It’s hard to believe it took 82 years for a female director to earn the field’s top honor, but as Barbara Streisand said in announcing Kathryn Bigelow as winner for the Oscar for Best Director, “The time has come.”
As happens in many years, the winner of Best Director and Best Picture were the same. The Hurt Locker took the Academy Awards’ top award in its story of a bomb-defusing squad in the war in Iraq.
Bigelow’s lead, Best Actor nominee Jeremy Renner, did not win, but that was hardly a surprise, given Jeff Bridges‘ expected win for Crazy Heart.
By the time Bigelow’s war opus was done this Oscar night, The Hurt Locker had earned six Academy Awards.
Bigelow’s ex-husband, James Cameron, had a film in the running as well, a little flick called Avatar. The blue-people movie also did not go home empty handed, receiving a number of well deserved technical awards.
And when it came to the Oscars’ top six categories — Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor — SheKnows Entertainment was spot on in our predictions!
2010 Oscar winners
The Oscar scorecard:
Best motion picture of the year: The Hurt Locker
Performance by an actor in a leading role: Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
Performance by an actress in a leading role: Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
Performance by an actor in a supporting role: Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Performance by an actress in a supporting role: Mo’Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Best animated feature film of the year: Up
Achievement in art direction: Avatar
Achievement in cinematography: Avatar
Achievement in costume design: The Young Victoria
Achievement in directing: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Best documentary feature: The Cove
Best documentary short subject: Music by Prudence
Achievement in film editing: The Hurt Locker
Best foreign language film of the year: El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Argentina
Achievement in makeup: Star Trek
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score): Up
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song): The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)
Best animated short film: Logorama
Best live action short film: The New Tenants
Achievement in sound editing: The Hurt Locker
Achievement in sound mixing: The Hurt Locker
Achievement in visual effects: Avatar
Adapted screenplay: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Original screenplay: The Hurt Locker