“The Hurt Locker” Wins Best Feature
BY LINELLE SCHULTZ
The suspense is finally over as we come to a close to the awards season. Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” has taken home the coveted Best Picture prize beating out rival “Avatar.” Bigelow also took home the Best Director award, beating out ex-husband James Cameron to become the first female in Oscar history to win. “Hurt Locker” takes 6 awards in all, including screenplay, both sound awards and editing. What a major victory. Kathryn Bigelow is the first female director to win an Oscar. Bravo!
Below is the full list of winners:
‘The Blind Side’
‘The Hurt Locker’
‘A Serious Man’
‘Up in the Air’
Kathryn Bigelow (‘The Hurt Locker’)
James Cameron (‘Avatar’)
Lee Daniels (‘Precious’)
Jason Reitman (‘Up in the Air’)
Quentin Tarantino (‘Inglourious Basterds’)
Sandra Bullock (‘The Blind Side’)
Helen Mirren (‘The Last Station’)
Carey Mulligan (‘An Education’)
Gabourey Sidibe (‘Precious’)
Meryl Streep (‘Julie & Julia’)
Jeff Bridges (‘Crazy Heart’)
George Clooney (‘Up in the Air’)
Colin Firth (‘A Single Man’)
Morgan Freeman (‘Invictus’)
Jeremy Renner (‘The Hurt Locker’)
Best Foreign Language Film
‘El Secreto de Sus Ojos’ (Argentina)
‘The Milk of Sorrow’ (Peru)
‘Un Prophète’ (France)
‘The White Ribbon’ (Germany)
Best Film Editing
‘Avatar’ (Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron)
‘District 9′ (Julian Clarke)
‘The Hurt Locker’ (Bob Murawski and Chris Innis)
‘Inglourious Basterds’ (Sally Menke)
‘Precious’ (Joe Klotz)
Best Documentary Feature
‘The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers’
‘Which Way Home’
Best Visual Effects
‘Avatar’ (Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones)
‘District 9′ (Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken)
‘Star Trek’ (Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton)
Best Original Score
‘Avatar’ (James Horner)
‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ (Alexandre Desplat)
‘The Hurt Locker’ (Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders)
‘Sherlock Holmes’ (Hans Zimmer)
‘Up’ (Michael Giacchino)
‘Avatar’ (Mauro Fiore)
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ (Bruno Delbonnel)
‘The Hurt Locker’ (Barry Ackroyd)
‘Inglourious Basterds’ (Robert Richardson)
‘The White Ribbon’ (Christian Berger)
Best Sound Mixing
‘Avatar’ (Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson)
‘The Hurt Locker’ (Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett)
‘Inglourious Basterds’ (Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano)
‘Star Trek’ (Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin)
‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ (Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson)
Best Sound Editing
‘Avatar’ (Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle)
‘The Hurt Locker’ (Paul N.J. Ottosson)
‘Inglourious Basterds’ (Wylie Stateman)
‘Star Trek’ (Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin)
‘Up’ (Michael Silvers and Tom Myers)
Best Costume Design
‘Bright Star’ (Janet Patterson)
‘Coco Before Chanel’ (Catherine Leterrier)
‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’ (Monique Prudhomme)
‘Nine’ (Colleen Atwood)
‘The Young Victoria’ (Sandy Powell)
Best Art Direction
‘Avatar’ (Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair)
‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’ (Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith)
‘Nine’ (Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim)
‘Sherlock Holmes’ (Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer)
‘The Young Victoria’ (Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray)
Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz (‘Nine’)
Vera Farmiga (‘Up in the Air’)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (‘Crazy Heart’)
Anna Kendrick (‘Up in the Air’)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (‘District 9′)
Nick Hornby (‘An Education’)
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche (‘In the Loop’)
Geoffrey Fletcher (‘Precious’)
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner (‘Up in the Air’)
‘Il Divo’ (Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano)
‘Star Trek’ (Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow)
‘The Young Victoria’ (Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore)
Best Short Film (Live Action)
‘The Door’ (Juanita Wilson and James Flynn)
‘Instead of Abracadabra’ (Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström)
‘Kavi’ (Gregg Helvey)
‘Miracle Fish’ (Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey)
‘The New Tenants’ (Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson)
Best Documentary (Short Subject)
‘China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province’ (Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill)
‘The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner’ (Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher)
‘The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant’ (Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert)
