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The 15th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 15, 2010 at the Hollywood Palladium, honoring the finest achievements of 2009 filmmaking. The ceremony was broadcast on VH1 and hosted by Kristin Chenoweth.

15th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 15, 2010
Hosted byKristin Chenoweth
Best FilmThe Hurt Locker


Winners and nomineesEdit

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

Best PictureEdit

The Hurt Locker

Best DirectorEdit

Kathryn BigelowThe Hurt Locker

Best ActorEdit

Jeff BridgesCrazy Heart

Best ActressEdit

Sandra BullockThe Blind Side (TIE)
Meryl StreepJulie & Julia (TIE)

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Christoph WaltzInglourious Basterds

Best Supporting ActressEdit


Best Young Actor/ActressEdit

Saoirse RonanThe Lovely Bones

Best Acting EnsembleEdit

Inglourious Basterds

Best Original ScreenplayEdit

Quentin TarantinoInglourious Basterds

Best Adapted ScreenplayEdit

Jason Reitman and Sheldon TurnerUp in the Air

Best Action FilmEdit


Best Animated FeatureEdit


Best Comedy FilmEdit

The Hangover

Best Documentary FeatureEdit

The Cove

Best Foreign Language FilmEdit

Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos)Spain

Best Picture Made for TelevisionEdit

Grey Gardens

Best Art DirectionEdit

Rick Carter and Robert StrombergAvatar

Best CinematographyEdit

Mauro FioreAvatar

Best Costume DesignEdit

Sandy PowellThe Young Victoria

Best EditingEdit

James Cameron, John Refoua, and Stephen E. RivkinAvatar

Best MakeupEdit

District 9

Best ScoreEdit

Michael GiacchinoUp

Best SongEdit

"The Weary Kind" by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett, Crazy Heart

Best SoundEdit


Best Visual EffectsEdit


Joel Siegel AwardEdit

Kevin Bacon [1]


  1. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (January 5, 2010). "Kevin Bacon to receive BFCA's Joel Siegel Award". In Contention.