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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 2009 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 2009, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


Inglourious Basterds, The Best Film of 2009

BEST PICTURE
The Hangover
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up
Up in the Air

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
George Clooney in Up in the Air
Colin Firth in A Single Man
Morgan Freeman in Invictus
Jeremy Renner inThe Hurt Locker

BEST ACTRESS
Melanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds
Carey Mulligan in An Education
Hilary Swank in Amelia
Gabourey Sidibe in Precious
Marion Cotillard in Nine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Damon in Invictus
Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Christian McKay in Me and Orson Welles
Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air
Mo'Nique in Precious
Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air
Julianne Moore in A Single Man
Catherine Keener in Where the Wild Things Are

BEST DIRECTOR
Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
Lee Daniels for Precious
Spike Jonze for Where the Wild Things Are
Jason Reitman for Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
(500) Days of Summer
The Hangover
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Informant!
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
A Single Man
Up in the Air
Where the Wild Things Are

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Michael Giacchino for Up
Gabriel Yared for Amelia
Carter Burwell & Karen O for Where the Wild Things Are
Clint Mansell for Moon
Clinton Shorter for District 9

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"9000 Days" from Invictus -- Performed by Overtone with Yollandi Nortjie
"Help Yourself" from Up in the Air -- Performed by Sad Brad Smith
"(I Want To) Come Home" From Everybody's Fine -- Performed by Paul McCartney
"Through the Trees" from Jennifer's Body -- Performed by Low Shoulder
"The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart -- Performed by Ryan Bingham

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Nine

BEST FILM EDITING
Avatar
Inglourious Basterds
The Hurt Locker
Star Trek
Up in the Air

BEST ART DIRECTION
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Inglourious Basterds
Avatar
Where the Wild Things Are
Nine

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Inglourious Basterds
Julie & Julia
Nine
Public Enemies
The Young Victoria

BEST MAKEUP
District 9
The Road
Star Trek

BEST SOUND MIXING
Avatar
2012
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
The Hurt Locker

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Avatar
2012
Star Trek

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
2012
Avatar
District 9
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Star Trek

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
The Hurt Locker
Up in the Air
Star Trek

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Up

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 2009 MOTION PICTURE
Opening credits look at alternate history forming the backdrop of the film in Watchmen
4 1/2 minute montage showing life, love, and death encountered by the couple towards the beginning in Up
Max leaving the island of the monsters and Carol's howl as he sadly watches him leave towards the end in Where the Wild Things Are
Expectations vs. Reality split screen sequence concluding with Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) running out into the street which turns animated in (500) Days of Summer
The closing sequence where Guido directs his movie with everyone surrounding him, the crane rising up and him saying "Action" in Nine
Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) visiting Nelson Mandela's (Morgan Freeman) old prison cell and picturing his days there in Invictus

BEST FILM QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner-takin' business; we in the killin' Nazi business. And cousin, Business is a-boomin'." from Inglourious Basterds
"The stars will wheel forth from their daytime hiding places; and one of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wingtip passing over." from Up in the Air
"You are literally too stupid to insult. Thank you." from The Hangover
"Would you please put some pants on? I feel weird having to ask you twice." from The Hangover
"Happiness isn't always the best way to be happy." from Where the Wild Things Are

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
(500) Days of Summer
Inglourious Basterds
Invictus
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The Hangover

BEST MOVIE POSTER
2012
Avatar
Inglourious Basterds
Up
Up in the Air

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM/DOCUMENTARY
The Great Buck Howard (d. Sean McGinly)
Official Rejection (d. Paul Osborne)
That Evening Sun (d. Scott Teems)
World's Greatest Dad (d. Bobcat Goldthwait)
Paranormal Activity (d. Oren Peli)

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM
Central Park (d. Alexandra Torterotot)
Parking Garage (d. Justin Lazernik)
She Farted And Created The World (d. Scott Coello)
Some of What I Know About Tommy (d. Christopher Hilleke)
Sunday (d. Kris Daw)