The Academy Awards were held Sunday, March 7, 2010. The highlights of the show included many highlights. The awards show kicked off with a shocker: a red carpet arrest by police after a man clambered over a 7 foot fence and police took him to the ground and the suspense maintained as statues were distributed. "The Hurt Locker" claimed top awards, out-winning "Avatar" by three prizes. Katheryn Bigelow made history as the first woman to win Best Directior for her work on "The Hurt Locker" and after dedicating her statue to soldiers around the globe, said "There's no other way to describe it, it's the moment of a lifetime." A surprising note that adds a layer to Bigelow's win is that Bigelow was competing against her ex-husband James Cameron, who directed "Avatar," for Best Director.
Another more notable event from the Academy Awards was a fantastic tribute honoring the late John Hughes, America's iconic film maker, writer, and director. Hughes gave fans some of the best movies 1980's and 1990's era including but not limited to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club," "Home Alone" & "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," and "Uncle Buck." Sandra Bullock claimed the Best Actress award and gave the nights most eloquent yet self depreciating, gracious acceptance speech of the night. Miley Cyrus stepped out wearing a bustier style gown to present an award became the subject of tabloid fodder,and perhaps asserted herself as a young woman rather than a Disney princess.
The list of Oscar Winners is as follows:
-Best Motion Picture: "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: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."
-Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker."
-Best Foreign Film: "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Argentina.
-Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."
-Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker."
-Best Animated Feature Film: "Up."
-Best Art Direction: "Avatar."
-Best Cinematography: "Avatar."
-Best Sound Mixing: "The Hurt Locker."
-Best Sound Editing: "The Hurt Locker."
-Best Original Score: "Up," Michael Giacchino.
-Best Original Song: "The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)" from "Crazy Heart," Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.
-Best Costume: "The Young Victoria."
-Best Documentary Feature: "The Cove."
-Best Documentary (short subject): "Music by Prudence."
-Best Film Editing: "The Hurt Locker."
-Best Makeup: "Star Trek."
-Best Animated Short Film: "Logorama."
-Best Live Action Short Film: "The New Tenants."
-Best Visual Effects: "Avatar."