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UP IN THE AIR, Meryl Streep, George Clooney: Kansas City Critics' Winners

Vera Farmiga, George Clooney in Up in the Air
Vera Farmiga, George Clooney in Up in the Air (Dale Robinette / Paramount)

Usual suspects Up, Up in the Air, Kathryn Bigelow, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Mo'Nique, and Christoph Waltz are the Kansas City Film Critics Circle's choices for best of 2009.

Jason Reitman's comedy-drama Up in the Air was voted the best film, but as it's happened before Kathryn Bigelow was the best director for the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. Also as it's happened before, Reitman and Sheldon Turner's screenplay was chosen as the best of the year (in the adapted category), while The Hurt Locker's Mark Boal is nowhere to be found in the list of winners. In Up in the Air, George Clooney stars as a frequent-flying corporate-downsizing expert.

Meryl Streep was the best actress for her star turn as Julia Child in Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia (Amy Adams' Julie hasn't been at all lucky this awards season), while Mo'Nique won for her abusive mother in Lee Daniels' Precious and Christoph Waltz for his multilingual Nazi in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino's World War II revenge fantasy also earned the director-screenwriter the best original screenplay award. Pete Docter's Up was the best animated feature.

The unusual suspects rounded up by the Kansas City critics were two: Matteo Garrone's Camorra saga Gomorrah, chosen as the best foreign language film, and best documentary Every Little Step, Adam Del Deo and James D. Stern's portrait of auditions for a Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.

Kansas City Film Critics Awards 2010

Best Film - Up in the Air

Best Foreign Language Film - Gomorrah

Best Documentary - Every Little Step

Best Animated Film - Up

Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Best Actress - Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Actor - George Clooney, Up in the Air

Best Supporting Actress - Mo'Nique, Precious

Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Original Screenplay - Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay - Up in the Air

Vince Koehler Award for Outstanding Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film - District 9

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