Golden Idol: NYFCC, BFCS, BFCA

“The Hurt Locker” continues its strong momentum of wins amongst high-profile critics groups while Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is becoming a dark horse in the animated feature category as it takes notice away from Pixar’s “Up”.

The New York Film Critics Circle
Best Film: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Animated Film: “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Best Non-Fiction Film: “Of Time and the City”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Summer Hours”
Best First Feature: “Hunger”

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”)
Best Screenplay: “In the Loop”

Best Actress: Meryl Streep (“Julie & Julia”)
Best Actor: George Clooney (“Up In The Air,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox”)
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique (“Precious”)
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”)

Boston Society of Film Critics
Best Film: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Animated Film: “Up”

Best Documentary Film: “The Cove”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Summer Hours”
Best New Filmmaker: Neill Blomkamp (“District 9”)

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”)
Best Screenplay: “A Serious Man”

Best Ensemble Cast: “Precious” and “Star Trek”
Best Actress: Meryl Streep (“Julie & Julia”)
Best Actor: Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”)
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique (“Precious”)
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”)

Broadcast Film Critics Association
The 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will be handed out on 15 January 2010 and the nominees list has just been announced. Most notable is a ten best picture nominee list: Avatar, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Invictus, Nine, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, Up In The Air.

Click here for the full list.