The New York Film Critics Circle has selected the Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" as the year's best film.
The group announced its annual awards Monday. The critics also picked "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow as best director.
The critics named Meryl Streep as best actress for her performance in "Julie & Julia." It's her fourth award from the group. Best actor went to George Clooney for two performances: "Up in the Air" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox."
The New York Film Critics Circle, founded in 1935, will present its awards Jan. 11 at a ceremony in New York.
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