Picture: A Serious Man (129/9)
Director: Pete Docter, Up (115/11)
Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education (143/12)
Actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man (137/12)
S. Actor: Anthony Mackie, The Hurt Locker (120/12)
S. Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious (Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire) (121/9)
Screenplay: Bob Peterson and Pete Docter, Up (150/14)
Scene: Tarmac attack, Duplicity (91/8)
sk7 from Daniel Gemko on Vimeo.
Docter failed to place in 2001 for Monsters, Inc.
Of the actors, only Mackie, who finished 6th in the same category three years ago for Half Nelson, has previously placed. (That's a lot of years of ignoring Colin Firth, but after looking at his filmography I can't say we overlooked anything.)
Peterson co-wrote the script for Finding Nemo, which finished 11th in 2003. Docter has a lot of story credits (including Toy Story 2), but Up was his first actual screenplay.
Pretty high on the Passiondex, I'm guessing. Only nine voters.
Guesses not panning out, largely because I relied on general tendencies of the AVB (short-changing Denis, overrating von Trier and the Coens) that weren't so pronounced this year.
Hopefully Duplicity finishes in the top 5. That's the single most criminally underrecognized picture of 2009.
I knew Mulligan was inevitable, but at least she didn't crack the top 5. One of my most disliked performances of the year. Twee as goddamn hell.
It's great Mackie got noticed for his terrific performance in The Hurt Locker, but Brian Geraghty as Eldridge is even more noteworthy in more demanding role.
Hell is progressive, not twee.
Nice movie. This movie is visually very beautiful. I have seen it many times and I still remember some scenes that were so nicely framed that lasts forever in mind.
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