‘Music by Prudence’ (Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett)
‘Rabbit a la Berlin’ (Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra)
Best Animated Short Film
Roast” (Fabrice O. Joubert)
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” (Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell)
“The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)” (Javier Recio Gracia)
“Logorama” (Nicolas Schmerkin)
“A Matter of Loaf and Death” (Nick Park)
Best Original Screenplay
Mark Boal (‘The Hurt Locker’)
Quentin Tarantino (‘Inglourious Basterds’)
Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman (‘The Messenger’)
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (‘A Serious Man’)
Peter Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy (‘Up’)
Best Original Song
‘Almost There’ from ‘The Princess and the Frog’ (Music and Lyric by Randy Newman)
‘Down in New Orleans’ from ‘The Princess and the Frog’ (Music and Lyric by Randy Newman)
‘Loin de Paname’ from ‘Paris 36′ (Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas)
‘Take It All’ from ‘Nine’ (Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston)
‘The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)’ from ‘Crazy Heart’ (Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett)
Best Animated Feature Film
‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’
‘The Princess and the Frog’
‘The Secret of Kells’
Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon (‘Invictus’)
Woody Harrelson (‘The Messenger’)
Christopher Plummer (‘The Last Station’)
Stanley Tucci (‘The Lovely Bones’)
Christoph Waltz (‘Inglourious Basterds’)
- The Show is On!!!
From the Red Carpet:
- Meryl Streep says one of her favorite parts is getting inside and being able to take off her Jimmy Choos.
- Taylor Lautner says his red carpet experience is amazing and is very surreal. He said to prepare for the event he had to get a suit and not much else.
- Gabourey Sidibe says she’s so excited to be at her very first Oscars. She is super proud of herself for being there.
- Jeff Bridges says that winning an Oscar would be beautiful, says he can’t think of anything more thriller. He picks his roles based on what types of movies he wants to see. He is wearing Gucci.
- Miley Cyrus says she has been blessed to play both comedy and drama roles.
- Cameron Diaz says her favorite part of being here is seeing everyone you haven’t seen in a really long time.
- Matt Damon says that getting the accent perfect was harder than playing rugby. He said that he had to practice for 6 months to get it right.
- Sandra Bullock says that all the moments leading up to this have been great. She says that this is the end and you just have to enjoy the journey and enjoy the ride. She says she wants a milkshake, a burger, and some french fries after this.
- George Clooney says he conned Jason Reitman into letting him play the part.
- Jake Gyllenhaal says his new movie “The Prince of Persia” says he thinks it’s going to be a great video game adaptation. Says the advice he gave sister Maggie was to enjoy the moment.
- Jeff Bridges responds in regards to being a lock to win tonight says “I don’t know about that.” He says he had a great time working with T-Bone. He says that he’s always felt very well acknowledged by the whole Hollywood community and the fans and he’s happy to be there for this one.
- Gerard Butler (Presenter) says that Jennifer Aniston is the most easy going appreciative girl and is very funny. Says he is a big softy at heart.
- Robert Downey Jr. says it’s always best if he leaves the final decision to his wife.
- Woody Harrelson is wearing a suit that is by Burberry and it is made with all hemp.
- Gabourey Sidibe says being at the Oscars is like Hollywood prom.
- Keanu Reeves (Presenter) says he remembers the first time he walked down the red carpet. He says it’s always such an honor to be there.
- Marc Athony is wearing Tom Ford.
- Jennifer Lopez is wearing an iridescent pink. She says she is not worried about her walk up the stairs and across the stage because she’s had a lot of practice.
- Meryl Streep says she is in love with Sandra Bullock and she is pulling for the young gals. Says that she has been nominated 116 times.
- George Clooney says he voted for Jeff Bridges. He says that if you could put all your property on one thing, it would be Bridges.
- Colin Firth says it was a very difficult role to take on for “A Single Man”. He knew that the movie was very person to Tom. He is obviously wearing Tom Ford.
- George Clooney is signing autographs for fans.
- Matt Damon (“Invictus”) says working with Morgan Freeman was flabbergasted by the whole thing. He says to be able to work with Clint Eastwood is incredible.
- Kathryn Biglow says that walking the red carpet is “larger than life.” She says this is the superbowl of the industry. She likes to think about the work speaking for itself and her feeling is that the film is touching a nerve and that’s what moves her. In response to if she wins she says she is just honored to be in the same category as James Cameron.
