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The 82nd Academy Awards
Academy Awards
ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2009 and took place on March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre
Kodak Theatre
in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. The ceremony was scheduled well after its usual late-February date to avoid conflicting with the 2010 Winter Olympics.[7] During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
presented Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony was televised in the United States by ABC, and was produced by Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman
Adam Shankman
and directed by Hamish Hamilton. Actors Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
and Steve Martin
Steve Martin
hosted the show. Martin hosted for the third time; he first presided over the 73rd ceremony held in 2001 and last hosted the 75th ceremony held in 2003. Meanwhile, this was Baldwin's first Oscars hosting stint. This was also the first telecast to have multiple hosts since the 59th ceremony held in 1987.[8] On June 24, 2009, Academy president Sid Ganis
Sid Ganis
announced at a press conference that, in an attempt to revitalize interest surrounding the awards, the 2010 ceremony would feature ten Best Picture nominees instead of five,[9] a practice that was discontinued after the 16th ceremony in 1944. On February 20, 2010, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Technical Achievement were presented by host Elizabeth Banks.[10] The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
won six awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director.[11][12] Other winners were Avatar with three awards, Crazy Heart, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, and Up, with two awards, and The Cove, Inglourious Basterds, The Blind Side, Logorama, Music by Prudence, The New Tenants, The Secret in Their Eyes, Star Trek, and The Young Victoria
The Young Victoria
with one. The telecast garnered nearly 42 million viewers in the United States, making it the most watched Oscar telecast since the 77th Academy Awards
Academy Awards
in 2005.

Contents

1 Winners and nominees

1.1 Awards 1.2 Honorary Academy Awards

1.2.1 Academy Honorary Award 1.2.2 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

1.3 Films with multiple nominations and awards

2 Presenters and performers

2.1 Presenters 2.2 Performers

3 Ceremony information

3.1 Box office
Box office
performance of nominated films 3.2 Oscar advertising and viewership issues 3.3 Music by Prudence acceptance speech 3.4 Critical reviews 3.5 Ratings and reception

4 In Memoriam 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Winners and nominees[edit] The nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards
Academy Awards
were announced on February 2, 2010, at 5:38 a.m. PST (13:38 UTC) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Tom Sherak, president of the Academy, and actress Anne Hathaway.[13] Avatar and The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
led the nominations with nine each.[14] The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on March 7, 2010.[15][16][17] Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
made history as the first female to win the Oscar for Best Director.[18] Up became the second animated film to be nominated for Best Picture. 1991's Beauty and the Beast was the first such film to achieve this feat.[14] Best Adapted Screenplay winner Geoffrey Fletcher was the first African American winner of a screenwriting Oscar.[19] Awards[edit]

Kathryn Bigelow, Best Director winner

Jeff Bridges, Best Actor winner

Sandra Bullock, Best Actress winner

Christoph Waltz, Best Supporting Actor winner

Mo'Nique, Best Supporting Actress winner

Mark Boal, Best Original Screenplay winner

Pete Docter, Best Animated Feature winner

Fisher Stevens, Best Documentary Feature co-winner

Roger Ross Williams, Best Documentary Short Subject co-winner

Michael Giacchino, Best Original Score winner

Ray Beckett, Best Sound Mixing co-winner

Sandy Powell, Best Costume Design winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface and indicated with a double dagger ().[20]

Best Picture

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
 – Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, producers

Avatar  – James Cameron
James Cameron
and Jon Landau, producers The Blind Side  – Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson, producers District 9
District 9
 – Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
and Carolynne Cunningham, producers An Education
An Education
 – Finola Dwyer
Finola Dwyer
and Amanda Posey, producers Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds
 – Lawrence Bender, producer Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire  – Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, producers A Serious Man  – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, producers Up  – Jonas Rivera, producer Up in the Air  – Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman
Ivan Reitman
and Jason Reitman, producer

Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

James Cameron – Avatar Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds Lee Daniels – Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire Jason Reitman – Up in the Air

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
Crazy Heart
as Otis "Bad" Blake

George Clooney – Up in the Air as Ryan Bingham Colin Firth – A Single Man
A Single Man
as George Falconer Morgan Freeman – Invictus as Nelson Mandela Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
as Sergeant First Class William James

Best Actress

Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side as Leigh Anne Tuohy

Helen Mirren – The Last Station
The Last Station
as Sophia Tolstaya Carey Mulligan – An Education
An Education
as Jenny Mellor Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire as Claireece "Precious" Jones Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia as Julia Child

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds
as Col. Hans Landa

Matt Damon – Invictus as Francois Pienaar Woody Harrelson – The Messenger as Cpt. Tony Stone Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
The Last Station
as Leo Tolstoy Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones as George Harvey

