IFJA announces first slate of movie bests

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There were no fisticuffs, but the newly formed Indiana Film Journalists Association did witness some lively discussion
as it selected its first-ever Awards. Their picks honored films that were released in Indiana in 2009–or, at least, played
a festival here.

the winners are:

Best Film
of the Year

"Up in the Air"

"Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Finalists: "(500) Days of Summer," "District 9," "The Hurt Locker," "Julie & Julia,"
"Moon," "Nine," "Up," "Where the Wild Things Are."


Best Animated Film

Winner: "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Runner-up: "Up"


Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: "Sin Nombre"

Runner-up: "Welcome"


Best Documentary

Winner: "The Cove"

Runner-up: "Anvil! The Story of Anvil"


Best Screenplay

Winner: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air"

Runner-up: Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers, "Where
the Wild Things Are"


Best Director

Winner: Spike Jonze, "Where the Wild Things

Runner-up: Wes
Anderson, "Fantastic Mr. Fox"


Best Actress

Winner: Carey Mulligan, "An Education"

Runner-up: Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"


Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Mo’Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire"

Runner-up: Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"


Best Actor

Winner: George Clooney, "Up in the Air"

Runner-up: Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker"


Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"

Runner-up: Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"
and "Julie & Julia"


Original Vision Award

Winner: "Where the Wild Things Are"

Runner-up: "District 9"


The Hoosier Award

Winner: Actor Doug Jones, director Morgan Mead and screenwriter David Hamilton
for "My Name Is Jerry"


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