The 82nd annual Oscars – 2010 : The year of The Hurt Locker and female director Kathryn Bigelow

The 82nd Oscars 2010 : the hurt Locker wins big.

The 82nd Oscars 2010 : the hurt Locker wins big.

The show, kinda boring, but well organized and Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin delivered their can jokes with as much enthusiasm as could be expected under the circumstances.

Personally, all the films I wanted to win – didn’t.

I didn’t see Hurt Locker, even though I wanted to, it left the theaters before I could get around to it.

Still, The Hurt Locker which only earned just $21 million worldwide (Avatar has earned $2.6 billion so faR), won 6 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing

The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow made history by becoming the first woman to win the directing prize. The bonus prize was that she kick her ex-husbands ass (James Cameron). Presenter Barbra Streisand opened the envelope and said, “Well, the time has come!” as a loud standing ovation and lots of shrieks greeted Bigelow when she came up on stage. Way to go girl!!!

I will say that Avatar got what it should have: three Oscars, for cinematography, visual effects and art direction.

I really loved that Sandra Bullock won best actress for her role as a forceful mother who brings a homeless teen into her well-off family in “The Blind Side.” I thought it was a great film, still think District 9 should have won Best Picture though.

Sandra Bullock started her speech with a few jokes, paying tribute to her “lover, Meryl Streep” and asking, “Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down?”  It was sweet though when her voice cracked with emotion as she dedicated her award to “the moms that take care of the babies and the children, no matter where they come from,”.

Jeff Bridges won the best actor Oscar for his performance as an alcohol-soaked country singer in “Crazy Heart.” – but we all know he should have won it long ago for the ‘Dude” in the Big Lebosky.

I like that he said “Thank you Mom and Dad for turning me on to such a groovy profession. … They loved showbiz so much, and I feel like an extension of them. This is as much for them as it is for me.” Bridges’ father was Lloyd Bridges, star of the TV show “Sea Hunt” and many movies, and his mother was actress Dorothy Bridges.

So, overall it was good TV, and several new people got Oscars bringing new blood into the scene.

Below is the complete list of winners for the 2010 Oscars:

Below is a complete list of the 82nd annual Academy Awards winners and nominees:

Best picture

• “Avatar”
• “The Hurt Locker” [WINNER]
• “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
• “Up in the Air”
• “Inglourious Basterds”
• “Up”
• “The Blind Side”
• “District 9”
• “An Education”
• “A Serious Man”

Actor

• George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
• Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart” [WINNER]
• Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
• Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
• Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker”

Actress

• Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
• Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side” [WINNER]
• Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
• Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
• Carey Mulligan, “An Education”

Supporting actor

• Matt Damon, “Invictus”
• Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
• Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
• Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
• Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds” [WINNER]

Supporting actress

• Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
• Mo’Nique, “Precious” [WINNER]
• Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
• Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
• Maggie Gyllenhaal, “Crazy Heart”

Director

• Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”
• Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker” [WINNER]
• James Cameron, “Avatar”
• Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
• Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”

Animated feature

• “Up” [WINNER]
• “Coraline”
• “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
• “The Princess and the Frog”
• “The Secret of Kells”

Original screenplay

• “The Hurt Locker” [WINNER]
• “Inglourious Basterds”
• “The Messenger”
• “A Serious Man”
• “Up”

Adapted screenplay

• “District 9”
• “An Education”
• “In the Loop”
• “Precious” [WINNER]
• “Up in the Air”

Best foreign-language film

• “Ajami”
• “El Secreto de Sus Ojos” [WINNER]
• “The Milk of Sorrow”
• “Un Prophète”
• “The White Ribbon”

Best film editing

• “Avatar”
• “District 9”
• “The Hurt Locker” [WINNER]
• “Inglourious Basterds”
• “Precious”

Art direction

• “Avatar” [WINNER]
• “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”
• “Nine”
• “Sherlock Holmes”
• “The Young Victoria”

Cinematography

• “Avatar” [WINNER]
• “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
• “The Hurt Locker”
• “Inglourious Basterds”
• “The White Ribbon”

Costume design

• “Bright Star”
• “Coco Before Chanel”
• “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”
• “Nine”
• “The Young Victoria” [WINNER]

Best documentary feature

• “Burma VJ”
• “The Cove” [WINNER]
• “Food, Inc.”
• “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”
• “Which Way Home”

Documentary short

• “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province”
• “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”
• “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant”
• “Music by Prudence” [WINNER]
• “Rabbit à la Berlin”

Makeup

• “Il Divo”
• “Star Trek” [WINNER]
• “The Young Victoria”

Music (original score)

• “Avatar”
• “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
• “The Hurt Locker”
• “Sherlock Holmes”
• “Up” [WINNER]

Music (original song)

• “Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog”
• “Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog”
• “Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36”
• “Take it All” from “Nine”
• “The Weary Kind (Theme from “Crazy Heart”) from “Crazy Heart” [WINNER]

Short film, animated

• “French Toast”
• “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty”
• “The Lady and the Reaper”
• “Logorama” [WINNER]
• “A Matter of Loaf and Death”

Short film, live action

• “The Door”
• “Instead of Abracadabra”
• “Kavi”
• “Miracle Fish”
• “The New Tenants” [WINNER]

Sound editing

• “Avatar”
• “The Hurt Locker” [WINNER]
• “Inglourious Basterds”
• “Star Trek”
• “Up”

Sound mixing

• “Avatar”
• “The Hurt Locker” [WINNER]
• “Inglourious Basterds”
• “Star Trek”
• “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

Visual effects

• “Avatar” [WINNER]
• “District 9”
• “Star Trek”

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