Critics Roundup: Boston and Detroit

Several front-runners emerging in this Oscar season: The Hurt Locker, Up in the Air, Mo’Nique in Precious.

Here are what some of the critics circles are picking as the best films of the year.

The Boston Society of Film Critics:

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Best Actor: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, Precious
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Best Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker
Best Documentary: The Cove
Best Animated Film: Up
Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis, The Hurt Locker
Best New Filmmaker: Neill Blomkamp, District 9
Best Ensemble Cast: Precious and Star Trek
Best Use of Music in a Film: Crazy Heart

Detroit Film Critics – nominees:

Best Film
(500) Days of Summer
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up
Up in the Air

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Pete Docter, Up
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Marc Webb, (500) Days of Summer

Best Actor
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Matt Damon, The Informant!
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
Sam Rockwell, Moon

Best Actress
Alison Lohman, Drag Me to Hell
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Saoirse Ronan, The Lovely Bones
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Woody Harrelson, Zombieland
Christian McKay, Me & Orson Welles
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Marion Cotillard, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Mélanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds
Mo’Nique, Precious

Best Ensemble
The Hangover
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
Star Trek
Zombieland

Breakthrough Performance
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Christian McKay, Me & Orson Welles
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Chris Pine, Star Trek
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

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