As part of a new era of interactivity, The 2009 American Movie Awards™ opened voting to select members of the public for the very first time.
A great number of film fans and critics visited http://www.AmericanMovieAwards.info and registered to vote for the 2009 American Movie Awards™. A select number of entrants were allowed to receive full voting privileges as a member of the American Movie Awards™ Selection Committee.
The complete list of award winners:
Best Film: The Wrestler
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Director: Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Best Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Song: "Once in a Lifetime," Cadillac Records; music & lyrics by Beyoncé Knowles, Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring, Jody Street
Favorite Film Star - Male: Johnny Depp
Favorite Film Star - Female: Angelina Jolie
In addition, Clint Eastwood received a special Marquee Award for his fifty-five years of outstanding contributions to the cinematic art as an actor, director, and songwriter.
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Founded in 1980, The American Movie Awards™ recognize excellence in cinematic achievement.
Past American Movie Award™ winners include Steven Spielberg, Robert Duvall, Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood, John Gielgud, Katharine Hepburn, and John Williams.