Anna has been nominated for the 2009 Satellite Awards! Anna is up for the Best Supporting Actress Category for Up in the Air, along with Emily Blunt for “Sunshine Cleaning”, Penelope Cruz for “Nine”, Mozhan Marno, and Mo’nique for “Precious”. Co-star George Clooney is nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, while Up in the Air is also nominated for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Ten Best Films of 2009.

The L.A. Times:

The International Press Academy (IPA) announced its nominations for the 14th Annual Satellite Awards on Sunday, and as in past years, the sizable list is a mixed bag of names with considerable Oscar buzz and left-field choices. On one hand, contenders such as Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”), Colin Firth (“A Single Man”), Meryl Streep (“Julie and Julia”), Mo’nique (“Precious”) and Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”) are all included in the acting categories . . . {2009 Satellite Awards nominees: Off-beat or Oscar predictor?}

The L.A. Times has also an article on their picks for Supporting Actress Oscar winner:

However, the star of “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” portrays a monstrous ghetto mama so vile that voters may hold the role against the actress. In that case, this contest is wide open, and several of her rivals have a good shot at an upset, including Julianne Moore (“A Single Man”) and “Up in the Air” stars Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. I think a lot of my fellow Oscarologists are foolishly underestimating Farmiga. Most think that her young, bubbly costar, Anna Kendrick, has a better shot at getting nominated. But beware: Award voters, mostly male and middle-aged (and older), often get excited by mature women who portray the seductress.

Remember there is also still time to vote for Anna in the People’s Choice Awards, and the televised screening will take place on January 6, 2010. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles premiere for Up in the Air should be taking place shortly!