And the Oscar goes


(El Topo) #1

Well a SW as never won a oscar (as it ?) but neither Hitchcook or Cassavetes so what.

My bet for best film The Hurt Locker, I hope it isn’t Avatar ( i prefer the wife ex)
Put your last hour bets, and talk about the winners

Adeus camaradas


(Lode) #2

not to mention Inglourious Basterds :wink:


(korano) #3

I’m hoping Inglourious Basterds get it for Best Picture. Will shake up things a bit. QT should also get best Director.

My money’s on Jeremy Renner for best actor. He’s been great in everything I’ve seen him in. He’s also in my favorite movie, Assassination of Jesse James. And he was spectacular in Hurt Locker.

I just hope Avatar doesn’t win.


(Lode) #4

I’m getting crazy if Waltz won’t win!


(korano) #5

I’m pretty happy:

Hurt Locker won best picture and best director deservedly beating out Fern gully, I mean Avatar, for the big awards.

I still would have liked to see Renner win but Jeff bridges was still a great choice.

And of course Waltz won!


(John Welles) #6

Up deservedly won it’s two awards (best music and best animation), which was a pet favorite of mine, so I’m happy. Avatar won three, all in speciall effects departments, which I think was what it deserve to win. Of course, I’m still dissapointed that Up didn’t win Best Picture…


(John Welles) #7

And the Oscar goes to…

Best Motion Picture of the Year
WINNER: The Hurt Locker (2008): Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro

Other Nominees:Avatar (2009): James Cameron, Jon Landau

The Blind Side (2009): Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson

District 9 (2009): Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham

An Education (2009): Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Lawrence Bender

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009): Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness

A Serious Man (2009): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Up (2009): Jonas Rivera

Up in the Air (2009/I): Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
WINNER: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart (2009)

Other Nominees:George Clooney for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Colin Firth for A Single Man (2009)

Morgan Freeman for Invictus (2009)

Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker (2008)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
WINNER: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side (2009)

Other Nominees:Helen Mirren for The Last Station (2009)

Carey Mulligan for An Education (2009)

Gabourey Sidibe for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia (2009)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
WINNER: Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Other Nominees:Matt Damon for Invictus (2009)

Woody Harrelson for The Messenger (2009/I)

Christopher Plummer for The Last Station (2009)

Stanley Tucci for The Lovely Bones (2009)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
WINNER: Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Other Nominees:Penélope Cruz for Nine (2009)

Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart (2009)

Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Best Achievement in Directing
WINNER: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2008)

Other Nominees:James Cameron for Avatar (2009)

Lee Daniels for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Jason Reitman for Up in the Air (2009/I)

Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
WINNER: The Hurt Locker (2008): Mark Boal

Other Nominees:Inglourious Basterds (2009): Quentin Tarantino

The Messenger (2009/I): Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman

A Serious Man (2009): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Up (2009): Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Thomas McCarthy

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
WINNER: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009): Geoffrey Fletcher

Other Nominees:District 9 (2009): Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

An Education (2009): Nick Hornby

In the Loop (2009): Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche

Up in the Air (2009/I): Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner

Best Achievement in Cinematography
WINNER: Avatar (2009): Mauro Fiore

Other Nominees:Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009): Christian Berger

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009): Bruno Delbonnel

The Hurt Locker (2008): Barry Ackroyd

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Robert Richardson

Best Achievement in Editing
WINNER: The Hurt Locker (2008): Bob Murawski, Chris Innis

Other Nominees:Avatar (2009): Stephen E. Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron

District 9 (2009): Julian Clarke

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Sally Menke

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009): Joe Klotz

Best Achievement in Art Direction
WINNER: Avatar (2009): Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair

Other Nominees:The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009): David Warren, Anastasia Masaro, Caroline Smith

Nine (2009): John Myhre, Gordon Sim

Sherlock Holmes (2009): Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

The Young Victoria (2009): Patrice Vermette, Maggie Gray

Best Achievement in Costume Design
WINNER: The Young Victoria (2009): Sandy Powell

