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Online Film Critics announce winners

The Online Film Critics have announced their winners for 2009, and while I missed their nominations, I caught the most important part, the people and films who have won.

It's an interesting list, and thankfully sees a lot of sense. There are perhaps three choices I might find issue with, but let's see what you think.

The Hurt Locker (Filmstalker review) and Kathryn Bigelow are definitely deserving of the top awards don't you think, and I believe it shows strength of the Online Film Critics to go ahead and pick them both for there will be a lot of people who want to see more popular films in the winning slots, and for the Online Critics I believe that would be a stronger calling than most, even if The Hurt Locker is leading the traditional critics awards.

Anyway, here's the list for you to peruse, direct from the Online Film Critics announcement:

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Best Actor: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Best Actress: Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Best Adapted Screenplay: Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on a book by Roald Dahl
Best Documentary: Anvil!: The Story of Anvil
Best Picture Not in the English Language: The White Ribbon
Best Animated Feature: Up
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds
Best Score: Michael Giacchino, Up
Best Editing: Chris Innis and Bob Murawski, The Hurt Locker

I may not be convinced on documentary, and the screenplay choices, but the rest look very solid and I think a good indicator for the bigger awards going forward. What do you think?

Actually you know I've had a think about it and I'm reconsidering that statement. I'm not so sure about Jeremy Renner for actor, nor Melanie Laurent for actress. Both delivered good performances, but the best amongst all this year? I don't think so, I think there's better, and no offence intended to the two of them, but their roles were made better by the film and actors around them. No, on second look I think these aren't the best choices.



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