Up in the Air was named Best Film of the Year by the Southeastern Film Critics Association, which is comprised of 44 film journalists and critics from nine states in the southeast U.S. (including yours truly). The movie also won Best Actor for George Clooney and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner.
The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow was named Best Director. Julie & Julia's Meryl Streep won Best Actress. Like practically every other critics' group has done thus far, SEFCA went with Precious' Mo'Nique and Inglourious Basterds' Christoph Waltz in the Supporting Actor and Actress categories.
(500) Days of Summer won Best Original Screenplay. Up won the Best Animated Film category. Summer Hours was named Best Foreign Language film and Food Inc. won Best Documentary.
Here is the list of SEFCA's Ten Best Films of 2009:
1) Up in the Air
2) The Hurt Locker
4) Inglourious Basterds
5) A Serious Man
6) (500) Days of Summer
7) Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
8) The Messenger
9) Fantastic Mr. Fox
10) District 9