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"Wild Things" and "Air" Lead Chicago Critics' Nominations

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 16, 2009 at 10:59AM

Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air" and Spike Jonze's "Where The Wild Things Are" led the nominations for the Chicago Film Critics Association's annual awards, each taking notices for best picture and best director. The films were joined by Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker," Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and Joel & Ethan Coen's "A Serious Man" in the best picture category. The group will announce their winners on the morning of December 21st. The complete list of nominations is below:
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Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air" and Spike Jonze's "Where The Wild Things Are" led the nominations for the Chicago Film Critics Association's annual awards, each taking notices for best picture and best director. The films were joined by Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker," Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and Joel & Ethan Coen's "A Serious Man" in the best picture category. The group will announce their winners on the morning of December 21st. The complete list of nominations is below:

BEST PICTURE
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
Where the Wild Things Are

BEST DIRECTOR
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Matt Damon, The Informant!
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man

BEST ACTRESS
Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Maya Rudolph, Away We Go
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Peter Capaldi, In the Loop
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mo’Nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man
Natalie Portman, Brothers

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Away We Go
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
An Education
In the Loop
The Informant
Up in the Air
Where the Wild Things Are

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Anvil!: The True Story of Anvil
Capitalism: A Love Story
The Cove
Food, Inc.
Tyson

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Broken Embraces
Red Cliff
Sin Nombre
Summer Hours
The White Ribbon

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ponyo
The Princess and the Frog
Up

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Avatar
Bright Star
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Where the Wild Things Are

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Avatar
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Informant!
Up
Where the Wild Things Are

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
Sharlto Copley, District 9
Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER
Neill Blomkamp, District 9
Scott Cooper, Crazy Heart
Cary Fukunaga, Sin Nombre
Duncan Jones, Moon
Marc Webb, (500) Days of Summer

This article is related to: Critics' Groups