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March 7, 2010

Oscars 2010: And the Winners Are...

The Hurt Locker takes home the night's top honors and Sandra Bullock wins big for The Blind Side.

The Hurt Locker beat out Avatar for the top prizes at tonight's 82nd Annual Academy Awards. The film – a fictional account of the Iraq War – took home awards for Best Picture and Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow, who was only the fourth woman ever nominated in this category, and the first ever to win) as well as those for Best Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing. Avatar dominated the visual categories, netting three Oscars for Visual Effects, Art Direction, and Cinematography.

Sandra Bullock won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Touhy, the real-life Memphis mom and devout Christian in The Blind Side. The other major acting awards went to Jeff Bridges (Best Actor, Crazy Heart), Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actress, Precious) and Christopher Waltz (Best Supporting Actor, Inglourious Basterds).

Up – which was only the second animated film ever nominated for Best Picture – won statues for Best Animated Film as well as Best Original Score.

Click here for a complete list of winners.

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"The Hurt Locker" took home two awards which I believe other films deserved. When it took the award for Sound Editing over "Avatar" and "Star Trek", my mouth hit the floor in disbelief. However, when "The Hurt Locker" beat out "Avatar", "Star Trek", AND "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen" for Sound Mixing, I pretty much resolved never to watch the Academy Awards again. These are just two of several awards that the Academy got completely wrong. When films like "The Hurt Locker" take awards over movies that genuinely deserve to win, something is wrong with the system.

Quit patting yourself on the back, Academy. Start handing out awards that actually mean that film is the best of the best. Maybe then you'll actually get people to watch your awards show.

I think we should all get a life.

Actually, "Crazy Heart" won for Best Song ("The Weary Kind")

Brian, thanks for pointing that out. I edited the post to reflect that.

The sound design was spectacular in The Hurt Locker, but I'm surprised it won both, to be honest. I probably would've picked Avatar for Sound Mixing, but it was really a toss up. It's embarrassing that Transformers was even nominated. It was all one big, three hour noise.

Very happy substance won over style. I enjoyed Avatar, but the script bogged it down to much. Glad Up got two awards too. Pixar is on a roll...