'Avatar', 'The Hurt Locker' Sweep in Critics Awards

'Inglourious Basterds' also rakes in multiple 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 and stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Christian Camargo. The film is directed by Kathryn Bigelow.



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Comments (20)

  1. -comrade-

    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.

    4 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  2. B. Alan Orange

    All critics suck.

    4 years agoby @balanorangeFlag

  3. GK

    These Critics suck.

    4 years agoby @indianajonesFlag

  4. Cripple

    Hope this builds some oscar hype for District 9

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  5. 24

    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?

    4 years agoby @newkiller1234Flag

  6. 24

    Sounds like these Critics LOVE blue cats.

    4 years agoby @newkiller1234Flag

  7. Josh

    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.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  8. Batman Rules !!!

    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...

    4 years agoby @the-fallenFlag

  9. Newkill3000

    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.

    4 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  10. Batman Rules !!!

    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.

    4 years agoby @the-fallenFlag

  11. Newkill3000

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

    4 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  12. Batman Rules !!!

    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!

    4 years agoby @the-fallenFlag

  13. Newkill3000

    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.

    4 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  14. -comrade-

    ...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...

    4 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  15. T.Clark

    Good point.

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  16. Newkill3000

    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.

    4 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  17. T.Clark

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

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  18. the Narrator

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

    Other than that Newkill is pretty right here.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  19. I AM FRATSON

    AMEN.

    4 years agoby @iamfratsonFlag

  20. Newkill3000

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

    4 years agoby @newkill200Flag