Academy Award winners list

A few weeks ago, I posted my 'picks' for the Academy Award Nominees.

Let's see how the Nominees(and myself) did.

Let's get straight into this. So it'll go like this:

Award: Winner

My Pick: Film

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker (Katheryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro)

My pick: Avatar

Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)

My pick: George Clooney (Up in the Air)

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)

My pick: Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)

Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)

My pick: Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)

Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo-Nique (Precious)

My pick: Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)

Animated Feature Film: Up (Pete Docter)

My pick: Up

Art Direction: Avatar (James Cameron)

My pick: Avatar

Cinematography: Avatar (James Cameron)

My pick: Avatar

Directing: The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)

My pick: Up in the Air

Film Editing: The Hurt Locker (Bob Murawski and Chris Innis)

My pick: Inglorious Basterds

Foreign Language film: The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) - Argentina, Directed by Juan Jose Campanella

My pick: Un Proph├Ęte (A Prophet)

Makeup: Star Trek (Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow)

My pick: Star Trek

Music (Original Score): Up (Michael Giacchino)

My pick: Avatar

Music (Original Song): Crazy Heart - "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

My pick: Down in New Orleans

Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker (Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett)

My pick: Up

Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker (Paul N.J. Ottosson)

My pick: Star Trek

Visual Effects: Avatar (Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones)

My pick: Avatar

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push', by Sapphire (Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher)

My pick: Up in the Air

Writing (Original Screenplay): The Hurt Locker (Mark Boal)

My pick: Up

So there we have it.'s first Academy Award picks. So it wasn't THAT bad, I got 6 correct of the 19 listed. Ahem. never mind, to be completely honest though, some of them I felt I should change after I wrote the post, but it wouldn't have seemed fair. Not so bad. To see the rest of the winners I haven't listed here, clicky.

The Hurt Locker deservedly took away the Best Picture award, although Avatar had its 'prime rib' moments, there were too many elements that were stacked against Cameron & Avatar. Like his past with Bigelow. Zing. Seriously though, whether any of the films won or not, each film has the power to capture an individual's attention, and these awards are merely an ego booster. I kid.

Until next time,



I'm Kazed, the Administrator/Co-Founder of I love films, which was why I started this site, as an outlet to post reviews. From there, we began posting news bits, then trailers. I've