Critics in the Sooner State (Oklahoma) and the capital of the Grand Canyon State (Phoenix, Arizona) have spoken -- and directors Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino are listening.

The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle gave 'The Hurt Locker' its vote for Best Picture, and then awarded director Bigelow its nod for Best Director.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Film Critics' Society, also per Variety, offered its kudos to a film and its director -- but for a different picture. 'Inglourious Basterds' is the film, and Tarantino will add to his mantel another Best Director nod. 'Basterds' was also honored for Best Ensemble.
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