The Denver Film Critics Society has announced its list of 2010 nominees. In the running for best picture are Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air, Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s A Serious Man, and J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. Directors Reitman and Bigelow have also been shortlisted, along with Duncan Jones (Moon) and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds).
George Clooney (Up in the Air), Viggo Mortensen (The Road), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), and Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) are up for best actor, while Carey Mulligan (An Education), Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), and Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) are the best actress nominees.
Those in the running in the supporting categories are Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds; Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones; Woody Harrelson, The Messenger; Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles; Mo’Nique, Precious; Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air; Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air; and Julianne Moore, A Single Man.
Apart from the inclusion of Götz Spielmann’s Revanche among the foreign language film nominees, and of Michael Stephenson’s Best Worst Movie and Jeff Stilsonthere’s Good Hair among the documentary nominees, there weren’t any unusual choices in the list.
Winners will be announced on Jan. 27.
Photo: The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment)