Interviews with the winners

Posted by · 10:25 am · March 8th, 2010

Geoffrey Fletcher at the 82nd annual Academy AwardsBefore we close the book on 2009, here’s one last rundown of our interviews with this year’s Oscar recipients.  It was lovely to meet with them all as this was truly, for the most part, a season of camaraderie.

“The Cove”
Louie Psihoyos (Best Documentary Feature)

“Crazy Heart”
Jeff Bridges (Best Actor)
Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett (Best Original Song)

“The Hurt Locker”
Mark Boal (Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay)
Chris Innis and Bob Murawski (Best Film Editing)
Paul Ottosson (Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing)

“Precious”
Geoffrey Fletcher (Best Adapted Screenplay)

“Star Trek”
Mindy Hall (Best Makeup)

“Up”
Pete Docter (Best Animated Feature Film)
Michael Giacchino (Best Original Score)

Check back later today for Guy’s expanded thoughts on the telecast, a new installment of Oscar Talk and, yes, the first Off the Carpet column of the 2010-2011 Oscar season.




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  • 1 3-08-2010 at 10:30 am

    James D. said...

    Off the Carpet!? Hooray!

  • 2 3-08-2010 at 10:41 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Cue Speaking English and ninja coming here to cry and whine in 5…4…3…

  • 3 3-08-2010 at 10:56 am

    ninja said...

    hey, Robert, I hope you didn`t wait for me too long.

    HL is the only winner that cannot have its own headline but must share the space with a big movie. True, I swear. All headlines are “HL trumps Avatar” instead of just “HL wins BP”. Because nobody would read the article if it was just HL headline. I`m sure that Fox is loving the free press, though.

    As overrated as Slumdog it, it didn`t have to trump anyone to get headlines.

    Coutdown to Boal`s Jennifer`s Body in 1,2,3…

  • 4 3-08-2010 at 11:31 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Well, since I know that’s a lie, let me just peruse the articles that come up from a simple Google search:

    Associated Content: 82nd Annual Oscars Show Delivers – the Hurt Locker Steals the Night

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ‘The Hurt Locker’ makes history

    Danbury News Times: ‘Hurt Locker’ earns best-picture Academy Award

    The Takeaway: ‘Hurt Locker’ Cleans Up at Oscars

    MarketWatch: ‘Hurt Locker’ wins best picture at Oscars

    And even if your flat-out lie were true, what difference does it make if the media puts a spin on the story by comparing to a box office juggernaut? Let me guess, you’ve also joined the army of dittoheads who suddenly believe that money made = quality? I guess that’s why Blade Runner is Ridley Scott’s least celebrated film and no one watches Citizen Kane anymore.

  • 5 3-08-2010 at 11:58 am

    Fitz said...

    Mark Boal came off like an abusive husband yanking Bigelow around the stage.

  • 6 3-08-2010 at 12:06 pm

    ninja said...

    Never said money is quality (Trannies 2, which, BTW, had about as much script as HL) but I`m not going to celebrate the win of another AMPAS excuse to not award Tarantino or sci fi (and I don`t mean just Avatar – of 4 acclaimed movies they couldn`t give it to any? ). Not to mention that HL producer was caught red-handed at trully disgusting smear campaign. So, yeah, his movie won thanks to smear that basically said “A vote for us is a vote against another movie so if you just don`t want that movie to win, even if you don`t like us, vote for us, not for whatever other movie would be more deserving” which was also reflected in the whole Hl vs Avatar Bigelow vs Cameron brouhaha.

    They all had the field day with this “rivalry” and when the hype dies down now that it isn`t relevant anyone, back to scratching heads over what won BP last Sunday.

  • 7 3-08-2010 at 12:13 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    “Trannies 2, which, BTW, had about as much script as HL”

    Oh, internet troll hyperbole, how you make me laugh…

    Actually, your whole assertion that Chartier’s “smear campaign” helped The Hurt Locker win is really hilarious, as everyone was caught up in hand-wringing over the possibility of that whole issue DAMAGING its chances of Oscar victory. As if some idiot is going to read an email from him and think, “Duh, I like Avatar more, but this email says I should put it at #10, so I guess I will!” Actually, considering your level of intelligence, I’m not surprised you find that scenario even mildly plausible…

    But hey, you can live in la-la-land if you want.

  • 8 3-08-2010 at 12:15 pm

    Jessica said...

    I just thought he was helping her on stage since she seemed to be in shock.

  • 9 3-08-2010 at 12:19 pm

    ninja said...

    @7 “As if some idiot is going to read an email from him and think, “Duh, I like Avatar more, but this email says I should put it at #10, so I guess I will!” Actually, considering your level of intelligence, I’m not surprised you find that scenario even mildly plausible…”

    It`s entirely possible coming from people who made this, Crash, ABM and the likes a Best Picture.

  • 10 3-08-2010 at 12:32 pm

    Puchika said...

    Why didn’t Jeff Bridges thanks his brother Beau? I hope there’s not a rift between them. Of what I can recall, he only thanked Beau at the Screen Actor’s Guild, but not at the Oscars or the Golden Globes.

  • 11 3-08-2010 at 3:11 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Jeff thanked Beau at the Indie Spirits in a very touching nod, actually, so I doubt there’s a rift. Just forgot.

  • 12 3-08-2010 at 6:42 pm

    Speaking English said...

    I don’t personally believe it, but my dad actually thinks the “smear” campaign was a brilliant career move on Chartier’s part, and could have indeed helped people vote for “The Hurt Locker.” It’s not too unreasonable.