The Washington, D.C., Film Critics Association seconded the National Board of Review by naming Up in the Air the Best Film of 2009. Precious, The Hurt Locker, and Inglourious Basterds also won multiple prizes from the organization. In general, the DC critics went with established frontrunners for most of their picks. The full list of winners is below.
Best Film Up in the Air
Best Actor George Clooney, Up in the Air
Best Actress Carey Mulligan, An Education
Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress Mo’Nique, Precious
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Best Screenplay, Adapted Up in the Air
Best Screenplay, Original Inglourious Basterds
Best Breakthrough Performance Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Best Ensemble The Hurt Locker
Best Animated Film Up
Best Foreign Film Sin Nombre
Best Art Direction Nine
Best Documentary Food, Inc.