The New York Film Critics Circle Opens Up THE HURT LOCKER as Best Film of 2009

     December 14, 2009

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Is it too soon to say that The Hurt Locker is the film to beat in 2009?  After being named film of the year by the LAFCA and the BSFC, the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) has added another accolade to Kathryn Bigelow’s intense war drama.  Bigelow herself also took yet another win for Best Director, while Christoph Waltz and Mo’Nique each took home another accolade for Best Supporting Actor (Inglourious Basterds) and Best Supporting Actress (Precious), respectively.  George Clooney was named Best Actor for his performances in Up in the Air and Fantastic Mr. Fox, which is impressive considering the latter is only a vocal performance.  Speaking of Fox, the film pulled another surprise upset by taking Best Animated Film over Pixar’s Up following yesterday’s announcement that LAFCA chose Anderson’s stop-mo flick over Pete Docter’s delightful 3D adventure.

Hit the jump for the full list of winners.

BEST FILM: The Hurt Locker

BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

BEST SCREENPLAY: In the Loop

BEST ACTRESS: Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

The Fantastic Mr. Fox movie image (1).jpgBEST ACTOR: George Clooney for Up in the Air and Fantastic Mr. Fox

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo’Nique for Precious

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Christian Berger for The White Ribbon

BEST ANIMATED FILM: Fantastic Mr. Fox

BEST NON-FICTION FILM: Of Time and the City

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Summer Hours

BEST FIRST FEATURE: Hunger, director Steve McQueen

SPECIAL AWARD: To Andrew Sarris for his contribution to film criticism.

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