Best of 2009: Writing and Directing

Original Screenplay

1- Mary and Max (Adam Elliot)
2- Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
3- About Elly (Asghar Farhadi)
4- The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)
5- A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Nicolas Peufaillit)
Runners-up: The Messenger (Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman), Sugar (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck), A Serious Man(Joel and Ethan Coen)

Adapted Screenplay

1- In the Loop (Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, Ian Martin)
2- Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner)
3- Fantastic Mr. Fox (Noah Baumbach, Wes Anderson)
4- An Education (Nick Hornby)
5- Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (Geoffrey Fletcher)


1- The Hurt Locker (Chris Innis, Bob Murawski)
2- About Elly (Haydeh Safi Yari)
3- A Prophet (Juliette Welfing)
4- Inglourious Basterds(Sally Menke)
5- Avatar (James Cameron, Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua)
Runners-up: Up in the Air (Dana Glauberman), The Cove (Geoffrey Richman)

1- Asghar Farhadi (About Elly)

2- Jacques Audiard (A Prophet)
3- Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
4- Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
5- Adam Elliot (Mary and Max)
Runners-up: James Cameron (Avatar), Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon)


  1. First, let me say that I love the look of your blog, especially how you've down the pictures of the nominees. I wish I had the patience to do something little more aesthetically pleasing. Second, kudos on In the Loop, one of the more underrated films of the year, in my opinion.

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