The Hurt Locker stumps Avatar to bag Oscars for Best Picture


MUMBAI: Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker stumped James Cameron’s sci-fi adventure Avatar to take home the Oscars for the Best Picture.

Additionally, Bigelow created history by becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. In all, The Hurt Locker bagged six Oscars including the following categories: Writing (Original Screenplay), Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

On the other hand, Avatar took home three Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

The Best Actor in a Leading Role went to Jeff Bridges for his performance in Crazy Heart, whereas Sandra Bullock took home the Best Actress in a Leading Role statuette for The Blind Side. Christoph Waltz bagged the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Inglourious Basterds, whereas the Best Actress in a Supporting Role was given to Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.

Disney/Pixar’s UP won the Oscar for the Best Animated Feature Film, whereas Michael Giacchino also bagged the Best Music (Original Score) for the animated film.

The Oscar for Costume Design went to Sandy Powell for The Young Victoria. Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens bagged the Best Documentary Feature award for The Cove, whereas Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett’s Music by Prudence bagged the award for Best Documentary Short.

The Best Foreign Language Film went to Argentina’s Juan José Campanella for The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos). The Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film went to Logorama, whereas the Best Short Film – Live Action was bagged by The New Tenants.

Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow won the Best Make Up award for Star Trek. The Oscar for the Best Adapted Screenplay went to Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.