The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is a relatively new critics organization with only a few years of awards to their credit. Still, it does give us another group of winners to look at, and yet another reason why The Hurt Locker is poised to be a lock for a Best Picture nominee as it won the group’s Best Picture Award.

The other good thing about this group? They have dozens of funny awards that incisively point out sexism in Hollywood – always a good thing.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners below…

(Winners in Bold)

Best Film:

  • An Education
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Precious
  • Up In The Air

Best Animated Film:

  • Coraline
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Up

Best Director:

  • Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
  • Jason Reitman – Up In The Air
  • Quentin Tarantino – Inglorious Basterds

Best Screenplay, Original:

  • (500) Days of Summer – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
  • The Hurt Locker – Mark Boal
  • A Serious Man – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Screenplay, Adapted:

  • An Education – Nick Hornby
  • Precious – Geoffrey Fletcher
  • Up In The Air – Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Best Documentary:

  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil – Sacha Gervasi
  • The Cove – Louis Psihoyos
  • Food, Inc. – Robert Kenner

Best Actress:

  • Carey Mulligan – An Education
  • Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
  • Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Best Actress In Supporting Role:

  • Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air
  • Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air
  • Mo’Nique – Precious

Best Actor:

  • Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
  • George Clooney – Up In The Air
  • Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
  • Paul Schneider – Bright Star
  • Christopher Waltz – Inglorious Basterds

Best Ensemble Cast:

  • An Education
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Precious

Best Editing:

  • District 9 – Julian Clarke
  • Inglorious Basterds – Sally Menke
  • Up In The Air – Dana E. Glauberman

Most Beautiful Film:

  • Bright Star
  • The Lovely Bones
  • The Young Victoria

Best Non-English-Language Film:

  • Broken Embraces – Pedro Almodovar, Spain
  • Sin Nombre – Cary Fukunaga, Mexico
  • Summer Hours – Olivier Assayas, France


Best Woman Director:

  • Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
  • Jane Campion – Bright Star
  • Lone Scherfig – An Education

Best Woman Screenwriter:

  • Jane Campion – Bright Star
  • Nora Ephron – Julie & Julia
  • Rebecca Miller – The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Best Animated Female:

  • Coraline in Coraline
  • Ellie in Up
  • Mrs. Fox in Fantastic Mr. Fox

Best Breakthrough Performance:

  • Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air
  • Carey Mulligan – An Education
  • Gabourey Sidibe – Precious

Women’s Image Award

  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • Jane Campion
  • Meryl Streep

Perseverance Award:

  • Drew Barrymore
  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • Agnes Varda

Actress Defying Age and Ageism:

  • Sophia Loren
  • Robin Wright Penn
  • Michelle Pfeifer
  • Meryl Streep

Sexist Pig Award:

  • Michael Bay for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore for Miss March
  • Robert Luketic for The Ugly Truth

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry:

  • Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
  • Jane Campion for Bright Star
  • Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Jane Campion
  • Meryl Streep
  • Agnes Varda

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism:

  • Rebecca Cammisa for Which Way Home
  • Mia Farrow
  • Angelina Jolie


AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award:

  • Lars Von Trier – Antichrist
  • Jody Hill – Observe and Report
  • Robert Luketic – The Ugly Truth

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent:

  • Megan Fox
  • Katherine Heigl
  • Hilary Swank

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn‘t:

  • Amelia
  • Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
  • Precious

Unforgettable Moment Award (tie):

  • Inglorious Basterds – Shoshanna (Melanie Laurent) burns down the theater.
  • Precious – Mary (Mo’Nique) admits the truth about abuse.
  • Zombieland – Surprise celebrity cameo (no spoilers here)

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction (tie):

  • An Education – Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard
  • Bright Star – Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw
  • It’s Complicated – Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin

Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:

  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • Terminator Salvation
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:

  • Fame
  • Land of the Lost
  • Taking of Pelham 1-2-3

Cultural Crossover Award:

  • Amreeka
  • District 9
  • The Stoning of Soraya M.

Bravest Performance Award:

  • Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist
  • Mo’Nique in Precious
  • Gabourey Sidibe in Precious

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award:

  • Crazy Heart – Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal (28 years)
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop - Kevin James and Jayna Mays (14 years)
  • Whatever Works – Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood (40 years)