Other Nominees:Bright Star (2009): Janet Patterson

Coco avant Chanel (2009): Catherine Leterrier

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009): Monique Prudhomme

Nine (2009): Colleen Atwood

Best Achievement in Makeup
WINNER: Star Trek (2009): Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, Joel Harlow

Other Nominees:Il divo (2008): Aldo Signoretti, Vittorio Sodano

The Young Victoria (2009): John Henry Gordon, Jenny Shircore

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
WINNER: Up (2009): Michael Giacchino

Other Nominees:Avatar (2009): James Horner

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009): Alexandre Desplat

The Hurt Locker (2008): Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders

Sherlock Holmes (2009): Hans Zimmer

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
WINNER: Crazy Heart (2009): T-Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham(“The Weary Kind”)

Other Nominees:Faubourg 36 (2008): Reinhardt Wagner, Frank Thomas(“Loin de Paname”)

Nine (2009): Maury Yeston(“Take It All”)

The Princess and the Frog (2009): Randy Newman(“Almost There”)

The Princess and the Frog (2009): Randy Newman(“Down in New Orleans”)

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
WINNER: The Hurt Locker (2008): Paul N.J. Ottosson, Ray Beckett

Other Nominees:Avatar (2009): Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Tony Johnson

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Mark Ulano

Star Trek (2009): Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson, Peter J. Devlin

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009): Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Geoffrey Patterson

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
WINNER: The Hurt Locker (2008): Paul N.J. Ottosson

Other Nominees:Avatar (2009): Christopher Boyes, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Wylie Stateman

Star Trek (2009): Mark P. Stoeckinger, Alan Rankin

Up (2009): Michael Silvers, Tom Myers

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
WINNER: Avatar (2009): Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andy Jones

Other Nominees:District 9 (2009): Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros, Matt Aitken

Star Trek (2009): Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh, Burt Dalton

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
WINNER: Up (2009): Pete Docter

Other Nominees:Coraline (2009): Henry Selick

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009): Wes Anderson

The Princess and the Frog (2009): John Musker, Ron Clements

The Secret of Kells (2009): Tomm Moore

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
WINNER: El secreto de sus ojos (2009)(Argentina)

Other Nominees:Ajami (2009)(Israel)

Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)(Germany)

Un prophète (2009)(France)

La teta asustada (2009)(Peru)

Best Documentary, Features
WINNER: The Cove (2009): Louie Psihoyos, Fisher Stevens

Other Nominees:Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008): Anders Østergaard, Lise Lense-Møller

Food, Inc. (2008): Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009): Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith

Which Way Home (2009): Rebecca Cammisa

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
WINNER: Music by Prudence (2010): Roger Ross Williams, Elinor Burkett

Other Nominees:China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (2009) (TV): Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill

The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner (2009): Daniel Junge, Henry Ansbacher

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (2009) (TV): Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Królik po berlinsku (2009): Bartosz Konopka, Anna Wydra

Best Short Film, Animated
WINNER: Logorama (2009): Nicolas Schmerkin

Other Nominees:French Roast (2008): Fabrice Joubert

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty (2008): Nicky Phelan, Darragh O’Connell

La dama y la muerte (2009): Javier Recio Gracia

Wallace and Gromit in ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’ (2008) (TV): Nick Park

Best Short Film, Live Action
WINNER: The New Tenants (2009): Joachim Back, Tivi Magnusson

Other Nominees:The Door (2008): Juanita Wilson, James Flynn

Istället för abrakadabra (2008): Patrik Eklund, Mathias Fjällström

Kavi (2009): Gregg Helvey

Miracle Fish (2009): Luke Doolan, Drew Bailey


(scherpschutter) #8

I don’t pay much attention to the Oscars normally.
Most of the time I haven’t seen many films or performances that were nominated, so having a motivated opinion is impossible.

I’m not really looking forward to The Hurt Locker; it’s a movie about a war that is too fresh. In order to make a reflective war movie, you need time to digest the events, in order to make a straightforward action movie, you need more distance to the material.

