The Kathryn Bigelow-directed flick won Best Picture prize in addition to four other kudos that were garnered by the movie at the annual awards event.
The winners of 2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards have been announced on Monday morning, December 21. At the ceremony, "The Hurt Locker" has once again shown a great achievement as it grabbed five kudos out of five nods that were received by the drama action movie.
Beside being hailed as the Best Picture, the movie also helped Jeremy Renner to win Best Actor award and Kathryn Bigelow to earn Best Director prize. Additionally, the Iraq-set movie about an Army bomb squad grabbed Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography kudos.
Other winners at the annual awards event were Christoph Waltz who was honored with Best Supporting Actor prize for his role of Col. Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds", and "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" star Mo'Nique who was named Best Supporting Actress. Meanwhile, "Up in the Air" which was nominated in six categories only managed to win Best Adapted Screenplay prize.
Full winners list of 2009 Chicago Film Critics Awards:
- 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 Documentary: "Anvil! The Story of Anvil"
- Best Foreign-Language Film: "The White Ribbon"
- Best Animated Feature: "Up"
- Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd - "The Hurt Locker"
- Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino - "Up"
- Most Promising Performer: Carey Mulligan - "An Education"
- Most Promising Filmmaker: Neill Blomkamp - "District 9"