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If indieWIRE’s Critic’s Poll Picked The Oscars

If indieWIRE's Critic's Poll Picked The Oscars

The 2009 indieWIRE Critics Poll in all its glory is now complete and online for your pleasure. Though you could go ahead and figure this out yourself, I did you the geeky service of going through and compiling what the results would look like if the categories were Academy Award-style. It’s a dreamy list. Just imagine a world where best picture includes 4 foreign films and 2 animated films, and three women get best director nods… Strangely enough while some categories look to have near zero crossover with Oscar, best supporting actress here could go 4 out of 5.

Best Picture
35 Shots of Rum
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Headless Woman
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Police, Adjective
A Serious Man
Summer Hours
Two Lovers

The other categories after the jump.

Best Director
Oliver Assayas, Summer Hours
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Claire Denis, 35 Shots of Rum
James Gray, Two Lovers
Lucrecia Martel, The Headless Woman

Best Actor
Matt Damon, The Informant!
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Tom Hardy, Bronson
Joaquin Phoenix, Two Lovers
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Best Actress*
Arta Dobroshi, Lorna’s Silence
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Maria Onetto, The Headless Woman
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Tilda Swinton, Julia

Best Supporting Actor
Peter Capaldi, In The Loop
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles
Paul Schneider, Bright Star
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up In The Air
Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Samantha Morton, The Messenger

Best Original Screenplay*
Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Tony Gilroy, Duplicity
James Gray & Ric Menello, Two Lovers
Corneliu Porumboiu, Police, Adjective
Lynn Shelton, Humpday
Quentin Tarantino, Inglorious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay
Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Tom Ford & David Scaerce, A Single Man
Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong, Tony Roche & Simon Blackwell, In the Loop
Peter Morgan, The Damned United
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

Best Foreign Language Film
35 Shots of Rum
The Headless Woman
Police, Adjective
Still Walking
Summer Hours

Best Documentary
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
The Beaches of Agnes
The Cove
La Danse
Of Time and the City

*-tie resulted in more than 5 nominations

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