The Hurt Locker Bags 6 Academy Awards at OscarsMarch 8th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Well, the much anticipated, long awaited Oscar Awards Show is over. Most of the results were not surprising. Sandra Bullock won Best Supporting Actress for her work in the movie, “The Blind Side” and the only thing that truly surprised me about this was the fact that this was her first Oscar. Jeff Bridges won Best Leading Actor, for his performance in the movie, “Crazy Heart.”
Geoffrey Fletcher took home Best Adapted Screenplay for “Precious” and MoNique won Best Supporting Actress for the same movie. Star Trek won Best Make-up, which Avatar surprisingly was not nominated for.
But the night’s big winner was “The Hurt Locker.” This movie was directed by Kathryn Bigalow, who became the first woman to ever win an Oscar for Best Director for her work in this movie. She is the fourth woman to ever be nominated for an Oscar in Directing. This was only one of many…six to be exact. “The Hurt Locker” won six out of the nine Oscars that it was nominated for.
Mark Boal won “Best Original Screenplay” for the same movie, for his story, based on events which he witnessed when he was an embedded journalist in the war. He is being sued for this work, however. The full story can be seen here.
“The Hurt Locker” also walked away with Best Picture, Best Sound Editing, for Paul N.J. Ottosson’s work, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editor, for contributions by Bob Murawski and Chris Innis.
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