The Hurt Locker beat out heavily favoured Avatar to win Best Picture and Best Director at the Academy Awards last night. I personally haven’t seen Hurt Locker yet, but if its considered better than Avatar, than it must be good! It was the first nomination and win for Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow. The funny part? Kathryn Bigelow is Avatar Director James Cameron’s ex-wife.

Jeff Bridges won best actor in a leading role for Crazy Heart. Christoph Waltz won best actor in supporting role for Inglourious Basterds.

Sandra Bullock won best actress in a leading role for The Blind Side. Mo’Nique won best actress in supporting role for Previous.

One of my favourite movies this year, and one that I thought should have been nominated for Best Picture was UP. It did however win Best Animated Picture.

Avatar would only win 3 Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and the guaranteed Best Visual Effects.

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