‘The Hurt Locker’ wins Producers Guild Award
LOS ANGELES ñ “The Hurt Locker” scored the top film award from the Producers Guild of America, building new momentum for the Iraq war drama in the expanded Oscar race for best picture.
The film about a risk-taking bomb disposal technician beat out such celebrated nominees as “Avatar,” “Inglourious Basterds” and “Up in the Air” Sunday night.
“The Hurt Locker” also bested the films “Star Trek,” “District 9,” “An Education,” “Invictus,” “Up” and “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire” at the Producer Guild Awards in Hollywood.
The awards were the latest kudofest in the run-up to the Academy Awards in March.