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Hurt Locker wins Best Film Oscar

Director Kathryn Bigelow also wins battle of the directors, seeing off Avatar’s James Cameron.

Hurt Locker wins Best Film Oscar

The Hurt Locker on Monday carried off the Oscar for Best Movie, beating the big-budget blockbuster Avatar.

Its director Kathryn Bigelow also won the battle of the directors, seeing off Avatar’s James Cameron, also her former husband.

The Hurt Locker, which was filmed on location in Jordan, follows the trials and tribulations of a US bomb disposal unit working in Iraq. Meanwhile, Sandra Bullock has been named Best Actress at the Oscars for her role in The Blind Side. Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, a suburban mother who takes in a homeless African-American teenager and encourages his talents as a football player.

The actress has become the first person ever to win both an Oscar and a Razzie in the same year, after she made the unusual step of appearing in person to collect her award for the worst female performance for All About Steve.

Jeff Bridges has picked up the Best Actor award for Crazy Heart in which he plays an alcoholic country singer.

“Thank you, mom and dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession,” he said.

Christoph Waltz won the Best Supporting Actor for Inglourious Basterds, while Mo’Nique walked away with Best Supporting Actress for Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.

Meanwhile, top nominee Avatar has won best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects.

The other main contender, The Hurt Locker has won Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.


Best PictureThe Hurt Locker

Best ActorJeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

Best ActressSandra Bullock for The Blind Side

Best Supporting ActorChristoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting ActressMo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Best Animated FilmUp Best Art DirectionAvatar

Best CinematographyAvatar

Best DirectorKathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker

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Mohamed AlHashemi 10 years ago

For all of you who didn’t see the movie it’s based on a bomb squad part of the US army stationed at Iraq. It’s devoided of any plot progress as it goes through different missions across I think 30 days (Their leader rotation). Don’t get me wrong….The movie DOES deliver the feeling of how to live through a war facing death and hardships (In a very boring way). My main problem (and it’s self apparent) is that the film shamelessly portrays –again- the American hero who is the only person with feelings and virtue in comparison to the Iraqi people including the very bad acting terrorists (At one point I laughed at the one sniper laying down sunbathing next to the goats! I mean COME ON!)

Devon 10 years ago

Mohd I see that you point out that the Best Picture award went to a film "shamelessly portraying the American hero." Now dont get me wrong as I am not American but the Oscars are an American awards night...........