Oscars 2010: Mark Boal wins Best Original Screenplay for “The Hurt Locker”

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Mark Boal wins Best Original Screenplay for “The Hurt Locker”

“Oh my god. Wow, thank you Academy. You honor me and humble me with this. More than, more than you know. I was a reporter back from Iraq with the idea for a story about these men on the frontlines of an unpopular war.

I thought it might make a movie. The result wildly exceeded my expectations. And that is thanks to so many people. To Summit Entertainment. To our amazing cast and crew, and most of all to one extraordinary individual and visionary filmmaker. Kathryn Bigelow, this belongs to you.

I would also like to thank and dedicate this to the troops, the 115,000 who are still in Iraq, the 120,000 in Afghanistan and the more than 30,000 wounded and 4,000 who have not made it home. And to my father, who didn’t live to see this, but inspired me and got me up here. He passed away a month ago. He would’ve really liked this a lot. Thanks, dad. Thank you.”
82nd Academy Awards.

“Crazy Heart” wins Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) for Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.
“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)”
“Ryan Bingham: Thank you so much. I’d like to thank my wife Anna, I love you more than rainbows, baby. My uncle Clay, my band, Jack Whigham, Scott Cooper, the cast of Crazy Heart, Jeff and Maggie and Colin and Mr. Bob. Everyone at Fox Searchlight and Mr. T Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton. Thank you all so much.”
82nd Academy Awards

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