Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS) has honored "The Hurt Locker" as the Best Picture at its 2009 Sierra Awards. On the list that has been announced on Wednesday, December 16, it has also been known that the action drama won big as it grabbed the most gongs.
Beside the Best Picture prize, "The Hurt Locker" also aided Jeremy Renner and Kathryn Bigelow to receive Best Actor award and Best Director gong respectively. Additionally, the film also took home Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing kudos.
Meanwhile, nabbing two kudos were "Inglourious Basterds" and "The Fantastic Mr. Fox". The Brad Pitt-starring action drama won Best Supporting Actor prize for Christoph Waltz and Best Costume Design award for Anna B. Sheppard. The Wes Anderson-directed animation, in the meantime, was named Best Family Film and Best Animated Film.
Also among the winners at 2009 LVFCS Sierra Awards were Gabourey Sidibe and Saoirse Ronan. Sidibe was chosen as Best Actress through her performance in "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" while "The Lovely Bones" star was honored with Youth in Film prize.
2009 LVFCS Sierra Awards Winners List:
Best Picture: "The Hurt Locker"
Best Actor: Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker"
Best Actress: Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire"
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire"
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted): Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, "500 Days of Summer"
Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd, "The Hurt Locker"
Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski, "The Hurt Locker"
Best Costume Design: Anna B. Sheppard, "Inglourious Basterds"
Best Art Direction: "Avatar"
Best Visual Effects: "Star Trek"
Best Documentary: "Anvil: The Story of Anvil"
Best Foreign Film: "Red Cliff" (China)
Best Song: "The Weary Kind" (Ost. of "Crazy Heart") Music and Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
Best Score: Michael Giacchino, "Star Trek"
Best Family Film: "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"
Best Animated Film: "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"
Youth in Film: Saoirse Ronan, "The Lovely Bones"
Best DVD (Packaging, Design, and Content): "The Wizard of Oz" (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition)
The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award: Roger Deakins