The Hurt Locker has brought the pain and then some.
Leaving its rivals in the dust, the high-octane Iraq war drama topped the 13th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards by beating out the likes of A Serious Man, Inglourious Basterds, Up and Up in the Air for Best Picture.
Hurt also won Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, Best Actor for Jeremy Renner and Best Editing. The nod from online reviewers simply shores up its status as the film to beat come this month's Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Awards in March. The movie has topped nearly every honors list there is, from the National Society of Film Critics to critics groups in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Las Vegas to the Satellite Awards and Gotham Independent Awards.
There is one flick, however, that managed to stave off total Hurt domination.
Quentin Tarantino's Basterds also notched four wins: Best Actress for Melanie Laurent, Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz, Best Original Screenplay for Tarantino, and Best Cinematography.
Also taking to the podium yet again was Mo'nique, Best Supporting Actress for her riveting performance as an abusive mom in Precious.
Here's the complete list of winners:
- 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
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