"The Hurt Locker" continues to invade film critics awards nationwide, as the San Francisco Film Critics Circle named the movie the Best Picture of the year, with director Kathryn Bigelow winning the trophy for helming.
Colin Firth received the Best Actor nod for his portrayal of a gay man trying to cope with the death of his partner in "A Single Man," while Meryl Streep's brilliant performance as Julia Childs in "Julie & Julia" garnered her the Best Actress trophy.
Christian McKay for "Me and Orson Welles" bested awards favorite Christoph Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds" for Best Supporting Actor, while Mo'Nique continued to dominate with her "Precious" performance, receiving the Best Supporting Actress.
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle paid homage to local screenwriter/producer Rose Kaufman, who recently died of cancer.
Here's the full list of winners for the 2009 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards:
PICTURE: "The Hurt Locker"
DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
ACTOR: Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
ACTRESS: Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christian McKay, "Me and Orson Welles"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mo’Nique, "Precious"
ANIMATED FEATURE: "Coraline"
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "You, the Living" (Sweden)
DOCUMENTARY: "Anvil! The Story of Anvil"
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins, "A Serious Man"
SPECIAL CITATION: "Sita Sings the Blues"
MARLON RIGGS AWARD FOR COURAGE & VISION IN THE BAY AREA FILM COMMUNITY: Frazer Bradshaw, filmmaker, in recognition of his film "Everything Strange and New"
Barry Jenkins, filmmaker, in recognition of his film "Medicine for Melancholy"
IN MEMORIAM: Rose Kaufman
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