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The Hurt Locker wins 6 Oscars

"The Hurt Locker" (the Iraq War drama) won best picture and five other prizes at the Academy Awards, including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.
Bigelow is the first woman in the Oscars history to receive Best Director award.
"It's the moment of a lifetime," she said. "I hope I'm the first of many," she said afterward backstage.
"The Hurt Locker" won best picture in a year where there were 10 nominees instead of the usual five - an effort to include more commercial, popular movies in the mix.  The historical Box Office sucess of Avatar did not impress the members too much who gave the film a 3 technical awards.
For once the predictors got it quite right (we were among those who predicted the success of The Hurt Locker against Avatar, but does that film needs oscars to build Box Office?)

Actor in a Leading Role

Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart"

Actor in a Supporting Role

Christoph Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds"

Actress in a Leading Role

Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side"

Actress in a Supporting Role

Mo'Nique in "Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push' by Sapphire"

Animated Feature Film

"Up" Pete Docter

Art Direction

"Avatar" Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair

Cinematography

"Avatar" Mauro Fiore

Costume Design

"The Young Victoria" Sandy Powell

Directing

"The Hurt Locker" Kathryn Bigelow

Documentary (Feature)

"The Cove" Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens

Documentary (Short Subject)

"Music by Prudence" Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett

Film Editing

"The Hurt Locker" Bob Murawski and Chris Innis

Foreign Language Film

"The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)" Argentina

Makeup

"Star Trek" Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow

Music (Original Score)

"Up" Michael Giacchino

Music (Original Song)

"The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from "Crazy Heart" Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Picture

"The Hurt Locker" Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

"Logorama" Nicolas Schmerkin

Short Film (Live Action)

"The New Tenants" Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

Sound Editing

"The Hurt Locker" Paul N.J. Ottosson

Sound Mixing

"The Hurt Locker" Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett

Visual Effects

"Avatar" Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

"Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push' by Sapphire" Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

Writing (Original Screenplay)

"The Hurt Locker" Written by Mark Boal

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