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by Peter Knegt
December 21, 2009 6:15 AM
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"Locker" Leads Chicago Critics' Awards

The Chicago Film Critics Association has announced that Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" has been voted in as their best film of the year, adding to the hefty pile of honors the film has recently received. "Locker" also took honors for best director, Jeremy Renner's lead performance, Mark Boal's screenplay, and Barry Ackroyd's screenplay.

Other major winners included Carey Mulligan, who took both best actress and best breakthrough performer honors for "An Education," and Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique, who continue that impressive streak of best supporting actor & actress honors.

The full list of winners is below.


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 FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM:
The White Ribbon

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
Up

BEST DOCUMENTARY:
Anvil: The Story of Anvil

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Barry Ackroyd–The Hurt Locker

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Up–Michael Giacchino

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER:
Carey Mulligan–An Education

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER:
Neill Blomkamp–District 9

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