"The Hurt Locker" won the most Gold Derby Awards bestowed by posters in our forums -- best picture, director (Kathryn Bigelow), film editing and cinematography. Most interesting among the results was Meryl Streep's victory over Sandra Bullock for best lead actress. Is that a hint at what might occur at the Oscars?
Gold Derby Film Awards have been an annual tradition since 2002. Previous best-picture winners were "Wall-E," "No Country for Old Men," "The Departed," "Brokeback Mountain," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" and "Chicago."
To read reax to this year's batch of winners, check out this forum thread. Many thanks to our forum notables Chris "Boomer" Beachum, Andrew "andrew" Pickett and Matt "Noble" Noble for organizing these awards.
MOTION PICTURE: "The Hurt Locker"
DIRECTOR: "The Hurt Locker" (Kathryn Bigelow)
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: "Up in the Air" (Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner)
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: "Inglourious Basterds" (Quentin Tarantino)
LEAD ACTOR: Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart"
LEAD ACTRESS: Meryl Streep as Julia Child in "Julie and Julia"
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo'Nique as Mary Jones in "Precious"
ENSEMBLE CAST: "Inglourious Basterds"
ART DIRECTION: "Avatar" (Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair)
CINEMATOGRAPHY: "The Hurt Locker" (Barry Ackroyd)
COSTUME DESIGN: "The Young Victoria" (Sandy Powell)
FILM EDITING: "The Hurt Locker" (Bob Murawski, Chris Innis)
MAKEUP/HAIR: "District 9" (Joe Dunckley, Sarah Rubano, Leon von Solms)
ORIGINAL SCORE: "Up" (Michael Giacchino)
ORIGINAL SONG: "Crazy Heart" (“The Weary Kind” – Ryan Bingham, T-Bone Burnett)
SOUND EDITING/MIXING: "Avatar" (Christopher Boyes, Tony Johnson, Andy Nelson, Gary Summers, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle)
VISUAL EFFECTS: "Avatar" (Richard Baneham, Andrew Jones, Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum)
ANIMATED FEATURE: "Up"
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: "The Cove"
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "The White Ribbon" (Germany)
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT (PERFORMER): Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT (OTHER): Ennio Morricone, Mike Nichols
Gold Derby Award illustration by Ty Wilson