Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Seventh Annual Jagged Edge Awards Nominees

It's hard to believe I've been doing this for seven years. It's also hard to believe that I saw over 50 films from 2009 and enjoyed over half of them. Loved a good handful. Part of why I love 2009 is because of how diverse it was - great drama, great comedy, great sci-fi, great animation. There may be years of films with an overall better slate, but you'd be hard-pressed to find so much diversity and creativity. That said, these nominations only single out a handful. There are 30 films represented. Only one scored more than ten nominations (which actually surprised me once I tallied it all up). Please enjoy.

The Seventh Annual Jagged Edge Awards
Awarding Filmmaking Excellence Above the Cut

Best Picture

(500) Days of Summer

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

A Serious Man

The White Ribbon


Best Director

Wes Anderson for Fantastic Mr. Fox

Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

Joel and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man

Michael Haneke for The White Ribbon

Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

This is the second directing nomination for the Coen brothers; they won the award in 2007 for No Country for Old Men. They have additionally been nominated three times for screenplay (won adapted in 2007 for No Country for Old Men and two original nominees – Burn After Reading in 2008 and A Serious Man this year), and won for Best Editing in 2007 for No Country for Old Men (six total nominations)

This is Quentin Tarantino’s fourth nomination. He was nominated for Directing and Writing in 2004 for Kill Bill Vol. 2 and is also nominated this year for writing Inglourious Basterds

This is the first nomination for all other nominees.



Best Actor

Nicolas Cage for Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker

Sam Rockwell for Moon

Michael Sheen for The Damned United

Michael Stuhlbarg for A Serious Man

This is Michael Sheen’s second nomination. He was nominated for supporting actor in 2006 for The Queen.

This is the first nomination for all other nominees


Best Actress

Penelope Cruz for Broken Embraces

Charlotte Gainsbourg for Antichrist

Melanie Laurent for Inglourious Basterds

Carey Mulligan for An Education

Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

This is Penelope Cruz’s second nomination. She was nominated in supporting last year for Vicky Christina Barcelona.

This is Mery Streep’s third nomination. She was nominated last year for Doubt and won in 2006 for The Devil Wears Prada.

This is the first nomination for all other nominees


Best Supporting Actor

Peter Capaldi for In the Loop

Heath Ledger for The Imaginarium for Doctor Parnassus

Anthony Mackie for The Hurt Locker

Alfred Molina for An Education

Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

This is the third nomination for Heath Ledger. He was nominated for lead actor in 2005 for Brokeback Mountain and won last year for The Dark Knight

This is the first nomination for all other nominees.


Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Delmore for Humpday

Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air

Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air

Diane Kruger for Inglourious Basterds

Rosamund Pike, An Education

This is the first nomination for all nominees.


Best Adapted Screenplay

An Education

Screenplay by Nick Hornby

Based on the Memoir by Lynn Barber

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Screenplay by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach

Based on the Novel by Roald Dahl

In the Loop

Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci and Tony Roche

Based on their television series

Up in the Air

Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Based on the Novel by Walter Kirn

Where the Wild Things Are

Screenplay by Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers

Based on the Story by Maurice Sendak

This is Wes Anderon’s second nomination. He is also nominated this year for directing. This is Noah Baumbach’s third nomination – he was nominated for directing and writing The Squid and the Whale in 2005.

This is Jason Reitman’s second nomination. He was nominated for adapting Thank You for Smoking in 2006.

This is the first nomination for all other nominees.


Best Original Screenplay

Scott Neudstater and Michael H. Weber for (500) Days of Summer

Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds

Nathan Parker and Duncan Jones for Moon

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man

Michael Haneke for The White Ribbon

This is Quentin Tarantino’s second writing nomination. He is also nominated this year for directing Inglourious Basterds and was nominated in 2004 for writing and directing Kill Bill Vol. 2

This is the Coen brothers’ third writing nomination – they won adapted in 2007 for No Country for Old Men and were nominated for original in 2008 for Burn After Reading. They are also nominated this year for directing.


