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Southeastern Critics Salute ‘Up in the Air’

The usual suspects dominate critics awards: Bigelow, Clooney, Streep, Waltz, Mo'Nique

The Southeastern Film Critics Association, made up of more than 40 journalists working in nine southeastern states, have added their voices to the recent glut of film awards, handing the top prize to Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air."  

"The Hurt Locker" was the runner-up, with its director Kathryn Bigelow winning the organization's Best Director award.

Acting winners were the usual suspects: George Clooney for "Up in the Air," Meryl Streep for "Julie & Julia," Christoph Waltz for "Inglourious Basterds" and Mo'Nique for "Precious."  

In one of the only mild surprises, "(500) Days of Summer" beat "The Hurt Locker" in the screenplay category.

The full list:

BEST PICTURE
1. "Up in the Air" 
2. "The Hurt Locker" 
3. "Up" 
4. "Inglourious Basterds" 
5. "A Serious Man" 
6. "(500) Days of Summer" 
7. "Precious" 
8. "The Messenger" 
9. "Fantastic Mr. Fox" 
10. "District 9"

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney, "Up in the Air" 
Runner-up: Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker"

BEST ACTRESS
Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"
Runner-up: Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"
Runner-up: Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mo'Nique, "Precious" 
Runner-up: Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"

BEST DIRECTOR
Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker" 
Runner-up: Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, "(500) Days of Summer" 
Runner-up: Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air" 
Runner-up: Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach, "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
"Summer Hours" (France)
Runner-up: "The White Ribbon" (Germany)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
"Food, Inc." 
Runner-up: "The Cove"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
"Up" 
Runner-up: "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

WYATT AWARD
"That Evening Sun" 
Runner-up: "Goodbye Solo"

Southeastern Film Critics Association website.