Hurt Locker Wins Best Original Screenplay Oscar

Mighty Disappointed that Inglourious Basterds failed to make it tonight.

Hurt Locker won the Best Original Screenplay award tonight.

Here’s an excerpt from’s review of Hurt Locker:

Make no mistake, schmucks.

The Hurt Locker is not a bad movie.

Actually, it’s a fairly decent movie that has you in its grip for the better part of its playing time.

But it’s just not a film that merits extraordinary encomiums.

Filmed (in Jordan) in the wake of George W.Bush’s unpopular and ill-fated attack on Iraq, Hurt Locker follows a group of ordnance/bomb disposal squad members of the U.S. Army posted in Iraq.

These are the dog days of the war, unlike the present-day, relatively more stable and less violent Iraq.

Life’s hard for the U.S. soldiers in the dusty environs of a hostile country and the clear and present danger.

For these unfortunate ‘trailer trash’ cannon fodder, both black and white, death is a constant companion from the below-ground IEDs, above-ground snipers, on-ground suicide bombers, ambushes and other horrific attacks from a deeply resentful populace.

And the other nominees were:

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Quentin Tarantino

The Messenger (2009/I): Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman

A Serious Man (2009): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Up (2009): Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Thomas McCarthy

14 Responses to "Hurt Locker Wins Best Original Screenplay Oscar"

  1. sganeshkumar1989   March 7, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Best Make Up: Star Trek
    Best Short Film (Live-Action) – The New Tenants.
    Best Documentary (Short) – Music by Prudence
    Best Animated Short: Logorama

    Except Star Trek,never heard of any other films mentioned above. Responds:

    In a country that worships Nagarjuna, Ajith, Abhishek Bachchan and a host of other bozos where’s the question of good films making it your shores. 🙁

  2. STG   March 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Avatar not a nominee for Best Make Up…weird Responds:

    Maybe, it’s because Avatar was more snazzy technology than conventional makeup

  3. sganeshkumar1989   March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Best Adapted Screenplay: Precious (Not for Up in The Air. 🙁 ) Responds:

    Saw the trailer of Precious a few times but didn’t see the movie.

  4. STG   March 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Making fun of emotions? The presenter has a bad sense of humour.

    When guy who won for Best Adapted Screenplay left the stage after an emotional outburst, presenter comments “I wrote that speech for him”…gross Responds:

    All in a lighter vein, sweetie.

    • The Mahatma   March 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm

      The Precious people seem to be an emotional lot. Responds:

      As are a lot of other Blacks.

  5. sganeshkumar1989   March 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Best Art Direction – Avatar.
    Hurray! Responds:

    Let’s see if Avatar wins the two big ones – Best Picture and Best Director.

  6. sganeshkumar1989   March 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Best Costume Design – The Young Victoria Responds:

    Missed this one too although we saw the trailer of this film at the Ritz in Philly. 🙁

  7. sganeshkumar1989   March 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Best Sound Editing – The Hurt Locker.
    2nd win. Responds:

    Here’s SI’s Hurt Locker review.

  8. sganeshkumar1989   March 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Now,Sound Mixing too! :O Responds:

    BTW, have you seen Hurt Locker?

    Did the movie ever make it to India?

    • sganeshkumar1989   March 7, 2010 at 10:41 pm

      The movie has not yet released here. Responds:

      Too bad.

      Oh well, you had Magadheera and Kedi by way of compensation. 😉

      • sganeshkumar1989   March 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm

        Among the winners, Avatar was a big hit, Up too did well upon release here and Inglourious Basterds too ran for a few weeks here.(Though a late release.) Responds:

        What about Up in the Air?

        Did that one too not make it to your shores?

        • sganeshkumar1989   March 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm

          Not yet released. 🙁



          As they say here, we feel your pain. 🙁

        • STG   March 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm

          FYI…Avatar upon release faced a stiff competition from Vettaikaran which released the same day. Rumours spread all over that Cameron is planning to post-pone its release to 2010 citing the release of Vettaikaran and Vijay’s popularity…;)


          Ha ha ha ha.

          Jim Cameron facing competition from that velakaran oops Vettaikaran paiya Vijay?

          If this is not the ne plus ultra of nonsense, we want to know what is.

          • STG   March 7, 2010 at 11:46 pm

            Cameron cited the following reasons to back his decision of post-poning…

            1. Vettaikaran comes from prestigious production company AVM which Avatar is not
            2. Vettaikaran has Vijay as protagonist who has moulded his acting for more than 2 decades and latest sensation Anuska, fresh from Arundathi hit. Avatar does not cast any of front-line actor/ress.
            3. Vettaikaran which is distributed by Sun pictures might overshade Avatar’s reach to public.
            4. Vettaikaran’s music director was ‘nakka mukka’ fame Vijay Antony. Impossible to compete with two Vijay’s at the same time.

            So he feared that Vettaikaran, which means Hunter, might hunt his alien species Avatar.


            When James Cameron dies, the New York Times will have it on the front page for for the extraordinary service to the motion picture business.

            When Vijay dies, people will pee on its grave for the extraordinary disservice to the motion picture business.

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