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Oscars and how they differ from popular opinion

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82nd Annual Academy Awards
Kathryn Bigelow on her way to accept the Academy Award for Best Director

It is interesting how the Oscar winners differ from popular expectations. Our poll had Avatar as the winner, followed by Inglourious Basterds and, in equal third, the actual Oscar winner The Hurt Locker.

This way, at least the winner will benefit with extra box office takings. It is hard to see how Avatar could have done any better as a winner, with its runaway box office figures. This year’s awards also give the Oscars, after three other possibles in previous years, its first womon Best Director award.

Avatar did get three Oscars, Visual Effects, Art Direction and Cinematography. This was certainly where it scored for most people anyway.

From a personal point of view I was pleased to see Star Trek at least got some recognition with its make-up award.

Let us know what you thought of the results.

The Winners

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker )

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Best Supporting Actress: Mo’nique (Precious)

Best Foreign Language Film: El Secreto De Sus Ojos – The Secret In Their Eyes) (Argentina)

Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)

Best Animation: Up

Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious): Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire

Best Art Direction: Avatar

Best Cinematography: Avatar

Best Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker

Best Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker

Best Original Song: The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)

Best Original Score: Up (Michael Giacchino)

Best Costumes: The Young Victoria

Best Documentary Feature: The Cove

Best Documentary Short: Music By Prudence

Best Film Editing : The Hurt Locker

Best Make-Up Winner: Star Trek

Best Animated Short Film: Logorama

Best Live Action Short Film: The New Tenants

Best Visual Effects: Avatar