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Avatar Wins Best Visual Effects Oscar

Oscar StatueAvatar, the computer-generated Sci-Fi movie which combines live action with digitally-enhanced performances and state-of-the-art visual effects in 3D, won three technical awards at the 2010 Academy Awards Ceremony. The spectacular movie, directed by James Cameron, is the most expensive and successful film of all time with over $2bn (£1.32bn) in box office takings.

Avatar and Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” had been nominated in nine categories, but Avatar only won three awards – art direction, cinematography and visual effects. The Hurt Locker won the other three technical awards – film editing, sound editing and sound mixing, in addition to, best picture, best original screenplay, and best director. 3D film Up won the best animated feature film and the best original score.

Full List of Winners for the 2010 Academy Awards

  • BEST PICTURE – The Hurt Locker
  • BEST DIRECTOR – Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
  • BEST ACTOR – Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
  • BEST ACTRESS – Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Mo’Nique (Precious)
  • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – El Secreto de Sus Ojos – The Secret of Their Eyes (Argentina)
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)
  • BEST ANIMATION – Up
  • BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire)
  • BEST ART DIRECTION – Avatar
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Avatar
  • BEST SOUND MIXING – The Hurt Locker
  • BEST SOUND EDITING – The Hurt Locker
  • BEST ORIGINAL SONG – The Weary Kind (theme from Crazy Heart) from Crazy Heart by Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Up (Michael Giacchino)
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – Avatar
  • BEST FILM EDITING – The Hurt Locker
  • BEST MAKE-UP – Star Trek
  • BEST COSTUMES – The Young Victoria
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – The Cove
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Music by Prudence
  • BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM – Logorama
  • BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM – The New Tenants

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