The Oscars Truly Live Up To The Hype

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A star-studded affair like no other, as anyone who’s anyone in the Film industry graced the red carpet of the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood. The Kodak Theatre on 7th March 2010 hosted the 82nd Annual Academy Awards (known as The Oscars). All the glitz and glamour was evident for everyone to see as stars donned their favourite designer dresses or suits. It certainly is an expensive night out for the stars, but more than worth it as the limelight is on them, and it’s about who makes the biggest fashion statement.

Following on from her Golden Globe win, Sandra Bullock collected the Best Actress Award for her role in”The Blind Side”. Jeff Bridges picked up the Best Actor Award for “Crazy Heart”, having already picked up the Golden Globe award earlier in the year. However, the true winner on the night is The Hurt Locker, as it picked up 6 awards with Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Writing (Original Screenplay) awards. It’s also great news for Kathryn Bigelow as she became the first female to pick up the Best Director award.

You have to really hand it to Sandra Bullock; she has really matured as an actress. Remembering her previous ditzy characters like in Speed and Demolition Man I never thought I’d see the day she would pick up an Oscar, however, I stand corrected and here she is with the Best Actress Award. It’s always good to see actors mature and progress in their careers, and not get stuck with a typecast.

Here is a round-up of all the winners of the Oscars:

Best Picture –              The Hurt Locker

Actor in a Leading Role –              Jeff Bridges for “Crazy Heart”

Actor in a Supporting Role –              Christoph Waltz for “Inglorious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role –              Sandra Bullock for “The Blind Side”

Actress in a Supporting Role –              Mo’Nique for “Precious”

Animated Feature Film –              “Up” – Peter Docter

Best Art Direction –              “Avatar” – Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg and Kim Sinclair

Cinematography –             “Avatar” – Mauro Fiore

Costume Design –              “The Young Victoria” – Sandy Powell

Best Director –              Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker”

Documentary Feature –              “The Cove” – Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens

Documentary Short –              “Music by Prudence” – Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett

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

Foreign Language Film –              “El Sectreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)” – Argentina

Best Make-up –              “Star Trek” – Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow

Music (Original Score) –              “Up” – Michael Giacchino

Music (Original Song) –              “Crazy Heart” – The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)

Short Film (Animated) –              “Logorama” – Nicolas Schmerkin

Short Film (Live Action) –              “The New Tenants” – Joachim Black and Tivi Magnusson

Sound Editing –              “The Hurt Locker” – Paul N.J.Ottoson

Sound Mixing –              “The Hurt Locker” – Paul N.J.Ottoson and Ray Beckett

Visual Effects –               “Avatar” – Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham

and Andrew R.Jones

Writing (Adapted Screenplay) –              “Precious” – Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

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

In terms of glitz and glamour, The Oscars never fail to entertain us, but how do you think the Oscars went? Did the winners live up to your own expectations? Do let us know.

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