Winners of 2009: Sci-Fi and Actresses

Winners of 2009: Sci-Fi and Actresses

Sci-fi was the big winner of the year. Avatar and its nutso-budget is getting all of the attention as the year draws to a close but Moon and Timecrimes, at the other, distant, end of the budget spectrum, were the more powerful, clever examples of the genre. Having said that, Star Trek, with its big budget, was a great, thrilling surprise. The likes of Watchmen and District 9 were icing on the cake.

This was also the year of the actress. Last year was the actors’ turn with Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood, Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men, Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, and Michael Fassbender in Hunger delivering very special performances. But this year it is was Kate Winslet in both Revolutionary Road and The Reader, Carey Mulligan in An Education, Melissa Leo in Frozen River and Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married who stood out, were all absolutely superb and, with the possible exception of Winslet, an absolute surprise.

31st Dec 2009