15th Critics' Choice Awards

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15th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 15, 2010
Hosted byKristin Chenoweth
Official websitewww.criticschoice.com
Best FilmThe Hurt Locker
Most awardsAvatar (6)
Most nominationsInglourious Basterds (10)
Nine (10)
Television coverage

The 15th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 15, 2010 at the Hollywood Palladium, honoring the finest achievements of 2009 filmmaking.[1] The ceremony was broadcast on VH1 and hosted by Kristin Chenoweth.[2] The nominees were announced on December 14, 2009.[3]

The awards expanded this year from 16 to 24 film categories, adding seven technical categories and separating its screenplay category into adapted and original slots, to more closely mirror the Academy Awards.[3]

The World War II epic Inglourious Basterds and romantic musical drama Nine both received a record ten nominations each,[4] which was unprecedented at the time. Both films received numerous nominations in the awards' new craft categories, benefiting from the recent expansion of the categories. In the following years, this record has been broken several times. Avatar followed close behind with nine nominations and won the most awards of the night with a then-record-breaking six wins.[1]

Winners and nominees

Kathryn Bigelow, Best Director winner
Jeff Bridges, Best Actor winner
Sandra Bullock, Best Actress co-winner
Meryl Streep, Best Actress co-winner
Christoph Waltz, Best Supporting Actor winner
Mo'Nique, Best Supporting Actress winner
Saoirse Ronan, Best Young Actor/Actress winner
Quentin Tarantino, Best Original Screenplay winner
Jason Reitman, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
Sandy Powell, Best Costume Design winner
James Cameron, Best Editing co-winner
Michael Giacchino, Best Score winner
Best Picture

The Hurt Locker

Best Director

Kathryn BigelowThe Hurt Locker

Best Actor

Jeff BridgesCrazy Heart as Otis "Bad" Blake

Best Actress

Sandra BullockThe Blind Side as Leigh Anne Tuohy (TIE)
Meryl StreepJulie & Julia as Julia Child (TIE)

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph WaltzInglourious Basterds as Col. Hans Landa

Best Supporting Actress

Mo'NiquePrecious as Mary Lee Johnston

Best Young Actor/Actress

Saoirse RonanThe Lovely Bones as Susie Salmon

Best Acting Ensemble

Inglourious Basterds

Best Original Screenplay

Inglourious BasterdsQuentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay

Up in the AirJason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Best Animated Feature


Best Documentary Feature

The Cove

Best Action Movie


Best Comedy Movie

The Hangover

Best Foreign Language Film

Broken EmbracesSpain

Best Art Direction

AvatarRick Carter and Robert Stromberg (Production Design) / Kim Sinclair (Set Decoration)

Best Cinematography

AvatarMauro Fiore

Best Costume Design

The Young VictoriaSandy Powell

Best Editing

AvatarJames Cameron, John Refoua, and Stephen E. Rivkin

Best Makeup

District 9

Best Score

UpMichael Giacchino

Best Song

"The Weary Kind" – Crazy Heart

Best Sound


Best Visual Effects


Joel Siegel Award

Kevin Bacon [5]

Best Picture Made for Television

Grey Gardens


Nominations Film
10 Inglourious Basterds
9 Avatar
8 The Hurt Locker
Up in the Air
6 The Lovely Bones
5 District 9
Star Trek
4 An Education
A Single Man
Where the Wild Things Are
3 The Princess and the Frog
The Road
2 (500) Days of Summer
The Blind Side
Crazy Heart
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Messenger
A Serious Man
The Young Victoria
Wins Film
6 Avatar
3 Inglourious Basterds
2 Crazy Heart
The Hurt Locker


  1. ^ a b Kit, Borys; Kilday, Gregg (January 15, 2010). "'Hurt Locker' tops Critics' Choice Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Ram, Archana (December 9, 2009). "Kristin Chenoweth to host Critics' Choice Movie Awards gala". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Kilday, Gregg (December 14, 2009). "'Basterds', 'Nine' lead Critics' Choice noms". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 14, 2009.
  4. ^ Pond, Steve (December 13, 2009). "'Inglourious Basterds', 'Nine' lead Critics Choice Nominations". TheWrap. Retrieved December 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "Kevin Bacon to Receive Joel Siegel Award at the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards". PR Newswire. January 5, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2010.