Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Boston Society of Film Critics Award Winners

December 15, 2009

In Bahston, they sure do like their bomb disarming Iraq War movies. The Hurt Locker took home five awards including Picture, Director and Actor for Jeremy Renner. Renner is the wild card when it comes to the Best Actor Oscar nominations. At this point, George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth and Morgan Freeman are probably going to get nominated for their respective films. The fifth slot could go to Renner, though Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) and Daniel Day-Lewis (Nine) are also very much in the running. It seems to me at this point that Kathryn Bigelow is the clear favorite to win the Oscar for Best Director. That would not be a bad win at all.

Here are the winners:

Best Picture- The Hurt Locker

Best Actor- Jeremy Renner- The Hurt Locker

Best Actress- Meryl Streep- Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor- Christoph Waltz- Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress- Mo'Nique- Precious

Best Director- Kathryn Bigelow- The Hurt Locker

Best Screenplay- Joel & Ethan Coen- A Serious Man

Best Cinematography- The Hurt Locker

Best Documentary- The Cove

Best Foreign Language Film- Summer Hours

Best Animated Film- Up

Best Film Editing- The Hurt Locker

Best New Filmmaker- Neill Blomkamp- District 9

Best Ensemble Cast (tie)- Precious & Star Trek

Best Use of Music in a Film- Crazy Heart