The winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Editing goes to The Hurt Locker’s Chris Innis and Bob Murawski. Both first time winners were very excited to be taking home their awards and thanked the cast and crew of the film while doing so. They also wanted everyone to know that the movie was made without compromise, without focus groups, or studio changes. Everyone involved was involved because they wanted to be.

See who they beat out this year in the Best Editing category…

Nominees for Best Editing were:

  • Avatar – Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
  • District 9 - Julian Clarke
  • The Hurt Locker– Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
  • Inglourious Basterds– Sally Menke
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire– Joe Klotz
  • Avatar: This film centers around Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) who wakes up in a VA hospital where he is surrounded by wounded war veterans. He then finds himself dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission where he is torn between doing what he is told protecting the world he feels is his home.The Sci-fi adventure also stars Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang.

    District 9: The Neil Blomkamp film is about an extraterrestrial race of aliens forced to living on Earth under bad conditions who find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology. The Sci-Fi thriller stars Sharlito Copley, Jason Cope and Nathalie Boltt and a bunch of other unknowns.

    The Hurt Locker: Set in Iraq during war time, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. In this film, Kathryn Bigelow‘s gives audiences an intense portrayal of elite soldiers during the early months of the post-invasion period. Starring in the film are Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Ralph Fiennes.

    Inglorious Basterds: In a film set in France during World War II, Quentin Tarantino tells the story of a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” who are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The film star Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine, the ruthless leader of the group and Melanie Laurent as young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa, whom she seeks revenge from.

    Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire: Set in Harlem, Lee Daniels brings us the story of an overweight, illiterate 16 year old who is pregnant with her second child.  is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.  Precious, played by Gabourey Sidibe, fights to find a way out of her traumatic daily existence through imagination and fantasy. The drama also stars Mo’Nique and Mariah Carey.

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