The results are in for the 2009 OFCS Awards and I must say I am surprised, but certainly not disappointed. The Hurt Locker has sweeped the board, ousting my predicted winner Up in the Air in the categories of Best Picture and Best Actor (Jeremy Renner beating out George Clooney). Here’s the official press release from the OFCS:
The Hurt Locker, the intense war drama about explosives experts in Iraq, took top honors in the 13th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards, winning Best Picture against fellow nominees Inglourious Basterds, A Serious Man, Up, and Up in the Air.
The film also won in the categories of Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow), Best Actor (Jeremy Renner), and Best Editing (Chris Innis and Bob Murawski).
Another film matched The Hurt Locker’s four awards: Inglourious Basterds, with nods for Best Actress (Melanie Laurent), Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), Best Original Screenplay (Quentin Tarantino), and Best Cinematography (Robert Richardson).
Anvil!: The Story of Anvil was named Best Documentary, with Up as Best Animated Feature and The White Ribbon as Best Picture Not in the English Language.
The complete winners of the 2009 OFCS Awards:
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Best Actor: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Best Actress: Melanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, Precious
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Best Adapted Screenplay: Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on a book by Roald Dahl
Best Documentary: Anvil!: The Story of Anvil
Best Picture Not in the English Language: The White Ribbon
Best Animated Feature: Up
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds
Best Score: Michael Giacchino, Up
Best Editing: Chris Innis and Bob Murawski, The Hurt Locker
(Source: OFCS Blog)