82nd Academy Awards Winners List & Recap

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If you missed our live-chat for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards this evening, don’t fret, we have the winners and a brief recap of the ceremony for you. In short, The Hurt Locker took home the big categories, beating out Avatar and the predictable choices won for the four acting categories.

Check out the official list of 2010 Oscars Winners and our recap of the main event!

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The Hurt Locker took home the most awards

The Winners

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, for Inglourious Basterds
Best Animated Feature Film: Up
Best Original Song: The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart),  music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett, for Crazy Heart
Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, for The Hurt Locker
Best Documentary Short: Music By Prudence
Best Makeup: Star Trek
Best Short Film (Animated): Logorama
Best Short Film (Live Action): The New Tenants
Best Adapted Screenplay: Goeffrey Fletcher, for Precious: Based on The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, for Precious: Based on The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire
Best Art Direction: Avatar
Best Costume Design: The Young Victoria
Best Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker
Best Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker
Best Cinematography: Avatar
Best Original Score: Up
Best Visual Effects: Avatar
Best Foreign Language Film: El Secreto de Sus Ojos
Best Editing: The Hurt Locker
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock The Blind Side
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

It was The Hurt Locker’s year and it took home 6 awards, beating out the big budget competition (and ex-husband) in Avatar and James Cameron.

The sure-fire picks of Up winning Best Animated Feature, Avatar winning best visual effects and Waltz & Mo’Nique winning all came to fruition.

Continue to Part 2 to see our recap of the format, hosts and presenters of the 2010 Oscars!

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The Format

As you may already be well aware of, the Academy made some very significant changes to the format of this year’s Oscars event. In addition to the usual attempts at cutting back on the “thank you” speeches and quickening up of the program, the ceremony this year completely removed the performances of the best song nominees. Yet it was curious (read: it didn’t belong) to see interpretive dance routines in the presentations for Best Original Score.

In terms of the awards themselves, the biggest change came with the number of nominees for the most important category, Best Picture. Instead of the usual 5 nominees which always ended in negative feedback due to the non-inclusion of major hits such as The Dark Knight at last year’s presentation, the academy saw fit to bump the number of nominees up to 10 rather than improve the selection process. So now, we’re left with a few legitimate contenders and a bunch of filler movies that would never have been nominated in previous years.

We also saw an increase in the number of animated feature films that get nominated from three to five, meaning the majority of major animated movies are nominated for an Oscar by default. Also by default, the Pixar film of the year won.

Hosts & Presenters:

Hosting this year’s show was the comedic pair of Alec Baldwin and previous Oscars host Steve Martin. The two did a great job of keeping the atmosphere light and no doubt, helping viewers not only tune in, but to stick around.

To kick off the event however was Neil Patrick Harris and his musical opening. Then we were introduced to Steve Martin and Adam Baldwin who came down together from above in a floating ball of sorts.

Throughout the ceremony we saw a wide variety of presenters which included notable Oscar winners of the past and currently-popular mainstream celebrities.

Some Notable call-outs:

  • Robert Downey Jr. & Tina Fey were awesome. We needed more Robert Downey Jr.
  • Miley Cyrus & Amanda Seyfried was not awesome. We need none of this next year.
  • Ben Stiller as a Na’Vi from Avatar was hilarious.
  • Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart were awkward and nervous – Zac Efron did well though right after with Anna Kendrick for the save.

The stage at the back of the audience was utilized for the geeky cool actors to present the ten best pic nominees throughout the evening. They included Ryan Reynolds, Chris Pine, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Bridges, Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves.

I’m not a fan of the desperate attempts at bringing out celebrities like Taylor Lautner and Miley Cyrus for the sole reason of bringing their fanbases in for ratings rather than their accomplishments. There were quite a few shots of Lautner sitting near the front when he wasn’t nominated for anything (like we saw with Rob Pattinson last year). He has a better seat than those who were nominated or even winners of other categories.

The Event

All in all, the event was solid for an industry awards presentation but to the viewers at home, it wasn’t that exciting or up beat. There were a lot of good movies to choose from this year and I think we all would of liked to see Quentin Tarantino and his Inglourious Basterds get a little more credit.

From all of us at Screen Rant, Congratulations to all the winners and nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. It sure was an interesting year for the Oscars.

Share your thoughts on the winner selections, presentations and event format in the comments below.

