The nominations for 2009 Satellite Awards have been announced by International Press Academy on Sunday, November 29. Based on the list, "Nine" has the possibility to become a big winner as it grabbed 11 nods, including Best Motion Picture in Comedy or Musical.
The movie also aided Marion Cotillard, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Penelope Cruz to be among the nominees for Best Comedy or Musical Actress, Best Comedy or Musical Actor, and Best Supporting Actress respectively. Moreover, the star-studded film has won the award for Best Ensemble.
Following the drama musical film with seven nominations was "Red Cliff", a John Woo-directed film starring Tony Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro. The action drama movie received nods for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound (Mixing and Editing), and Foreign Language Film among many others.
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp through his performance in "Public Enemies" was among the contenders to receive Best Drama Actor award. He was going up against Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart", Hugh Dancy in "Adam", Colin Firth in "A Single Man", Jeremy Renner in "The Hurt Locker", and Michael Sheen in "The Damned United".
The winners of the 14th annual Satellite Awards will be announced on December 20 at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles Century City. Beside honoring movies in 22 categories, the event will also present awards for 12 TV categories, seven DVD categories, and five video game cries.
Partial list of nominations at 2009 Satellite Awards in movie:
Best Motion Picture (Drama)