Here are the results of the 82nd ACADEMY AWARDS. I hope everyone had fun watching them (or at least had fun with friends while enduring the long, drawn out process). And now for the winners:

● Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

● Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)

● Actor: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
– Should Win: Colin Firth (A Single Man) —

● Actress: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
– Should Win (of the nominees): Carey Mulligan (An Education) —

● Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
– Should Win: Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones) —

● Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique (Precious)

● Adapted Screenplay: Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner)
– Did Win: Precious (Geoffrey Fletcher) –

● Original Screenplay: Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
– Did Win: The Hurt Locker (Mark Boal) –

● Foreign Language Film: El Secreto de Sus Ojos
– Should Win: Un Prophète —

● Documentary Feature: The Cove
– Should Win: Burma VJ —

● Animated Feature Film: Up

● Cinematography: Avatar (Mauro Fiore)
– Should Win: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Bruno Delbonnel) —

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

● Art Direction: Avatar (Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair)
– Should Win: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (David Warren, Anastasia Masaro, Caroline Smith) —

● Costume: The Young Victoria (Sandy Powell)

● Visual Effects: Avatar (Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andy Jones)
– Should Win: District 9 (Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros, Matt Aitken)

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

● Sound Editing: Avatar (Christopher Boyes, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle)
– Should Win: Star Trek (Mark P. Stoeckinger, Alan Rankin) —
– Did Win: The Hurt Locker (Paul N.J. Ottosson) –

● Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker (Paul N.J. Ottosson, Ray Beckett)

● Original Score: Up (Michael Giacchino)

● Original Song: “The Weary Kind” (Crazy Heart)

● Documentary Short Subject: The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
– Did Win: Music by Prudence –

● Animated Short Film: Wallace and Gromit in ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’
– Did Win: Logorama –

● Live Action Short Film: The Door
– Did Win: The New Tenants–

The Aftermath: So I dipped a bit this year and ended up with 18/24. Decent but not great, though I take some solace in knowing that “The New Tenants” win for Live Action Short was the biggest travesty of the night (aside from Sandra Bullock winning and Michelle Monaghan not even being nominated) so losing that point (when any of the other 4 nominees for Live Action Short were better) doesn’t sting too much.

As for the show, thankfully they got it to end after just 3 and 1/2 hours. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were useless, though the majority of that was due to poor writing and not necessarily all their fault. There really are no moments to remember after all is said and done though. In their effort to commercialize the show by expanding the Best Picture nominees to 10, they forgot to make the show entertaining. I could have woken up tomorrow and read the winners and gotten the same sense of satisfaction.

At least “The Hurt Locker” won the big awards (though “A Single Man” was seriously robbed of nominations and wins). Overall, not too much to complain about, just nothing to be excited about either. See y’all next year!