2010 Academy Awards

I would like to thank my PVR for catching most of the festivities. Who knew the Academy Awards would run over by so much? I missed recording some of the awards (aka The Good Ones) but lucked out and caught them livel

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo’Nique, Precious
Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker, Mark Boal
Adapted Screenplay: Precious, Geoffrey Fletcher
Animated Film: Up
Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Argentina)
Original Score: Michael Giacchino, Up
Original Song: “The Weary Kind,” Music and Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart)
Art Direction: Avatar
Cinematography: Avatar, Mauro Fiore
Costume Design: The Young Victoria, Sandy Powell
Makeup: Star Trek
Film Editing: The Hurt Locker, Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
Documentary Feature: The Cove
Documentary Short Subject: Music by Prudence
Animated Short Film: Logorama
Live Action Short Film: The New Tenants
Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker
Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker
Visual Effects: Avatar
Governors Award: Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman and Gordon Willis

I was glad to see there weren’t any unfortunate surprises (Hurt Locker won for story, Avatar won for looking pretty). The comedy spots were painful in areas, like watching Alec Baldwin reading the teleprompter while chiding people in the crowd. “Oh Look it’s Matt Damon,” he told the camera while looking nowhere near Damon. The Ben Stiller / Avatar bit also came out flat, probably due to Sasha Baron Cohen pulling out of the bit as they came close to crunch time. Tina Fey / Robert Downey Jr spot was gold.