Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Start To The Festive Award Evenings

Although I unfortunately missed out on watching the BFCA's Critics' Choice Awards, here's the results and the winner's from last night's show which aired on VH1.

The biggest surprise of the night was when there was a tie, that's right, another tie--has this become the new trend for awards?--for Best Actress. Meryl Streep won for "Julie & Julia" while Sandra Bullock also won for "The Blind Side." And, in a comic little twist, they shared a rather intimate kiss on-stage in a way to jokingly make it up to each other.

The rest of the night held no shockers as "The Hurt Locker" went home with Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow took home the prize for Best Directing. This definitely will boost Bigelow and her film's chances at the Academy Awards.

Quentin Tarantino won Best Original Screenplay for "Inglourious Basterds" while Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won Best Adapted Screenplay for "Up in the Air." No surprise there, and it's probably what we'll see with the Academy.

For another no-brainer, Cristoph Waltz took home Best Supporting Actor for "Inglourious Basterds," and Mo'Nique received Best Supporting Actress for "Precious."

Likewise, Best Actor went to Jeff Bridges for "Crazy Heart."

Best Animated Feature went to "Up," while "The Hangover" nabbed Best Comedy and "Avatar" took Best Action Movie. The question becomes this: Had "Avatar" not been slid into a separate action category, would it have defeated "The Hurt Locker?" Guess we'll find out with the Golden Globes and so on.

Best Documentary Feature went to "The Cove," while there was a bit of a surprise in Best Foreign Language Film as it went to Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces" over Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon."

"Avatar" then went on to sweep up every technical award possible including Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound. Best Makeup, however, was awarded to "District 9."

For an entire list of the winners, check this out.

And be sure to stay tuned for my more in-depth coverage of the Golden Globes, which will be airing tomorrow night on NBC. Don't miss it!

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