'Locker,' 'Up' win Golden Tomato awards

Jan. 12, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's animated adventure "Up" won the Golden Tomato award for best reviewed wide release film of 2009, it was announced Tuesday.

Rotten Tomatoes, a popular online aggregator of film reviews, said the Iraq war epic "The Hurt Locker" won the prize for best reviewed limited release film of the year.

Movies are ranked according to their "Tomatometer" scores, which are based on the published opinions of more than 200 top film critics as aggregated by Rotten Tomatoes.

The worst-reviewed film of 2009 and recipient of the Moldy Tomato Award is the video game-adaptation "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li."

"The Hurt Locker" also won the Golden Tomato award in the action/adventure category, while "Up" took the prize for animation.

"In the Loop" was honored in the comedy race, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" in the documentary category, "An Education" in the drama genre and "Drag Me to Hell" in the horror grouping.

"Where the Wild Things Are" won the Golden Tomato for best family film, "Crazy Heart" for musical, "Adventureland" for romance, "Star Trek" for sci-fi/fantasy and "State of Play" for thriller.

"Thank you so much for honoring 'The Hurt Locker' with two Golden Tomato awards. I'm grateful for your support of the film and am delighted that you have deemed it 'fresh,'" Kathryn Bigelow, director and producer "The Hurt Locker," said in a statement issued to Rottentomatoes.com.

"On behalf of the entire Pixar creative team, I wanted to thank both the fans and the critics community for honoring 'Up' with such an unprecedented honor," said Pete Docter, the writer and director of "Up."

"The cast, crew, and myself are honored to receive this award," said Sam Raimi, the writer and director of "Drag Me to Hell."

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