Detroit Film Critics Mix Things “Up,” Push Colin Firth Into Frontrunner
Best Film: “Up”
Best Director: Pete Docter, “Up”
Best Actor: Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Best Actress: Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Best Ensemble: “The Hangover”
Best Breakthrough Performance: Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”
Up took Best Film over frontrunners The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds and Up in the Air, as well as my favorite film of the year (500) Days of Summer. Also Peter Docter took the Best Director over frontrunner Kathryn Bigelow. While I don’t think this will secure Docter a nomination at the Oscars, it does give Up an edge over Fantastic Mr. Fox for Animated Feature.
Also, this marks Colin Firth’s 4th award for his performance in A Single Man, giving him a slight lead over fellow frontrunners George Clooney and Jeff Bridges.
The Best Actor and Best Animated Film remain the most interesting and hard to call races of the season.