‘The Hurt Locker’ Sweeps Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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CHICAGO – Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” swept the Chicago Film Critics Association awards for 2009, winning in every single category in which it was nominated, taking home prizes for Best Picture, Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow), Best Original Screenplay (Mark Boal), Best Actor (Jeremy Renner), and Best Cinematography (Barry Ackroyd).

Other multiple winners for 2009 include “Up,” winner for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score, and “An Education,” winner for Best Actress and Most Promising Performer, both awarded to Carey Mulligan.

(Left to right) JEREMY RENNER and ANTHONY MACKIE star in THE HURT LOCKER.
(Left to right) Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie star in The Hurt Locker.
Photo credit: Jonathan Olley

Christoph Waltz and Mo’Nique continued their awards season dominance, winning the Best Supporting acting awards for “Inglourious Basterds” and “Precious,” respectively.

The adapted screenplay award went to “Up in the Air” by Sheldon Turner and Jason Reitman. Best Foreign Language Film was awarded to Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” and Best Documentary went to “Anvil! The Story of Anvil”. Finally, Neill Blomkamp received the award for Most Promising Filmmaker for his debut film, “District 9.”

THE WINNERS

BEST PICTURE: The Hurt Locker

BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow—The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTOR: Jeremy Renner—The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTRESS: Carey Mulligan—An Education

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz—Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo’nique—Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Mark Boal—The Hurt Locker

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner—Up in the Air

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: The White Ribbon

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Up

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Anvil: The Story of Anvil

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Barry Ackroyd—The Hurt Locker

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Up—Michael Giacchino

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER: Carey Mulligan—An Education

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER: Neill Blomkamp—District 9

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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