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Plot, Details & Awards

The Hurt Locker

Rated R for war violence and language.

R In Theaters 06/26/2009 , 127min.
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Plot & Details

Based on the personal wartime experiences of journalist Mark Boal (who adapted his experiences with a bomb squad into a fact-based, yet fictional story), director Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War-set action thriller The Hurt Locker presents the conflict in the Middle East from the perspective of those who witnessed the fighting firsthand -- the soldiers. As an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team tactfully navigates the streets of present-day Iraq, they face the constant threat of death from incoming bombs and sharp-shooting snipers. In Baghdad, roadside bombs are a common danger. The Army is working to make the city a safer place for Americans and Iraqis, so when it comes to dismantling IEDs (improvised explosive devices) the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) crew is always on their game. But protecting the public isn't easy when there's no room for error, and every second spent dismantling a bomb is another second spent flirting with death. Now, as three fearless bomb technicians take on the most dangerous job in Baghdad, it's only a matter of time before one of them gets sent to "the hurt locker." Jeremy Renner, Guy Pearce, and Ralph Fiennes star.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Bob Murawski Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Ray Beckett Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Paul N.J. Ottosson Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Marco Beltrami Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Paul N.J. Ottosson Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Jeremy Renner Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Chris Innis Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Buck Sanders Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Craig Stauffer Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Richard Stutsman Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Bob Murawski Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Chris Innis Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Ray Beckett Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Paul N.J. Ottosson Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Jeremy Renner Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Nominated
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Mark Boal Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Drama Bob Murawski Nominated
2009 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Drama Chris Innis Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film Nominated

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Austin Film Critics Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Won
2009 Austin Film Critics Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Picture Won
2009 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
2009 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actor Jeremy Renner Won
2009 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Craig Stauffer Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Richard Stutsman Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Bob Murawski Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Chris Innis Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Ray Beckett Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Paul N.J. Ottosson Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Jeremy Renner Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay Mark Boal Won
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor Jeremy Renner Won
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Picture Won
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Score Michael Giacchino Won
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Directors Guild of America Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Won

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