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.