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Based on the personal wartime experiences of journalist [[Performer~P490001~Mark Boal~markboal]] (who adapted his experiences with a bomb squad into a fact-based, yet fictional story), director [[Performer~P81836~Kathryn Bigelow~kathrynbigelow]]'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." [[Performer~P199226~Jeremy Renner~jeremyrenner]], [[Performer~P206590~Guy Pearce~guypearce]], and [[Performer~P23390~Ralph Fiennes~ralphfiennes]] star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 26, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Jeremy Renner Best Actor 2008 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Jeremy Renner Best Actor 2009 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Jeremy Renner Best Actor 2009 Winner
National Board of Review Jeremy Renner Breakthrough Performance by an Actor 2009 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Jeremy Renner Best Actor 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Jeremy Renner Best Actor 2009 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Jeremy Renner Best Actor 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jeremy Renner Best Actor 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeremy Renner Best Actor 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marco Beltrami Best Original Score 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Mark Boal Best Original Screenplay 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mark Boal Best Original Screenplay 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Mark Boal Best Original Screenplay 2009 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mark Boal Best Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Mark Boal Best Original Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Michael Giacchino Best Original Score 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ray Beckett Best Sound 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ray Beckett Best Sound Mixing 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Stutsman Best Special Visual Effects 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Barry Ackroyd Best Cinematography 2009 Winner
Austin Film Critics Barry Ackroyd Best Cinematography 2009 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Barry Ackroyd Best Cinematography 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Barry Ackroyd Best Cinematography 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Barry Ackroyd Best Cinematography 2009 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Anthony Mackie Best Supporting Actor 2008 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
Austin Film Critics Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
Directors Guild of America Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kathryn Bigelow Best Director 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul N.J. Ottosson Best Sound 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul N.J. Ottosson Best Sound Mixing 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul N.J. Ottosson Best Sound Editing 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Bob Murawski Best Editing 2009 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Bob Murawski Best Editing 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bob Murawski Best Editing 2009 Winner
American Cinema Editors Guild Bob Murawski Best Edited Feature - Drama 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Buck Sanders Best Original Score 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Chris Innis Best Editing 2009 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Chris Innis Best Editing 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Chris Innis Best Editing 2009 Winner
American Cinema Editors Guild Chris Innis Best Edited Feature - Drama 2009 Nominee

Cast

Jeremy Renner
as Staff Sgt. William James
Anthony Mackie
as Sgt, J.T. Sanborn
Brian Geraghty
as Specialist Owen Eldridge
Guy Pearce
as Sgt. Matt Thompson
Ralph Fiennes
as Contractor Team Leader
David Morse
as Col. Reed
Evangeline Lilly
as Connie James
Christian Camargo
as Col. John Cambridge
Christopher Sayegh
as Beckham
Sam Spruell
as Contractor Charlie
Erin Gann
as Mortuary Affairs Officer
Justin Campbell
as Sgt. Carter
Malcolm Barrett
as Sgt. Foster
Ryan Tramont
as Guard at Liberty Gate

Crew

Kathryn Bigelow
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Producer
Greg Shapiro
Producer
Nicolas Chartier
Producer
Mark Boal
Producer
Mark Boal
Screenwriter
Barry Ackroyd
Cinematographer
Buck Sanders
Composer (Music Score)
John Bissell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marco Beltrami
Composer (Music Score)
Bob Murawski
Editor
Chris Innis
Editor
Karl Juliusson
Production Designer
David Bryan
Art Director
Donal McCusker
Co-producer
Jack Schuster
Associate Producer
Jenn Lee
Associate Producer
Tony Mark
Executive Producer
George Little
Costume Designer
Paul N.J. Ottosson
Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Beckett
Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Bennett
Casting
Niels Reedtz Johansen
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Robert Young
Stunts Coordinator
Richard Stutsman
Special Effects Supervisor
David A. Ticotin
Second Assistant Director
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