Best Cast Ensemble

An Education

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

In the Loop

The White Ribbon


Best Voice Acting

George Clooney for Fantastic Mr. Fox

James Gandolfini for Where the Wild Things Are

Ian McShane for Coraline

Christopher Plummer for Up

Kevin Spacey for Moon

This is George Clooney’s third acting nomination; lead in 2007 for Michael Clayton, and supporting in 2005 for Syriana. He was additionally nominated for writing and directing Good Night, and Good Luck in 2005.


Best Art Direction/Production Design

Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nelson Lowry

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Anastasia Masaro, Dan Hermansen and Denis Schnegg

Public Enemies, Nathan Crowley, Patrick Lumb, William Ladd Skinner

Star Trek, Scott Chambliss, Curt Beech, Dennis Bradford, Keith Cunningham, Luke Freeborn, Beat Frutiger, Gary Kosko

The White Ribbon, Anja Muller and Heike Wolf


Best Cinematography

Antichrist, Anthony Dod Mantle

Drag Me to Hell, Peter Deming

Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tristan Oliver

Inglourious Basterds, Robert Richardson

The White Ribbon, Christian Berger


Best Costume Design

A Serious Man, Mary Zophres

An Education, Odile Dicks-Mireauz

Julie & Julia, Ann Roth

Public Enemies, Colleen Atwood

Where the Wild Things Are, Casey Storm


Best Film Editing

District 9, Julian Clarke

The Damned United, Melanie Oliver

The Hurt Locker, Chris Innis and Bob Murawski

Inglourious Basterds, Sally Menke

Up in the Air, Dana E. Glauberman


Best Original Score

Drag Me to Hell, Christopher Young

Moon, Clint Mansell

Public Enemies, Elliot Goldenthal

Star Trek, Michael Giacchino

Where the Wild Things Are, Carter Burwell and Karen O.


Best Adapted Score

(500) Days of Summer

Adventureland

Inglourious Basterds

Observe and Report

Up in the Air


Best Sound Mixing

A Serious Man

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Moon

Where the Wild Things Are


Best Sound Editing

Avatar

District 9

Drag Me to Hell

Public Enemies

Star Trek


Best Visual Effects

Avatar

District 9

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Moon

Star Trek


Best Makeup

Broken Embraces

District 9

Drag Me to Hell

Thirst

Where the Wild Things Are


Best Trailer

(500) Days of Summer

A Serious Man

Drag Me to Hell

Up in the Air

Where the Wild Things Are


Body of Work Award

George Clooney for Up in the Air, Fantastic Mr. Fox, & The Men Who Stare at Goats

John Krasinski for It’s Complicated & Away We Go

Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated, & Fantastic Mr. Fox

Stanley Tucci for Julie & Julia & The Lovely Bones


Scene of the Year

(500) Days of Summer: Split between fantasy and reality

An Education: Trip to Paris

Antichrist: The mutilation

A Serious Man: Dual car crashes

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans: “His soul is still dancing!”

Drag Me to Hell: The séance

The Hurt Locker: Bomb in the trunk

Inglourious Basterds: “I want to send a message to Germany.”

Observe and Report: The takedown

Un Prophete: Jail cell murder

Public Enemies: Manhattan Melodrama

Up: Marriage montage

Up in the Air: Webcam firing


Nominations Total

Inglourious Basterds – 12

A Serious Man – 8

The Hurt Locker - 8

Where the Wild Things Are – 7

Up in the Air – 7

The White Ribbon – 7

An Education – 7

Moon – 6

(500) Days of Summer – 5

Fantastic Mr. Fox – 5

District 9 – 4

Drag Me to Hell – 4

Public Enemies – 4

Star Trek – 4

Antichrist – 3

In the Loop – 3

The Imaginarium of the Doctor Parnassus – 3

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – 2

Observe and Report – 2

Broken Embraces – 2

Avatar – 2

Up – 2

The Damned United – 2

Julie & Julia – 2

Un Prophete – 1

Adventureland – 1

Thirst – 1

Humpday – 1

Coraline – 1

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