Monday, March 8, 2010

And the Oscar goes to...

Ok Cin-Obs, here's a nice 'lil list of the big winners at last night's 82nd Academy Awards:

Best Picture - The Hurt Locker

Best Actor in a Leading Role - Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Mo'Nique (Precious)

Best Animated Freature Film - Up

*Avatar did pick up awards for Visual Effects, Cinematography and Art Direction!*


MikeM said...

I'm so happy that The Hurt Locker took Best Picture over Avatar. Avatar deserves every technical award there is, but beyond that it was kind of meh. Loved the Hurt Locker, intense from beginning to end. I would have been happy to see Inglorious Basterds win too, although that would have surprised me.

Angie said...

Haven't seen the Hurt Locker yet, but honestly I'm sad Avatar didn't take home more. It was amazing and broke new ground in filmmaking. I feel sometimes people go for the underdog just because it's the underdog. And I have a hard time watching movies that just make me feel bad the whole way through. I'll have to watch Hurt Locker now though as I'm very curious!

Christina In Wonderland said...

I agree. Avatar was fantastic and should have gotten more awards, but I think it's because it's science fiction. Most people don't appreciate it.

And I really wanted Sidibe to win best actress. No offense to Bullock, but Precious was a more powerful movie and for Sidibe to be such the antithesis of what the usual Best Actress is, and have done such an amazing job in that movie. Anyway, I just think she deserved it more.

MikeM said...

Angie, I found Hurt Locker more suspenseful rather than the usual type of sad Oscar bait movie (although there are sad parts). I wasn't cheering for it as the underdog, I just thought it was an overall better written and executed film. Don't get me wrong, I thought Avatar was an amazing technical achievement, as a story I just found it a bit cheesy and cliched. I think that's more why it lost than just because it's sci-fi (although I agree that the Oscar voters don't tend to like sci-fi).

Angie said...

Very true, Avatar was just the sci-fi Pocahontas, story wise. It's unfortunate sci-fi is overlooked! It can be such a creative genre.

I'm interested in Hurt Locker knowing it's suspenseful, I just hate that heavy feeling after an intense movie, where you feel like you have to get over it. But I'll give it a try!

MikeM said...

I know what you mean. Some movies are tough to watch for sure. I don't mind some intensity or sadness but there are some movies (like Requiem for a Dream) that I've avoided based on what I've heard about them being too depressing. Worst case I figure I can always pop in something silly like Anchorman afterward.

I look forward to hearing your reaction to Hurt Locker when you see it. Sorry in advance if you don't like it.

JRL said...

I can't say I'm too surprised. As wonderful and extravagant as Avatar was, it didn't have the collective makings of a 'Best Picture' (in my opinion). I think it's just too easy to get caught up and overwhelmed by the bright colours and outstanding visual effects; it becomes easy to overlook its faults - mainly a weak and predictable story line. I will be the first to admit that it was captivating. Glad the Hurt Locker won.

Also, a big high five to Waltz for bringing home an award, defiantly deserved.