Hurt Locker’s Big Night, the Best of Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, and Lots and Lots of Logos
[inline:hurt]“The Hurt Locker” took home six, count ’em, six Oscars last night, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, as well as Best Editing, and two Sound awards. The latter three were big misses from my Oscar predictions last week — I thought “Avatar” would haul those in, and bring it’s total tally to six. Alas, it was reversed: Not only did “Hurt” win all the big non-acting awards, it was also the top trophy hauler of the night. (As big of a fan of “Hurt” as I am, I should have known, right?) As far as the other awards, not many big surprises. All the Acting winners that everyone predicted — Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Mo’nique, and Christoph Waltz — got their due. “Precious” winning Best Adapted Screenplay over “Up in the Air” was probably the biggest shock of the night.
Along with Best Foreign Language Film, I also totally whiffed on the three short categories (I went 16 for 24 overall). The Doc*mentary Short caused the biggest controversy of the night when one of the producers of the winning film pulled a Kanye and interrupted the director giving his speech. I also should have guessed that “Logorama” would win best Animated short. It’s the one nominee that I actually saw and actually have been meaning to share with you all over the past week, but just never got around to posting it. Well, it’s after the jump and well worth watching — the 16-minute movie took six years to make and is comprised entirely of more than 2,500 corporate logos.
Overall, we thought the show was decent, but not great, especially since there was such little drama. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, after their very funny opener, did their best to keep us interested (the “Paranormal Activity” parody was especially good). But alas, there are a lot of categories and a lot of commercial breaks. At least “The Hurt Locker” won, though, right?
- Motion Picture: “The Hurt Locker.”
- Actor: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart.”
- Actress: Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side.”
- Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds.”
- Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”
- Director: Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker.”
- Foreign Film: “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” Argentina.
- Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on the Novel `Push’ by Sapphire.”
- Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker.”
- Animated Feature Film: “Up.”
- Art Direction: “Avatar.”
- Cinematography: “Avatar.”
- Sound Mixing: “The Hurt Locker.”
- Sound Editing: “The Hurt Locker.”
- Original Score: “Up,” Michael Giacchino.
- Original Song: “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart,” Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.
- Costume: “The Young Victoria.”
- Doc*mentary Feature: “The Cove.”
- Doc*mentary (short subject): “Music by Prudence.”
- Film Editing: “The Hurt Locker.”
- Makeup: “Star Trek.”
- Live Action Short Film: “The New Tenants.”
- Visual Effects: “Avatar.”
- Animated Short Film: “Logorama.”
These videos will probably be removed soon, but here’s the best of Steve and Alec: