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"Air" Leads D.C. Critics Winners

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 7, 2009 at 3:08AM

The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) have announced the winners of their annual awards, the nominations for which were announced just yesterday. Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air," which had led the nominations with eight mentions, including picture, director, actor, and two for supporting actress, led the winners as well. The film - which scored at the box office this weekend - won prizes for both best film and George Clooney's lead performance. Other major winners included "Precious," which won acting honors for Mo'Nique and Gabourey Sidibe, and "The Hurt Locker," which won best director and best ensemble.
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The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) have announced the winners of their annual awards, the nominations for which were announced just yesterday. Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air," which had led the nominations with eight mentions, including picture, director, actor, and two for supporting actress, led the winners as well. The film - which scored at the box office this weekend - won prizes for both best film and George Clooney's lead performance. Other major winners included "Precious," which won acting honors for Mo'Nique and Gabourey Sidibe, and "The Hurt Locker," which won best director and best ensemble.

The full list of winners is below:

Best Film
“Up in the Air”

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”

Best Actor
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”

Best Actress
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Supporting Actress
Mo’Nique, “Precious”

Best Adapted Screenplay
“Up in the Air”

Best Original Screenplay
“Inglourious Basterds”

Best Breakthrough Performance
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

Best Ensemble
“The Hurt Locker”

Best Animated Film
“Up”

Best Foreign Film
“Sin Nombre”

Best Documentary
“Food, Inc.”

Best Art Direction
“Nine”

This article is related to: Awards, Critics' Groups