The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Winners (Live Updates)

Tonight is the big night and I’ve got the live updates of the winners as they come. The 82nd Academy Awards will take place on tonight, Sunday March, 7th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 8PM (EST) / 5PM (PST) and hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

Hopefully we’ll see the deserving winners, fun performances, great tributes and memorable moments. This was an amazing year of film and this should be a night that will be remembered in Hollywood. A great solo tribute to the late great John Hughes will also be done, which I am pretty excited for. ALSOOOO A SALUTE TO HORROR FILMS!!! Should be a great night.

And the Oscar goes too……

Results shown in order they are presented. Winners are in bold:

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Matt Damon – Invictus
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds (Winner)

Hurray! This is pretty exciting! Uber Bingo! This man definitely deserves this award. You can tell that he put his heart and soul into this amazing role. Congratulations to Christoph!

ANIMATED FEATURE:
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Up (Winner)

Certainly not unpredictable. This film was beautifully done and had a very compelling story. It is an incredible experience watching this wonderful animated feature. A great adventure and a well deserved Oscar.

ORIGINAL SONG:
“Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog
“Down in New Orleans” from The Princess and the Frog
“Loin de Paname” from Paris 36
“Take It All” from Nine
“The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart (Winner)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker (Winner)
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman – The Messenger
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – A Serious Man
Bob Peterson, Pete Docter – Up

Sorry to see Inglorious Basterds lose, but hey, sorry Quentin. Pretty much sums up, best original screenplay will lead to best picture? Let’s hope so! Good job Mark Boal!

ANIMATED SHORT:
French Roast
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)
Logorama (Winner)
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Logorama is awesome, I suggest if you haven’t watched it’s brilliance, watch it. It is so cool and has so many logos and its ridiculously well done.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
Music by Prudence (Winner)
Rabbit à la Berlin

LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Kavi
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants (Winner)

MAKEUP:
Il Divo
Star Trek  (Winner)
The Young Victoria

Definitely a good win. The Young Victoria will for sure win best costume, but make-up for sure goes to Star Trek. Nerds Win! Nerds Win!

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell – District 9
Nick Hornby – An Education
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche – In the Loop
Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (Winner)
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner – Up in the Air

Precious was really good and so was Up In The Air. It was a toss up, but I would have been happy with either of them. Good decision. Would have been interesting to see District 9 won.

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Penélope Cruz – Nine
Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (Winner)

This one was a pretty obvious choice. Although all showed great talented acting abilities, Mo’Nique definitely proved to be the top choice and deserved this for sure. She was so compelling and threw in so much emotion that it couldn’t have gone any other way.

ART DIRECTION:
Avatar (Winner)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

No brainer right here.

COSTUME DESIGN:
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
The Young Victoria (Winner)

SOUND EDITING:
Avatar
The Hurt Locker (Winner)
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Up

SOUND MIXING:
Avatar
The Hurt Locker (Winner)
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Mauro Fiore – Avatar (Winner)
Bruno Delbonnel – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Barry Ackroyd – The Hurt Locker
Robert Richardson – Inglourious Basterds
Christian Berger – The White Ribbon

Mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

ORIGINAL SCORE:
James Horner – Avatar
Alexandre Desplat – Fantastic Mr. Fox
Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders – The Hurt Locker
Hans Zimmer – Sherlock Holmes
Michael Giacchino – Up (Winner)

That was the coolest presentation of the nominees ever. The dancing was so whimsical and graceful. So good. A great win for Up with its fantastic score.

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Avatar (Winner)
District 9
Star Trek

A pretty obvious choice. If it didn’t win I’d laugh.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Burma VJ
The Cove (Winner)
Food, Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home

A great win for a monumental documentary of great caliber. This movie was so shocking and great. Food Inc. was also grand, but The Cove just hit a larger note.

FILM EDITING:
Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker (Winner)
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Wooooo! Great editing in this film! A great Sam Raimi shout out!

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Ajami (Israel)
El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Argentina) (Winner)
The Milk of Sorrow (Peru)
Un Prophète (France)
The White Ribbon (Germany)

Predicted that one totally wrong.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart (Winner)
George Clooney – Up in the Air
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

Never saw the film unfortunately, but word is he was pretty good in it. Obviously they weren’t lying to me. This is Bridges fifth nomination and first win. Well deserved and hats off to you. The dude abides.

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side (Winner)
Helen Mirren – The Last Station
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Well this was a surprise and a not so big surprise. She was great in the role, but something about it was a little stale. I feel like she deserved it as it was her time. Bullock is a decent actress and I am glad she got the award in a sense. I felt the performance was similar to that of Julia Roberts in Erin Brockevich. Would have been interesting to see Mulligan or Sidibe to win.

DIRECTOR:
James Cameron – Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker (Winner)!!!!
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air

Suck it James Cameron. I really wanted to see Bigelow give Cameron the DX “suck it” chop to his face when she turned around to face him. WELL DESERVED! This is a great achievement and the first female to win best director.

BEST PICTURE:

Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker (WINNER))!!!!!!!
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

YES! YES ! AND YES!!!!! This is such an amazing night! Suck it James Cameron!!! SUCK IT HARD!!! The Hurt Locker completely blows Avatar away!!! This was such a good night for film!!! The Hurt Locker was such a great film!!!

Overall a great night. Up In The Air unfortunately went empty handed. It was surprisingly funny, with some bad dry humor. Great tributes with the deceased, a horror tribute, and a great John Hughes tribute. The awards definitely went over time by a half hour, but who cares. It was a great night in the history of cinema!

(Update)

This picture probably explains the outcome of the night…………

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