Best Supporting Actress

Mo'Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire as Mary Lee Johnston

Penélope Cruz – Nine as Carla Albanese Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air as Alex Goran Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
Crazy Heart
as Jean Craddock Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air as Natalie Keener

Best Original Screenplay

The Hurt Locker – Mark Boal

Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino The Messenger – Alessandro Camon
Alessandro Camon
and Oren Moverman A Serious Man – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Up – Screenplay by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter; Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Thomas McCarthy

Best Adapted Screenplay

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire – Geoffrey Fletcher based on the novel Push by Sapphire

District 9 – Neill Blomkamp
Neill Blomkamp
and Terri Tatchell
Terri Tatchell
based on the short film Alive in Joburg
Alive in Joburg
by Neill Blomkamp An Education – Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby
based on the memoir by Lynn Barber In the Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche based on the character Malcolm Tucker, who originally appeared in the BBC
BBC
TV show The Thick of It Up in the Air – Sheldon Turner and Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
based on the novel by Walter Kirn

Best Animated Feature Film

Up – Directed by Pete Docter

Coraline – Directed by Henry Selick Fantastic Mr. Fox – Directed by Wes Anderson The Princess and the Frog – Directed by Ron Clements
Ron Clements
and John Musker The Secret of Kells – Directed by Tomm Moore

Best Foreign Language Film

The Secret in Their Eyes
The Secret in Their Eyes
(Argentina) in Spanish – Directed by Juan José Campanella

Ajami (Israel) in Arabic
Arabic
and Hebrew – Directed by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani The Milk of Sorrow
The Milk of Sorrow
(Peru) in Spanish and Quechua – Directed by Claudia Llosa A Prophet
A Prophet
(France) in French, Corsican and Arabic – Directed by Jacques Audiard The White Ribbon
The White Ribbon
(Germany) in German – Directed by Michael Haneke

Best Documentary Feature

The Cove – Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens

Burma VJ – Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller Food, Inc. – Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers – Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith Which Way Home – Rebecca Cammisa

Best Documentary Short Subject

Music by Prudence – Roger Ross Williams
Roger Ross Williams
and Elinor Burkett

China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province – Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner – Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant – Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert Rabbit à la Berlin – Bartosz Konopka and Anna Wydra

Best Live Action Short Film

The New Tenants – Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

The Door – Juanita Wilson and James Flynn Instead of Abracadabra – Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström Kavi – Gregg Helvey Miracle Fish – Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey

Best Animated Short Film

Logorama – Nicolas Schmerkin

French Roast – Fabrice O. Joubert Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty – Nicky Phelan and Darragh O'Connell The Lady and the Reaper – Javier Recio Gracia A Matter of Loaf and Death – Nick Park

Best Original Score

Up – Michael Giacchino

Avatar – James Horner Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat The Hurt Locker – Marco Beltrami
Marco Beltrami
and Buck Sanders Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song

"The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart – Music and Lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

"Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog – Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman "Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog – Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman "Loin de Paname" from Paris 36 – Music by Reinhardt Wagner; Lyrics by Frank Thomas "Take it All" from Nine – Music and Lyrics Maury Yeston

Best Sound Editing

The Hurt Locker – Paul N. J. Ottosson

Avatar – Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle Inglourious Basterds – Wylie Stateman Star Trek – Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin Up – Michael Silvers and Tom Myers

Best Sound Mixing

The Hurt Locker – Paul N. J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett

Avatar – Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson Inglourious Basterds – Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano Star Trek – Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson

Best Art Direction

Avatar – Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith Nine – Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim Sherlock Holmes – Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer The Young Victoria – Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray

Best Cinematography

Avatar – Mauro Fiore

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Bruno Delbonnel The Hurt Locker – Barry Ackroyd Inglourious Basterds – Robert Richardson The White Ribbon – Christian Berger

Best Makeup

Star Trek – Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow

Il Divo – Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano The Young Victoria – Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

Best Costume Design

The Young Victoria – Sandy Powell

Bright Star – Janet Patterson Coco Before Chanel – Catherine Leterrier The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Monique Prudhomme Nine – Colleen Atwood

Best Film Editing

The Hurt Locker – Bob Murawski and Chris Innis

Avatar – Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron District 9 – Julian Clarke Inglourious Basterds – Sally Menke Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire – Joe Klotz

Best Visual Effects

Avatar – Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones

District 9 – Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken Star Trek – Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton

Honorary Academy Awards[edit] The Academy held its 1st Annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 14, 2009, during which the following awards were presented.[21][22][23] Academy Honorary Award[edit]

Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
— In recognition of her central place in the golden age of motion pictures. Roger Corman
Roger Corman
— For his rich engendering of films and filmmakers. Gordon Willis
Gordon Willis
— For unsurpassed mastery of light, shadow, color and motion.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award[edit]

John Calley

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

The following 22 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film

9 Avatar

The Hurt Locker

8

Inglourious Basterds

6 Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Up in the Air

5

Up

4 District 9

Nine

Star Trek

3 An Education

Crazy Heart

The Princess and the Frog

The Young Victoria

2 The Blind Side

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Invictus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Last Station

The Messenger

A Serious Man

Sherlock Holmes

The White Ribbon

The following five films received multiple awards:

Awards Film

6

The Hurt Locker

3

Avatar

2 Crazy Heart

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Up

Presenters and performers[edit] The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers.[24] Presenters[edit]

Name(s) Role

Tuttle, GinaGina Tuttle Announcer for the 82nd annual Academy Awards

Cruz, PenélopePenélope Cruz Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor

Reynolds, RyanRyan Reynolds Presenter of the film The Blind Side on the Best Picture segment

Carell, SteveSteve Carell Cameron Diaz Presenters of the award for Best Animated Feature Film

Cyrus, MileyMiley Cyrus Amanda Seyfried Presenters of the award for Best Original Song

Pine, ChrisChris Pine Presenter of the film District 9
District 9
on the Best Picture segment

Downey Jr., RobertRobert Downey Jr. Tina Fey Presenters of the award for Best Original Screenplay

Broderick, MatthewMatthew Broderick Jon Cryer Macaulay Culkin Anthony Michael Hall Judd Nelson Molly Ringwald Ally Sheedy Presenters of the tribute to John Hughes

Jackson, Samuel L.Samuel L. Jackson Presenter of the film Up on the Best Picture segment

Mulligan, CareyCarey Mulligan Zoe Saldana Presenters of the awards for Best Animated Short Film, Best Documentary (Short Subject) and Best Live Action Short Film

Stiller, BenBen Stiller Presenter of the award for Best Makeup

Bridges, JeffJeff Bridges Presenter of the film A Serious Man on the Best Picture segment

Gyllenhaal, JakeJake Gyllenhaal Rachel McAdams Presenters of the award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Queen Latifah, Queen Latifah Presenter of the segment of the Honorary Academy Awards
Academy Awards
and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Williams, RobinRobin Williams Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress

Firth, ColinColin Firth Presenter of the film An Education
An Education
on the Best Picture segment

Weaver, SigourneySigourney Weaver Presenter of the award for Best Art Direction

Ford, TomTom Ford Sarah Jessica Parker Presenters of the award for Best Costume Design

Theron, CharlizeCharlize Theron Presenter of the film Precious on the Best Picture segment

Lautner, TaylorTaylor Lautner Kristen Stewart Presenters of the horror films tribute montage

Efron, ZacZac Efron Anna Kendrick Presenters of the awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing

Banks, ElizabethElizabeth Banks Presenter of the segment of the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Technical Achievement and the Gordon E. Sawyer Award

Travolta, JohnJohn Travolta Presenter of the film Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds
on the Best Picture segment

Bullock, SandraSandra Bullock Presenter of the award for Best Cinematography

Moore, DemiDemi Moore Presenter of In Memoriam tribute

Lopez, JenniferJennifer Lopez Sam Worthington Introducers of the special dance number to the tune of the Best Original Score nominees and presenters of the award for Best Original Score

Butler, GerardGerard Butler Bradley Cooper Presenters of the award for Best Visual Effects

Bateman, JasonJason Bateman Presenter of the film Up in the Air on the Best Picture segment

Damon, MattMatt Damon Presenter of the award for Best Documentary Feature

Perry, TylerTyler Perry Presenter of the award for Best Film Editing

Reeves, KeanuKeanu Reeves Presenter of the film The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
on the Best Picture segment

Almodóvar, PedroPedro Almodóvar Quentin Tarantino Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film

Bates, KathyKathy Bates Presenter of the film Avatar on the Best Picture segment

Farmiga, VeraVera Farmiga Colin Farrell Julianne Moore Michelle Pfeiffer Tim Robbins Kate Winslet Presenters of the award for Best Actor

Penn, SeanSean Penn Peter Sarsgaard Michael Sheen Stanley Tucci Forest Whitaker Oprah Winfrey Presenters of the award for Best Actress

Streisand, BarbraBarbra Streisand Presenter of the award for Best Director

Hanks, TomTom Hanks Presenter of the award for Best Picture

Performers[edit]

Name(s) Role Performed

Shaiman, MarcMarc Shaiman Wheeler, HaroldHarold Wheeler Musical arrangers Orchestral

Harris, Neil PatrickNeil Patrick Harris Performer Opening number

Taylor, JamesJames Taylor Performer "In My Life" during the annual In Memoriam tribute

Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, Legion of Extraordinary Dancers Performers Performed dance number synchronized with selections from Best Original Score nominees

Ceremony information[edit]

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(left) and Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(right) co-hosted the 82nd Academy Awards.

