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L.A. Film Critics announce 2009 winners [Updated]

December 13, 2009 | 12:47 pm

"The Hurt Locker"

Updated at 3:28 p.m.: The gritty Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” was named best film of 2009 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. this afternoon. The film’s director, Kathryn Bigelow, won for best director.

The runner-up in the best film category was the comedy-drama “Up in the Air,” and Michael Haneke was the best director runner-up for “The White Ribbon.”

Jeff Bridges was named best actor for his performance as Bad Blake, a hard-living, washed-up country singer in “Crazy Heart.” Colin Firth was runner-up for “A Single Man.”

Yolande Moreau earned best actress honors in “Séraphine,” as Séraphine Louis, a devout housekeeper who was a self-taught painter. Carey Mulligan was runner-up for “An Education.”

Christoph Waltz was named best supporting actor as the sadistic Nazi officer in “Inglourious Basterds.” Peter Capaldi was runner-up for “In the Loop.” Mo’Nique won best supporting actress as an abusive mother for “Precious.” Anna Kendrick was runner-up for “Up in the Air.”

Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” edged out “Up” for best animated film. The French drama “Summer Hours” was named best foreign film, with “The White Ribbon” earning runner-up honors.

T Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton won best music/score for “Crazy Heart.” Alexandre Desplat was runner-up in the category for “Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

Philip Ivey earned production design honors for “District 9,” with Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg named runner-up for ‘Avatar.” “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp won the New Generation award.

Best cinematography went to Christian Berger for “The White Ribbon.” Barry Ackroyd was runner-up for “The Hurt Locker.”

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won for their screenplay for “Up in the Air.” Runner-up was Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche for “In the Loop."

“The Beaches of Agnés” and “The Cove” tied for best documentary/nonfiction film.

C.W. Winter and Anders Edstrom won the Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award for “The Anchorage.”

Last year, the critics gave the Disney-Pixar animated hit “Wall-E” best picture honors -- “Slumdog Millionaire” went on to earn the best picture Oscar. The last time the LAFCA and the Academy Awards agreed on best film was for 1993’s “Schindler’s List.”

Legendary French superstar Jean-Paul Belmondo was previously announced as recipient of the 2009 Career Achievement Award.

The 35th annual L.A. Film Critics Assn. awards ceremony will be held Jan. 16 at the InterContinental Hotel, Los Angeles.


Updated at 3:01 p.m.: The Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” was named best film this afternoon by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. The film also won best director for Kathryn Bigelow. Jeff Bridges took best actor as a washed-up country singer in “Crazy Heart” and newcomer Carey Mulligan earned best actress as a teenager who has an affair with an older man in “An Education.”

FOR THE RECORD: Carey Mulligan was incorrectly identified as best actress. She was the runner-up. Yolande Moreau was named best actress for her role in "Seraphine."


Christoph Waltz was named best supporting actor for “Inglourious Basterds” and Mo’Nique best supporting actress for “Precious” this afternoon by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.

T Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton won best music/score for “Crazy Heart.” Philip Ivey earned production design honors for “District 9,” and best cinematography went to Christian Berger for “The White Ribbon.”

Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won for their screenplay for “Up in the Air,” and the award for documentary/nonfiction film was a tie, going to “The Beaches of Agnès” and “The Cove.”

C.W. Winter and Anders Edstrom won the Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award for “The Anchorage.”

The film group is announcing its winners in two parts today, with the major winners, including best film, director, actor and actress, being released about 2:30 p.m.

-- Susan King

Photo credit: Summit Entertainment

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