And The Oscar Goes To …

Kathryn Bigelow on the set of The Hurt LockerKathryn Bigelow vs. James Cameron.

From 1989 to 1991, Bigelow was married to fellow director Cameron.

Last night they were up against each other as best directors of best movies.

The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar.

And the Oscars went to ……. The Hurt Locker and Kathryn Bigelow !!!

james cameron on set of avatarBoth are first time wins for a female director, although Bigelow wanted to downplay the gender side of the news.

And Grandpa Richard’s view/thoughts?

I loved Avatar, and it was obviously the crowd pleaser at the box office, but does popularity mean best from an artistic point of view? Not always. Beyond the awesome mix of reality and animation (Avatar did win for Art Direction, Cinematography, and Visual Effects), did Avatar have much to propel it to Oscars?

I have not seen The Hurt Locker, so I cannot make a final comment.

Here are the other winners from last night.

* Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for ‘Inglorious Basterds’
* Best Animated Feature: UP
* Best Original Song: ‘The Weary Kind’ from ‘Crazy Heart’
* Best Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker
* Best Animated Short: ‘Logorama’
* Best Documentary Short: ‘Music by Prudence’
* Best Live Action Short: ‘The New Tenants’
* Best Makeup: ‘Star Trek’
* Best Adapted Screenplay: ‘Precious’
* Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique
* Best Art Direction: Avatar
* Best Costume: The Young Victoria
* Best Sound Editing: Hurt Locker
* Best Sound Mixing: Hurt Locker
* Best Cinematography: Avatar
* Best Original Score: UP
* Best Visual Effects: Avatar
* Best Documentary: The Cove
* Best Film Editing: The Hurt Locker
* Best Foreign Language Film: El Secreto de Sus Ojos – Argentina
* Best Actor: Jeff Bridges
* Best Actress: Sandra Bullock
* Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow
* Best Picture: The Hurt Locker