Monday, March 8, 2010

82nd Annual Academy Awards Winners announced

The 82nd annual Oscars have wrapped up for another year, and the big winner is The Hurt Locker.

The film took home six awards, most notably for Best Picture. Kathryn Bigelow won for Best Director, making her the first woman to win that particular award in Oscar history.

She beat out ex-husband James Cameron, who was nominated for Avatar.

The picture also took home awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and two in the sound category: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

The major winners in the actor category were Jeff Bridges for Best Actor in Crazy Heart, and Christoph Waltz, for Best Supporting Actor in Inglourious Basterds.

The Best Actress award went to Sandra Bullock for her role in The Blind Side.

Despite Avatar having nine nominations, they only earned three awards: Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

Other notable winners?

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire: MoNique won for Best Supporting Actress, and the film won for Best Adapted Screenplay. And Up has taken home two as well: One for Best Animated Feature and another for Best Original Score.

Awards were given out to Music by Prudence in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category, to Star Trek for Best Makeup, to Logorama for Best Short Film (Animated), and to The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart) won for Best Music (Original Song)..

The award for Best Short (Live Action) Film went to The New Tenants, and best Costume Design went to The Young Victoria.

And other winners were The Cove, which took home the Oscar for Best Feature Documentary, and The Secret in their Eyes (El Secreto de sus Ojos) for Best Foreign Language Film.

Canadians were shut out of all the Oscar categories

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