Best Cinematic Breakthrough, 2009

List of Winners
Muriels HOF
Top 10 Lists
Rules and Regulations


2.  Neill Blomkamp (director/co-writer- District 9) [46/8]
3 (tie).  Wes Anderson (director/co-writer- Fantastic Mr. Fox) [43/7]
Michael Fassbender (actor- Hunger/Inglourious Basterds) [43/7]
5.  Kathryn Bigelow (director- The Hurt Locker) [41/6]

6.  Duncan Jones (director- Moon) [37/7]
7.  Nina Paley (director/animator- Sita Sings the Blues) [34/6]
8.  Jeremy Renner (actor- The Hurt Locker) [33/5]
9 (tie).  James Cameron (director/writer/producer/editor- Avatar) [26/4]
Christian McKay (actor- Me & Orson Welles) [26/4]
11.  Zoe Saldana (actor- Avatar) [24/4]
12.  Mo’Nique (actor- Precious) [22/4]
13.  Quentin Tarantino (director/writer- Inglourious Basterds) [22/3]
14.  Carey Mulligan (actor- An Education) [21/4]
15.  Michael Jai White (actor/co-writer- Black Dynamite) [21/3]
16.  Steve McQueen (director/co-writer- Hunger) [19/3]
17.  Zach Galifianakis (actor- The Hangover) [17/4]
18.  Tom Hardy (actor- Bronson) [16/3]
19.  Sharlto Copley (actor- District 9) [15/3]
20.  Antonio Campos (director/writer- Afterschool) [15/2]
21 (tie).  Chris Pine (actor- Star Trek) [14/2]
Lynn Shelton (director- Humpday) [14/2]
23 (tie).  Drew Barrymore (director- Whip It) [11/2]
Peter Capaldi (actor- In the Loop) [11/2]
Michael Stuhlbarg (actor- A Serious Man) [11/2]
Lars von Trier (director/writer- Antichrist) [11/2]
27.  Ti West (director/writer- House of the Devil) [10/2]
28. Max Records (actor- Where the Wild Things Are) [9/2]

The following people received one vote apiece:

Avatar’s effects team
T-Bone Burnett, Crazy Heart
Nicolas Cage, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Lee Isaac Chung, Munyurangabo
Abbie Cornish, Bright Star
Alden Eichenreich, Tetro
Fernando Eimbcke, Lake Tahoe
Tom Ford, A Single Man
Ben Foster, The Messenger
Ricky Gervais, The Invention of Lying
Tony Gilroy, Duplicity
Bobcat Goldthwait, World’s Greatest Dad
James Gray, Two Lovers
Martina Gusman, Lion’s Den
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger/Zombieland
Jody Hill, Observe and Report
Armando Iannucci, In the Loop
Barry Jenkins, Medicine for Melancholy
Spike Jonze, Where the Wild Things Are
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mimi Kennedy, In the Loop
Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
Mihai Malamaire Jr., Tetro
Hitoshi Matsumoto, Big Man Japan
Stephen McHattie, Pontypool
Oren Moverman, The Messenger
György Palfi, Taxidermia
Alex and David Pastor, Carriers
Oren Peli, Paranormal Activity
Corneliu Porumboiu, Police, Adjective
Sam Raimi, Drag Me to Hell
Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes
Maya Rudolph, Away We Go
Henry Selick, Coraline
Götz Spielmann, Revanche
Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange
Kristen Stewart, Adventureland
Tilda Swinton, Julia
Slava Tsukerman, Perestroika
Mark Webb, (500) Days of Summer
Erick Zonca, Julia

The following phenomena received one vote apiece:

Paranormal Activity
The return of stop motion animation – Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, A Town Called Panic