We’ve had the Golden Globes, the SAGs and the BAFTAs but last night it was all about the Oscars and who would win the most acclaimed gongs going.
The big winner of the night was Kathryn Bigelow, who became the first ever woman to collect the Best Director Oscar, for her war film The Hurt Locker, which also went on to win Best Film beating the current biggest grossing film of all time, Avatar.
Sandra Bullock, who was the clear favourite to win Best Actress, did so in a gorgeous Marchesa gown and broke down in tears on stage when thanking her mum for her support.
Another favourite, Jeff Bridges, finally collected the whole set of awards this year, after receiving the Best Actor gong for his portrayal of a down-and-out country signer in Crazy Heart.
Precious star Mo’Nique picked up the Best Supporting Actress gong while Inglourious Basterds actor, Christopher Waltz, won the award for Best Supporting Actor.
Best Costume Design went to previous winner, British hopeful Sandy Powell for her work on The Young Victoria while Best Animated Feature Film went to UP.
For the full list of winners visit Oscars.com.
By Georgie Hindle