Hurt Locker makes history at Oscars

kathryn_bigelowThe Hurt Locker won six Oscars out from under Avatar‘s nose at the Academy Awards last night, including Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. This marks the first time a woman director has ever won an Oscar in the 82 years since the awards began. The Hurt Locker also won Best Picture, beating out Avatar, which was a favorite to win. Most of the winners were predictable — Sandra Bullock, who looked absolutely stunning last night, won Best Actress for The Blind Side; Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart; Christophe Waltz for Inglourious Basterds; Mo’Nique for Precious. Despite being the highest-grossing film of all time, Avatar won only three awards — for Art Direction, Visual Effects and Cinematography. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were hilarious as the hosts, and a high point was the appearance of members of the Brat Pack (Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson and Macaulay Culkin, — now fully grown up — honoring the memory of John Hughes. The ceremony moved along at a good pace and overall was one of the most entertaining Oscar ceremonies in years. Click here for a full list of winners. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. beast • March 8, 2010 @ 10:52 AM

    I’m happy that the hurt locker won, everyone was so sure that Avatar was going to take the most. But in the end, it was the movie that really deserved an Oscar!

  2. Jo • March 8, 2010 @ 11:04 AM

    I think many avid movie watchers knew that it WAS NOT going to be a sure win for Avatar, as it was more of a technical feat. Nevertheless, it was a great fantastical journey! Congrats to Hurt Locker though, as it was a great movie too! I just wish people would stop making movies about war! There are great stories to be told about war times, but, its just a bit depressing!

  3. Taya • March 8, 2010 @ 1:56 PM

    The Hurt Locker. Another boring movie about American soldiers who are sick of war. How original! Although it was somewhat interesting, I found it mostly boring and predictable.
    Avatar a movie about human greed. After using up all the natural resources Earth has to offer, man has decided to move to another planet to take theirs, only the natives had other ideas. Great story, compelling, interesting characters and a feast for the eyes, but… no Oscar! Hmm!
    I guess this is why I don’t bother watching the Oscars anymore!

  4. Marcell • March 8, 2010 @ 3:29 PM

    Avatar should have won. It goes to show you that the peoples opinion does not matter. The hurt locker, sorry, alright film but not in the same league as other films. A movie about American soldiers and a war going on, hmmmmm no wonder the Oscars continue to down in ratings.

  5. Bart • March 8, 2010 @ 7:54 PM

    Wow never seen that coming AH? They sat her infront of her exhusband and had Barbie present.

    Careful Oscar your quickly becoming the Gimmies, Sorry I mean Grammies!!!

  6. silver • March 9, 2010 @ 11:55 AM

    You are right Marcel, people’s opinion does not matter (and by people I assume you mean the general movie-going public), and it shouldn’t matter.
    The Oscars are awards to outstanding performances as chosen by their peers, not a box office popularity contest.

  7. Jo-Anne • March 14, 2010 @ 11:55 AM

    actually thought Avatar was going to take it, but was plesantly surprised and elated Hurt Locker deservedly took the Golden Man home…

    Bigelow is a class act all the way…

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