Monday, 8 March 2010

Oscar history was made last night...

Yes, Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock prevailed in their frontrunner status leading up to last night's ceremony. Up until three months ago, who would have thought that Sandra Bullock would be an Oscar nominee, let alone an Oscar winner, but there she is, clutching that Oscar, which will soon have her name engraved on it.
As much as I wanted Meryl Streep to finally win her third Oscar, I can't begrudge the lovely Ms Bullock her triumph, especially after her incredibly humble, touching and charming acceptance speech. The big story is that 'Avatar' was defeated by 'The Hurt Locker' in the Best Picture and Best Director categories and the fact that the director of 'The Hurt Locker' Kathryn Bigelow used to be married to James Cameron, who directed 'Avatar', hasn't been lost by anyone who has been following this awards season. Ms Bigelow made Oscar history by becoming the first woman to win Best Director in the Academy Awards' 82-year history. History was also made when the screenwriter of 'Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire' Geoffrey Fletcher won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, becoming the first African-American to win a writing award! I applaud these trailblazers!!!
Click here for the full list of winners at the 82nd Academy Awards on Sunday night.

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