Avatar Wins 6 Critics Choice Movie Awards; The Hurt Locker is Best Picture

The 15th Critics’ Choice Awards for movies honored independent Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker shutting down Avatar who took away six trophies – the most in the history of the award-giving body.the-hurt-locker

The war flick prevailed over the 3D movie for the top plum taking away also the Best Director honor for Kathryn Bigelow. The award giving body has given its best film plum to the same movies who won the Academy Award for Best Picture during the last three years.

Avatar, now the second-highest grossing film of all time and closing in to the record of Titanic, took home the honors for Action Movie, Visual Effects, Sound, Cinematography for Mauro Fiore, Art Direction for Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, and Editing for Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron.

The awards were handed out January 15, 2010, broadcasted by VH1, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and bestowed by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Other winners include:

  • Best Cast (Acting Ensemble) – Inglourious Basterds
  • Best Actor – Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
  • Best Actress – Meryl Streep for Julie and Julia and Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side
  • Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds
  • Best Supporting Actress – Mo’Nique Precious
  • Best Young Actor/Actress – Saoirse Ronan The Lovely Bones
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner Up in the Air
  • Best Original Screenplay – Quentin Tarantino Inglorious Basterds
  • Best Animated Film – Up
  • Best Comedy Film – The Hangover
  • Best Costume DesignSandy Powell – The Young Victoria
  • Best MakeupDistrict 9
  • Best Foreign Language Film  – Los Abrasos Rozos (Broken Embraces)  from Spain
  • Best Documentary FeatureThe Cove
  • Best ScoreMichael Giacchino – Up
  • Best SongRyan Bingham and T Bone Burnett for the song The Weary Kind in the film Crazy Heart
  • Best Made-for-TV MovieGrey Gardens
  • Joel Siegel Award – Kevin Bacon