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“Serious Man,” Firth, Swinton Among Cinephile Society Winners

"Serious Man," Firth, Swinton Among Cinephile Society Winners

The Coen brothers’ “A Serious Man” has won the International Cinephile Society’s award for best film of 2009. Best director and original screenplay kudos also went to the film, described by the ICS as “perhaps their most personal and certainly their most brilliant exploration of the relationship between God and Man.”

Other big winners at the awards – which provided a refreshingly eclectic mix of winners – included Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon,” which took runner-up honors for film and director, as well as winning top prizes for Christian Berger’s black-and-white cinematography and for best film not in the English language.

Another big ICS winner was “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” winning three awards, including best animated film, adapted screenplay by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, and an honor for Nelson Lowry’s production design.

Top acting honors went to Colin Firth in “A Single Man” and Tilda Swinton for “Julia,” while “Inglourious Basterds”‘s Christoph Waltz and “Up In The Air”‘s Vera Farmiga took supporting honors. The complete list of nominations is available here. The winners are below, including ranked lists for the best picture and best film not in the English language categories.

Best Picture
01. A Serious Man
02. The White Ribbon
03. Fantastic Mr. Fox
04. Inglourious Basterds
05. Tokyo Sonata
06. 35 Shots of Rum
07. The Hurt Locker
08. District 9
09. Bright Star
10. Up In The Air

Best Director
Ethan & Joel Coen – A Serious Man
runner-up: Michael Haneke – The White Ribbon

Best Film Not In The English Language
01. The White Ribbon
02. Tokyo Sonata
03. 35 Shots of Rum
04. Summer Hours
05. Broken Embraces
06. Still Walking
07. Lorna’s Silence
08. The Beaches of Agnes
09. Ponyo
10. O’Horten
11. The Headless Woman

Best Actor
Colin Firth – A Single Man
runner- up: Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man

Best Actress
Tilda Swinton – Julia
runner-up: Abbie Cornish – Bright Star

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
runner-up: Peter Capaldi – In the Loop

Best Supporting Actress
Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air
runners-up: Mo’Nique – Precious and Penelope Cruz – Broken Embraces

Best Original Screenplay
A Serious Man – Ethan & Joel Coen
runner-up: Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach
runner-up: In the Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche

Best Cinematography
The White Ribbon – Christian Berger
runner-up: Inglourious Basterds – Robert Richardson

Best Editing
The Hurt Locker – Chris Innis & Bob Murawski
runner-up: Broken Embraces – Jose Salcedo

Best Production Design
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Nelson Lowry
runner-up: A Serious Man – Jess Gonchor

Best Original Score
A Single Man – Abel Korzeniowski
runner-up: Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat

Best Ensemble
In the Loop
runner-up: The White Ribbon

Best Animated Film
Fantastic Mr. Fox
runner-up: Ponyo

Best Documentary
The Beaches of Agnes
runner-up: Anvil! The Story of Anvil

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