nine”
Angie Lam, Yang Hongyu and Robert A. Ferretti, “Red Cliff”
David Brenner and Peter S. Elliot, “2012″

Best Original Score
Gabriel Yared, “Amelia”
Marvin Hamlisch, “The Informant!”
Elliot Goldenthal, “Public Enemies”
Michael Giacchino, “Up”
Rolfe Kent, “Up in the Air”
Carter Burwell and Karen O, “Where the Wild Things Are”

Best Original Song
“The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart” (T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham)
“We are the Children of the World” from “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” (Terry Gilliam)
“Cinema Italiano” from “Nine” (Maury Yeston)
“I See in Color” from “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire” (Mary J. Blige)
“Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog” (Randy Newman)
“Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog” (Randy Newman)

Best Sound (Mixing and Editing)
“It Might Get Loud”
“Red Cliff”
“Terminator Salvation”
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

Best Visual Effects
“District 9″
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”
“Red Cliff”
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

Best Ensemble

Outstanding New Talent
Gabourey Sidibe

Auteur Award
Roger Corman

Tesla Award (Achievement in Technology)
Roger Deakins

Mary Pickford Award (Outstanding Artistic Contribution)
Michael York

Ten Best Films of 2009
“Bright Star”
“An Education”
“(500) Days of Summer”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire”
“A Serious Man”
“The Stoning of Soraya M.”
“Up in the Air”

-It's a strange nomination list, to be sure (but that's to be expected), but it's not surprising to see 'Nine' lead the way with 11 nods...thoughts?


  1. laughable all over, the only i get out of this is that we have to start taking INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS seriously, its only going to gain steam

  2. I'm of the opinion that Basterds has been a big contender for a while, but only now is really hitting it's buzz stride.

  3. i agree joey, its only going to get bigger, i think im crazy for thinking it could actually win. thought right now my moneys on up in the air, just as something going for it.

  4. I'd say it's one of the 5 likeliest to win, with the other 4, in no particular order, being Up in the Air, Nine, The Hurt Locker, and Invictus

    just to restore some faith!!

  6. alright decent job for Wild Things (my obsession) ... surprised at the appreciation for Stoning of Soraya but also happy with the acclaim for The Messenger!

  7. Yes, Wild Things didn't do too badly at all.

  8. For the last 4 years Satellite awards announced 12 best actress nominees each year, 5 of them got Oscar nomination, always. I haven't seen most of the performances, but anyway, I think these four is already a lock: Abbie Cornish, Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Marion Cotillard.

  9. I think Cornish (despite perhaps giving the best performance by an actress so far this year) and Cotillard are far from locks, but you make a good point

  10. I'm a bit thrilled to see Jane Campion up there with Bright Star. Also happy to see Emily Blunt for The Young Victoria.

  11. im just glad Depps work have been recognized...