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[[Performer~P59541~Jason Reitman~jasonreitman]]'s adaptation of the novel Up in the Air tells the story of Ryan Bingham ([[Performer~P13722~George Clooney~georgeclooney]]), who makes his living personally handing out pink slips -- he's the top hatchet man at a company that other companies hire when they are downsizing. And since business is booming, his job keeps him on the go constantly. He flies all across the country, staying in a series of nice hotels. And although this itinerant lifestyle prevents him from having any kind of stable, regular life, this doesn't bother him in the slightest -- he's thrilled to be a boy in a traveling bubble. During one particular layover, he strikes up a conversation with Alex Goran ([[Performer~P241678~Vera Farmiga~verafarmiga]]), a fellow savvy traveler. They bond over the ins and outs of various airlines and hotels, and quickly fall into bed. By morning, they are figuring out when their schedules will allow them to meet up again, even though they both make it clear that there are no strings attached. When Ryan arrives back in the home office, he meets no-nonsense career-oriented twentysomething Natalie Keener ([[Performer~P355250~Anna Kendrick~annakendrick]]), a fast-rising up-and-comer who wants to change the company's practices and save millions by having the staff fire people remotely via webcams. Furious at the thought of losing a lifestyle he's grown quite comfortable with, he convinces his boss ([[Performer~P4511~Jason Bateman~jasonbateman]]) to let him take Natalie on a few trips so that she can learn what it's really like to fire someone. [[Performer~P196841~Melanie Lynskey~melanielynskey]], [[Performer~P351264~Danny McBride~dannymcbride]], and [[Performer~P233015~J.K. Simmons~jksimmons]] co-star in this Best Picture Academy Award nominee. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:December 4, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jason Reitman Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jason Reitman Best Screenplay 2009 Winner
Austin Film Critics Jason Reitman Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
National Board of Review Jason Reitman Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
Florida Film Critics Jason Reitman Best Director 2009 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Jason Reitman Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Jason Reitman Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Jason Reitman Best Screenplay 2009 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jason Reitman Best Director 2009 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Jason Reitman Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Jason Reitman Best Director 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jason Reitman Best Director 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jason Reitman Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jason Reitman Best Picture 2009 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Anna Kendrick Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
National Board of Review Anna Kendrick Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Anna Kendrick Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Anna Kendrick Best Supporting Actress 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Anna Kendrick Best Supporting Actress 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Anna Kendrick Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anna Kendrick Best Supporting Actress 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Neill Blomkamp Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sheldon Turner Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sheldon Turner Best Screenplay 2009 Winner
Austin Film Critics Sheldon Turner Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
National Board of Review Sheldon Turner Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Sheldon Turner Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Sheldon Turner Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Sheldon Turner Best Screenplay 2009 Winner
Writers Guild of America Sheldon Turner Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sheldon Turner Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Terri Tatchell Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ivan Reitman Best Picture 2009 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Vera Farmiga Best Supporting Actress 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Vera Farmiga Best Supporting Actress 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Vera Farmiga Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Vera Farmiga Best Supporting Actress 2009 Nominee
National Board of Review George Clooney Best Actor 2009 Winner
Florida Film Critics George Clooney Best Actor 2009 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association George Clooney Best Actor 2009 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle George Clooney Best Actor 2009 Winner
Screen Actors Guild George Clooney Best Actor 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts George Clooney Best Actor 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association George Clooney Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George Clooney Best Actor 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Daniel Dubiecki Best Picture 2009 Nominee

Cast

George Clooney
as Ryan Bingham
Vera Farmiga
as Alex Goran
Anna Kendrick
as Natalie Keener
Jason Bateman
as Craig Gregory
Danny McBride
as Jim Miller
Melanie Lynskey
as Julie Bingham
Amy Morton
as Kara Bingham
Sam Elliott
as Maynard Finch
J.K. Simmons
as Bob
Zach Galifianakis
as Steve
Chris Lowell
as Kevin

Crew

Jason Reitman
Director
Jason Reitman
Producer
Ivan Reitman
Producer
Jeffrey Clifford
Producer
Daniel Dubiecki
Producer
Sheldon Turner
Screenwriter
Jason Reitman
Screenwriter
Walter Kirn
Book Author
Eric Steelberg
Cinematographer
Rolfe Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Randall Poster
Musical Direction/Supervision
Steve Saklad
Production Designer
Andrew Cahn
Art Director
Jason Blumenfeld
Associate Producer
Helen Estabrook
Associate Producer
Ali Bell
Associate Producer
Joe Medjuck
Executive Producer
Tom Pollock
Executive Producer
Ted Griffin
Executive Producer
Michael Beugg
Executive Producer
Daniel Glicker
Costume Designer
Jason Blumenfeld
First Assistant Director
Mindy Marin
Casting
Scott Sanders
Supervising Sound Editor
Perry Robertson
Supervising Sound Editor
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