Monday, March 8, 2010

The 82nd Academy Awards: Best Actors, Actresses & Film

The 82nd annual Academy Awards aired Sunday on ABC (Los Angeles) and were filled with surprises and fan-favorites in its head categories. The awards were hosted by comedians Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

In the first award of the night, Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Nazi Colonel Hanz Landa in "Inglourious Bastards." Waltz was the recipient of a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the same role in the same category.

Mo'Nique followed later in the evening with Best Supporting Actress in "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire." She won a Golden Globe for this role and thanked husband Sidney Hicks for his inspiration.

Jeff Bridges, an anticipated winner, happily accepted his award for Best Actor in "Crazy Heart," opposite Oscar-nominated Maggie Gyllenhaal. He won a Golden Globe for this role and acknowledged his first win out of 5 Oscar nominations.

Sandra Bullock, a fan, some say, "world" favorite, won Best Actress for her role in "The Blind Side," for which she additionally won a Golden Globe.  Bullock dedicated the the award to her mother, whom she says gave her much inspiration throughout her life and her career.

In a surprise to many, Kathryn Bigalow won Best Director and Best Picture for her film "The Hurt Locker," making her the first woman to ever win in the Best Director and Best Picture categories. This was the upset to James Cameron's "Avatar," whom is the ex-husband of winner Kathryn Bigalow.

Cameron, nonetheless, applauded Bigalow and her staff after "Hurt Locker" was announced as a 2-time winner.

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