Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" led the winners of the Golden Satellite Awards, taking honors for best picture drama, best director, best actor (Jeremy Renner), and best film editing. Rob Marshall's "Nine" had led the nominations (taking 11), and went home with two awards - best picture comedy or musical, and cinematography.
While the awards - handed out by International Press Academy - are generally disregarded as a serious Oscar precursor due to their often inexplainable decisions, this year's winners are certainly admirable in their eccentricity. Shohreh Aghdashloo - who extremely unlikely to receive an Oscar nomination - won best actress for her work in "The Stoning of Soraya M.," beating out "An Education"'s Carey Mulligan, while Michael Stuhlbarg won in the comedy acting race or "A Serious Man" over "Up In The Air"'s George Clooney.
Other major winners include supporting acting phenoms Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique, who appear nearly invincible at this point, "Julie & Julia"'s Meryl Streep, who won in the comedy or musical actress category, and "The Maid" and "Broken Embraces," which tied in the foreign film category.
The complete list of winners is below. For a complete list of recent awards announcements, click here.
Motion Picture, Drama
The Hurt Locker
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Kathryn Bigelow — The Hurt Locker
Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama
Shohreh Aghdashloo — The Stoning of Soraya M.
Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama
Jeremy Renner — The Hurt Locker
Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Meryl Streep — Julie & Julia
Actor In A Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Michael Stuhlbarg — A Serious Man
Actress In A Supporting Role
Mo’nique — Precious
Actor In A Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz — Inglourious Basterds
Motion Picture, Foreign Language Film
The Maid Chile
Broken Embraces Spain (tie)
Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber — (500) Days of Summer
Geoffrey Fletcher — Precious
Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Motion Picture, Documentary
Every Little Step
Rolfe Kent Up in the Air
“The Weary Kind” — Crazy Heart
Dion Beebe Nine
The Hurt Locker
Sound (Mixing & Editing)
Art Direction & Production Design
A Single Man
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus