Mighty Disappointed that Inglourious Basterds failed to make it tonight.
Hurt Locker won the Best Original Screenplay award tonight.
Here’s an excerpt from SearchIndia.com’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