Movies of the Year Awards: 2009

And here are the winners of this year’s Endys, presented along with my Oscar predictions, which haven’t been all that good of late. This year’s nominations can been found here. As always, only films that entered the cinema universe in 2009 are eligible, which eliminates from competition such fine films as: Sita Sings the Blues, A Christmas Tale, You the Living, Summer Hours, Still Walking, 24 City, Sparrow, Two Lovers, The Hurt Locker, Tulpan, Ballast and Rembrandt’s J’Accuse. And, of course, only movies I’ve seen can be eligible for an Endy.

Best Picture:

Endy: Inglourious Basterds
Oscar: The Hurt Locker

Best Director:

Endy: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Oscar: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Actor:

Endy: Nicholas Cage, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Oscar: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Actress:

Endy: Carey Mulligan, An Education
Oscar: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Supporting Actor:

Endy: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Oscar: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Supporting Actress:

Endy: Mélanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
Oscar: Mo’Nique, Precious

Original Screenplay:

Endy: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Oscar: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Adapted Screenplay:

Endy: Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Oscar: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

Foreign Language Film:

Endy: Oxhide II
Oscar: El Secreto de Sus Ojos

Documentary Feature:

Endy: In Search of Beethoven
Oscar: The Cove

Animated Feature:

Endy: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Oscar: Up

Film Editing:

Endy: Inglourious Basterds
Oscar: The Hurt Locker

Cinematography:

Endy: Greig Fraser, Bright Star
Oscar: Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker

Art Direction:

Endy: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Oscar: Sherlock Holmes

Costume Design:

Endy: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Oscar: The Young Victoria

Make-Up:

Endy: Drag Me to Hell
Oscar: Star Trek

Sound Mixing:

Endy: Inglourious Basterds
Oscar: The Hurt Locker

Sound Editing:

Endy: Avatar
Oscar: Avatar

Visual Effects:

Endy: Avatar
Oscar: Avatar

Original Score:

Endy: Boris, The Limits of Control
Oscar: Michael Giacchino, Up

Original Song:

Oscar: “The Weary Kind”, Crazy Heart

Documentary Short:

Oscar: China’s Unnatural Disaster: Tears of the Sichuan Province

Animated Short:

Oscar: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Live Action Short:

Oscar: Instead of Abracadabra

Soundtrack:

Endy: Adventureland

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