2010 Oscars 82nd Academy Awards

2010 Oscars 82nd Academy Awards

Winners Announced: March 7, 2010
Held at: Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Hosts: Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin
Eligibility Year: 2009

On the Red Carpet – Oscar Trivia

  • For the first time since 1943, the Academy expanded the Best Picture nominees from five to ten, creating a diverse set of films like Avatar and The Hurt Locker.
  • Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Best Director award for The Hurt Locker, which also won Best Picture.
  • The Hurt Locker was also notable for having one of the lowest box office earnings for a Best Picture winner.
  • Comedy legends Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin co-hosted, marking the first time in over two decades that the Oscars had dual hosts.
  • Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for The Blind Side and became the first actress to win both a Razzie and an Oscar in the same weekend.
    “Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down?” – Sandra Bullock, Best Actress, The Blind Side
  • Up became the second animated film in history to be nominated for Best Picture.
  • Christoph Waltz won his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, marking the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between the actor and director.
  • Jeff Bridges finally took home an Oscar for Best Actor in Crazy Heart after five previous nominations.

2010 Oscar Nominees and Winners

Best Picture:
The Hurt Locker – Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, producers (WINNER)
Avatar – James Cameron and Jon Landau, producers
The Blind Side – Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson, producers
District 9 – Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, producers
An Education – Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, producers
Inglourious Basterds – Lawrence Bender, producer
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, producers
A Serious Man – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, producers
Up – Jonas Rivera, producer
Up in the Air – Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, producers
Best Director:
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker (WINNER)
James Cameron – Avatar
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Best Actor:
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart as Otis “Bad” Blake (WINNER)
George Clooney – Up in the Air as Ryan Bingham
Colin Firth – A Single Man as George Falconer
Morgan Freeman – Invictus as Nelson Mandela
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker as Sergeant First Class William James
Best Actress:
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side as Leigh Anne Tuohy (WINNER)
Helen Mirren – The Last Station as Sophia Tolstaya
Carey Mulligan – An Education as Jenny Mellor
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire as Claireece “Precious” Jones
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia as Julia Child
Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds as Col. Hans Landa (WINNER)
Matt Damon – Invictus as Francois Pienaar
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger as Cpt. Tony Stone
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones as George Harvey
Best Supporting Actress:
Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire as Mary Lee Johnston (WINNER)
Penélope Cruz – Nine as Carla Albanese
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air as Alex Goran
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart as Jean Craddock
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air as Natalie Keener
Best Original Screenplay:
The Hurt Locker – Mark Boal (WINNER)
Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
The Messenger – Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman
A Serious Man – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Up – Screenplay by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter; Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Thomas McCarthy
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – Geoffrey Fletcher based on the novel Push by Sapphire (WINNER)
District 9 – Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell based on the short film Alive in Joburg by Neill Blomkamp
An Education – Nick Hornby based on the memoir by Lynn Barber
In the Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche based on the character Malcolm Tucker, who originally appeared in the BBC TV show The Thick of It
Up in the Air – Sheldon Turner and Jason Reitman based on the novel by Walter Kirn
Best Animated Feature Film:
Up – Directed by Pete Docter (WINNER)
Coraline – Directed by Henry Selick
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Directed by Wes Anderson
The Princess and the Frog – Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker
The Secret of Kells – Directed by Tomm Moore
Best Foreign Language Film:
The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina) in Spanish – Directed by Juan José Campanella (WINNER)
Ajami (Israel) in Arabic and Hebrew – Directed by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani
The Milk of Sorrow (Peru) in Spanish and Quechua – Directed by Claudia Llosa
A Prophet (France) in French, Corsican and Arabic – Directed by Jacques Audiard
The White Ribbon (Germany) in German – Directed by Michael Haneke
Best Documentary Feature:
The Cove – Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens (WINNER)
Burma VJ – Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
Food, Inc. – Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
The Most Dangerous Man in America – Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
Which Way Home – Rebecca Cammisa
Best Documentary Short Subject:
Music by Prudence – Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett (WINNER)
China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province – Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner – Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant – Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Rabbit à la Berlin – Bartosz Konopka and Anna Wydra
Best Live Action Short Film:
The New Tenants – Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson (WINNER)
The Door – Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
Instead of Abracadabra – Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström
Kavi – Gregg Helvey
Miracle Fish – Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
Best Animated Short Film:
Logorama – Nicolas Schmerkin (WINNER)
French Roast – Fabrice O. Joubert
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty – Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell
The Lady and the Reaper – Javier Recio Gracia
A Matter of Loaf and Death – Nick Park
Best Original Score:
Up – Michael Giacchino (WINNER)
Avatar – James Horner
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat
The Hurt Locker – Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer
Best Original Song:
“The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart – Music and Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett (WINNER)
“Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog – Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
“Down in New Orleans” from The Princess and the Frog – Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
“Loin de Paname” from Paris 36 – Music by Reinhardt Wagner; Lyrics by Frank Thomas
“Take it All” from Nine – Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Best Sound Editing:
The Hurt Locker – Paul N. J. Ottosson (WINNER)
Avatar – Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Inglourious Basterds – Wylie Stateman
Star Trek – Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin
Up – Michael Silvers and Tom Myers
Best Sound Mixing:
The Hurt Locker – Paul N. J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett (WINNER)
Avatar – Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
Inglourious Basterds – Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano
Star Trek – Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson
Best Art Direction:
Avatar – Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair (WINNER)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith
Nine – Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
Sherlock Holmes – Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The Young Victoria – Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray
Best Cinematography:
Avatar – Mauro Fiore (WINNER)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Bruno Delbonnel
The Hurt Locker – Barry Ackroyd
Inglourious Basterds – Robert Richardson
The White Ribbon – Christian Berger
Best Makeup:
Star Trek – Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow (WINNER)
Il Divo – Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
The Young Victoria – Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore
Best Costume Design:
The Young Victoria – Sandy Powell (WINNER)
Bright Star – Janet Patterson
Coco Before Chanel – Catherine Leterrier
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Monique Prudhomme
Nine – Colleen Atwood
Best Film Editing:
The Hurt Locker – Bob Murawski and Chris Innis (WINNER)
Avatar – Stephen E. Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
District 9 – Julian Clarke
Inglourious Basterds – Sally Menke
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – Joe Klotz
Best Visual Effects:
Avatar – Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones (WINNER)
District 9 – Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken
Star Trek – Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton
Honorary Academy Awards
The Academy held its 1st Annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 14, 2009, during which the following awards were presented.
Academy Honorary Awards:
Lauren Bacall
Roger Corman
Gordon Willis
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award:
John Calley