Hollywood arrived at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles in their finest to attend the 82nd annual Academy Awards Sunday.
Hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, Sunday night’s show was watched by more than 41.3 million viewers – that’s the largest audience since 2005′s broadcast. It also had a fabulous opening song-and-dance number by Neil Patrick Harris.
The Hurt Locker swept the awards with six Oscars, Precious earned four, and Avatar came away with three.
Sandra Bullock won her statue for Best Actress for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in “The Blind Side,” and Mo’Nique won her Best Supporting Actress for playing Mary in Precious. Jeff Bridges walked away with the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of “Bad Blake” in Crazy Heart.
Below are the winners of the 2010 Academy Awards – view their acceptance speeches on Oscar.com.
“Avatar” WINNER: “The Hurt Locker” “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
“Up in the Air”
“The Blind Side”
“A Serious Man”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air” WINNER: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart” Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia” WINNER: Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side” Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Matt Damon, “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones” WINNER: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air” WINNER: Mo’Nique, “Precious” Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “Crazy Heart”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds” WINNER: Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker” James Cameron, “Avatar”
Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
WINNER: “Up” “Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Princess and the Frog”
“The Secret of Kells”
WINNER: “The Hurt Locker” “Inglourious Basterds”
“A Serious Man”
“In the Loop” WINNER: “Precious” “Up in the Air”
Best Foreign-Language Film
“Ajami” WINNER: “El Secreto de Sus Ojos” “The Milk of Sorrow”
“The White Ribbon”
Best Film Editing
“District 9″ WINNER: “The Hurt Locker” “Inglourious Basterds”
WINNER: “Avatar” “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”
“The Young Victoria”
WINNER: “Avatar” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
“The Hurt Locker”
“The White Ribbon”
“Coco Before Chanel”
“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”
“Nine” WINNER: “The Young Victoria”
Best Documentary Feature
“Burma VJ” WINNER: “The Cove” “Food, Inc.”
“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”
“Which Way Home”
“China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province”
“The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”
“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” WINNER: “Music by Prudence” “Rabbit à la Berlin”
“Il Divo” WINNER: “Star Trek” “The Young Victoria”
Music (Original Score)
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Sherlock Holmes” WINNER: “Up”
Music (Original Song)
“Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog”
“Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog”
“Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36″
“Take it All” from “Nine” WINNER: “The Weary Kind (Theme from “Crazy Heart”) from “Crazy Heart”
Short Film, Animated
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty”
“The Lady and the Reaper” WINNER: “Logorama” “A Matter of Loaf and Death”
Short Film, Live Action
“Instead of Abracadabra”
“Miracle Fish” WINNER: “The New Tenants”
“Avatar” WINNER: “The Hurt Locker”
“Avatar” WINNER: “The Hurt Locker” “Inglourious Basterds”
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
Cue the crying and wailing. It’s a sad day in the world of Jonas Brothers fans.
Kevin Jonas and fiancee Danielle Deleasa
Kevin Jonas has announced his engagement to Danielle Deleasa. It was all very romantic. He showed up on her doorstep in New Jersey, early in the morning on July 1st, dropped on one knee and asked her to marry him, then placed a cushion-cut diamond ring that Jonas designed with Jacob & Co. on her finger. Kevin then told PEOPLE, “She said yes, yes, yes like 500 times super fast in a row.”
Kevin, 21, and Deleasa, 22, met in May of 2007 while on a family vacationing in the Bahamas, haven’t set a wedding date yet. “It still feels like a dream,” she tells PEOPLE.
“Our hearts are filled with joy today and we are happy to share with you that our son Kevin has asked Danielle for her hand in marriage,” parents Denise and Kevin Jonas Sr. say in a statement to PEOPLE. “Her answer was yes, and it is such a blessing that she will be joining our family. Kevin and Danielle have not yet set a date. Family is very dear to us, and we hope we have raised Kevin to be a wonderful man and husband. Please join us in our family’s celebration and in congratulating Kevin and Danielle. Thank you for all of your support.”
CNN.com will be having live coverage of Michael Jackson’s memorial service, which will be held Tuesday, July 7, at 8 am PT at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A public memorial will be held at 10 am PT at Staples Center, in LA. It is unknown at this point if fans will be able to view Jackson’s body.
