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UP IN THE AIR, George Clooney, Carey Mulligan Win in Ohio

Anna Kendrick, George Clooney in Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, George Clooney in Up in the Air (Dale Robinette / Paramount)

Not too many surprises among the Central Ohio Film Critics Association’s 2009 winners.

In the last few weeks, Up in the Air, George Clooney, Carey Mulligan, Up, Mo’Nique, and Christoph Waltz have all been cited a number of times by other critics’ groups throughout the United States. The one Central Ohio win that could be considered an upset took place in the foreign language film category: Ari Folman’s anti-war animated drama/documentary Waltz with Bashir hasn’t been mentioned by anyone this awards season because it was up for all sorts of awards in late ’08/early ’09.

Even the Central Ohio critics’ list of ten best films of 2009 basically matched choices made elsewhere. But if we look at their runner-up for best cinematography, then Anthony Dod Mantle is an eye-popping choice for Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, which has been all but ignored by US film critics’ groups. Mantle, however, did win the European Film Award for best cinematography for his work on both Antichrist and Slumdog Millionaire.

And it’s good to see Ramin Bahrani’s Goodbye Solo remembered by someone.

Below is the full list of the Central Ohio critics’ winners and runners-up. Source: indieWIRE.

Central Ohio Film Critics Awards 2010

Best Film
1. Up in the Air
2. Up
3. An Education
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
5. Inglourious Basterds
6. The Hurt Locker
7. In the Loop
8. (500) Days of Summer
9. A Serious Man
10. A Single Man

Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir

Runner-up: Summer Hours

Best Documentary: Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Runner-up: The Cove

Best Animated Film: Up

Runner-up: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Director: Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

Runner-up: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor: George Clooney, Up in the Air

Runner-up: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education

Runner-up: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Runner-up: Peter Capaldi, In the Loop

Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, Precious

Runner-up: Mélanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds

Best Ensemble: Inglourious Basterds

Runner-up: Up in the Air

Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

Runner-up: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Runner-up: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Up

Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds

Runner-up: Anthony Dod Mantle, Antichrist

Best Score: Michael Giacchino, Up

Runner-up: Carter Burwell and Karen O., Where the Wild Things Are

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work): George Clooney, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Men Who Stare at Goats and Up in the Air

Runner-up: Woody Harrelson, The Messenger and Zombieland

Breakthrough Film Artist: Carey Mulligan, An Education (for acting)

Runner-up: Neill Blomkamp, District 9 (for directing and screenwriting)

Best Overlooked Film: Goodbye Solo

Runner-up: Moon

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