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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Awards Watch: Oscars 2009

And the winners of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were ...

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker - Producers: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
Best Adapted Screenplay: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire - Geoffrey Fletcher
Best Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker - Mark Boal
Best Cinematography: Avatar - Mauro Fiore
Best Art Direction: Avatar - Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg, Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
Best Costume Design: The Young Victoria - Sandy Powell
Best Original Score: Up - Michael Giacchino
Best Original Song: “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart - Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
Best Film Editing: The Hurt Locker - Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
Best Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker - Paul N.J. Ottosson
Best Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker - Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
Best Visual Effects: Avatar - Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
Best Makeup: Star Trek - Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
Best Animated Feature: Up - Pete Docter
Best Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) - Argentina
Best Documentary Feature: The Cove - Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens
Best Documentary Short: Music by Prudence - Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
Best Animated Short: Logorama - Nicolas Schmerkin
Best Live Action Short: The New Tenants - Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

The Hurt Locker led the night with six wins, followed by Avatar with three and two each for Crazy Heart, Precious and Up.  The official Movie Dearest predictions correctly picked 18 out of the 24 categories, one more than last year (drat those short films!).

Tune in tomorrow for our annual "Oscar Post Mortem", where we'll have a thing or two (or three) to say on tonight's show. We'll also have our "Yearly Round Up", where we take a look at all the major movie awards from the past year to see what really was the best of 2009.

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