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Academy Awards from the 2009-2010 season



The 82nd Academy Awards aired live Sunday, March 7, 2010 on ABC hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin

This season the frontrunner for most Oscars has changed several times. Since the Academy raised the best picture nominees field from five to ten positions, more and more films thought they could get nominated this year. The Dark Knight easily would have made the 10 last year if there were 10 nominees. This year it was a similar movie like District 9 getting in because of then 10, however, Star Trek missed out. It originally started out with the buzz of Nine, Invictus, and The Lovely Bones, but those fell off the radar. Precious was strong at the start of the Oscar season but slipped away to Up in the Air. Once Avatar was released, it took over the spotlight. In the midst of all this, The Hurt Locker hung in there and came a top contender.

 

Sixth Annual Coverage!
(Film Prophet's Frontrunners are in order from top to bottom in each column)

 

Avatar

Kathryn Bigelow

Jeff Bridges

Sandra Bullock

And the Oscar goes to...
The Hurt Locker
And the Oscar goes to...
 Kathryn Bigelow
And the Oscar goes to...
Jeff Bridges
And the Oscar goes to...
Sandra Bullock
Will Win:
Avatar or The Hurt Locker
Will Win:
Kathryn Bigelow
Will Win:
Jeff Bridges
Will Win:
Sandra Bullock
Should Win:
Up in the Air
Should Win:
Quentin Tarantino
Should Win:
Jeff Bridges
Should Win:
Sandra Bullock
Final Prediction:
Avatar
Final Prediction:
Kathryn Bigelow
Final Prediction:
Jeff Bridges
Final Prediction:
Sandra Bullock
BEST PICTURE
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Up in the Air
Precious
Up
An Education
The Blind Side
District 9
A Serious Man
BEST DIRECTOR
Kathyrn Bigelow
(The Hurt Locker)
James Cameron
(Avatar)
Quentin Tarantino
(Inglourious Basterds)
Jason Reitman
(Up in the Air)
Lee Daniels
(Precious)
BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges
(Crazy Heart)

George Clooney
(Up in the Air)
Jeremy Renner
(The Hurt Locker)
Morgan Freeman
(Invictus)
Colin Firth
(A Single Man)
BEST ACTRESS
Sandra Bullock
(The Blind Side)
Meryl Streep
(Julie & Julia)

Carey Mulligan
(An Education)
Gabourey Sidibe
(Precious)
Helen Mirren
(The Last Station)

Christoph Waltz

Mo'Nique

Up in the Air Inglourious Basterds
And the Oscar goes to...
 Christoph Waltz
And the Oscar goes to...
 Mo'Nique
And the Oscar goes to...
 Precious
And the Oscar goes to...
 The Hurt Locker
Will Win:
Christoph Waltz
Will Win:
Mo'Nique
Will Win:
Up in the Air
Will Win:
The Hurt Locker or Inglourious Basterds
Should Win:
Christoph Waltz
Should Win:
Mo'Nique
Should Win:
Up in the Air
Should Win:
Inglourious Basterds or Up
Final Prediction:
Christoph Waltz
Final Prediction:
Mo'Nique
Final Prediction:
Up in the Air
Final Prediction:
Inglourious Basterds
SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz
(Inglourious Basterds)
Stanley Tucci
(The Lovely Bones)
Woody Harrelson
(The Messenger)
Christopher Plummer
(The Last Station)
Matt Damon
(Invictus)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mo'Nique
(Precious)
Anna Kendrick
(Up in the Air)

Vera Farmiga
(Up in the Air)
Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Crazy Heart)

Penelope Cruz
(Nine)
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Up in the Air
Precious
An Education
District 9
In the Loop
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Inglourious Basterds
The Hurt Locker
Up
A Serious Man
The Messenger

Oscar night notes:
 

Film Prophet's highlights of the show:

~ It was The Hurt Locker's night winning the most Oscars with 6, 3 for Avatar, 2 for Precious, Crazy Heart, & Up
~ Up in the Air left the night empty handed after 6 nominations = sad
~ District 9 didn't win anything either = sad
~ Inglourious Basterds only one won out of 8 nominations = sad
~ Up won original score and animated picture = not sad
~ Tons of Best Picture nominations went home empty handed also. The meaning of it is completely lessen by stretching it to 10 now losing the prestige of it all. Why not make 10 in other categories then?
- In the past four years, the director who won the Oscar had the best picture winner.

~ It was a four hour award show to present 24 awards on television. Basically length was an issue as it usually is. It is a live show but cut down on the commercials next time or the nominated film clips.
~ On another note, we made it through an entire award show without seeing Jamie Foxx parading around. He was at a viewing party and he would have made the Oscars even longer if he was on stage. It took him 5 minutes to sit down when he came out for Leno's first show back on The Tonight Show.
~ Street dancing to the musical scores for its category was pointless and only extended the show but also made up for no song performances.

~ Neil Patrick Harris opened it up with a song and dance with mediocre lyrics before the actual opening with the hosts
~ Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin weren't so visible as hosts during the show. Martin looked natural, as it was his third time.
~ It wasn't the same without Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt at the Oscars. Usually, Pitt & Jolie have front row seats. Instead, Streep & Clooney got the most face time.
~ Precious and The Hurt Locker got the most time
~ Robin Williams stepped in for the late Heath Ledger to present supporting actress.
~ I want to see more of Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air roles in the future.
~ Ben Stiller had the best segment on the show dressing up completely like a Na'vi from Avatar.
~ The horror tribute was ok until it showed it could be anything.
~ The film shorts part of showing directors who made shorts and won Oscars and became big was inspiring.
~ The best part of the night wasn't Oscar related - it was the tribute for the late director John Hughes