Picture The Hurt Locker
Director Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker
Actress Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia
Actor Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker
- Odd duet in the lead awards but fun: the old pro (!) and the rising great (?). Critical attention won't do anything for Renner's Oscar chances unless it happens in mass though. Cross your fingers.
Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
- These two monstrous supporting players seem very far ahead of the rest of their category packs, no? At least both performances are wondrous because potential sweepers aren't often this deserving.
Editing Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for The Hurt Locker
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd for The Hurt Locker
Documentary The Cove
Animated Film Pixar's Up
Foreign Film TBA
Ensemble Cast (tie) Precious and Star Trek
- I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy this bizarre double feature win. But Star Trek ...seriously? I enjoyed it, I did, but best ensemble performance? Don't they just mean "characters we've loved our whole lives reborn!"
Use of Music in a Film Crazy Heart