Sunday, February 20, 2011

2010 Academy Awards Winners

The 82nd Academy Awards have begun. We’ll begin to update our live blog of the award ceremony after the jump. Leave your thoughts, commentary, and predictions in the comments below!
The award show has begun…
Samsung is all over the commercial breaks, pushing their new 3D televisions. All because of Avatar.

The show opened with an on stage introduction of all the Actors and Actors nominated for Best Leading Role. That’s different.

Neil Patrick Harris has the stage for his musical opening number. The stage is full of white and black, and silver shades og gray. At moments it almost looks like an old black and white movie.
Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin were lowered from the rafters.

Baldwin notes that “Then no matter what, they nominate Meryl Streep” Martin calls it the most losses in Oscar history.

First time the word “Spoiler” was used on the Oscar stage?

They put on red/blue 3D glasses while trying to find James Cameron in the audience.

Who doesn”t love Sandra Bullock?” “Oh, tonight we may find out..”


Best Supporting Actor:

Matt Damon - Invictus

Woody Harrelson - The Messenger

Christopher Plummer - The Last Station

Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones

Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

Penelope Cruz is presenting. I already had Waltz’s name red/bolded before they even began showing clips. Waltz was able to turn his thank you speech into a story. Bravo!

Ryan Reynolds introduces a video clip montage from one of the ten Best Picture nominees: The Blind Side. One of the downsides of having ten nominees for Best Picture is we’re going to have to sit through ten of these things.

Cameon Diaz and Steve Carell introduced a clip package showing the fictional characters of the Best Animated Feature nominees talking about what being nominated means to them. This is actually pretty cool. I love the Up segment: Carl couldn’t hear the interviewer, and Dug the dog ended up licking the camera.

Best Animated Feature Film

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Princess and the Frog

The Secret of the Kells


Pete Doctor and Pixar won for Up. This is probably the first year I wasn’t die hard set on Pixar taking home this award. So many solid entries in a variety of different animation formats. Doctor is wearing the bottlecap pin from Up (photo below thanks to firstshowing):