82nd Academy Awards

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I personally have not seen all the movies that were nominated.. errr… i only saw 3 of the nominees for Best Picture:  UP In the Air, UP, and District 9. I haven’t even seen Avatar! i’m a loser. Although I really, really want to see PRECIOUS and AN EDUCATION. so i’m not in the best position to critique on who should or should’ve not won. I’ll just make comments on the award show itself.

1st of all, why is that the Academy Awards Night 2009 is better than this year. i thought this year it was a little “boring”. considering that Last year, the Academy had to strip low of its budget because of the recession but i think they did a better job of it then. It could also be because the one man show of  Hugh Jackman is better than Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin combined.

2nd. was it just the broadcast that i got or there weren’t production numbers except that of Neil Patrick Harris’ opening? correct me if i’m wrong in this.

3rd. the Academy, like any other award shows (Golden Globes, SAG’s etc.) are “bastos” to the the winners, as they always cut off the speeches’ short because of time constraints. but i had to give it props this year coz they at least gave time for the winners to say their thank you’s without forcing them to hurry up.

4th. i dont know how the  sitting arrangements come about but they really had to determine and set their priorities straight. Why? why was The Precious Cast were placed at the far end almost giving them no importance when it is considering a nominee for best picture, actress and supporting actress and several others. The same case happened to Slumdog Millionaire last year and then i seeing some non-Academy related attendees ocupying better seats than these people who should actually get more recognition.

how about divide the seatings equally TO THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER ergo THE NOMINEES and say, no matter how popular some of the artist were, if they weren’t there for whatever of was just there to present an award for 5 minutes, give them their rightful seat. after all they weren’t up for the accolade. give the people who deserves it more their fair share of spotlight.

5th. i know they are up for ratings and stuff, but why was Miley Cyrus there? she’s an eyesore. it’s a good thing tho that she can talk and carry herself, coz if she didn’t she wouldve made a fool out of herself in there.

6th. i can’t hink of anymore but there are still more.

and gain they had to rub MERYL STREEP of her Greatness.. I would die happy, if i could be in the same breathing area as her.

anyways, here are the winners:

82nd Annual Academy Award Winners:

Best Picture:

  • Avatar
  • The Hurt Locker*
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • A Serious Man
  • An Education
  • Up
  • Up in the Air
  • District 9
  • The Blind Side

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart*
  • George Clooney – Up in the Air
  • Colin Firth – A Single Man
  • Morgan Freeman – Invictus
  • Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Matt Damon – Invictus
  • Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
  • Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
  • Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
  • Christoph Waltz – Inglorious Basterds*

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side*
  • Helen Mirren – The Last Station
  • Carey Mulligan – An Education
  • Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • Meryl Streep – Jule & Julia

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Penelope 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*

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Coraline
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Secret of Kells
  • Up*

Best Director

  • Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker*
  • James Cameron – Avatar
  • Quentin Tarantino – Inglorious Basterds
  • Lee Daniels – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • Jason Reitman – Up in the Air

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell – District 9
  • Nick Hornby – An Education
  • Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci, Tony Roche – In the Loop
  • Geoggery Fletcher – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire*
  • Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner – Up in the Air

Best Original Screenplay

  • Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker*
  • Quentin Tarantino – Inglorious Basterds
  • Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman – The Messenger
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – A Serious Man
  • Bob Peterson and Pete Docter – Up

“A Best Director Oscar for a woman on International Women’s Day” —-> Professional Heckler



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