Because of the declining viewership of recent Academy Awards ceremonies, the Academy sought ideas to revamp the show while renewing interest with the nominated films. After the previous year's telecast, which saw a 13% increase in viewership, many within the Motion Picture Academy proposed new ways to give the awards a more populist appeal. AMPAS then-president Sid Ganis
Sid Ganis
announced that the ceremony would feature ten Best Picture nominees, rather than traditional five. The expansion was a throwback to the Academy's early years in the 1930s and 1940s, when eight to twelve films were nominated.[25] "Having 10 Best Picture nominees is going to allow Academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories, but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize," Sid Ganis
Sid Ganis
said in a press conference.[9] "I can't wait to see what that list of ten looks like when the nominees are announced in February."[9] Ganis also said that became difficult to get a clear winner. A cause of this was required a change in the voting system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote.[26] Choreographer
Choreographer
Adam Shankman
Adam Shankman
and Bill Mechanic were hired as producers for the ceremony. Shankman revealed in an interview on NPR's Fresh Air that he and Mechanic had originally chosen Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
as the host, but the Academy rejected this proposal because Baron Cohen was "too much of a wild card."[27] Many of the previous year's well-received elements returned. Five actors with a personal connection with each of the nominees presented the Best Actor and Best Actress awards. Shankman and Mechanic announced their intention to make the running time of the telecast shorter.[28] Most presenters this year introduced each winner with the phrase "And the winner is ..." rather than "And the Oscar goes to..." for the first time since 1988. The Academy gave no reason for the change to a phrase which it had once felt humiliating to the other nominees; but apparently acquiesced in Shankman and Mechanic's decision to return to the older phrase.[29] David Rockwell's proscenium curtain, decorated with 100,000 Swarovski
Swarovski
crystals, was reused as part of the stage design for this year's telecast.[30] Unlike most Oscar ceremonies, however, Mechanic and Shankman announced that none of the five songs nominated for Best Original Song would be performed live.[31] Box office
Box office
performance of nominated films[edit] For the first time since 2003, the field of major nominees included at least one blockbuster at the American and Canadian box offices. Five of the nominees had grossed over $100 million before the nominations were announced.[32] Many critics, reporters, and entertainment industry analysts cite the AMPAS's decision to expand the roster of Best Picture nominees from five to ten films as one of the reasons for this.[32][33] Three of the ten Best Picture nominees were among the top ten releases in box office during the nominations. At the time of the announcement on February 2, Avatar was the highest-grossing film among the Best Picture nominees with $596 million in domestic box office receipts.[32] Other top-ten domestic box office hits nominated were Up with $293 million, and The Blind Side with $237.9 million.[32] Among the remaining seven nominees, Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds
was the next highest-grossing film with $120.5 million followed by District 9
District 9
($115.6 million), Up in the Air ($73 million), Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire ($45 million), The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
($12 million), An Education ($9.4 million) and finally A Serious Man ($9.2 million).[34] Of the top 50 grossing films of the year, 46 nominations went to 13 films on the list. Only Avatar (1st), Up (5th), The Blind Side (8th), Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds
(25th), District 9
District 9
(27th), The Princess and the Frog (32nd), Julie & Julia (34th), Coraline (42nd) and Up in the Air (43rd) were nominated for directing, acting, screenwriting, Best Picture or Animated Feature.[35] The other top-50 box office hits that earned nominations were Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2nd), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (3rd), Star Trek (7th) and Sherlock Holmes (11th).[35] Oscar advertising and viewership issues[edit] On March 1, 2010, WABC-TV
WABC-TV
New York, ABC's flagship station, announced that it would likely end its services with cable television company Cablevision
Cablevision
on March 7, 2010,[36] the weekend of the 82nd Academy Awards. The station was removed from Cablevision's lineup at 12:01 a.m. ET on March 7.[37][38][39] Over 3.1 million viewers in the New York City viewing area, the nation's largest media market, would have been unable to watch the Oscars (and other station-related and ABC-related programming), and it was projected to cause a devastating blow to advertisers and viewership for the Oscars.[40] At about 8:43 p.m. ET, thirteen minutes after the awards ceremony began, Cablevision
Cablevision
resumed transmission of the WABC feed.[38][41][42] Music by Prudence acceptance speech[edit] Shortly after Music by Prudence director Roger Ross Williams
