82nd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS
Oscars. The clothing was simple, lot of ivory, silver and taupe…almost no one had on a necklace, only a few pairs of earrings…less is more (including a NO Tiger Woods joke rule). The telecast, not so much. 3.5 hours – Kathryn Bigelow first female director to ever win Best Director for Hurt Locker, then it became Best Picture despite earning only $15 mill at the box office. (won 6 in total) – Avatar won 3.
Hosts – Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin…meh?
VERY predictable winners - MO'NIQUE, CHRISTOPH WALTZ, JEFF BRIDGES and SANDRA BULLOCK. (PS, how funny that Saturday night, Sandra Bullock won the Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Worst Actress Award of 2009) – she said she’s gonna keep them side by side.
Producers promised the show would be hip, exciting and a different take. The only things I found odd were:
· Neil Patrick Harris opened (Martin Short was supposed to join him but had a family emergency)
· That they said “and the winner is” - - breaking tradition of “And the Oscar goes to”….
· They forgot Farah Fawcett in the memoriam. (Dr T and the Women, Logan’s Run)- do you think someone's head is rolling today??
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Best Picture- 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: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Best Director- Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Best Adapted Screenplay- Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Best Original Screenplay- The Hurt Locker
Best Animated Feature Film- Up
Best Foreign Language Film- El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Argentina
Best Original Score- Up
Best Original Song- "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)," from Crazy Heart, Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
Best Sound Mixing- The Hurt Locker
Best Sound Editing- The Hurt Locker
Best Art Direction- Avatar
Best Cinematography- Avatar
Best Visual Effects- Avatar
Best Film Editing- The Hurt Locker
Best Costume- The Young Victoria
Best Makeup- Star Trek
Best Documentary Feature- The Cove
Best Documentary (Short Subject)- Music by Prudence
Best Animated Short Film- Logorama
Best Live Action Short Film- The New Tenants
ALICE FELL DOWN THE HOLE, INTO A PILE OF MONEY!
Holy crap! Alice in Wonderland made $116 million dollars this weekend…a record for a 3D movie, even surpasses Avatar’s first weekend. Put in perspective, the 2nd place movie -cop drama Brooklyn's Finest made 13 million. YIKES.
JASON MARRIES MOLLY
Tonight Jason Mesnick marries Molly on The Bachelor wedding special. While that’s going on, Jake the Pilot is putting out rumors that he is trying to get back together with his ex girlfriend. He’s saying they broke up before the show, she’s claiming she has proof that that’s not true. Oh Mr Squeaky clean might not be so squeaky.
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