And then I started to see them. Moon. The Cove. (500) Days of Summer. Avatar. Up in the Air and The Hurt Locker.
Each of these movies floored me with their ambition and risk-taking. Where was the Hollywood Oscar bait movies? The only musical that was in sight was Nine, and apparently that sucked. So what we were left with was original films from audacious filmmakers. 2009 really was one of the best years for film.
And with that I present "The David's". First a list of 10 movies that I felt were the best the year had to offer (in no real order)--then a few personal little recognitions.
The Hurt Locker
Up In The Air
(500) Days of Summer
Where the Wild Things Are
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
Best Actor: Sam Rockwell in Moon
Best Actress: Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air
Best Original Screenplay: Tie between The Hurt Locker and Moon
Best Adapted Screenplay: Up in the Air
Best Special Effects: Avatar
Best Score: Michael Giacchino for Up