CNN has joined with Facebook, so you can update your status, and comment from CNN.com Live during the memorial and share your memories with Facebook users worldwide.
In total 17,500 tickets were given out: 11,000 tickets were for the Staples Center, and 6,500 were for the nearby Nokia Theatre, where fans will watch the service on big screens, according to AEG President Tim Leiweke.
An estimated 1.6 million people registered for the online lottery to attend the service.
A lucky group of 8,750 fans each won two free tickets to watch the event in person. Some will view the event on a big screen at the nearby Nokia Theater. Thousands of fans have flooded Staples Center to pay their last respects to Jackson, despite not having a ticket for the service.
The event will be broadcast live by all major networks, and some movie theatres across the US will be showing the memorial. For a list of the theatre locations, visit: www.cinedigm.com.
3,400 LAPD officers are helping with crowd control in and around Staples Center during the day’s events. The total cost to the taxpayer will be around $4 million. There is a contingency fund in the city budget for unexpected events such as celebrity funerals, says LAPD Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell. Crowd control is the city’s responsibility, but McDonnell says, “if anyone steps up who wants to defray the costs, they’re welcome to do so.”
Road closures are as follows:
The eastbound Riverside Drive offramp from the Ventura (134) Freeway is closed, along with the eastbound and westbound Forest Lawn Drive offramps. Forest Lawn Drive will be closed between the freeway and Barham Boulevard from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to accommodate funeral traffic, according to Richard French of the LAPD’s media relations office.
In the quest to register a vanity username on the social networking site Facebook, people propped their eyes open, swigged extra-strong coffee, and hunkered down to get their username. In the first few minutes of Saturday 200,000 new usernames were registered. In less than 15 minutes it was 500,000.
Most people are happy, I’m sure. But Ashton Kutcher might not be.
That’s because his potential new username - http://www.facebook.com/aplusk (which matches his Twitter account) – was registered by Benjamin Standefer of San Francisco, CA. Ouch. Ashton got punk’d on that one. Wonder what he’ll do now. So far nothing has been posted on his Twitter, so maybe it isn’t a big deal to him.
Mostly, though, it was fairly uneventful – apparently the biggest issue was some pages loading slowly, and some common first names not being available. Some are theorizing that Facebook put a freeze on them.
As one person was quoted over at CNet.com: “Well, that was anti-climactic. Worked, no bugs, and I got my name. Was exciting for a hot second though!”
Actor David Carradine was found dead in his Bangkok hotel room, hanging from a nylon rope in his closet, according to Thai police officials. The rope was apparently from the room curtains.
“Circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown, and there will be no further comment until more information can be confirmed,” the statement said.
“The family appreciates the many expressions of condolence, and asks for privacy at this time.”
Carradine, 72, became famous in the 1970s in the TV show Kung Fu portraying Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine. More recently, Carradine played the role of “Bill” in Kill Bill, directed by Quentin Tarrantino. He won a 2005 Golden Globe for his appearance in the second of the two-film series. On Larry King Live, Tarrantino called Carradine one of “Hollywood’s great mad geniuses.”
Carradine’s career was back on the upswing, and he was in Bangkok filming “Stretch,” a movie being produced by a UK-based company. Carradine’s manager of six years, Chuck Binder, spoke to a producer in Thailand who suspected that it was foul play.
“I don’t know if I’d call it accidental,” Binder said.
Carradine’s career included 100 feature films, 24 television movies and theater work, according to the Internet Movie Database. He made appearences on TV shows such as Gunsmoke and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Carradine had his first starring role as the title character in the series Shane, in 1966.
He was the son of character actor John Carradine, who starred in hundreds of films, plays, and television series.
According to David Carradine’s website, “David’s career as an artist did not begin on the stage, though some of his early career was on and off Broadway. His earliest work was as a sculptor and painter.”
Carradine wrote, “I’ve always had an especially hard time with everything I’ve tried to do.”
“I’ve made it pretty big as an actor in spite of being terminally shy. … Invariably, I had huge obstacles to overcome in anything I tried. Had to work against my genes to achieve my dreams.”