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  1. Eh, it's nice to have the first woman director to win, but the award was purely political, as usual, so it really doesn't matter…

    I was hoping for Precious to win best actress, but Monique did win for supporting, and she did a great job. Not too interested in the movie itself, but I have to admit that they did some good acting in there…

  2. Eh, it's nice to have the first woman director to win, but the award was purely political, as usual, so it really doesn't matter…

    I was hoping for Precious to win best actress, but Monique did win for supporting, and she did a great job. Not too interested in the movie itself, but I have to admit that they did some good acting in there…

  3. I personally didn't think Avatar deserved to win either, wait a second, did DrSamBeckett just say Avatar should have won best picture????????

    Ok, anyway, my favorite movie of 2009 was Star Trek, but knew there wasn't a chance in hell a movie like Star Trek would get nominated for best picture. It's too much for “normal” people, the “Academy” don't like those types of movies…

    But The Hurt Locker was definitely not on my list of who should win that category, same with District 9. Those were the two most overrated movies of 2009 in my opinion… Really, out of those nominated, I can't think of who should have won… The one I ENJOYED the most was Up, but again, not something I would think of winning best picture. I'm surprised it was nominated…

  4. Hey, how about that acceptance speech from Best Costume designer:
    “Oh, I already have 2 of these… I don't know where I'm going to put it..” ending with the 'this is for all the little people who don't get noticed by doing plain stuff.' No wonder her hat didn't fit on her head.

  5. This movie was a represntation of the Apartheid government that ran South Africa from 1947 into the 1990s. Everything was just rationalized away (with poor reason).

    This movie just shows that history repeats itself. You see it everywhere in history. How Americans treated the Irish on first arrival is how the Irish treated the Italians twenty years later. How the British forced rules and regulations on the American colonies is what the Americans did times fifty to the American Indian population.

    But to answer your three points:
    1. Its easier to have an unchecked monopoly on weapons manufacturing than on other businesses because it has very little to do with the public. They aren't purchasing these weapons in the volumes that private companies and governments do.
    2. While that's not its sole purpose, it could be a plausible side effect. Side effects can have nothing to do with the original use of the product. Some medications have side effects that have no connection to why the medication is being taken in the first place.
    3. Why solve the underlying problems if moving them is easier and cheaper? People always go for quick and easy than drawn-out and complicated.

    Just a thought…

  6. My thoughts exactly.

  7. Avatar was good, but it was James Cameron's way of presenting new technology, it was rather predictable and not all that original. A movie should be entertaining, but that isn't what makes it a good movie, what makes it a good movie is if it can make you think or not. It's about revealing truths about the world, I'm sure Orson Welles and Stanley Kubrick would agree with me on that. And there were a lot of movies that deserved to be nominated for certain categories (Watchmen for Best Adapted Screenplay anyone?).

  8. Watchmen. . . so you're saying that the best way to adapt something is to just completely take every bit of what you're working with and put stage directions on it? It's not entirely a bad idea because it is an adaption. . . but that's not what makes a great movie. And not all great movies need to make you think. Great movies can either do that, or be emotionally powerful and gloriously epic or wonderfully romantic. And if you can get a great blend of all of that, then who cares if your story is played out?

    EVERY story in movies has been done over and over again and I think it's a bit ridiculous to point out Avatar like it's the only movie that has ever had a kind of lazy script. Remakes are pretty lazy. Horror movies are pretty lazy and are always the same. So, I really don't understand that argument.

  9. I agree with you there. . . and I wasn't paying all that much attention but did she take the mic from the guy or did he give it to her?

  10. Nope, you are correct sir. It was Twilight flooding my mind that made me switch 'em up by accident in a rush.

    Seyfried I've watched for a while now in several TV shows and movies, bad mistake on my part.

  11. at least this year we didn't have such terrible mistaken winners like slumdog millionaire
    it was an awful movie with such stupid story

    this year like the past three years was not much fun and entertaining
    2006 Oscars was better but last years sucked a lot and this year was better gratefully

  12. at least this year we didn't have such terrible mistaken winners like slumdog millionaire
    it was an awful movie with such stupid story

    this year like the past three years was not much fun and entertaining
    2006 Oscars was better but last years sucked a lot and this year was better gratefully

  13. What Sock Monkey said. And well said I might add.

  14. Ditto.
    Kristen Stewart belongs behind a register in a Walmart.

    And “..no horror Oscars since The Exorcist in '73? They must consider 'Silence Of The Lambs' (that won best picture and 4 other Oscars in '92) to be a thriller.

