82nd Academy Awards Winners: The Hurt Locker Takes Best Picture, Best Director

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Let’s not waste time, shall we? You either care about the Oscars, or you don’t. Here are the winners from the 82nd Academy Awards (aka the 2010 Oscars), broadcast live last night. The big winner was the Iraq War film “The Hurt Locker”, which nabbed Best Film and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow (left), the first time a woman has won the award in Oscar’s 82-year history. Way to be progressive, Oscar.

The funny thing is? While I thought “The Hurt Locker” was a good film, I didn’t think it was the best by a long shot. Though I do agree that Bigelow did one hell of a job. I can’t recall a more tense, edge-of-your-seat movie in ages. Honestly, every minute of “The Hurt Locker” terrified me because I cared so much about the characters and didn’t want them to get blown up to smithereens, which they always seemed to be on the verge of being.

Anyways, enough chatter. Here are your winners.

Best Picture
# “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, Producers

Best Directing
# “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow

Best Actor in a Leading Role
# Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
# Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Actress in a Leading Role
# Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
# Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Best Animated Feature Film
# “Up” Pete Docter

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
# “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
# “The Hurt Locker” Written by Mark Boal

Best Art Direction
# “Avatar” Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair

Best Cinematography
# “Avatar” Mauro Fiore

Best Costume Design
# “The Young Victoria” Sandy Powell

Best Documentary (Feature)
# “The Cove” Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
# “Music by Prudence” Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett

Best Film Editing
# “The Hurt Locker” Bob Murawski and Chris Innis

Best Foreign Language Film
# “The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)” Argentina

Best Makeup
# “Star Trek” Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow

Best Music (Original Score)
# “Up” Michael Giacchino

Best Music (Original Song)
# “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart” Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Short Film (Animated)
# “Logorama” Nicolas Schmerkin

Best Short Film (Live Action)
# “The New Tenants” Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

Best Sound Editing
# “The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson

Best Sound Mixing
# “The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett

Best Visual Effects
# “Avatar” Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

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  • http://www.nooksurfer.com/ NookSurfer

    I saw the movie, and I thought it was “OK”. I don’t understand why they won an award…it didn’t “WOW” me…

  • http://www.nooksurfer.com/ NookSurfer

    I saw the movie, and I thought it was “OK”. I don’t understand why they won an award…it didn’t “WOW” me…

  • http://www.nooksurfer.com/ NookSurfer

    I saw the movie, and I thought it was “OK”. I don’t understand why they won an award…it didn’t “WOW” me…

  • http://www.nooksurfer.com NookSurfer

    I saw the movie, and I thought it was “OK”. I don’t understand why they won an award…it didn’t “WOW” me…

  • j.james

    I liked “The Hurt Locker” quite a bit. The acting was really good and the Kathryn Bigelow actually did a really good job directing. With that being said though, i never saw it as something that would be deserving of Oscar praise. I mean some films just have that Oscar feel and this one didn’t to me.
    I actually thought that this was a pretty weak field of films to begin with and extending “Best Picture” to 10 films only made it seem that much weaker in my opinion. “The Blindside” I mean really? Best Picture wasn’t the only weak field, most every category deserved a “WHAT?”. The Oscars have become less relevant to me over the years, and don’t carry the same luster and meaning that it once did decades ago. Being nominated for an oscar nowadays just means you had the right people behind your campaign politicing you. Its not about great work anymore. This Oscars was the perfect example of how diluted it truely has become.

  • j.james

    I liked “The Hurt Locker” quite a bit. The acting was really good and the Kathryn Bigelow actually did a really good job directing. With that being said though, i never saw it as something that would be deserving of Oscar praise. I mean some films just have that Oscar feel and this one didn’t to me.
    I actually thought that this was a pretty weak field of films to begin with and extending “Best Picture” to 10 films only made it seem that much weaker in my opinion. “The Blindside” I mean really? Best Picture wasn’t the only weak field, most every category deserved a “WHAT?”. The Oscars have become less relevant to me over the years, and don’t carry the same luster and meaning that it once did decades ago. Being nominated for an oscar nowadays just means you had the right people behind your campaign politicing you. Its not about great work anymore. This Oscars was the perfect example of how diluted it truely has become.

  • j.james

    I liked “The Hurt Locker” quite a bit. The acting was really good and the Kathryn Bigelow actually did a really good job directing. With that being said though, i never saw it as something that would be deserving of Oscar praise. I mean some films just have that Oscar feel and this one didn’t to me.
    I actually thought that this was a pretty weak field of films to begin with and extending “Best Picture” to 10 films only made it seem that much weaker in my opinion. “The Blindside” I mean really? Best Picture wasn’t the only weak field, most every category deserved a “WHAT?”. The Oscars have become less relevant to me over the years, and don’t carry the same luster and meaning that it once did decades ago. Being nominated for an oscar nowadays just means you had the right people behind your campaign politicing you. Its not about great work anymore. This Oscars was the perfect example of how diluted it truely has become.

  • j.james

    I liked “The Hurt Locker” quite a bit. The acting was really good and the Kathryn Bigelow actually did a really good job directing. With that being said though, i never saw it as something that would be deserving of Oscar praise. I mean some films just have that Oscar feel and this one didn’t to me.
    I actually thought that this was a pretty weak field of films to begin with and extending “Best Picture” to 10 films only made it seem that much weaker in my opinion. “The Blindside” I mean really? Best Picture wasn’t the only weak field, most every category deserved a “WHAT?”. The Oscars have become less relevant to me over the years, and don’t carry the same luster and meaning that it once did decades ago. Being nominated for an oscar nowadays just means you had the right people behind your campaign politicing you. Its not about great work anymore. This Oscars was the perfect example of how diluted it truely has become.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Haven’t seen it but always looked really good. I’m glad films aren’t winning based on the campaigning people do anymore as opposed to how good the film actually was. A film shouldn’t be judged on spectacle alone, but story, acting, and everthing else. I’m so glad Avatar didn’t win.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Haven’t seen it but always looked really good. I’m glad films aren’t winning based on the campaigning people do anymore as opposed to how good the film actually was. A film shouldn’t be judged on spectacle alone, but story, acting, and everthing else. I’m so glad Avatar didn’t win.