Monday, March 8, 2010

And The Winner is...

...The Little Movie that Could!  Congrats to The Hurt Locker for slaying the Avatar dragon in an otherwise ho-hum Oscar show -- and to Kathryn Bigelow for becoming the first woman to win Best Director.  Glad they got rid of the corny "And the Oscar goes to..." and brought back "And the winner is..." after 22 years.  No big surprises -- maybe the biggest was Precious beating the likes of Up in the Air for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Mostly boring, laundry-list speeches though Christoph Waltz' was solid.  Best speech of the night was by Michael Giacchino who won Best Score for Up and thanked his parents for always allowing him to follow his creative dreams and concluded with: "If you want to be creative, get out there and do it. It’s not a waste of time. Do it. OK?" (Full transcript of his speech HERE.)

I wonder what James Cameron thought of the evening...


  1. So happy for the Hurt Locker and K-Big! What a great capper to a pretty garden-variety ceremony.

    And as much as I was pulling for someone besides Sandra Bullock for Best Actress she did have a pretty charming speech, too.

  2. Indeed! and you're right about Bullock, too. Was hoping Carey Mulligan would pull the upset, but she'll have other chances to win I'm sure.


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