Tagged: The Hurt Locker

What will be ‘The Hurt Locker’s’ Film Legacy?

Now that it's won Best Picture, Adam Spunberg is asking about the legacy of "The Hurt Locker." Will it leave an indelible mark on our culture and on movies forever? Or will it fade into oblivion like some other lesser-known Best Picture winners? Some of its competition may have stronger legacies.

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Ex-Spouses Vie for Best Directing Oscar

The frontrunners for Best Director used to be married to each other. Kathryn Bigelow looks to become the first woman to win this Oscar for the low-budget "Hurt Locker," while James Cameron's big-budget "Avatar" was groundbreaking. Adam Spunberg likes Bigelow, but don't count out Quentin Tarantino.

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The Dude Abides: Bridges for Best Actor

Best Actor is shaping up as a career award for Jeff Bridges. The long-time actor has been nominated for five Oscars, but never won the gold. His role as a washed up country singer has earned rave reviews, and Kit Bowen predicts he'll win over George Clooney and Colin Firth.

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Road to the Oscars: Original Screenplay

The nominees for Best Original Screenplay include three war movies, a Coen Brothers film, and an animated production. Jeremy Martin says "The Hurt Locker" is the favorite over Quentin Tarantino and "Inglourious Basterds," but he doesn't discount the possibility of an "Up"-set.

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Avatar’s 3D Stirs Cinematography Debate

In many pools, Best Cinematography counts for just a little more than the other technical categories. This year, Academy members have to decide whether the 3D shots in "Avatar" were cinematically better than real-life war feel of "The Hurt Locker." Paul Popiel prefers the latter, but predicts the former.

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Best Film Editing Could Predict Best Picture

The Best Film Editing Oscar has a high correlation with the Best Picture winner, so it's no surprise that the favorites are Best Picture contenders Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Inglourious Basterds. While Avatar is favored in this category, Steve Neumann says an Inglourious upset is possible.

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‘The Hurt Locker’ May Sound Best of them All

Blockbusters headline Best Sound Mixing with "Transformers", "Star Trek", and "Avatar" all receiving nominations. But Jeremy Martin thinks the low-budget "Hurt Locker" may sound better than all of them. Our "Road to the Oscars" series continues with this noisy category.

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Hurt Locker’s PGA Win Sets Up 3-Horse Race

"The Hurt Locker" won Best Picture at the Producers Guild Awards, significantly in a 10-nominee race. With "Inglourious Basterds" winning the top SAG award and "Avatar" winning Best Drama at the Golden Globes, Kit Bowen looks at the three frontrunners for Best Picture.

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Divorced Filmmakers Vie for Directing Oscar

Once married, James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow are reunited at awards shows, competing for Best Director for "Avatar" and the "The Hurt Locker." Bigelow won the Critics Choice Award while Cameron took the Golden Globe. Jeremy Martin takes a closer look.

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