Some Nice Moments at the 2010 Oscars

While this year’s Oscar Ceremony was as long as always and had many misfires in terms of style and substance, I was touched by several great and small moments and flourishes throughout the ceremony, including:
  • Kathryn Bigelow becoming the first woman to receive the Best Director Academy Award;
  • Geoffrey Fletcher becoming the first African-American writer to receive an Academy Award;
  • Mo'Nique becoming the fifth African-American actress to win an Academy Award;
  • Sandra Bullock transcending previous constructs to win the Best Actress Academy Award;
  • The heart-felt and heart-warming honoring of each of the actors and actresses competing for the top Awards by their peers;
  • The Hurt Locker, a small independent film with masterful execution in all creative and technical areas, winning the Best Picture Academy Award;
  • And a gentle and gracious atmosphere that seemed to pervade the whole event.

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