    Missed Farrah Fawcett too.

  15. Not haters, just realists. I think twistedburton put it perfectly. It got the awards it deserved and nothing else.

  16. Wow. These decisions truly show how flawed the critics really are. I personally thought that the Hurt Locker was a GREAT movie. Very little action however but it was a great character piece none the less. BUT i don't think that this movie was good enough for best picture. I think there were numerous movies that came out in 2009 that pushed the boundaries more than The hurt locker. I think part of the reason this got the award is obviously the female director but also the fact that it takes place during a conflict that is still going on. I guess you can call that controversial and maybe thats what the critics like. To me its single minded but i guess thats how the cookie crumbled..

    Anyways I've said this for the past 3 months but I think Moon should have gotten best picture hands down. A truly Innovative piece of work… isn't that what the critics are looking for??? Idunno I guess it was too small a project for anyone to notice but damnn Sam Rockwell gave a life changing performance in that. Maybe i'm overlooking all of this but to me the real winner is clear…

  17. (This is a while coming so you may not get it but anyway.)

    The difference is that this movie has a budget of over $300 Million, (The most money any movie has required.) and the sad fact is that the producers probably thought the best way to rake in the most money was to slap on a worn out story, (that would pull the most heartstrings) and since Cameron didn't care about anything but his toys, he just shook his head and pushed forward. The biggest trouble with Avatar is that it is Pocahontas with an upgraded budget. While it still is entertaining it isn't a movie that will go down in history as being anything more than a graphic flick. And that saddens me.

    On the note of great movies not having to make you think, consider this, when a wonderfully romantic movie ends, don't you feel something without having it drilled into you. At the end of a gloriously epic movie, (as in the case of Lord of the Rings, where the story is original) don't you think about different choices the characters made? (and things of that nature) And as for emotionally powerful movies, the mere fact you call it an emotionally powerful movie makes it evident you thought and felt about it. Anyway, those are my thoughts.

  18. Great post Jessie….IMO, there were two orginal films last year….District 9 and Moon. I was pulling for Bloomkamp all the way, but knew Hollywood and the Academy would not give D-9 the love it derserved. I was proud that D-9 had as many nominations as it did. The UK version of the Oscars however did a couple of weeks ago for both films.

  19. I wasn't saying that it had a lazy script, I was saying that it wasn't the story that Cameron was focusing on when he made the movie. He was making it to display his new CGI and 3-D stuff. And I wouldn't think Watchmen would win, but it was fantastically written and performed, it should have at least been recognized as a good adaptation with a nomination.

  20. (This is a while coming so you may not get it but anyway.)

    The difference is that this movie has a budget of over $300 Million, (The most money any movie has required.) and the sad fact is that the producers probably thought the best way to rake in the most money was to slap on a worn out story, (that would pull the most heartstrings) and since Cameron didn't care about anything but his toys, he just shook his head and pushed forward. The biggest trouble with Avatar is that it is Pocahontas with an upgraded budget. While it still is entertaining it isn't a movie that will go down in history as being anything more than a graphic flick. And that saddens me.

    On the note of great movies not having to make you think, consider this, when a wonderfully romantic movie ends, don't you feel something without having it drilled into you. At the end of a gloriously epic movie, (as in the case of Lord of the Rings, where the story is original) don't you think about different choices the characters made? (and things of that nature) And as for emotionally powerful movies, the mere fact you call it an emotionally powerful movie makes it evident you thought and felt about it. Anyway, those are my thoughts.

  21. Great post Jessie….IMO, there were two orginal films last year….District 9 and Moon. I was pulling for Bloomkamp all the way, but knew Hollywood and the Academy would not give D-9 the love it derserved. I was proud that D-9 had as many nominations as it did. The UK version of the Oscars however did a couple of weeks ago for both films. The Hurt Locker was edge of your seat excitment but it was hard for me to watch due to some personal ties to an illegal War involving family members…..there were so many brilliant performances and films last year. However D-9, Moon and Star Trek were my favorite 3….and all being Science Fiction, well…let's hope film makers treat us with more this year, alas seeing what is coming out, after May, it looks like the rest of the Summer is pretty dull.

  22. I wasn't saying that it had a lazy script, I was saying that it wasn't the story that Cameron was focusing on when he made the movie. He was making it to display his new CGI and 3-D stuff. And I wouldn't think Watchmen would win, but it was fantastically written and performed, it should have at least been recognized as a good adaptation with a nomination.

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