Critics' Choice Awards: 'Avatar' nabs seven; 'Hurt Locker scores best director and best picture | EW.com

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Critics' Choice Awards: 'Avatar' nabs seven; 'Hurt Locker scores best director and best picture

Tonight’s 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards from the Broadcast Film Critics named Avatar and The Hurt Locker its biggest winners. James Cameron’s box office phenomenon took home seven trophies, primarily in the technical categories. The top two prizes of the night belonged to The Hurt Locker, which nabbed best picture and best director for Kathryn Bigelow, marking a first time win for a woman in the category.

Meryl Streep tied for a second year in a row in the best actress category for her role in Julie & Julia, this time with Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side. The two women celebrated their dual victory by engaging in a brief on-stage make out session. The other big winners were Jeff Bridges, who won best actor for Crazy Heart, and Mo’Nique, who was named best supporting actress for Precious. Christoph Waltz nabbed best supporting actor for Inglourious Basterds, while his writer/director Quentin Tarantino took home best original screenplay. Adapted screenplay went to Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air. Click here for a full list of nominees and winners.

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