Oscar Winners 2010

Sunday, July 31 by Lauren Reinhard

Want to check out some of Hollywood’s brightest shining stars, look no farther than the Oscar Winners of 2010. These stars outshone all other actors and filmmakers in the year 2010 to take home Hollywood’s top honors. From actors, to directors to composers, these were 2010’s best of the best.

  1. Jeff Bridges. Winning for this critically acclaimed turn in the film, “Crazy Heart,” Jeff Bridges walked away with the Best Actor in a Leading Role statue. His performance was as nuanced as it was explosive and he wound up one of the favorite Oscar winners of 2010.
  2. Christoph Waltz. Beating out favorites like Stanley Tucci, Matt Damon and Woody Harrelson for the Best Actor in a Leading Role category, Waltz walked away with the statue for his performance in “Inglourious Basterds."
  3. Sandra Bullock. Seeming shocked that she won for her role in “The Blind Side” over fellow nominees Helen Mirren, Gabourey Sidibe and Meryl Streep; it was Bullock who was the Oscar winner of Best Actress in a Leading role.
  4. Mo’nique. After absolutely no Oscar campaigning, Mo’nique wound up walking away with the Best Supporting Actress award. One of the most controversial comediennes turned into one of the favorite Oscar Winners of 2010.
  5. "Up.” No shock at this win, “Up” walked away with the Best Animated Feature Film award by filmmaker Pete Docter. One of the highest grossing films of the year, “Up” was both critically acclaimed and well received at the box office, and it was also one of the loved Oscar winners of 2010.
  6. Kathryn Bigelow. Beating out ex husband James Cameron for the top directing honor, Bigelow won for her work on “The Hurt Locker.” Though a much smaller film than “Avatar,” “The Hurt Locker” had vulnerability and reality which made her one of the most popular Oscar winners of 2010.
  7. Ryan Binghm and T Bone Burnett. One of the most popular Oscar winners of 2010, this duo won the Best Original Song category for the song “The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart.”
  8. "The Hurt Locker.” The evening’s big winner, “The Hurt Locker” was the small budget film that walked away at the end of the night with the win for Best Picture.
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