Awards Round-Up: Hurt Locker is Critics' Choice, Cove Extends Doc Lead

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The Golden Globes may have dominated the weekend with their frizz-inflicting red carpet and drunken celebrities, but there were other important awards-season developments as well. Take the Critics Choice Awards -- where a surprise tie and a Hurt Locker surge both foreshadowed and defied the Globes' own tastes -- and the Cinema Eye Honors, which nudged the year's documentary front-runner ever closer to Oscar glory.

That film, the haunting dolphin-slaughter expose The Cove, also earned Best Documentary honors from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. While few important awards-race developments surfaced in either event, it was nice to see Kathryn Bigelow at least receive one opportunity to get her and her Best Picture The Hurt Locker in front of a national TV audience. The Best Actress tie between Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock seems a reasonably close approximation of where that category currently stands at the Academy as well, as do the rest of the winners for acting.

Meanwhile The Cove won three Cinema Eye awards, which recognize the year's best in nonfiction film. Other notable winners include The Cove's fellow Oscar-documentary shortlisters Food Inc. and Burma VJ. The full lists of winners for both events are below.

· 2009 Critics Choice Awards [BFCA]

· The Cove Tops Cinema Eye Honors [indieWIRE]

2009 Critics Choice Award Winners

BEST PICTURE: The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTOR: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

BEST ACTRESS: (TIE) Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia and Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo'Nique, Precious

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE: Inglorious Basterds

BEST DIRECTING: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up In The Air

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Avatar

BEST ART DIRECTION: Avatar

BEST EDITING: Avatar

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Young Victoria

BEST MAKEUP: District 9

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Avatar

BEST SOUND: Avatar

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Up

BEST ACTION MOVIE: Avatar

BEST COMEDY: The Hangover

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Grey Gardens

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Broken Embraces

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: The Cove

BEST SONG: "The Weary Kind" - Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett, Crazy Heart

BEST SCORE: Michael Giacchino, Up

2009 Cinema Eye Honors Winners

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking: The Cove

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film: October Country

Outstanding Achievement in Direction: Agnes Varda, The Beaches of Agnes

Outstanding Achievement in Production: Paula DuPre Pressman and Fisher Stevens, The Cove

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Brook Aitken, The Cove

Outstanding Achievement in Editing: Janus Billeskov-Jansen and Thomas Papapetros, Burma VJ

Outstanding Achievement in Grapic Design and Animation: Big Star for Food, Inc and RIP - Remix Manifesto

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score: October Country

Outstanding Achievement in an International Feature: Burma VJ

Audience Choice Prize: The September Issue

Spotlight Award: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, directed by Jessica Oreck

Cinema Eye Legacy Award: Sherman's March, directed by Ross McElwee



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