The 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” has conquered James Cameron’s “Avatar” in the Academy Awards night at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood late in last evening. The Iraqi-themed film has grabbed six awards including the prestigious Best Film honor and Best Director.
Both the “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” have been nominated in nine categories for the Oscars this year. Bigelow’s film, which narrates the tale of an U.S. bomb disposal team to Iraq has nabbed another four medals for the Best Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Film Editing and Sound Editing. Ironically, “Avatar” only won three insignificant awards in the categories of Visual Effects, Art Direction and Cinematography.
This year’s Oscars brought a big win for woman artists. For the first time in the history of Academy Awards, a woman has earned the best direction award. Before this, there were just four nominations for women artists to be proud of under this category.
In her offstage address to media, Bigelow hoped that her triumph would be an inspiration for upcoming women artists. She also said that her former husband, James Cameron was an inspiration, not for her but for whole the world.
“Jim is very inspiring. I think he inspires filmmakers around the world, and for that, I think I can speak for all of them. We’re quite grateful,” Bigelow said.
James was sitting just behind Bigelow in the audience and he joined the standing ovation when the Bigelow mounted that podium to collect her award.
The Oscars, 2010 was also phenomenal with several first time winners in the list. Sandra Bullock was named as the best actress for her role in “The Blind Side”; Jeff Bridges as the best actor for “Crazy Heart.” Both the winners in Supporting Roles, Mo’Nique, best actress for “Precious: Based on the Novel `Push’ by Sapphire”; and Christoph Waltz, best actor for “Inglourious Basterds” are also new to Oscars.
Best Picture – The Hurt Locker
Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
Best Actor – Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
Best Actress – Sandra Bullock – The Blind
Best Supporting Actor – Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Supporting Actress – Penelope Cruz (Nine)
Best Original Screenplay – Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)
Best Adapted Screenplay – Precious
Best Foreign language Film – The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (Argentina)
Best Original Song – “The Weary Kind” (Crazy Heart) – Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett
Best Original Music Score – Disney/Pixar’s Up
Best Film Editing – The Hurt Locker
Best Sound Editing – The Hurt Locker
Best Sound Mixing – The Hurt Locker
Best Feature Documentary Film – The Cove
Best Short Documentary Film – Music by Prudence
Best Animated Feature Film – Up
Best Animated Short Film – Logorama
Best Live Action Short Film – The New Tenants
Best Cinematography – Avatar
Best Visual Effects – Avatar
Best Art Direction – Avatar
Best Makeup – Star Trek
Best Costume Design – The Young Victoria
- 9 nominations: Avatar and The Hurt Locker
- 8 nominations: Inglourious Basterds
- 6 nominations: Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire and Up in the Air
- 5 nominations: Up
- 4 nominations: District 9, Nine and Star Trek
- 3 nominations: An Education, Crazy Heart, The Princess and the Frog and The Young Victoria