Alliance of Women Film Journalists

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Best Film:
The Hurt Locker

Best Animated Film:

Best Director:
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

Best Screenplay, Original:
(500) Days of Summer – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber

Best Screenplay, Adapted:
Up In The Air – Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Best Documentary:
The Cove

Best Actress:
Carey Mulligan – An Education

Best Actress In Supporting Role:
Mo’Nique – Precious

Best Actor:
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christoph Waltz – Inglorious Basterds

Best Ensemble Cast:
The Hurt Locker

Best Editing:
Sally Menke – Inglorious Basterds

Most Beautiful Film:
Bright Star

Best Non-English-Language Film:
Summer Hours


Best Woman Director:
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

Best Woman Screenwriter:
Jane Campion – Bright Star

Best Animated Female:
Coraline in Coraline

Best Breakthrough Performance:
Carey Mulligan – An Education

Women’s Image Award:
Kathryn Bigelow

Perseverance Award:
Agnes Varda

Actress Defying Age and Ageism:
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated

Sexist Pig Award:
Robert Luketic for The Ugly Truth

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry:
Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Agnes Varda

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism:
Rebecca Cammisa for Which Way Home


AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award:
Robert Luketic – The Ugly Truth

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent:
Hilary Swank

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn‘t:

Unforgettable Moment Award: (Tie)
Inglorious Basterds – Shoshanna (Melanie Laurent) burns down the theater
Precious – Mary (Mo’Nique) admits the abuse

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction: (Tie)
An Education – Carey Mulligan and Peter Saarsgard
It’s Complicated – Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin

Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

The Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award:
Land of the Lost

Cultural Crossover Award:
District 9

Bravest Performance Award:
Mo’Nique in Precious

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man
and The Love Interest Award:

Whatever Works – Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood (40 years difference)

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