Sunday, March 7, 2010
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
“The Hurt Locker” wins for best picture, its sixth Oscar of the night.
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow, the director of “The Hurt Locker,” becomes the first woman to win an Oscar for best director. Only three women were nominated previously: Lina Wertmüller, “Seven Beauties,” 1976; Jane Campion, “The Piano,” 1993; Sofia Coppola, “Lost In Translation,” 2003.
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock wins her first Oscar, for best actress in “The Blind Side,” beating out the other co-favorite, Meryl Streep. Ms. Bullock now has achieved a Hollywood first: she become the first actor to win an Oscar and a Razzie in the same year.
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges
As expected, Jeff Bridges wins for his performance in “Crazy Heart.”
Best Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes
A surprise winner for best foreign language film, as “The Secret in Their Eyes,” from Argentina, beats out “The White Ribbon” and “A Prophet.”
Best Film Editing: The Hurt Locker
Tyler Perry, joking that this evening will be the only time he’ll hear his name at the Oscars, hands the Oscar for best film editing to Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for “The Hurt Locker.”
Best Documentary Feature: The Cove
“The Cove” wins the Oscar for best documentary feature.
Best Visual Effects: Avatar
Shocking absolutely no one, “Avatar” takes the Oscar for visual effects. Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones accept the award.
Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino
After a very long dance performance, the Oscar for best original score goes to Michael Giacchino for “Up.” It’s his first Academy Award.
Best Cinematography: Avatar
“Avatar” picks up some ground against the “The Hurt Locker” by winning the Oscar for best cinematography. It’s Mauro Fiore’s first Academy Award.
Best Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker
Paul N.J. Ottoson (his second Academy Award Sunday night) and Ray Beckett take the Oscar for best sound mixing for “The Hurt Locker.”
Best Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker
After an explanation of the categories sound editing and mixing by Morgan Freeman, the Oscar for sound editing goes to Paul N.J. Ottoson for “The Hurt Locker.”
Best Costume Design: The Young Victoria
Tom Ford and Sarah Jessica Parker, well-known fashionistas, hand the Oscar for best costume design to Sandy Powell for “The Young Victoria.” It’s her third Oscar.
Best Art Direction: Avatar
“Avatar” picks up its first Oscar of the evening, for art direction. The winners are Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (art direction) and Kim Sinclair (set direction).
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique
In an expected development, Mo’Nique wins the Oscar for best supporting actress, for her role in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push” by Sapphire.”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Precious
A very emotional Geoffrey Fletcher, the screenwriter of “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” wins his first Oscar, for best adapted screenplay.
Best Makeup: Star Trek
Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow win the Oscar for best makeup for their work on “Star Trek.”
Best Live Action Short: The New Tenants
Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson win the Oscar for best live action short for “The New Tenants,” which stars Vincent D’Onofrio.
Best Documentary Short: Music by Prudence
“Music by Prudence” wins the Oscar for best documentary, short subject.
Best Animated Short Film: Logorama
Wallace and Gromit lose out to Nicolas Schmerkin for “Logorama.”
Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal for “The Hurt Locker”
“The Hurt Locker” gets its first Oscar of the evening, with Mark Boal, journalist turned screenwriter, winning for best original screenplay.
Best Original Song: The Weary Kind (Theme from ‘Crazy Heart’)
Best Animated Feature: Up
Pixar continues its dominance of the Oscar’s animated feature category with the victory by “Up” in a very strong year.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
As expected, Christoph Waltz, the silkily villainous Nazi in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” won the Oscar for best supporting actor.