'The Hurt Locker' Wins Three Top Honors in the National Society of Film Critics
"The Hurt Locker" dominated the National Society of Film Critics ceremony on Sunday, January 3, landing three of the top honors. The war movie was named Best Picture, while Kathryn Bigelow won the Best Director nod and its star, Jeremy Renner, landed the Best Actor trophy.
French star Yolande Moreau was named Best Actress at the annual prizegiving in New York, for her portrayal of artist Seraphine de Senlis in "Seraphine". The Best Supporting Actor honor was split between Christoph Waltz for his role in "Inglourious Basterds" and Paul Schneider for his performance in "Bright Star", while Mo'Nique landed the Best Supporting Actress award for "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire".
The list of main winners is as follows:
- Best Picture: "The Hurt Locker"
- Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker")
- Best Actress: Yolande Moreau ("Seraphine")
- Best Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen ("A Serious Man")
- Best Foreign-Language Film: "Summer Hours"
- Best Nonfiction Film: "The Beaches of Agnes"
- Best Cinematography: Christian Berger ("The White Ribbon")
- Best Production Design: Nelson Lowry ("The Fantastic Mr. Fox")
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