After taking down the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Picture, The Hurt Locker locked another big regional critics society, The New York Film Critics Circle, when it was once again awarded as this year’s best film. In fact, many of the major awards mirrored those of the West Coast groups, with another big boost for In The Loop, as the British comedy was recognized for having the Best Screenplay.

Best Film
The Hurt Locker

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

Best Screenplay
In the Loop by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche

Best Actress
Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia

Best Actor
George Clooney for Up In The Air and Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Supporting Actress
Mo’Nique in Precious

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

Best Cinematography
Christian Berger for The White Ribbon

Best Animated Film
Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Non-fiction Film
Of Time and the City

Best Foreign Language Film
Summer Hours

Best First Feature
Hunger – director Steve McQueen

Special Award
To Andrew Sarris for his contribution to film criticism

What do you think of this year’s NYFCC Award winners?