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, AdaptedUp in the Air

Best Screenplay, OriginalInglourious 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.