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‘Hurt Locker’ wins big with Vegas critics

Film takes five honors at Sierra awards

The Las Vegas Film Critics have named ‘Hurt Locker’ best picture at its 2009 Sierra awards. ‘Locker’ also nabbed awards for best actor (Jeremy Renner), best director (Kathryn Bigelow), best cinematography and film editing.

Best actress went to Gabourey Sidibe for her turn as an abused urban teen in ‘Precious.’ Film scored another win, as Monique took home the award for best supporting actress.

Also nabbing two kudos each, Fox’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ won for best family film and best animated film. Paramount’s ‘Star Trek’ took best visual effects and best score.

Complete list of winners:

Best Picture
The Hurt Locker

Best Actor
Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker

Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, “Inglorious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Monique, “Precious”

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, “500 Days of Summer”

Best Cinematography
Andrew Lesnie, “The Lovely Bones”

Best Film Editing
Bob Murawski, Chris Innis “The Hurt Locker”

Best Costume Design
Anna B. Sheppard, “Inglorious Basterds

Best Art Direction
“Avatar”

Best Visual Effects
“Star Trek”

Best Documentary
“Anvil: The Story of Anvil”

Best Foreign Film
“Red Cliff” (China)

Best Song
“The Weary Kind” (Theme from “Crazy Heart) Music and Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Score
Brian Eno, “The Lovely Bones”

Best Family Film
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Best Animated Film
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Youth in Film
“Saoirse Ronan, “The Lovely Bones”

Best DVD (Packaging, Design, and Content)
“The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition)

The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award
Roger Deakins

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