This ceremony had the unique distinction of having a real person and a character of the same name as nominees. Ryan Bingham was nominated for (and won) Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart (2009). George Clooney was nominated for Best Actor for playing a character named Ryan Bingham in Up in the Air (2009). See more »
Samuel L. Jackson states that Up is the second film to be nominated for both Best Picture and Best Animated Film. This is incorrect since the only other animated film to be nominated for Best Picture was Beauty and the Beast, but it was not nominated for Best Animated Film. The category didn't exist in 1991. See more »
Roger Ross Williams - Winner: Best Documentary Short:
Oh my god. This is amazing. Two years ago when I got on an airplane and went to Zimbabwe, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I'd end up here. This is so exciting...
Elinor Burkett - Winner: Best Documentary Short:
Don't you like that the man never lets the woman talk. Isn't that just the classic thing? You know, in a world in which most of us are told and tell ourselves that we can't, Liyana, the band behind this film, teaches us that we're wrong. Against all odds, they did, so we can. So the bottom line is, to me, my role models and ...
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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the Oscars. The 82nd Annual Academy Awards or the Oscars (2010) definitely packed some nice wins for that year such as Sandra Bullock's win or Up and Avatar winning some awards as well. There were some terrific people who were presenters that night as well and the hosts weren't that bad either but i was kinda disappointed with some wins tho like The Hurt Locker or Tarantino's disappointing War, Comedy? Definitely not bad but could have been better as well right? Or also way worse too i guess? Yeah. (6/10)
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