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‘Hurt Locker’ OK with OK Critics

Oklahoma critics group adds another notch in Kathryn Bigelow’s belt

Finally, the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle has revealed its picks for the year.

In a list full of the expected names – “Hurt Locker,” Bigelow, Clooney, Streep, Waltz, Mo’Nique – one oddity stands out. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” wins the award for Best Animated Film, but on the “Best 10 Films of 2009” list, it comes in at number nine – two spots below “Up,” which last time I checked was also an animated film.

Best Film of 2009: 
"The Hurt Locker"
Best Director:  
Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
Best First Feature:  (tie)
Neill Blomkamp, "District 9" 

     Marc Webb, "(500) Days of Summer"
Best Actress:
 Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"
Best Actor:
 George Clooney, "Up in the Air"
Best Supporting Actress:
 Mo’Nique, "Precious"
Best Supporting Actor:
 Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"
Best Screenplay (Original):
 Scott Neustadtler & Michael H. Weber, "(500) Days of Summer"
Best Screenplay (Adaptation):
 Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air"
Best Documentary:
 "Anvil! The Story of Anvil"
Best Foreign Film:
 "Coco Before Chanel"
Best Animated Film:
 "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
Obviously Worst Film:
 "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
Not-So-Obviously Worst Film:
 "Amelia"

Best 10 Films of 2009:
1. "The Hurt Locker"

2. "Up in the Air"

3. "Inglourious Basterds"

4. "(500) Days of Summer"

5. "Precious"

6. "A Serious Man"

7. "Up"

8. "District 9"

9. "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

10. "Avatar"