Utah Film Critics Like “Up In The Air,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Best Picture
Up in the Air
(runners-up: The Hurt Locker; Inglourious Basterds)

Best Achievement in Directing
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
(runner-up: John Hillcoat, The Road)

Best Male Lead Performance
Viggo Mortensen, The Road
(runner-up: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker)

Best Female Lead Performance
Carey Mulligan, An Education
(runner-up: Maya Rudolph, Away We Go)

Best Male Supporting Performance
Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
(runner-up: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds)

Best Supporting Performance by an Actress
Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
(runner-up: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air)

Best Screenplay
Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox
(runners-up: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, (500) Days of Summer; Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds)

Best Animated Feature
Fantastic Mr. Fox
(runner-up: Up)

Best Documentary Feature
The Cove
(runner-up: Anvil! The Story of Anvil)

Best Non-English Language Feature
(runner-up: Sin Nombre)


Like I said in my earlier post the three done deals for Best Picture nominees are definitely Up In The Air, The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds. It’s interesting to see Viggo for The Road and Fantastic Mr. Fox for Best Screenplay (Adapted Screenplay is going to be a duel between FMF and Up In The Air; Original Screenplay is going to be Inglourious Basterds vs. (500) Days of Summer) as well as over Up for Best Animated Film. That category is going to be so tough to call. 

I’m really happy to see Maya Rudolph as runner-up for Best Actress for Away We Go. She’s my pick. I thought she was just phenomenal in the film, it’s just too bad it was released so early. Critics, and especially the Academy, often have a short attention span and forget about films released before November, let alone June. I’ve got my fingers crossed for her.

About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on December 18, 2009, in Precursors and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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