The press was in a frenzy over the Oscar winner “The Hurt Locker” and some journalists such as The UK Sun’s Nadia Mendoza have even gone so far as to suggest the results were rigged! Ok I think that’s a bit silly, I mean this isn’t Iran it’s the Oscars and yea we all loved Avatar, the effects, the 3D and the cute blue alien goddess …wake up people it made over 2 billion Dollars but The Hurt Locker has a way better story…That’s why it won. Problem is though, that “The Hurt Locker” was made in 2008 so it should have been up against last year’s Movies and Avatar should have won this year.
Backstage: Warren Beatty (above) is hugging best actor winner Casey Affleck, who just came off stage. In Beatty’s hand is a white notecard with his best picture introduction on it. Brian Cullinan is standing to Beatty’s right. Cullinan is clearly carrying TWO envelopes in his hand — odds are very likely these are the last two categories of the night: best actress (which he would later give Beatty) and best picture, as Cullinan had already given his best actor envelope to presenter Brie Larson minutes before on stage right.