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The Oscars: 82nd (2009) Annual Academy Award Winners

Oscar.jpgThe winners of the Oscars have been announced overnight, and for those of us in the UK we've had to wait to find them out, unless we've been subscribed to Sky or following one of the many live blogs from the event.

Now it's time to take a breath and look through the winners, and be surprised at how this year, they've not gone for the glamour, glitz and Hollywood showmanship, and actually awarded the Best Film to the Best Film. Well done them.

Still, there are plenty I don't agree with, see what you think.

Here are the winners:

Best Picture
The Hurt Locker

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique - Precious

Best Original Screenplay
The Hurt Locker

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Animated Feature

Best Foreign Language Film
El Secreto De Sus Ojos

Best Documentary Feature
The Cove

Best Animated Short

Best Documentary Short
Music by Prudence

Best Art Direction

Best Costume Design
The Young Victoria

Best Film Editing
The Hurt Locker

Best Live Action Short
The New Tenants

Best Original Score

Best Original Song
The Weary Kind – Crazy Heart

Best Makeup
Star Trek

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound Editing
The Hurt Locker

Best Sound Mixing
The Hurt Locker

I am surprised that The Hurt Locker (Filmstalker review) actually won, although I do argue that Avatar (Filmstalker review) was much better than everyone gives it credit for – so many people leap on the poor story tagline, ignoring the output of Hollywood over the last ten years.

Well deserved Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, but again I'm one of the few that believes what James Cameron accomplished with Avatar is well deserving of him being in competition for this, and if there was a second place, almost made it award, then he should be there.

I'd have loved Colin Firth to have won Best Actor for A Single Man, and I think he's deserving of it, mind you I haven't seen A Crazy Heart yet.

Then there's the travesty that A Matter of Loaf and Death didn't win Best Animated Short!

What do you think of the award winners? Anything that particularly has you annoyed? Where are you on the Hurt Locker-Avatar debate?



I'm guessing you haven't watched Logorama & a matter of loaf & death since that was a no-contest win for Logorama, the latest instalment in the wallace & gromit franchise was just that, an uninspired addition to the same old thing we have had for the past 15 years. Logorama on the other hand was funny as hell, beautifully shot and had a lovely subtle message.

Wow, I may not have seen Logorama, but Loaf and Death didn't deserve that comment! It may have been similar, but that's not a bad thing considering the pulp we're being fed.

It was still very funny, superb characters, wonderful animation and plenty of inspired moments packed full of visual finds.

You know, I got up this morning, hoping for a couple of upsets.

So, so predictable, probably the most in recent years. Still some deserving winners, but loved to have seen some variety in there.


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