Boston critics pick indie fave “The Hurt Locker” as best picture

Boston Film Critics Society have named Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq drama The Hurt Locker as best picture of 2009, and also awarded Bigelow best director. Meryl Streep and Jeremy Renner were named best actress and actor respectively for "Julie and Julia" and "The Hurt Locker". Best ensemble was a tie for "Precious" and, in somewhat of a stunner, "Star Trek".

The complete winners list:

Best Picture

    Hurt Locker

 Best Actor

    Jeremy Renner for Hurt Locker

Best Actress

     Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor

     Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

 Best Supporting Actress

    Mo'Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

 Best Director

    Kathryn Bigelow for Hurt Locker

Best Screenplay

     Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man

Best Cinematography

    Barry Ackroyd for Hurt Locker

Best Documentary

    The Cove

Best Animated Film


Best Film Editing

    Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for Hurt Locker

 Best New Filmmaker

     Neill Blomkamp for District 9

Best Ensemble Cast

     Tie between Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire and Star Trek

Best Use of Music in a Film
     Crazy Heart