Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock Capture Top Acting Honors

Mo'Nique, Waltz Win Supporting Oscars for 'Precious,' 'Basterds'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 7, 2010 8:21 PM CST
Updated Mar 7, 2010 10:37 PM CST
Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock Capture Top Acting Honors
Sandra Bullock accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Blind Side” at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – Jeff Bridges took home the top acting award at the Academy Awards tonight for his turn as a boozy country singer trying to clean up his act in Crazy Heart, and Sandra Bullock won for her role as the adopted mom of an unlikely football prodigy in The Blind Side. Bridges, a beloved Hollywood veteran, had been nominated four times in the previous 38 years without winning; for Bullock it was her first nomination. Villainous roles snatched the supporting acting prizes: Precious co-star Mo'Nique as a loathsome mother and Inglourious Basterds co-star Christoph Waltz as a sociable Nazi fiend.

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Other Oscars:

  • Best animated feature: Up
  • Best original screenplay: The Hurt Locker
  • Best adapted screenplay: Precious
  • Best makeup: Star Trek
  • Best costume design : The Young Victoria
  • Art direction: Avatar
  • Cinematography: Avatar
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