‘Avatar’, ‘The Hurt Locker’ Sweep in Critics Awards

‘Inglourious Basterds’ also rakes in multiple awards.
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‘Avatar’, ‘The Hurt Locker’ Sweep in Critics Awards

Three critic associations cast their votes today for best cinematic achievements of the year with The Hurt Locker sweeping in awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow took Best Director from the New York Film Critics Online, which awarded James Cameron's Avatar Best Picture.

Check out the full results from all three awards ceremonies below!

The Boston Society of Film Critics

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

Best Actor: Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker

Best Actress: Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Acress: Mo'Nique for Precious

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

Best Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man

Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd for The Hurt Locker

Best Documentary: The Cove

Best Foreign-Language Film: Summer Hours

Best Animated Film: Up

Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker

Best New Filmmaker: Neill Blomkamp for District 9

Best Ensemble Cast: Precious and Star Trek (tie)

Best Use of Music in a Film: Crazy Heart

New York Film Critics Online

Best Picture: Avatar

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious

Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon

Best Documentary: The Cove

Best Animated Feature: Up

Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds

Best Music: T-Bone Burnett and Steve Bruton, Crazy Heart

Best Ensemble: In the Loop

Best Debut Feature: (500) Days of Summer

Best Breakthrough Performer: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

Runner-up: Up in the Air

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Runner-up: Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Runner-up: Colin Firth, A Single Man

Best Actress: Yolande Moreau, Séraphine

Runner-up: Carey Mulligan, An Education

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Runner-up: Peter Capaldi, In the Loop

Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious

Runner-up: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

Best Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

Runner-up: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci and Tony Roche, In the Loop

Best Foreign Language Film: {FIPgdPUXhZc5TR||Summer Hours|

Runner-up: The White Ribbon

Best Animated Feature: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Runner-up: Up

Best Documentary: The Beaches of Agnes and The Cove (tie)

Best Cinematography: Christian Berger, The White Ribbon

Runner-up: Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker

Best Production Design: Philip Ivey, District 9

Runner-up: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, Avatar

Best Music Score: T-Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton, Crazy Heart

Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, Fantastic Mr. Fox

New Generation Award: Neill Blomkamp, District 9

Douglas Edwards Award: C.W. Winters and Anders Edstrom, The Anchorage

Career Achievement Award: Jean-Paul Belmondo

The Hurt Locker was released June 26th, 2009.

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  • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

    Newkill, most theaters give their employees free tickets. I'm sorry if yours sucks, but don't get all high-and-mighty because you made a bad presumption.

    This doesn't make sense:

    "But obviously, i see that you do care about carrying on a serious conversation because your too f*cking stupid to do that and your just looking for attention, because i guess your mother locked you into the basement and you can't get out until she comes back home. LOL. OWNED."

    Newkill lives in a basement and cries at night because he wishes he was smart. Or at least not retarded and fat.

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    • balanorange • 5 years ago

      All critics suck.

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      • indianajones • 5 years ago

        These Critics suck.

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        • cripple • 5 years ago

          Hope this builds some oscar hype for District 9

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          • newkiller1234 • 5 years ago

            Drexll - Are you stalking NewKill200? According to you replying to most of his comments (You mostly call him names for example..."NewC*nt5000"). Just asking....Are you gay?

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            • newkiller1234 • 5 years ago

              Sounds like these Critics LOVE blue cats.

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              • shuabert • 5 years ago

                For f*ck's sake. This is the reason I've stayed away from the news comments on this site for so long.

                For the record, I never pay for movies. I work in a theatre, and yet I don't give biased reviews because of it. In fact, according to psychological research it's actually MORE likely for you to give something a positive response when you've paid for it because you've already invested in it and don't want to feel like you wasted your time and money.

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                • the-fallen • 5 years ago

                  NewC*nt5000 - No, I'm actually still here, laughing at how seriously you take all of this and yourself. You are soo easy to OWN that I have just lost interest...

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                  • newkill200 • 5 years ago

                    I guess with your father buttf*cking you constantly, you would have to be fragile. lol. DOUBLE OWNED! Your basically done, and no longer exist in this world.

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                    • the-fallen • 5 years ago

                      Huh? I can get OWNED simply by you saying I am OWNED? You are awesome! What power you have!!! Please don't hurt me anymore, I am fragile.

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                      • newkill200 • 5 years ago

                        you've just OWNED yourself, Drex. Lol, way to go. Bye.

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                        • the-fallen • 5 years ago

                          NewPuss2000 is a such a whiney little poser boy. LOL. OWNED! If I knew what Burger King he worked at I'd drive by and kick his sorry know-it-all pretentious ass, but what a waste of time that would be, right. Instead, I'll let him be the king of the Movieweb blog trolls, that's even better!

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                          • newkill200 • 5 years ago

                            Dude, i'm not getting my friend in a risky situation to get fired. I don't care how easy it would be. That's just not being a good friend. What good is a review doing me? Comrade, have you ever heard of this critic called Harry Knowles. Back when Godzilla was about to be released, Harry Knowles was taken into Columbia Pictures Studios to be the first to see the film by himself. They treated him well. Let him see all the cool backgrounds and behind scenes. When he wrote his review, he praised the hell out of that movie calling it the greatest movie ever. Finally, Godzilla was released and many people read Knowles review and thought that it was going to be good. And guess what Godzilla became one of the worst reviewed movie of it's time. See what i'm saying. And still even if you read an honest review still doesn't mean you'll know what your in for, unless the dumbass would spoil the movie for you, which is why i don't read reviews. Also, they're about as pointless as a movie usher telling how good a movie is. But obviously, i see that you do care about carrying on a serious conversation because your too f*cking stupid to do that and your just looking for attention, because i guess your mother locked you into the basement and you can't get out until she comes back home. LOL. OWNED.

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                            • taberjohnson18 • 5 years ago

                              ...just get a friend who works at the movie theater :)

                              If you aren't sure about a movie, read the reviews. Even if a film get's reviewed poorly on the whole, it might have what you're looking for. That is, assuming you can read something all the way through AND comprehend it without automatically calling it "stupid" because you don't like something superficial about it. That just seems to be your approach to film so...

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                              • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                                Good point.

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                                • newkill200 • 5 years ago

                                  Yes, I have right too and so do you. You know why? Because we put our money into these movies. We pay around 5 or 10 bucks to see something we don't know could be bad or good. And many of these well known critics they never pay to see any movies, which takes away a big aspect of critiquing something. Because I know i was pissed when i paid to see some damn The Spirit.

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                                  • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                                    Newkill, to be fair...you critique at least 85% of the stuff on this site lol

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                                    • narrator • 5 years ago

                                      Yay for Hurt Locker, District 9 (Neil Blomkamp) and (500) days of summer.

                                      Other than that Newkill is pretty right here.

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                                      • iamfratson • 5 years ago

                                        AMEN.

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                                        • newkill200 • 5 years ago

                                          who the hell cares about people who think they know how movies are supposed to be made. Critics suck.

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