Tuesday, January 4, 2011

82nd Academy Awards winners and show

Let's do the time warp ... again......




OK, not really. This isn't about "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". But I was doing some cleaning up and realized that there are a number of blog posts that I drafted and was very close to finishing but never did so never posted them. And they're kinda old but still worth posting, I think. Like this one, which is about the Oscars from last year. (Hey, I didn't have enough in my draft regarding the Super Bowl game/ads from last year, so I just deleted that. You're welcome.)


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First, the awards.

Best Picture
The Hurt Locker

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique, Precious

Best Original Screenplay
The Hurt Locker, written by Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay
Precious, screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

Best Animated Feature Film
Up

Best Score
Michael Giacchino, Up

Best Original Song
"The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)", Crazy Heart, Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone

Best Film Editing
The Hurt Locker

Best Art Direction
Avatar

Best Cinematography
Avatar

Best Costume Design
The Young Victoria

Best Makeup
Star Trek

Best Visual Effects
Avatar

Best Sound Editing
The Hurt Locker

Best Sound Mixing
The Hurt Locker


"The Hurt Locker" ended up with a total of 6 awards, and "Avatar" received 4 awards. "Crazy Heart", "Precious" and "Up" all received 2 awards.




I am decidedly not happy about the increase of nominees from 5 to 10 in the Best Picture category. Sure, it means additional films get nominated, but for me, it dilutes the category. 1943 was the last time there were 10 nominees in the Best Picture category. I want to know which films were in the top 5, the ones who would have still received the nomination had they not expanded the nominee list.


Random comments about the show:


Kathy Ireland - She had really weird hair.

Maggie Gyllenhall - Very pretty blue dress.

Sandra Bullock - Her dress was pretty but her hair and makeup were kinda weird.

Helen Mirren - She had a beautiful dress and looked great.

Sarah Jessica Parker - Weird dress

Cameron Diaz - Pretty dress

Miley Cyrus - The bodice of her dressed looked like an undergarment, and she was standing hunched over.

Kate Winslet - Beautiful, classic look.

John Hughes tribute - Liked it and that it included Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick and the kids.

Zoe Saldana - She had a weird train on her dress.

Queen Latifah - She had a pretty dress - sparkles!

Charlize Theron - What was with the bodice of her dress?

Michelle Pfeiffer - Beautiful dress

tributes to Best Actor and Best Actress nominees by co-stars - Better than last year.

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