The Washington, DC-Area Film Critics Association announced their winners yesterday and I was looking the other way. Brilliant. Best FilmUp in the Air (Paramount); Best DirectorKathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker); Best ActorGeorge Clooney (Up in the Air); Best ActressCarey Mulligan (An Education); Best Supporting ActorChristoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds); Best Supporting ActressMo’Nique (Precious).

Plus: Best EnsembleThe Hurt Locker; Best

Breakthrough PerformanceGabourey Sidibe (Precious); Best Adapted ScreenplayJason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air); Best Original ScreenplayQuentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds); Best Animated FilmUp (Walt Disney & Pixar); Best Foreign FilmSin Nombre (Focus Features); Best DocumentaryFood, Inc. (Magnolia); Best Art DirectionNine (The Weinstein Company).