I’m a bit surprised by Sandra Bullock’s Oscar; good looking girl, nice person, but rather average as an actress. Haven’t seen the movie, but I’m sure there were better performances than hers this year. A bit of tactical choice, I suppose: she’s in the business for a few decades now, most people like her, few people dislike her, so there you are

We probably also have too many Oscars and too many nominations; it makes the event, and the effect of its outcome, less important.


(Stanton) #9

Sandra Bullock also received an award as worst actress last week. Same film maybe?

I’m surprised about The Hurt Locker (and haven’t seen it). It was a flop in Germany. Did it make money in the USA?

At least the Academy proves that it is not that predictable as many people like to think.


(scherpschutter) #10

[quote=“Stanton, post:9, topic:2268”]Sandra Bullock also received an award as worst actress last week. Same film maybe?

I’m surprised about The Hurt Locker (and haven’t seen it). It was a flop in Germany. Did it make money in the USA?

At least the Academy proves that it is not that predictable as many people like to think.[/quote]

Sandra: I think it was another movie. The winning performance, or better the movie in question, won’t be released overhere. It’s about one of those typically American sports (I think football but I’m not sure, could also be baseball) and those films are box-office poison in Europe.

The Hurt Locker: It was an enormous flop here too, as a result it has already been released on rental DVD. I think most people aren’t very fond of watching movies about wars that is going on or have just finished.


(John Welles) #11

Nope, it was All About Steve. But it’s still ironic that she wins a Razzie on the Saturday and then wins an Oscar on the Sunday.


(Frank Talby) #12

unless those movies were about WW2 filmed and released during WW2… propaganda at its finest.


(Paco Roman) #13

Good to see that Waltz has won this little statuette. Bad that Haneke didn’t won it.
I’ve seen The Hurt Locker recently on DVD. It’s a good movie but there are many more better war movies. I would have preffered Inglorious Basterds, Up to the Air, District 9 and Avatar over The Hurt Locker. 8)


(scherpschutter) #14

That’s right, Frank, but I don’t think it’s possible these days to score a hit with a propaganda war movie
Would be interesting, of course, to know why not. Apparently we experience ‘our’ wars differently from the way WWII was experienced by our parents and grandparents.


(Frank Talby) #15

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:14, topic:2268”]That’s right, Frank, but I don’t think it’s possible these days to score a hit with a propaganda war movie
Would be interesting, of course, to know why not. Apparently we experience ‘our’ wars differently from the way WWII was experienced by our parents and grandparents.[/quote]

We are bombarded (literally) by non-stop war footage ever since Vietnam and we get our updates daily on the war’s progress in Iraq and Afghanistan. There’s nothing that could sway the vote on disasters such as those.

and I am glad Christoph got the best supporting actor as well. I knew as soon as I saw the movie he would get some recognition.


(korano) #16

Regarding The Hurt Locker:

The film is not a sappy “war is hell” film. It is an anti war film in theme but as a film, it is mostly an examination of the daily life of the people in the military who’s job it is to defuse bombs. And the suspense is killer. So, the modern Iraqi setting is, to me, justified. As we didn’t face these types of problems as much in past wars.


(Frank Talby) #17

[quote=“korano, post:16, topic:2268”]Regarding The Hurt Locker:

The film is not a sappy “war is hell” film. It is an anti war film in theme but as a film, it is mostly an examination of the daily life of the people in the military who’s job it is to defuse bombs. And the suspense is killer. So, the modern Iraqi setting is, to me, justified. As we didn’t face these types of problems as much in past wars.[/quote]

Most of the war films that were created after the war they depict are Anti-War - unless they are the guts and glory WW2 movies or the macaroni combat movies from Italy. I think the only pro-Vietnam movie was the incredibly terrible The Green Berets which was produced at the height of the conflict in 1968.


(John Welles) #18

Now that the Oscar Nominations are going to be released in a few hours time, I think it’s appropriate that I should resurrect this thread from the dead.


(El Topo) #19

A zombie thread


(Phil H) #20

Last year I did pretty well with predictions; getting 3 out of 4 of the top awards correct without seeing any of the films involved.

I’m afraid these awards have become increasingly predictable and meaningless over the years.