On Wednesday, December 16, Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) has announced their nominees for the best of 2009, unraveling the dominations of "Up in the Air" and "Where the Wild Things Are". Scoring six nominations each, the two movies will compete in three categories, Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Beside those three nods, the Jason Reitman-directed drama lands Best Actor count for George Clooney and Best Supporting Actress gongs for Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. Meanwhile, the Forest Whitaker-starring film places Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers among the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay. This Warner Bros. Pictures' drama is additionally nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.
Other movies which are also among the nominees are "Inglourious Basterds" and "The Hurt Locker". The Iraq-set movie about an Army bomb squad and Quentin Tarantino-directed action drama will up against each other in three categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
The final round of voting for the 2009 CFCA Awards has begun and will conclude at 6:00 P.M. (CST) on December 20. Then, the winners will be announced in the morning of December 21.
Full nominees list of the 2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: