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82d Oscars 11:53 p.m. (best director, best picture)

Posted by Wesley Morris  March 7, 2010 11:53 PM

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It's Barbra Streisand, graciously agreeing to give Kathryn Bigelow her Oscar. As you may know, Streisand has been passed over for nominations in this category, but obviously finds it an honor to lift Bigelow through the Academy's glass ceiling. I believe La Barbra just asked to hold the Oscar. For Bigelow? For herself? It's a nice moment. There's almost no time before Tom Hanks announces that "The Hurt Locker" is also the best picture of the year. Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, and Jeremy Renner go nuts in the aisles and on stage. Very nice. The new voting didn't produce an upset. Another nice moment as Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin sign off with a still-suprised Kathryn Bigelow standing between them holding a pair of Oscars. The show actually got better in the last 45 minutes. Rare. Although the first two hours and 15 minutes or so were dreary. Onward and upward. Thanks for reading everybody. What do you say: next year, "Tron"?  

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