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The Hurt Locker Wins! (Avatar Loses!) Did Oscar Get It Right?

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Kathryn Bigelow (Read Interview) made Oscar history tonight by becoming the first female in the Academy Awards‘ 82-year history to win directing’s highest honor. Her searing war film, The Hurt Locker, swept the awards with six prizes, many in top categories, including best picture, best director and best screenplay. Avatar, which had been the other major contender of the evening, walked away with a modest three prizes — all in technical categories. Precious, Up and Crazy Heart each won two trophies apiece.

Do you think The Hurt Locker deserved all the accolades, or should Avatar have gotten more props? Did Sandra Bullock deserve to win over Meryl Streep? Will Tarantino ever win for directing? To weigh in, take our Oscar poll for 2010. The Academy has finished voting. But you can continue to do so! Read on for a full list of winners.

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart (Read Interview)

Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo’Nique, Precious

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Original Screenplay: The Hurt Locker, Mark Boal

Adapted Screenplay: Precious, Geoffrey Fletcher

Animated Feature Film: Up

Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)

Original Score: Up

Original Song: “The Weary Kind,” Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett, Crazy Heart (Watch Video)

Art Direction: Avatar

Cinematography: Avatar

Costume Design: The Young Victoria

Makeup: Star Trek

Film Editing: The Hurt Locker

Documentary Feature: The Cove

Animated Short Film: Logorama

Documentary Short Subject: Music By Prudence

Live Action Short Film: The New Tenants

Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker

Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker

Visual Effects: Avatar

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