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Monday, 8 March 2010

The Revolution Has Been Televised


Kathryn Bigelow must feel like David right after he wacked Goliath in the eye with that rock a while back. She kicked her ex-husband in the ass in a royal way, taking Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing.
That was really the only (but the biggest) upset of the evening, with all the other major categories going the way most of us predicted. Another minor upset was the Foreign Film category, with a film nobody in the UK has seen winning - strange given that A PROPHET and THE WHITE RIBBON were in the running. No patriotic flag-waving for the Brits today, but that's what the BAFTAs are for right?

Here's the list of major winners:

Best Picture - HURT LOCKER
Best Director - KATHRYN BIGELOW
Best Actor - JEFF BRIDGES
Best Actress - SANDRA BULLOCK
Best Supporting Actor - CHRISTOPHER WALTZ
Best Supporting Actress - MONIQUE
Best Original Screenplay - HURT LOCKER
Best Adapted Screenplay - PRECIOUS

1 comment:

  1. The panel that 5live had assembled sounded genuinely perplexed when the award for Best Foreign Film was announced; and pleasantly surprised when The Hurt Locker finished off a more than respectable evening with Best Film.
    And Best Film it WAS, for a change... Well, the Best Film made within the Hollywood Studio system... With ten films now nominated for Best Film, surely that's where A Prophet and The White Ribbon should've been recognized?

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