Friday, May 20, 2016

RETRO Essential Film Awards: 2009

The Essential Films was first started in 2009, with only a small number of posts. Since then, the site has expanded to include Top 100 countdowns, a podcast and the site's own version of the Oscars: The Essential Film Awards. The first Essential Film Awards celebrated the films of 2010, with Inception sweeping earning Best Film of the Year and most technical awards like Visual Effects and Editing.  In this series, the RETRO Essential Film Awards, we will take a look back at the best films of the years before this site's existence, starting with 2009.  Enjoy.

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2009

Official 2009 Selections


 

 


 


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Best Film of the Year


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Quentin Tarantino
153 Minutes • 2.35:1 • United States, Germany
Color • English, French, German, Italian • Universal

Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Mélanie Laurent, BJ Novak
Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino
Producer: Lawrence Bender
Cinematography: Robert Richardson

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Best Actor in a Leading Role


MOON
Sam Rockwell

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Best Actress in a Leading Role


THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
Noomi Rapace

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Best Actor in a Supporting Role


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Christoph Waltz

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Best Actress in a Supporting Role


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Mélanie Laurent

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Best Ensemble


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Mélanie Laurent, BJ Novak

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Best Director


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Quentin Tarantino

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Best Screenplay - Original Material


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Quentin Tarantino

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Best Screenplay - Adapted or Historical Material


THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES
Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella based on the novel by Eduardo Sacheri

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Best Animated Feature Film


UP
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

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Best Documentary Film


THE COVE
Louie Psihoyos

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Best Foreign Language Film


THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES
Juan José Campanella

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Best Film - Limited Theatrical Release


THE MESSENGER
Oren Moverman

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Best Cinematography


HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Bruno Delbonnel 

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Best Film Editing


THE HURT LOCKER
Chris Innis
Bob Murawski

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Best Visual Design


STAR TREK
Production Design: Scott Chambliss
Supervising Art Director: Keith P. Cunningham
Costume Design: Michael Kaplan
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Best Visual Effects


AVATAR
Joe Letteri 
Stephen Rosenbaum 
Richard Baneham 
Andrew R. Jones 

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Best Stunts/Stunt Choreography


SHERLOCK HOLMES
Stunt Coordinators: Frank Ferrara, Mark Henson
Fight Coordinator: Richard Ryan
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Best Make-Up


STAR TREK
Barney Burman 
Mindy Hall 
Joel Harlow 
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Best Music - Original Score


HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Nicholas Hooper

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Best Music - Soundtrack


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Best Sound Design


STAR TREK
Anna Behlmer 
Andy Nelson 
Peter J. Devlin
Mark P. Stoeckinger 
Alan Rankin  
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Best Action/Adventure Film


INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Quentin Tarantino

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Best Comedy Film


THE HANGOVER
Todd Phillips

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Best Fantasy Film


HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
David Yates

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Best Horror Film


ZOMBIELAND
Ruben Fleischer

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Best Science Fiction Film


MOON
Duncan Jones

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Best Animated Short Film


PARTLY CLOUDY
Peter Sohn

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Best Voice Acting Performance


MOON
Kevin Spacey

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The following films did not win any Essential Film Awards but are noteworthy for their cinematic contributions in 2009:

500 DAYS OF SUMMER
AN EDUCATION
BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL - NEW ORLEANS
BEST WORST MOVIE
CRAZY HEART
DRAG ME TO HELL
THE GIRL THAT KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
PRECIOUS
THE ROAD
UP IN THE AIR
WATCHMEN
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

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