The Boston Film Critics dropped the ball with their Best Actress award by handing it to Meryl Streep instead of Carey Mulligan, but otherwise today’s Beantown voting was a four-star triumph for The Hurt Locker. Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal‘s Iraq-war thriller was named Best Picture, Bigelow won for Best Director, Jeremy Renner was named Best Actor for his Sgt. James portrayal, and Barry Ackroyd won for Best Cinematography.
What’s it going to take to get critics to stop reflexively handing Mo’Nique their Best Supporting Actress awards for her Precious performance? Will some of them please get a grip and show a little ornery backbone and say no this performance, please? (God!) Going with Inglourious Basterds Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actor is…aahh, let it go, whatever. Joel and Ethan Coen won the Best Screenplay award for A Serious Man. And hail to The Cove, winner of the Boston Film Critics award for Best Documentary.