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"Hurt Locker" takes top honor at Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- The Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" beat out nine other films for this year's best picture at the 82nd Academy Awards.

The film won five other prizes, including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.  It's the first time in the 82-year history of the Oscars that a woman won the top prize for filmmakers.

Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock won the top prizes for lead acting honors.  Bridges won best-actor for his turn as a boozy country singer trying to clean up his act in "Crazy Heart."  Bullock won for her role as a wealthy woman who takes in a homeless future NFL star in "The Blind Side."

Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique won Oscars for best supporting actor and actress, respectively.

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LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- Villainous roles have snatched the supporting-acting prizes at the Academy Awards: "Precious" co-star Mo'Nique as a loathsome mother and "Inglourious Basterds" co-star Christoph Waltz as a sociable Nazi fiend.

The blockbuster "Up" won the animated feature Oscar, and the Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker" took the prize for original screenplay.

"The Hurt Locker" and "Avatar" are tied for the Oscar lead with nine nominations each.

Stay tuned to WKOWTV.COM and 27 News after the Oscars for more!

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