82nd Academy Awards Wrap Up.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards were handed out last night and in this year’s David vs. Goliath competition, it was David that walked away the winner, with the low budget Iraq war film The Hurt Locker beating blockbuster Avatar for Best Picture.
In total, Hurt Locker took home six awards, including Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman ever to win in that category, and Best Original Screenplay. Hurt Locker and Avatar each came into the Oscars with nine nominations. Avatar had to settle for three wins, for art direction, cinematography and visual effects.
There were no surprises in the acting categories, with all the favorites going home with trophies. After five nominations, Jeff Bridges finally nabbed the Best Actor Oscar for Crazy Heart, while Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for The Blind Side.
Meanwhile, Precious’ Mo’Nique and Inglourious Basterds’ Christoph Waltz continued their award show sweep, with wins for Best Supporting Actress and Actor, respectively.
Other winners included: Precious, for Best Adapted Screenplay and Up for Best Animated Feature.
Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz backstage at 82nd Academy Awards.
Best Supporting Actress Mo’Nique Backstage at 82nd Academy Awards.
Best Director Kathryn Bigelow Backstage at 82nd Academy Awards.
Best Actor Jeff Bridges Backstage at 82nd Academy Awards.
Best Actress Sandra Bullock Backstage at 82nd Academy Awards.