The 2009 Critics Consensus Award Winners


Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker

Two movies shared more than half the awards in the 2009 Critics Consensus Awards. The biggest winner was Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, which won five of six nominations, missing only Original Screenplay. That went instead to Quentin Tarantino (who lost the Oscar to The Hurt Locker's Mark Boal) for Inglourious Basterds in one of three wins. Bigelow's Best Director award makes her, as at almost every other major awards ceremony that year, the first woman to win in that category, though her movie is the second directed by a woman to win Best Picture here after Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation six frames prior. Meryl Streep becomes the first performer to win four individual acting awards with a narrow victory for Julie & Julia, though Jeremy Renner's win was even narrower, and George Clooney misses out yet again as a result. You can check out the 2009 CCA nominations here, and the award winners below.


Best Picture

The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro)


Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Mo'Nique (Precious)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)


Best Original Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air)


Best Cinematography

Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker)


Best Editing

Chris Innis and Bob Murawski (The Hurt Locker)


Best Production Design

Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (Avatar)


Best Music

Michael Giacchino (Up)


Best Ensemble Cast

Daniel Bruhl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Denis Menochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz and Martin Wuttke (Inglourious Basterds)


Best Documentary

Anvil: The Story of Anvil (Sacha Gervasi and Rebecca Yeldham)


Best Foreign Language Film

Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas, Charles Gillibert, Marin Karmitz and Nathanel Karmitz)


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