Washington critics fly high with ‘Air’

Clooney, Mulligan win top acting prizes

“Up in the Air” is flying high with Washington film critics, who named Jason Reitman’s pic best of the year for 2009.

The film also picked up trophies for star George Clooney as best actor and best adapted screenplay.

Also topping the Washington critics’ list was “Precious,” which nabbed a set of acting honors for star Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique.

“The Hurt Locker” also fared well with a set of prizes for director Kathryn Bigelow and best ensemble cast.

The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association is comprised of 47 D.C.-based critics. Awards were handed out Dec. 7.

And the winners are:

FILM:
“Up in the Air” – Paramount

DIRECTOR:
Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”)

ACTOR:
George Clooney (“Up in the Air”)

ACTRESS:
Carey Mulligan (“An Education”)

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Mo’Nique (“Precious”)

ENSEMBLE:
The Hurt Locker – “Summit Entertainment”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE:
Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious”)

SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED:
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (“Up in the Air”)

SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL:
Quentin Tarantino (“Inglourious Basterds”)

ANIMATED FILM:
“Up” – Walt Disney & Pixar

FOREIGN FILM:
“Sin Nombre” – Focus Features

DOCUMENTARY:
“Food, Inc.” – Magnolia

ART DIRECTION:
“Nine” – The Weinstein Company

More Film

  • Amber Heard

    Amber Heard to Receive Maui Film Festival's Shining Star Award

    “Up in the Air” is flying high with Washington film critics, who named Jason Reitman’s pic best of the year for 2009. The film also picked up trophies for star George Clooney as best actor and best adapted screenplay. Also topping the Washington critics’ list was “Precious,” which nabbed a set of acting honors for […]

  • Domestics

    Orion Classics Re-Launching With Kate Bosworth-Tyler Hoechlin's 'Domestics'

    “Up in the Air” is flying high with Washington film critics, who named Jason Reitman’s pic best of the year for 2009. The film also picked up trophies for star George Clooney as best actor and best adapted screenplay. Also topping the Washington critics’ list was “Precious,” which nabbed a set of acting honors for […]

  • Halle Berry Anjelica Huston

    Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston Join 'John Wick: Chapter 3'

    “Up in the Air” is flying high with Washington film critics, who named Jason Reitman’s pic best of the year for 2009. The film also picked up trophies for star George Clooney as best actor and best adapted screenplay. Also topping the Washington critics’ list was “Precious,” which nabbed a set of acting honors for […]

  • Dwayne Johnson & Dany Garcia

    Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia Invest in Atom Tickets (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Up in the Air” is flying high with Washington film critics, who named Jason Reitman’s pic best of the year for 2009. The film also picked up trophies for star George Clooney as best actor and best adapted screenplay. Also topping the Washington critics’ list was “Precious,” which nabbed a set of acting honors for […]

  • Studio 54

    'Studio 54' Sells to Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Up in the Air” is flying high with Washington film critics, who named Jason Reitman’s pic best of the year for 2009. The film also picked up trophies for star George Clooney as best actor and best adapted screenplay. Also topping the Washington critics’ list was “Precious,” which nabbed a set of acting honors for […]

  • Jake Gyllenhaal Spider-Man

    Jake Gyllenhaal Eyed for Villain Role in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Sequel

    “Up in the Air” is flying high with Washington film critics, who named Jason Reitman’s pic best of the year for 2009. The film also picked up trophies for star George Clooney as best actor and best adapted screenplay. Also topping the Washington critics’ list was “Precious,” which nabbed a set of acting honors for […]

  • Deadpool 2

    Will 'Deadpool 2' Make Disney Open to Releasing R-Rated Movies Again?

    “Up in the Air” is flying high with Washington film critics, who named Jason Reitman’s pic best of the year for 2009. The film also picked up trophies for star George Clooney as best actor and best adapted screenplay. Also topping the Washington critics’ list was “Precious,” which nabbed a set of acting honors for […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content