Sunday, March 7, 2010

82nd Annual Academy Award Winners

It became fairly obvious early on that The Hurt Locker would be the night's big winner, and so month's of speculation and trepidation satisfyingly gave way to a result that should have been written in stone weeks ago. Anyway, I missed 6 categories in all, including all 3 of the shorts. So, depending on how you count, I either went 18/24 or 18/21. Not too shabby, and all in all one of the better years I've had recently. In the end, however, the only category that truly surprised was Geoffrey Fletcher taking Best Adapted Screenplay from Up in the Air. Frankly, I'm rather surprised that Gabby Sibide couldn't parlay that win into a Best Actress statue for herself. Makes you wonder how close she really was, what with the Editing nod and all. Anyway, things could have been much worse, and overall I am pretty content with how things unfolded. Now let's put it to rest and start handicapping next years winners.

(Winners via AwardsDaily; pic via Variety)
* Best Picture: “The Hurt Locker”
* 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”
* Best Adapted Screenplay: “Precious”
* Best Foreign Language Film: “The Secret in Their Eyes"
* Best Animated Film: “Up”
* Best Documentary: “The Cove”
* Best Cinematography: “Avatar”
* Best Art Direction: "Avatar”
* Best Costumes: “The Young Victoria”
* Best Editing: “The Hurt Locker”
* Best Score: “Up”
* Best Song: “The Weary Kind”(Crazy Heart)
* Best Makeup: “Star Trek”
* Best Visual Effects: “Avatar”
* Best Sound Editing: “The Hurt Locker”
* Best Sound Mixing: “The Hurt Locker”
* Best Animated Short: “Logorama”
* Best Live Action Short: “The New Tenants”
* Best Documentary Short: “Music by Prudence”

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