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TSR Blog - inside my voting of the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

Below you will find exactly what my votes were for the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Awards on VH1 this Friday night. I'm a member of the BFCA, and therefore an actual, honest to god, voting member for the awards. I have 1/235th of a voice in exactly what wins. This is simply over-analyzing (a rant) the numbers of how I exactly voted. Again, this is how I voted, not the final results of the show, which won't be known until Friday. Inglourious Basterds - 5 votes Where The Wild Things Are - 4 votes Avatar - 3 votes Fantastic Mr. Fox - 2 votes Star Trek - 2 votes A Single Man - 1 vote An Education - 1 vote Precious - 1 vote The Hurt Locker - 1 vote District 9 - 1 vote Broken Embraces - 1 vote The Hangover - 1 vote The Cove - 1 vote

Well, if you can't tell, Inglourious Basterds is my favorite movie of the year. But Away We Go was in my Top 7 along with (500) Days of Summer, but because of the lack of nominations, those movies are no where on this list. What's most shocking is Where The Wild Things Are. I liked that movie, but didn't love it. Yet, suddenly it is looking like one of the best of the year. The categories helped that one a great deal with YOUNG ACTOR and both MUSIC choices heading that direction. The worst part? I loved Star Trek. It was my number two film of the year. And there's Avatar sitting above it. Sigh.

BEST PICTURE – for me this was a no-brainer

Avatar An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Invictus Nine Precious A Serious Man Up Up In The Air

BEST ACTOR – Bridges and Renner had a chance, there was no heavy lifting for Clooney

Jeff Bridges – “Crazy Heart” George Clooney – “Up In The Air” Colin Firth – “A Single Man” Morgan Freeman – “Invictus” Viggo Mortensen – “The Road” Jeremy Renner – “The Hurt Locker”

BEST ACTRESS – Sidibe and Streep were also good here, but Mulligan blew me away

Emily Blunt – “The Young Victoria” Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side” Carey Mulligan – “An Education” Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones” Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious” Meryl Streep – “Julie & Julia”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Harrelson would have had a chance in a different year

Matt Damon – “Invictus” Woody Harrelson – “The Messenger” Christian McKay – “Me And Orson Welles” Alfred Molina – “An Education” Stanley Tucci – “The Lovely Bones” Christoph Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Mo’Nique’s power wasn’t matched by anyone else

Marion Cotillard – “Nine” Vera Farmiga – “Up In The Air” Anna Kendrick – “Up In The Air” Mo’Nique – “Precious” Julianne Moore – “A Single Man” Samantha Morton – “The Messenger”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS – It seemed like a movie not only acted by a kid, but made by a kid

Jae Head – “The Blind Side” Bailee Madison – “Brothers” Max Records – “Where The Wild Things Are” Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones” Kodi Smit-McPhee – “The Road”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE – With Basterds, the 15th person was just as good as the 2nd … excluding Mike Myers of course

Inglourious Basterds Nine Precious Star Trek Up In The Air

BEST DIRECTING – Bigelow would be second, Reitman third, Cameron and Daniels tie for fourth, Eastwood dead last

Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker” James Cameron – “Avatar” Lee Daniels – “Precious” Clint Eastwood – “Invictus” Jason Reitman – “Up In The Air” Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Yeah! Hurt Locker wins something!

Mark Boal – “The Hurt Locker” Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – “A Serious Man” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – “(500) Days Of Summer” Bob Peterson, Peter Docter – “Up” Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – very tough call, with Hornby missing out

Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach – “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – “District 9″ Geoffrey Fletcher – “Precious” Tom Ford, David Scearce – “A Single Man” Nick Hornby – “An Education” Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – “Up In The Air”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Yes, the controlled look, and camera shots were most impressive in Basterds

Barry Ackroyd – “The Hurt Locker” Dion Beebe – “Nine” Mauro Fiore – “Avatar” Andrew Lesnie – “The Lovely Bones” Robert Richardson – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST ART DIRECTION – Look, Avatar won my vote, maybe now somebody will go see it

Dan Bishop – “A Single Man” Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg – “Avatar” John Myhre, Gordon Sim – “Nine” Naomi Shohan, George De Titta, Jr. – “The Lovely Bones” David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds Wasco – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST EDITING – Here comes Avatar!

Dana E. Glauberman – “Up In The Air” Sally Menke – “Inglourious Basterds” Bob Murawski, Chris Innis – “The Hurt Locker” Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron – “Avatar” Claire Simpson, Wyatt Smith – “Nine”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Don’t you love how period pieces ALWAYS get nominated?

Colleen Atwood – “Nine” Janet Patterson – “Bright Star” Sandy Powell – “The Young Victoria” Anna Sheppard – “Inglourious Basterds” Casey Storm – “Where The Wild Things Are”

BEST MAKEUP – District 9 was good ugly

Avatar District 9 Nine The Road Star Trek


Avatar District 9 The Lovely Bones Star Trek 2012

BEST SOUND – I finally get to give Star Trek something

Avatar District 9 The Hurt Locker Nine Star Trek

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – from top to bottom, the closest category for my vote

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Coraline Fantastic Mr. Fox Princess And The Frog Up

BEST ACTION MOVIE – Hurt and Basterds shouldn’t count, and I was never bored during Star Trek

Avatar District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Star Trek

BEST COMEDY – This vote is not complicated

(500) Days Of Summer The Hangover It’s Complicated The Proposal Zombieland

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION – haven’t seen any of these Gifted Hands Grey Gardens Into The Storm Taking Chance

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – I really was bored with The White Ribbon … really bored

Broken Embraces Coco Before Chanel Red Cliff Sin Nombre The White Ribbon

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – great action, suspense and purpose with The Cove

Anvil Capitalism: A Love Story The Cove Food, Inc. Michael Jackson’s This Is It

BEST SONG – Frog nominated one of its worst songs, therefore O gets my vote

“All Is Love” – Karen O, Nick Zinner – “Where The Wild Things Are” “Almost There” – Randy Newman – “The Princess And The Frog” “Cinema Italiano” – Maury Yeston – “Nine” “(I Want To) Come Home” – Paul McCartney – “Everybody’s Fine” “The Weary Kind” – T Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham – “Crazy Heart”

BEST SCORE – O again, but Zimmer was close

Michael Giacchino – “Up” Marvin Hamlisch – “The Informant!” Randy Newman – “The Princess and the Frog” Karen O, Carter Burwell – “Where The Wild Things Are” Hans Zimmer – “Sherlock Holmes”

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