The 2010 Oscars ceremony is over and while it was a bit of a bore – from the hosts (Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin bombed badly) to the predictable results and Kristen Stewart’s general vibe – there was a definite shift in gear from the Academy’s tendency to favour the male filmmakers with a move into Estrogen Town, where Katheryn Bigelow is now officially the Mayor.
Bigelow beat out her ex-husband James “King of the world” Cameron in three of the major award categories for The Hurt Locker (Best Original Screenplay, Best Directing, Best Picture) and also became the first woman to ever win the Best Directing Oscar. Has anyone actually seen The Hurt Locker?
Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for The Blind Side and wise-cracked her way through a charming acceptance speech which had the similarly self-deprecating touch that she so nicely employed when accepting her Razzie Award for Worst Actress the night before. Sandy – while not exactly one of the true greats of modern cinema – seems like someone who would be fun to drink with. It’s almost impossible to dislike her down-to-earthness and ‘i know I’m uncool’ vibe.
Also fun to drink with would be Best Actor winner Jeff Bridges who is most likely an actual cowboy in real life and said “man” constantly during his speech. Total stoner. Man.
As predicted Mo’Nique (Precious) and Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds) took out the respective awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Mo’Nique then went backstage and called everyone in the press room “baby” and “sugar”.
The best dressed of the evening was another non-surprise:
Tom Ford wearing Tom Ford. A dish.
For the full list of winners check out Oscar.com