The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Oscars results 2010 are in, and clearly the big winner of the night was Kathryn Bigelow’s, The Hurt Locker. James Cameron will undoubtedly be disappointed beyond words, as this marks the second time in recent days that The Hurt Locker has outdone Avatar. The BAFTAs were a premonition of things to come at the Hollywood showcase event. Sadly in the Feref Towers sweepstake I went against the film I had been campaigning for since last Autumn. I only have myself to blame.
The Academy Awards are often considered the most prestigious awards available for those ‘In the Biz’. This year, the hype was at an all time high with a showdown between previous couple Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron providing a nice little side story to the already brewing rivalry that Avatar and The Hurt Locker. Bigelow defeated her ex, and became the first woman to be named best Director at the Academy Awards.
Here are the results:
Best Picture – The Hurt Locker
Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Best Actor – Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Best Actress – Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Supporting Actress – Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire
Best Original Screenplay – Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)
Best Adapted Screenplay – Geoffrey Fletcher from Push by Sapphire (Precious: Based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire)
Best Foreign Language Film – El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Argentina) – Juan Jose Campanella
Best Original Song – “The Weary Kind” (Crazy Heart) – Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett
Best Original Score – Michael Giacchino (UP)
Best Film Editing – The Hurt Locker (Chris Innis and Bob Murawski)
Best Sound Editing – The Hurt Locker – Paul N.J. Ottosson
Best Sound Mixing – The Hurt Locker – Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
Best Documentary Feature Film – The Cove (Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens)
Best Documentary Short Film- Music by Prudence – Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
Best Animated Feature Film – UP
Best Animated Short Film – Logorama – Nicolas Schmerkin
Best Live Action Short Film – The New Tenants (Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson)
Best Cinematography – Avatar – Mauro Fiore
Best Visual Effects – Avatar – (Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones)
Best Art Direction – Avatar – Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
Best Makeup – Star Trek – Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
Best Costume Design – The Young Victoria – Sandy Powell
Congratulations to all who won and were nominated. A outstanding mix of amazing films and performances. Roll on 2011.
What did you think of the results? As I haven’t seen Avatar yet, I can’t really pass judgement, but for me The Hurt Locker was a worthy winner. Thoughts to me on here or on Twitter would be appreciated.