More and more critics’ awards are coming in, and the Golden Globe nominations are in as well.

And in this year of huge, expensive epics (Troy, Alexander), glamorous biopics (Ray, Kinsey, The Aviator), and big controversial titles (Passion of the Christ, Fahrenheit 9/11), it’s a little movie about a grouchy middle-aged man, his loose-living friend, and the science of wine tasting that owns the spotlight.

Alexander Payne’s Sideways is cleaning house.

Movie City News is keeping score.