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‘Avatar’ biggest winner during awards season

As awards season winds down and the Academy Awards near, "Avatar" has emerged as a favorite. Can "The Hurt Locker," "Up in the Air" or "Inglourious Basterds" compete with the box-office behemoth? Oscar nominations will be announced Feb. 2 and the ceremony will take place March 7.A summary of the top film honors leading up to the Oscars:___‘Avatar’Best Picture: Golden Globe (for drama), New Yor
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As awards season winds down and the Academy Awards near, "Avatar" has emerged as a favorite. Can "The Hurt Locker," "Up in the Air" or "Inglourious Basterds" compete with the box-office behemoth? Oscar nominations will be announced Feb. 2 and the ceremony will take place March 7.

A summary of the top film honors leading up to the Oscars:

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‘Avatar’

  • Best Picture: Golden Globe (for drama), New York Film Critics Online
  • Best Director, James Cameron: Golden Globe
  • Best Cinematography: Critics Choice
  • Best Art Direction: Critics Choice
  • Best Editing: Critics Choice
  • Best Visual Effects: Critics Choice
  • Best Sound: Critics Choice

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‘The Beaches of Agnes’

  • Best Documentary: National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association (co-winner)

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‘The Blind Side’

  • Best Actress, Sandra Bullock: Golden Globe (drama), Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice (co-winner)

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‘Bright Star’

  • Best Supporting Actor, Paul Schneider: National Society of Film Critics (co-winner)

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‘Coraline’

  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘The Cove’

  • Best Documentary: Producers Guild, National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics Association (co-winner)

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‘Crazy Heart’

  • Best Actor, Jeff Bridges: Golden Globe (drama), Screen Actors Guild, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Critics Choice
  • Best Score: Los Angeles Film Critics Association
  • Best Original Song, "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett: Golden Globe

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‘District 9’

  • Best Production Design: Los Angeles Film Critics Association
  • Best Makeup: Critics Choice

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‘An Education’

  • Best Actress, Carey Mulligan: National Board of Review

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‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

  • Best Animated Film: New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Critics Association
  • Best Actor, George Clooney: New York Film Critics Circle
  • Best Production Design, Nelson Lowry: National Society of Film Critics

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‘Julie & Julia’

  • Best Actress, Meryl Streep: Golden Globe (comedy or musical), New York Film Critics Circle, Critics Choice (co-winner)

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‘The Hangover’

  • Best Picture: Golden Globe (comedy or musical)
  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘The Hurt Locker’

  • Best Picture: Producers Guild, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Critics Choice, Boston Society of Film Critics
  • Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow: National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Critics Choice, Directors Guild of America
  • Best Actor, Jeremy Renner: National Society of Film Critics
  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘Inglourious Basterds’

  • Best Ensemble: Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice
  • Best Supporting Actor, Christoph Waltz: Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, National Society of Film Critics (co-winner), New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Critics Choice
  • Best Screenplay, Quentin Tarantino: Critics Choice

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‘In the Loop’

  • Best Screenplay: New York Film Critics Circle

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‘Invictus’

  • Best Actor, Morgan Freeman: National Board of Review (co-winner)
  • Best Director, Clint Eastwood: National Board of Review

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‘It's Complicated’

  • Best Ensemble: National Board of Review

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‘The Lovely Bones’

  • Best Young Actor/Actress, Saoirse Ronan: Critics Choice

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‘The Messenger’

  • Best Supporting Actor, Woody Harrelson: National Board of Review
  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘Of Time and the City’

  • Best Nonfiction Film: New York Film Critics Circle

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‘Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’

  • Best Supporting Actress, Mo'Nique: Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Critics Choice
  • Stanley Kramer Award: Producers Guild
  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘A Prophet’

  • Best Foreign Language Film: National Board of Review

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‘Seraphine’

  • Best Actress, Yolande Moreau: National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

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‘A Serious Man’

  • Best Original Screenplay: National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics
  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘Sherlock Holmes’

  • Best Actor, Robert Downey Jr.: Golden Globe (comedy or musical)

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‘A Single Man’

  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘Sugar’

  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘Summer Hours’

  • Best Foreign Language Film: National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

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‘Up’

  • Best Animated Film: Golden Globe, Producers Guild, Critics Choice
  • Best Original Score, Michael Giacchino: Golden Globe
  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘Up in the Air’

  • Best Picture: National Board of Review, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
  • Best Actor, George Clooney: National Board of Review (co-winner), New York Film Critics Circle
  • Best Supporting Actress, Anna Kendrick: National Board of Review
  • Best Screenplay, Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner: Golden Globe National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Critics Choice
  • Top 10: American Film Institute

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‘The White Ribbon’

  • Best Foreign Language Film: Golden Globe
  • Best Cinematographer, Christian Berger: National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

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‘The Young Victoria’

  • Best Costume Design: Critics Choice