Film Honors: 2009

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the menu at the top of the page.

Actor Support

Peter Capaldi (In the Loop)
Zach Galifinakis (The Hangover)
Burghart Klaußner (Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte)
Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
Christof Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Actress Support

Leonie Benesch (Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte)
Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds)
Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)
Mo’Nique (Precious)
Julianne Moore (A Single Man)

Sound Design

Avatar
Coraline
District 9
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker

Directing

Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Neill Blomkamp (District 9)
Tom Ford (A Single Man)
Michael Haneke (Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)

Costume Design

Coco avant Chanel
Nine
Sherlock Holmes
Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
The Young Victoria

Set Design

Avatar
Inglourious Basterds
Sherlock Holmes
Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
The Young Victoria

Cinematography

Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker)
Christian Berger (Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte)
Eduard Grau (A Single Man)
Andrew Lesnie (The Lovely Bones)
Robert Richardson (Inglourious Basterds)

Picture Editing

Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
L’enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot
Sherlock Holmes

Cast Ensemble

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
In the Loop
Inglourious Basterds
Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

Score Composing

Alexandre Desplat (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
Michael Giacchino (Up)
James Horner (Avatar)
Abel Korzeniowski, Shigeru Umebayashi (A Single Man)
Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes)

Actor Lead

Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
George Clooney (Up in the Air)
Colin Firth (A Single Man)
Joseph Gordon Levitt ((500) Days of Summer)
Tom Hardy (Bronson)

Actress Lead

Morjana Alaoui (Martyrs)
Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Noomi Rapace (Män som hatar kvinnor)
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

Screenwriting Adapted

Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche (In the Loop)
Tom Ford, David Scearce (A Single Man)
Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel (Män som hatar kvinnor)
Nick Hornby (An Education)

Screenwriting Original

Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy (Up)
Michael Haneke (Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte)
Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber ((500) Days of Summer)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)

Special Effects

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

Motion Picture

(500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb) USA
Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (Micheal Haneke) Austria / Germany
District 9 (Neill Blomkamp) South Africa / New Zealand / USA
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson) USA
Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold) UK
The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow) USA
Inglourious Basterds (Quentn Tarantino) USA / Germany
L’enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot (Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea) France
Män som hatar kvinnor (Niels Arden Oplev) Sweden
A Single Man (Tom Ford) USA

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