'The Hurt Locker' Bombs Academy Awards

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  1. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

    Sep 18, 2009
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    Oscars 2010: The Hurt Locker beats Avatar

    Iraq war movie The Hurt Locker took the Oscars by storm on Sunday winning six of the major film honours, including best movie and best director for Kathryn Bigelow who became the first woman to win that honour.

    The drama about a squad of bomb defusing specialists and the emotional toll war takes on them also secured writer Mark Boal the Academy Award for best original screenplay, and claimed honours for film editing, sound editing and mixing.

    Hurt Locker and Bigelow won Oscars over stiff competition from her ex-husband James Cameron, whose sci-fi adventure Avatar; is the top-grossing movie ever with $2.5 billion at box offices and was seen as a favorite for best movie. 'This really is, there's no other way to describe it, it's the moment of a lifetime,' Bigelow said.

    Avatar earned 3 Oscars, but in technical categories - visual effects, cinematography and art direction.Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg recieved the award for Outstanding Art Direction and Mauro Fiore recieved the award for Best Cinematography for Avatar.

    Sandra Bullock was named best actress for The Blind Side in a first for the actress once dubbed America's Sweetheart; because she won so many early fans in her romantic comedies. But for The Blind Side she took the part of a real-life, strong-willed mother who helps take a homeless youth off the street and makes him into a football success. "Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down?" she joked on Oscar's stage.

    Jeff Bridges won the Oscar for Best Actor for Crazy Heart. The son of Hollywood star Lloyd Bridges, held his trophy high over his head, looking to the heavens and thanking his deceased parents shouted, 'Mom and Dad, yeah. Thank you Mom and Dad for turning me on to such a groovy profession.'

    Austrian actor Christoph Waltz and African American actress Mo'Nique took home Oscars for best supporting actor and actress, respectively, at the 82nd annual Academy Awards function at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles today.

    Waltz won the first Oscar to be presented on the night for his diabolical turn as Nazi officer Hans Landa in the Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds.

    It was the first Oscar for the veteran stage and television actor. Waltz, 53, beat Hollywood veterans like Matt Damon for Invictus, Woody Harrelson for The Messenger, Christopher Plummer for The Last Station, and Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones.

    Mo'Nique won the Oscar for her harrowing role as an abusive mother in Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, claiming her first ever Academy Award.

    Mo'Nique was widely seen as the front-runner for the award. She was previously known mostly for her stand-up comedy and for roles on television.

    Geoffrey Fletcher won the Best Screenwriter award for Precious: based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

    Disney Pixar's balloon adventure Up won in the category of best animated feature. That gives Pixar Animation Studios, which was bought by the Walt Disney Co in 2006, an industry-leading five Oscars for animation since that award was first handed out in 2002. Up director Pete Docter accepted the award on behalf of the studio and his animation team.

    Ryan Birgham and T Bone Burnett won the award for the Best Original Song for 'Crazy Heart'.

    Logoramawon the award for the Best Short film.

    The New Tenant won in the category of Live action short. Kavi, a film by Gregg Helvey on an Indian boy and whose parents who work as bonded laboureres was among the nominees.

    Music by Prudence won the Documentary Short Subject Award

    Star Trek won the Oscar for Best Makeup.

    Sandy Powell won the award for Best costume for The Young Victoria.

    Micheal Giacchino won the Best Original Score Award for Up.

    The Cove won the award for the Best Documentary Feature. Matt Damon gave the award to Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens.

    Argentina's The Secret in their eyes, won the Oscar for Best Foriegn Film. The film is about a retired prosecutor haunted by a 25-year-old rape and murder case who tries to find the culprit.


    Awards won by The Hurt Locker:
    • Best Motion Picture of the Year
    • Best Achievement in Directing - Kathryn Bigelow (First woman to receive this honour)
    • Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - Mark Boal
    • Best Achievement in Editing - Chris Innis and Bob Murawski
    • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing - Paul N.J. Ottosson Ray Beckett
    • Best Achievement in Sound Editing - Paul N.J. Ottosson



    Take that! Sissy, crackhead, bloated Avatar. clap
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  3. Kinshuk

    Kinshuk Regular Member

    Feb 18, 2010
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    I always knew it would. It is a subject based movie while avatar is a fantasy imagination. Awesome, Congratulations to the entire team of "THE HURT LOCKER"
  4. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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  5. gogbot

    gogbot Regular Member

    Oct 2, 2009
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    Seems AVATAR cant survive the Hurt locker.

    And that is how it should be. Avatar was a silly movie and in spite of the jaw dropping cinematography and special effects. It does not deserve any ward implying that is was a good piece of writing or that it had a script of any kind.

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