Some time today the Los Angeles Film Critics will also be announcing their awards for the films of 2009 and I can’t help but wonder how the Oscar race will change should they follow the similar path of the Boston Society of Film Critics. The Boston gang just bestowed Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker with a heap of awards beginning with Best Picture and continuing with Director, Actor, Cinematography and Editing.
The Coen brothers’ script for A Serious Man took screenplay honors and it’s very nice to see Christoph Waltz taking the Best Supporting Actor award for Inglourious Basterds. I have been getting a feeling his stock has been rising recently and once I see Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones I’ll finally have a firm grasp on my Oscar predictions for the hotly contested category.
Stay tuned for the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards later today, but for now here is the complete list from the Boston Critics and you can stay up to date with all the year end awards in my “The Contenders” section right here.
- Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker
- Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor
- Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress
- Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
- Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
- Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man
- Barry Ackroyd for The Hurt Locker
- The Cove
Best Foreign-Language Film
Best Animated Film
Best Film Editing
- Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker
Best New Filmmaker
- Neill Blomkamp for District 9
Best Ensemble Cast
- Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire and Star Trek (TIE)
Best Use of Music in a Film