“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” — Orison Swett Marden
Congratulations to all the nominees and Oscar winners of the 2010 Academy Awards. What an exciting evening full of talent, fashion, excitement and dreams coming true. Speeches were genuine, thank you’s were heartfelt and awards were appreciated with a kind of gratefulness that make us all want to be a part of winning such an honor for a job well done.
Some of the best speeches included fantastically motivating words to inspire those with dreams and goals to doing something grand and out of the realm of mediocrity. Never give up. Push towards success. Know that every “no” leads you closer to a “yes”. Believe in yourself and what you want to accomplish. Whether you live in a small community such as South Florida or a large city such as Los Angeles where actors are small fish in large ponds, know you are unique. Although you may strive for a goal that so many others do as well, you are bringing something to the table that no one else can. You have to figure out what that is and fight for what you want on a daily basis.
Do one thing every single day to lead you closer to accomplishing a clear cut and realistic goal that you have set for yourself. If you do that, believe in yourself (even if no one else does), and don’t allow anything to stop you from achieving what you desire, you will get where you want to be.
Here are the winners of the 2010 Academy Awards:
- Best Picture: The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro
- Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
- Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
- Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
- Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
- Animated Feature Film: Up, Pete Docter
- Art Direction: Avatar, Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg (Art Direction); Kim Sinclair (Set Decoration)
- Cinematography: Avatar, Mauro Fiore
- Costume Design: The Young Victoria, Sandy Powell
- Directing: The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow
- Documentary Feature: The Cove, Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens
- Documentary Short: Music by Prudence, Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
- Film Editing: The Hurt Locker, Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
- Foreign Language Film: The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos), Argentina, Directed by Juan José Campanella
- Makeup: Star Trek, Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
- Music (Original Score): Up, Michael Giacchino
- Music (Original Song): Crazy Heart, “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)”
- Short Film (Animated): Logorama, Nicolas Schmerkin
- Short Film (Live Action): The New Tenants, Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson
- Sound Editing: The Hurt Locker, Paul N.J. Ottosson
- Sound Mixing: The Hurt Locker, Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
- Visual Effects: Avatar: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
- Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
- Writing (Original Screenplay): The Hurt Locker, Written by Mark Boal
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