|Posted on March 9, 2010 at 1:00 AM|
Wow, the Hurt Locker cleaned up at the Oscars this year! I haven't even seen the film yet, but I think it's being released this month in Australia. I almost felt sorry for Cameron by the end of it. Not only did his ex-wife beat him for Best Director and Best Picture, the hosts actually went out of there way to make fun of Avatar. Personally, Inglourious Basterds and District 9 were my favourites of 2009, but overall I thought the Academy pulled through.
The legendary Jeff Bridges finally got his props, and I was glad to see Mo'nique get her well-deserved statue, but had to change the channel the minute she opened her mouth. Pixar added another couple of notches to its belt, and of course Avatar took home the special effects prize, which, despite the absurd hype, is all it ever deserved. It was also great to see the best film of '08, The Dark Knight, get its [long-overdue] moment in the Oscar limelight. I was a bit annoyed that The Cove beat out Burma VJ, for Best Documentary though, and unfortunately I found Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin a little tiresome. But overall, it was a solid tribute to a solid year in film. And of course, a huge congratulations to Kathryn Bigelow for becoming the first women to ever win an Oscar for Best Director.