December 6, 2009

The Washington D.C. Film Critics offer up their nominations

Here they are:

Best Film
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Up in the Air”

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
Lee Daniels, “Precious”
Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Actor
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
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Maya Rudolph, “Away We Go”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
Anthony Mackie, “The Hurt Locker”
Alfred Molina, “An Education”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Supporting Actress
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 Adapted Screenplay
“The Blind Side”
“An Education”
“The Road”
“Up in the Air”

Best Original Screenplay
“(500) Days of Summer”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“A Serious Man”

Best Breakthrough Performance
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Christian McKay, “Me and Orson Welles”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

Best Animated Film
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Best Foreign Film
“Broken Embraces”
“Red Cliff”
“Sin Nombre”
“Summer Hours”
“The White Ribbon”

Best Documentary
“Anvil! The Story of Anvil”
“Capitalism: A Love Story”
“The Cove”
“Food, Inc.”
“Good Hair”

Best Art Direction
“The Lovely Bones”
“Star Trek”
“Where the Wild Things Are”
“The Young Victoria”

-Up in the Air led the nominations with 8, but The Hurt Locker and Precious both had 7...thoughts?


  1. Last year Slumdog did very well with this group, if that means anything...

  2. I'm really glad to see the Maya Rudolph nom

  3. saw up in the air yesterday and I'm ecstatic about the attention it's getting because it's probably the most deserving of best picture so far for me (haven't seen lovely bones, nine, a single man, avatar, invictus). It makes me quite sad and disappointed to see Lovely Bones doing relatively poorly but I'm still pretty excited to see it.

  4. The Lovely Bones isn't going to do well with the critics needs to do well with the guilds to have any chance at a big nomination

  5. I for one am very excited to see Inglourious Basterds and The Hurt Locker doing so well with the top categories. Hurt Locker is basically already locked in for Picture, but it's very deserving of the acting nominations it's getting here. Same with Basterds in Best Picture/Director.

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  7. YAY JULIANNE! Let's see if she can get that fifth nom! even though by now she's deserved 6.

  8. Basterds is looking stronger by the day

  9. Also, the winners are up in the latest blog post, just letting everyone know...

  10. Nice list of nominees. Was really ecstatic to see not only Viggo Mortensen nominated for The Road but the film got a screenplay nomination. Also nice to see Inglourious Basterds up for Best Picture and director. Seems like this year the typical oscar movies are falling by the wayside to more artistically daring and unique films like The Road, Inglourious Basterds, etc. I'm digging it.