- George Clooney has just arrived.
- Sarah Jessica Parker has just arrived. She is wearing Chanel Couture.
- Miley Cyrus (Presenter) says she is nervous to present because there is some stairs she has to go over.
- Pete Docter (“Up”) says that he has been nominated 4 times in the past and has never won. He says he has nowhere to go this year but “UP”
- Jake Gyllenhaal said that if Maggie Gyllenhaal watches the tape back he can’t express how much he loves her as a sister and this is an extraordinary feat for her.
- Quentin (“Big Mike”) said he was working security for a commercial and then got a call coming through that he got the role for “The Blind Side.”
- Tim Mcgraw says he loves being around strong willed women.
- Amanda Seyfried says on leaving “Big Love”, she wasn’t working as much as she wanted to. She is excited to have signed on to “The Red Riding Hood.” She says that it’s gothic and dark and she gets to play something so different than you and the experiences.
- Sandra Bullock said the tone was perfect for “The Blind Side.” She says all she is thinking about is anytime she walks up and down the stairs she just doesn’t want to fall.
- Diane Kruger (“Inglourious Basterds”) says that what was most interesting at playing the role was to work with Quentin Tarantino and his attention to detail. She says the dialogue in German was just as brilliant in English. She says she had to learn 30 pages for her audition.
- Quentin Tarantino has arrived with Diane Kruger.
- Tina Fey is wearing Michael Kors.
- Sigourney Weaver said that “Avatar” was the most ambitious script she has ever read, and it took her 3 days to finish it. But she knew that if anyone James Cameron would be the man who would be able to make it happen. Says that she still hasn’t seen the film in IMAX yet.
- Today is Peter Sarsgaard’s birthday.
- Christoph Waltz just arrived.
- Tom Ford (Presenter) said that he has wanted to make a film for a long time and he couldn’t see his future and so he decided to make “A Single Man” based on that, and thinking about what is important in life and how life is really about your connections in life.
- Steve Carell (Presenter) has just arrived.
- James Cameron says he kept “Avatar” a secret by calling it Project 880 as a cover title. He thought that he was going to make some money, but it ended up making 3 times the number they thought it would make. His wife and him are both proud of what ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow have made…and they both continue to work with each other’s film throughout the process to give help.
- Jason Reitman says he is sharing tonight with his father. He says he took an Ambien last night to sleep and was playing XBox today to calm the nerves. Says he is intimidated by James Cameron and is very honored to be nominated in the same category.
- Tina Fey (Presenter) has just arrived.
- Ryan Reynolds (presenting “The Blind Side” tonight) says he saw a little bit of the rehearsal and it looks amazing. Says that she has known Sandra Bullock for 10 years and this is a great moment for her. He is working hard working out everyday in New Orleans for the movie “The Green Lantern”
- Maggie Gyllenhaal has just arrived.
- Vera Farmiga (“Up In The Air”) says that her days leading up to today have been really mellow. She had breakfast at Urth Cafe at 6:30 am….says that she is never recognized, not even by the people in her apartment in New York. She believes that The Hurt Locker will win Best Picture, and Kathryn Bigelow, but with all respect to Jason Reitman (states “whoops I just overstepped my boundaries”).
- Ryan Reynolds just arrived.
- Joel Madden is DJing the show in between production.
- Zoe Saldana (“Avatar”) says she played out everything in the movie using the motion capture technology. She says that working with James Cameron is inspiring because he demands so much excellence from himself, so you are compelled to bring the same from you.
- James Cameron on the criticism of his film “Avatar” – “All of those naysayers, the nattering nabobs of negativity, the people who were saying that the movie looked bad before they had even seen anything – you have to learn to ignore them.”
- Mo’nique said that this isn’t a competition. She said that being on the red carpet is a celebration. She says that she is honored, and the movie isn’t about her, it’s her hope that the message of the movie changes lives
- Mariska Hargitay has just arrived.
- Anna Kendrick (“Up In The Air”) said she went through a lot of fittings and she made a last minute decision for her pink dress. She says that everyone from her “Twilight” crew has been so supportive of her nomination.
- Ryan Seacrest is wearing Burberry.
- Zac Efron says that he enjoys to have reached a level where he can pick and choose his jobs now
- Sam Worthington says he comes and puts his “monkey suit on” so that he can get another job…despite the success of “Avatar”