Just when it looked like The Hurt Locker was going to sweep every single critics award this season, The Southeastern Film Critics come in and throw Up In The Air an awards bone. Of course, Locker still finished second in the group’s poll, so it wasn’t a major loss for the Oscar front-runner and its director, Kathryn Bigelow, who took home another Best Director trophy.

Best Picture:
Up in the Air

Ten Best Films of 2009:
1.Up in the Air
2. The Hurt Locker
3. Up
4. Inglourious Basterds
5.  A Serious Man
6. (500) Days of Summer
7. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
8. The Messenger
9. Fantastic Mr. Fox
10. District 9

Best Director:
Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

Best Actor:
George Clooney in Up in the Air

Best Actress:
Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress:
Mo’Nique in Precious

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Up in the Air

Best Original Screenplay:
(500) Days of Summer

Best Animated Film:

Best Foreign Language Film:
Summer Hours

Best Documentary:
Food Inc.

What do you think of the Southeastern Critics Award winners?