2010 Oscars:The Academy Finally Gets it Right

As someone with a deep appreciation and passion for film, there is nothing that I anticipate more each year than the Oscars; This year more so than ever. Having viewed only a handful of the films nominated such as The Hurt Locker, Up in the Air, Inglourious Basterds, Avatar and District 9, I still felt as though this was the best batch of films nominated in a long time! But what really had me excited about this year was the idea that for the first time EVER a woman could win the award for Best Director! Toward the end of the night this was realized and so deserved. Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker made the perfect film in my opinion; Every shot counted and the end result was the textbook definition of what a great film should be. The crowd that I watched the 2010 Oscars with at the annual party called "Lights, Glamour, Action!", held by the Pittsburgh Film Office certainly seemed to share the same sentiments that the 2010 Oscars were the best in a while, with Hosts Steve Martin And Alec Baldwin making a great comedic duo and deserving films and actors receiving their accolades, such as Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock. Needless to say the with the great stars, great people and the amazing August Wilson Center venue in downtown Pittsburgh that this years Oscars were a complete success!

Pictures from the 2010 Oscars:

Pics from "Lights, Glamour, Action!" at the August Wilson Center:

In case you missed it, a complete list from e-online of Winners from the 2010 Oscars:

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



  1. when mo'nique wins an Oscar...i know the system is flawed