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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Live Coverage of The 82nd Annual Academy Awards!

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards are on tonight. It’s been a great Oscar-season, and it is hard to believe it’s almost over.

The telecast starts at 8:00 PM EST, on CTV and ABC, the actual awards ceremony starts at 8:30. We will be having live updates during the telecast, so keep it tuned to One Movie, Five Views.

Get a full list of nominees here. We will be updating this post with the nominees as they are announced, winners will be in bold. I will also be including my commentary on the wins and losses.

I hope you’ll all be watching the Oscars. After all, the only thing more exciting than watching the Oscars on TV is actually being in attendance. The only thing more exciting than that is being called up on stage!

-John C.


Nominees and winners for The 82nd Annual Academy Awards!

1 - Actor in a Supporting Role:

Matt Damon-Invictus

Woody Harrelson-The Messenger

Christopher Plummer-The Last Station

Stanley Tucci-The Lovely Bones

Christoph Waltz-Inglourious Basterds

-It's a bingo!

2 - Animated Feature Film:


Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Princess and the Frog

The Secret of Kells


-Great win. Gonna be hard to top Pete Docter's acceptance speech. Loved the video of all the nominees.

3 - Music (Original Song):

Almost There-The Princess and the Frog

Down in New Orleans-The Princess and the Frog

Loin de Paname-Paris 36

Take It All-Nine

The Weary Kind-Crazy Heart

-Great movie, great song.

4 - Writing (Original Screenplay):

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

The Messenger

A Serious Man


-First win for The Hurt Locker, en route to probable Best Picture.

5 - Short Film (Animated):

French Roast

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)


A Matter of Loaf and Death

6 - Documentary Short:

China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Teaars of Sichuan Province

The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

Music by Prudence

Rabbit à la Berlin

7 - Short Film (Live Action):

The Door

Instead of Abracadabra


Miracle Fish

The New Tenants

8 - Makeup

Il Divo

Star Trek

The Young Victoria

-Star Trek had great make-up - but presenter Ben Stiller's Na'Vi costume was amazing.

9 - Writing (Adapted Screenplay):

District 9

An Education

In the Loop


Up in the Air

-First surprise of the night. Hopefully Up in the Air doesn't go home empty handed.

10 - Actress in a Supporting Role:

Penélope Cruz-Nine

Vera Fermiga-Up in the Air

Maggie Gyllenhaal-Crazy Heart

Anna Kendrick-Up in the Air


-Five very deserving contenders, but alas, Mo'Nique was destined to win. Great acceptance speech.

11 - Art Direction:


The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


Sherlock Holmes

The Young Victoria

-Avatar's first win - of the night.

12 - Costume Design:

Bright Star

Coco Before Chanel

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


The Young Victoria

-Another period piece wins in this category - loved the acceptance speech.

13 - Sound Editing:


The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Star Trek


-Very deserving - The Hurt Locker's 2nd win. Love the description of both sound categories.

14 - Sound Mixing:


The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Star Trek

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

-Very deserving - The Hurt Locker's 3rd win.

15 - Cinematography:


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

The White Ribbon

-Avatar's 2nd win. Touching acceptance speech.

16 - Music (Original Score):

James Horner-Avatar

Alexandre Desplat-Fantastic Mr. Fox

Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders-The Hurt Locker

Hans Zimmer-Sherlock Holmes

Michael Giacchino-Up

-Michael Giacchino - one of the best composers working today - has finally been recognized with a much deserved Oscar. Both Michael and Pete were both wearing Grape Soda bottle caps - so am I.

17 - Visual Effects:


District 9

Star Trek

-Avatar wins. Three very deserving nominees, but best on a budget has to go to District 9.

18 - Documentary Feature:

Burma VJ

The Cove

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

Food, Inc.

Which Way Home

-A powerful, important film. Maybe now everyone will hear what the filmmakers had to say.

19 - Film Editing:


District 9

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds


-The masterful editing made for a powerful experience.

20 - Foriegn Language Film:


El Sevreto de Sus Ojos

The Milk of Sorrow

Un Prophète

The White Ribbon

-El Sevreto de Sus Ojos pulls an upset over Un Prophète and The White Ribbon.

21 - 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

-The Dude abides! - Jeff Bridges wins Best Actor. Very deserved - great acceptance speech. So glad he didn't get cut off.

22 - Actress in a Leading Role:

Sandra Bullock-The Blind Side

Helen Mirren-The Last Station

Carey Mulligan-An Education

Gabourey Sidebe-Precious

Meryl Streep-Julie & Julia

-The first person ever to win an Oscar and Razzie on the same weekend. She's very deserving of both awards. She gave an amazing speech.

23 - Best Director:

James Cameron-Avatar

Kathryn Bigelow-The Hurt Locker

Quentin Tarantino-Inglourious Basterds

Lee Daniels-Precious

Jason Reitman-Up in the Air

-The first woman ever to win a Best Director Oscar.

24 - Best Picture:


The Blind Side

District 9

An Education

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire

A Serious Man


Up in the Air

-Ten very good films - one very deserving winner.

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