Sunday, March 7, 2010

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards

Up won one for the Best Animated Feature, Christoph Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor, and, unfortunately, Randy Newman did not win for his Original Songs from The Princess and the Frog (The Weary Kind won from Crazy Heart). No surprises, but I'm glad that Christoph and Docter both won, and they both had great acceptance speeches.

Sadly, Up did not win for Best Original Screenplay. My second choice would've been Quentin for the wonderful Inglorious Basterds script. Oh well, I suppose that The Hurt Locker deserved it too.

Michael Giacchino won an Oscar for Best Original Score! Even though this is not a surprise in the slightest, I am still very happy for him. The score of Up truly was pheonomenal--it was filled with emotion, heart, and a timeless melody. Congratulations, Michael Giacchino! (And great acceptance speech, too! I like the Ellie Badge.)

Well, The Hurt Locker was the big winner tonight. Up, while not winning Best Picture, still took home two awards and was also graced with its prestigious Best Picture nomination. Congratulations to Pixar, Michael Giacchino, and all of the other winners! See the full list of winners here.

(Also, take a look at Lee Unkrich's Twitpic page. Along with the above photo, he has taken a couple more at the Oscars ceremony which he attended. Very cool.)

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