Leading the pack of winners is 'Avatar' which has taken home six nods, including Best Action Movie and Best Cinematography.
The winners of the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Awards have been announced on Friday night, January 15, revealing the domination of "Avatar". The big-budget movie has managed to grab six awards for Best Action Movie, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound.
Being named as Best Picture was "The Hurt Locker", which additionally helped its helmer Kathryn Bigelow to receive Best Director award. Meanwhile, "Inglourious Basterds" has successfully aided its cast to receive Best Acting Ensemble prize in addition to earning Best Supporting Actor gong for Christoph Waltz. Its director, Quentin Tarantino, then also took home one kudo for Best Original Screenplay.
Some stars who also became the winners that night included Jeff Bridges, who was honored with Best Actor prize through his performance in "Crazy Heart", as well as "Julie & Julia" actress Meryl Streep and "The Blind Side" beauty Sandra Bullock who shared Best Actress award. Additionally, "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" star Mo'Nique won Best Supporting Actress award, while "The Lovely Bones" leading lady Saoirse Ronan picked up Best Young Actor/Actress gong.
Full Winners List of the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Awards:
- Best Acting Ensemble: "Inglourious Basterds"
- Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique - "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire"
- Best Action Movie: "Avatar"
- Best Animated Feature - "Up"
- Best Young Actor/Actress: Saoirse Ronan - "The Lovely Bones"
- Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz - "Inglourious Basterds"
- Best Comedy: "The Hangover"
- Best Song: "The Weary Kind" by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett - "Crazy Heart"
- Best Documentary: "The Cove"
- Best Picture Made for TV: "Grey Gardens"
- Best Foreign Language Film: "Broken Embraces"
- Best Score: Michael Giacchino - "Up"
- Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell - "The Young Victoria"
- Best Make-Up: "District 9"
- Best Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg - "Avatar"
- Best Visual Effects: "Avatar"
- Best Sound: "Avatar"
- Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore - "Avatar"
- Best Editing: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron - "Avatar"
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner - "Up In The Air"
- Best Original Screenplay Quentin Tarantino - "Inglourious Basterds"
- Best Directing: Kathryn Bigelow - "The Hurt Locker "
- Best Actor: Jeff Bridges - "Crazy Heart"
- Best Actress: Meryl Streep - "Julie & Julia" and Sandra Bullock - "The Blind Side"
- Best Picture: "The Hurt Locker"
- Joel Siegel Award: Kevin Bacon