After the Academy Awards last weekend, the hype is up about “The Hurt Locker” taking best picture. The film is very relevant to today’s news. This film captured the hearts of viewers.
I couldn’t help but wonder what the history of past winners was. The following is a list of Academy Award winners and nominees for the past 10 years.
Winner: The Hurt Locker
Nominees: Avatar, The Bind Side, District 9, An Education, Inglorious Basterds, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, A Serious Man, Up, Up in the Air
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire
Nominees: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader
Winner: No Country for Old Men
Nominees: Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood
Winner: The Departed
Nominees: Babel, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen
Nominees: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Goodnight and Good Luck, Munich
Winner: Million Dollar Baby
Nominees: The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Ray, Sideways
Nominees: Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the world, Mystic River, Seabiscuit
Nominees: Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist
Winner: A Beautiful Mind
Nominees: Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Moulin Rouge!
Nominees: Chocolat, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Traffic
To find out more about “The Hurt Locker,” Visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887912/
To see more best picture history visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Picture