Here are the anxiously awaited Conor Awards for the film year 2009. It was difficult this year to come up with a clear-cut best picture, but I did. The envelope please...
BEST PICTURE- The Hurt Locker
Up In The Air
BEST ACTOR- George Clooney- Up in the Air
Robert Downey, Jr.- Sherlock Holmes
Jeff Bridges- Crazy Heart
BEST ACTRESS- Meryl Streep- Julie and Julia
Meryl Streep- It’s Complicated
Sandra Bullock- The Blindside
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR- Zach Galifinakis- The Hangover
Alec Baldwin- It’s Complicated
Christoph Waltz- Inglourious Basterds
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS- Anna Kendrick- Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhall- Crazy Heart
Diane Kruger- Inglourious Basterds
BEST DIRECTOR- Kathryn Bigelow- The Hurt Locker
J.J. Abrams- Star Trek
Neill Blomkamp- District 9
I have to say that I felt that The Hurt Locker was the most complete film, and that it was the only one that had me from start until finish. Jeff Bridges was great, but I felt George Clooney gave a more nuanced and deeper performance that was very deserving of recognition. Meryl Streep is the gold standard, and showed her great talent yet again. Zach Galifinakis was hilarious and made The Hangover go from a funny movie to a brilliantly funny movie. Anna Kendrick had a breakout performance in Up in the Air and held her own among veteran company. And finally, Kathryn Bigelow did a very adept job in creating both a tense and moving story in The Hurt Locker.
There you have it, see you all next year for the hottest awards since the Cable Ace's.