The Hurt Locker took home prizes for Best Picture and Best Director, among other major wins.

82nd Annual Academy Awards

on March 07, 2010 by Phil Contrino
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Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

The Academy sends a clear message with this pick that strong box office is not essential to a Best Picture victory.

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Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

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Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

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Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Well deserved. The Dude abides.

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Best Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes

Wow, I thought The White Ribbon had this in the bag.

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Editing: The Hurt Locker

The momentum continues to build...

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Best Documentary Feature: The Cove

A good pick. Unfortunately, this one never managed to managed to catch on at the box office. It only made less than $900K.

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Best Special Effect: Avatar

Of course. Totally deserved.

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Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino, UP

A no-brainer. It's an iconic score.

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Interpretive dances are now officially the worst decision of the night.

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James Taylor playing live is the best decision the producers have made all night.

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Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore, Avatar

Interesting pick. Thought this was going to go to The White Ribbon.

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Best Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker

Best Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker

This is an interesting category simply because it pitted Hurt Locker against Avatar. Is this a sign of things to come?

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There were a lot of non-horror films in the horror film montage. Edward Scissorhands? Twilight?

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Best Costume Design: The Young Victoria

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Best Art Direction: Avatar

A groundbreaking pick on the part of the Academy. Nicely done.

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Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique

This should have gone to Vera Farmiga.

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Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious

Big upset! A bad pick. This award belonged to Up in the Air.

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Jeff Bridges really should have made a Big Lebowski reference. Just sayin'.

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Best Makeup: Star Trek

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Best Live Action Short: The New Tenants
Best Documentary Short: Music By Prudence
Best Animated Short: Logorama

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Samuel L. Jackson introduces UP?!?! Inspired.

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John Hughes was the man. Pure and simple. Excellent tribute, and of course they ended with "Don't You Forget About Me" and the Ferris Bueller quote.

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Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker

Tough category. Inglourious Basterds and A Serious Man were excellent as well.

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Best Original Song: "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart

Very nice! An excellent song from a memorable film.

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Best Animated Picture: UP

Of course! A genuine classic gets the recognition it deserves.

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Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

No surprise here. This is the third straight year that the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to a villain.

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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin = Great Choice.

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Every year they say they are going to make the Oscar ceremony shorter, but then you have an unnecessary musical number from Neil Patrick Harris.

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They have not cut away to Jack Nicholson yet! That should happen at least every 30 seconds or so.

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Check back often for thoughts and the full list of winners.


 

Tags: The Hurt Locker, Avatar, The Blind Side, Christoph Waltz, Sandra Bullock, Kathryn Bigelow, Mo'Nique, Up, Star Trek, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges
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