Last night's Spirit Award winner Precious, tied with UP for 5th place. What an odd double bill that makes, Pixar & Precious. I am suddenly reimagining Precious: Based on the Novel Push By Sapphire as a Pete Docter/Andrew Stanton 3D 'toon...
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You chose the same medalist order for Best Actor that I did in my personal awards, giving your top (collective) prize not to the future Oscar winner but to Colin Firth's grieving Single Man. Jeff Bridges took silver and Jeremy Renner bronze. Meryl Streep won your Best Actress prize for Julie & Julia but all the nominees save Helen Mirren had their fair share of support among Film Experience readers. Christoph Waltz won Supporting Actor in a huge landslide, the biggest of any category. Mo'Nique crushed her competitors in Supporting Actress and she didn't need a TV set to do it.
In other categories, Kathryn Bigelow easily triumphed as Best Director for The Sexy Locker, Bright Star trumped The Young Victoria in Costume Design, that Basterd Robert Richardson took cinematography honors (narrowly beating Christian Berger's black and white work on The White Ribbon) and Michael Giacchino original score from UP made more than half the readers swoon.