Manuel Betancourt

The Dorys 2009, or How here’s the best according to me!

February 9, 2010 · in Uncategorized

I started the Dorys (pronounced Door-ees, get it?) last year as a way to put in my two cents as to what the best films are in a given year (I mean, last year I just had to interject between all the SLUMDOG!! SLUMDOG IS THE ONLY FILM EVER MADE I LOVE IT OMG IT’S SO GOOD LET’S GIVE IT ALL THE AWARDS POSSIBLE! This year, with the guilds and the critics and the groups all relatively screaming the same names, I find it refreshing to throw my own thoughts out there (though as you’ll see, there are names that crop up even here that have been seen elsewhere).
Remember, the Dorys include Oscar’s Big 8 + Ensemble (I don’t consider myself a great judge of tech stuff to make an informed decision). Enjoy!
Outstanding Motion Picture
Up in the Air
A Single Man
Mary and Max
In the Loop
(500) Days of Summer
Outstanding Direction
Tom Ford (A Single Man)
Pedro Almodovar (Broken Embraces)
Neil Blompkamp (District 9)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth (A Single Man)
Sharlto Copley (District 9)
Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)
Philip Seymour-Hoffman (Mary and Max)
George Clooney (Up in the Air)
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Maya Rudolph (Away We Go)
Julia Roberts (Duplicity)
Tilda Swinton (Julia)
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones)
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Alfred Molina (An Education)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Brothers)
Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)
Alec Baldwin (It’s Complicated)
Stanley Tucci (Julie & Julia)
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Julianne Moore (A Single Man)
Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds)
Marion Cotillard (Nine)
Monique (Precious)
Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
Outstanding Adapted Screenplay
Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
Tom Ford & co (A Single Man)
Nick Hornby (An Education)
Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire)
Armando Iannucci & co. (In the Loop)
Outstanding Original Screenplay
Michael H Webber & Scoot Neustadter ((500) Days of Summer)
Pedro Almodovar (Broken Embraces)
Tony Gilroy (Duplicity)
Pete Docter & co. (Up)
Adam Elliot (Mary and Max)
Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture
A Single Man
An Education
In the Loop
Tally of Nominations
A Single Man 6
Up in the Air 5
An Education 3
In The Loop 3
Duplicity 3
Mary and Max 3
(500) Days of Summer 2
The Hurt Locker 2
Nine 2
Broken Embraces 2
Precious 2
Inglorious Basterds 2
District 9 2
Julie & Julia 2
Up 1
It’s Complicated 1
Brothers 1
Away We Go 1
Julia 1
The Lovely Bones 1