March 8, 2010

The Hurt Locker wins 6 Academy Awards!

Behold the winners:

  • Best Picture: “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro
  • Best Director: “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow
  • Best Actor: Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”
  • Best Actress: Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique in “Precious”
  • Best Original Screenplay: “The Hurt Locker” Written by Mark Boal
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: “Precious” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
  • Best Foreign Language: “The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)” Argentina
  • Best Animated Film: “Up” Pete Docter
  • Best Documentary: “The Cove” Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens
  • Best Cinematography: “Avatar” Mauro Fiore
  • Best Art Direction: Avatar” Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair
  • Best Costumes: “The Young Victoria” Sandy Powell
  • Best Editing: “The Hurt Locker” Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
  • Best Score: “Up” Michael Giacchino
  • Best Song: The Weary Kind”(Crazy Heart) Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
  • Best Makeup: “Star Trek” Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
  • Best Visual Effects: “Avatar” Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones
  • Best Sound Editing: “The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson
  • Best Sound Mixing: “The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
  • Best Animated Short: “Logorama” Nicolas Schmerkin
  • Best Live Action Short: “The New Tenants” Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson
  • Best Documentary Short: “Music by Prudence” Roger Ross Williams and Elinor
-Some trivia...The Hurt Locker becomes the lowest grossing Best Picture winner in history, Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first woman to ever win Best Director, and all of the 8 major awards were won by first-time honorees (with only Bridges having been previously nominated at all). Congrats to them all!


  1. And now, to prepare for next year!

  2. 19/24
    Missed Adapted Screenplay, the 3 shorts, and Sound Editing.
    I'm a huge fan of The Hurt Locker, and definitely not a huge fan of Avatar, but THL receiving both sound wins over Avatar did not seem justified.

  3. Considering how amazing it was, it's depressing how up in the air didn't win anything...

  4. And yes, I feel bad for Up in the Air, my favorite film of the year...

  5. everyone should remember what Forest Whitaker said about Sandra Bullock----"It was all in her eyes," he said.

    This is so true for "The Blind Side"----her performance caught my attention during the quiet moments.

  6. I'm so happy for Kathryn Bigelow. I can entertain arguments that The Hurt Locker didn't necessarily deserve Sound Editing, or even Original Screenplay, but the historic award for directing was well-deserved!

  7. Up in the air has a better adapted screenplay than Precious, and the oscar doesn´t change this fact.

  8. " all 8 major awards were won by first-time nominees."

    Umm... This was Jeff Bridge's fifth nomination.

  9. I meant to say first time winners, my apologies.

  10. blame it on the lateness of the night.

  11. It's been amended to reflect what I meant to have said, had I not been a zombie.

  12. Of course, no worries.

    I'm pretty sure none of the other 7 top winners don't have previous noms, which is still very interesting.

  13. Sorry, another slight problem with your update...

    As much as both you and I wanted Jason Reitman to win, he didn't.

  14. That was a typo, it didn't get updated right...gone now.

  15. The blog was a little glitchy from all the traffic, so it's been not taking my updates all the time today...the price of temporary popularity.

  16. Hahah! I am so thrilled what they did with the Best Original Score category. For the longest time I always said it would've been a wonderful idea to showcase the scores more than they usually do, and whaddya know, this year they did! I was very pleased.

    Congrats to Michael Giacchino. Hopefully someday I'll be up there to accept a Best Original Score oscar...someday...someday...

  17. I can't believe I was #2 in the Oscar pool...

  18. I don't know what to say, didn't post anything for a day, Hurt Locker and Precious for screenplay instead Basterds and Up In The Air and them two being the best of this year- a lot to argue about :-( And Hurt Locker for both sound categories, really? At least the acting and score categories made me happy :-)

  19. Joey, sorry if it is not allowed, but I wanted to know some opinions on the winner picks of this year, so opened a group to discuss in facebook, posting if anyone wants to join. but please, if it is not allowed to post links sorry and you can delete this post in this case, no regrets :-)