Roger Ross Williams
began his speech accepting the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject, he was suddenly interrupted by Elinor Burkett, his co-producer. The scene was described as the ceremony's weirdest or most awkward moment, and was compared by Williams and others to Kanye West's interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance of the Best Female Video Award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards five months earlier.[43] Burkett, who lives in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
where most of the film was shot, had sued Williams over the finished film, a suit that had been settled by the time of the ceremony. She explained to Salon.com, to which she was once a contributor, that the film had been her idea. "Roger had never even heard of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
before I told him about this." She had been upset that Williams and HBO
HBO
chose to focus on one person instead of the entire band, as the members had been led to believe. "I felt my role in this has been denigrated again and again, and it wasn't going to happen this time." She hustled onstage because, she claimed, Williams' mother had blocked her from going down with her cane to prevent her from sharing the stage.[44] "She just ambushed me", said Williams, "I just expected her to stand there. I had a speech prepared." He said it was made clear by the Academy that only one person can give an acceptance speech. He said his mother had merely gotten up to hug him.[44] Critical reviews[edit] The show received a mixed reception from media publications. Some media outlets were more critical of the show. Film critic Roger Ebert criticized the opening monologue of Baldwin and Martin saying it was "surprisingly unfunny". He later went on to say that there was joy that The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
won, but choice of Baldwin and Martin as host was wrong.[45] Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times columnist Mary McNamara quipped that the show had no sense of timing saying, "Despite everyone's best efforts, this year's Oscars seemed to suffer from a crisis of confidence."[46] Time television critic James Poniewozik also criticized "the choppy paced" ceremony stating, it was "a classic Oscar failing". He also noted that having two hosts was a disadvantage.[47] Other media outlets received the broadcast more positively. The Boston Globe television critic Matthew Gilbert lauded the hosts performance saying that "The delivery was expert and warmly conversational, like one of those old-school comedy teams."[48] Hank Stuever
Hank Stuever
of The Washington Post remarked that the telecast "moved along with precision and smart decisions." He also praised Baldwin and Martin writing that they "proved to be classy and quippy throughout the night."[49] Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
gave an average critique of the ceremony but acclaimed the cast.[50] Ratings and reception[edit] The American telecast on ABC drew in an average of 41.62 million people over its length, which was a 13% increase from the previous year's ceremony.[6] An estimated 79.68 million total viewers watched all or part of the awards.[51] The show also drew higher Nielsen ratings compared to the two previous ceremonies with 24.89% of households watching over a 36.69 share.[52] In addition, the program scored a higher 18-49 demo rating with a 12.71 rating over a 31.51 share among viewers in that demographic.[53] It was the highest viewership for an Academy Award telecast since the 77th ceremony held in 2005.[54][55] In July 2010, the ceremony presentation received 12 nominations at the 62nd Primetime Emmys.[56] The following month, the ceremony won one of those nominations for Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming ( David Rockwell and Joe Celli).[57] In Memoriam[edit] The annual In Memoriam tribute, produced by Chuck Workman,[58] was presented by actress Demi Moore. Singer James Taylor
James Taylor
performed The Beatles' song "In My Life" during the tribute.[59]

Patrick Swayze Maurice Jarre Monte Hale Jean Simmons Tullio Pinelli Éric Rohmer Ken Annakin David Carradine Gareth Wigan Daniel Melnick Howard Zieff Dom DeLuise Army Archerd Ron Silver Brittany Murphy Lou Jacobi Simon Channing Williams

Betsy Blair Joseph Wiseman Jack Cardiff Kathryn Grayson Arthur Canton Nat Boxer Millard Kaufman Roy E. Disney Larry Gelbart Horton Foote Robert Woodruff Anderson Budd Schulberg Michael Jackson Natasha Richardson Jennifer Jones David Brown Karl Malden

A separate tribute was held earlier in the evening for the late filmmaker John Hughes, presented by actors Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin and Jon Cryer.[17][60][61] The 77th telecast had previously featured a special memorial to Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
presented by Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg.[62] See also[edit]

Academy Award portal

16th Screen Actors Guild Awards 30th Golden Raspberry Awards 52nd Grammy Awards 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 63rd British Academy Film Awards 64th Tony Awards List of submissions to the 82nd Academy Awards
Academy Awards
for Best Foreign Language Film

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