'Hurt Locker' Wins Critics' Choice Award
JAN 16, 2010 - The Hurt Locker , a film about an American bomb-disposal unit (pictured, left) in Iraq, was named Best Picture by the Broadcast Film Critics Association's at its 15th annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium last night.
The movie’s director, Kathryn Bigelow, became the first woman to win the Best Director award. The Critics' Choice Awards is reported to have a knack of foretelling success at the Oscars.
Jeff Bridges was named Best Actor for his role as a drunken country singer in Crazy Heart,” while the actress award was a tie between Meryl Streep (for Julie & Julia) and Sandra Bullock (for The Blind Side).
'Avatar', which had nine nominations, was named Best Action movie, and won five other awards in newly-established technical categories to lead the overall field.
Here's the list of the Winners:
BEST PICTURE - The Hurt Locker
BEST ACTOR - Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
BEST ACTRESS - Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia), Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) pictured, right
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Mo'Nique (Precious)
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS - Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones)
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE - Inglourious Basterds
BEST DIRECTING - Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Up in the Air (Jason Reitman)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Avatar
BEST ART DIRECTION - Avatar
BEST EDITING - Avatar
BEST COSTUME DESIGN - The Young Victoria
BEST MAKEUP - District 9
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Avatar
BEST SOUND - Avatar
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE - Up
BEST ACTION MOVIE - Avatar
BEST COMEDY - The Hangover
BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION - Grey Gardens
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Broken Embraces
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - The Cove
BEST SONG - The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett
BEST SCORE - Up (Michael Giancchio)