Hurt Locker impresses National Film Critics
The best director award went to the film's Kathryn Bigelow, while Jeremy Renner, the drama's lead star, also received the accolade for best actor.
Written by Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker tells the story of an elite army bomb squad unit who have been assigned a new sergeant.
The film, which last month earned honours from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle, is also a contender for the Golden Globe and Critic Choice awards for best film and best director.
Yolande Moreau, who starred in French film Seraphine, was named as the National Film Critics' choice for best actress while best supporting actor went to Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds.
Mo'Nique took the award for best supporting actress for her role in Precious, while screenplay honours went to Joel and Ethan Coen for A Serious Man.