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2009: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Inglourious Basterds (dir: Quentin Tarantino)
  2.  In the Loop (dir: Armando Iannucci)
  3. Drag Me to Hell (dir: Sam Raimi)
  4. Two Lovers (dir: James Gray)
  5. The Headless Woman (dir: Lucrecia Martel)
  6. A Serious Man (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
  7. Bright Star (dir: Jane Campion)
  8. The White Ribbon (dir: Michael Haneke)
  9. Coraline (dir: Henry Selick)
  10. Bronson (dir: Nicolas Winding Refn)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Bad Lieutenant—Port of Call: New Orleans (dir: Werner Herzog), Fantastic Mr. Fox (dir: Wes Anderson), Fish Tank (dir: Andrea Arnold), I Love You, Man (dir: John Hamburg), Julia (dir: Erick Zonca), Summer Hours (dir: Olivier Assayas) Where the Wild Things Are (dir: Spike Jonze) and White Material (dir: Claire Denis)

Samm Levine, Til Schweiger and Eli Roth in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

Best Film of the Year: Inglourious Basterds
Producer: Lawrence Bender
US Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Quentin Tarantino and Diane Kruger on the set of Inglorious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino and Diane Kruger on the set of Inglorious Basterds

Best Director:
1. Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
2. Sam Raimi, Drag Me to Hell
3. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
4. Lucrecia Martel, The Headless Woman

5. James Gray, Two Lovers


Christoph Waltz and a bagged Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

Christoph Waltz and a bagged Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor:
1. Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
2. Joaquin Phoenix, Two Lovers
3. Nicolas Cage, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call — New Orleans

4. Colin Firth, A Single Man
5. Tom Hardy, Bronson


Tilda Swinton in Erick Zonca's Julia

Tilda Swinton in Erick Zonca's Julia

Best Actress:
1. Tilda Swinton, Julia

2. Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
3. Penelope Cruz, Broken Embraces
4. Isabelle Huppert, White Material
5. Maria Onetto, The Headless Woman


Michael Fassbender and Diane Kruger in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

Michael Fassbender and Diane Kruger in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Michael Fassbender, Inglourious Basterds

2. Christian Friedel, The White Ribbon
3. James Gandolfini, In the Loop
4. Michael Fassbender, Fish Tank
5. Paul Schneider, Bright Star


Mimi Kennedy (right) and Anna Chlumsky in Armando Iannucci's In the Loop

Mimi Kennedy (right) and Anna Chlumsky in Armando Iannucci's In the Loop


Diane Kruger in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

Diane Kruger in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
2. A Serious Man – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
3. Summer Hours – Olivier Assayas
4. The White Ribbon – Michael Haneke

5. I Love You, Man – John Hamburg and Larry Levin


Tom Hollander in Armando Iannucci's In the Loop

Tom Hollander in Armando Iannucci's In the Loop

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. In the Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche
2. Bright Star – Jane Campion
3. Coraline – Henry Selick
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox – Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach
5. A Single Man – Tom Ford and David Scearce


Ben Wishaw in Jane Camption's Bright Star

Ben Wishaw in Jane Camption's Bright Star

Best Cinematography:
1. Bright Star — Greig Fraser
2. Watchmen — Larry Fong

3. Where the Wild Things Are – Lance Acord
4. The Headless Woman – Barbara Alvarez
5. The Limits of Control – Christopher Doyle


Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Original Score:
1. The Fantastic Mr. Fox ­– Alexandre Desplat
2. The Road – Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
3. A Single Man – Abel Korzeniowski

4. Coraline – Bruno Coulais
5. The Box – Win Butler, Regine Chassagne and Owen Pallett


Alison Lohman and Lorna Raver in Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell

Alison Lohman and Lorna Raver in Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell

Best Film Editing:
1. Drag Me to Hell – Bob Murawski
2. Watchmen – William Hoy
3. The White Ribbon – Monika Willi

4. Fantastic Mr. Fox – Ralph Foster and Stephen Perkins
5. Public Enemies – Jeffrey Ford and Paul Rubell


Max Records in Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are

Max Records in Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are

Best Production Design:
1. Where the Wild Things Are – K.K. Barrett and Lisa Thompson
2. Watchmen — Alex McDowell and Jim Erickson
3. The White Ribbon – Christoph Kanter and Heike Wolf

4. Inglourious Basterds — David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
5. The Road  Chris Kennedy and Robert Greenfield


Mila Akerman in Zack Snyder's Watchmn

Mila Akerman in Zack Snyder's Watchmn

Best Costume Design:
1. Watchmen — Michael Wilkinson
2. Bright Star — Janet Patterson
3. Inglourious Basterds — Anna B. Sheppard
4. Public Enemies — Colleen Atwood
5.  An Education — Odile Dicks-Mireaux


Best Documentary Feature: Turner Ross and Bill Ross, 45365


Best Ensemble Cast: Inglourious Basterds
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Tom Ford, A Single Man

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Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Quentin Tarantino; in alphabetical order): Daniel Bruhl, August Diehl, Omar Doom, Michael Fassbender, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Denis Menochet, Mike Myers, B.J. Novak, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger and Christoph Waltz

Best First Feature: Tom Ford, A Single Man

 

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