Avatar PWNED at Oscars, in real hurt locker

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

After a long awards season, on Sunday in Hollywood we finally found out that the motion picture academy loved The Hurt Locker a lot more than James Cameron's hit sci-fi epic Avatar: The Iraq war drama prevailed to win best picture, best director and best original screenplay, as well as three other awards, for a total of six Oscars.

Avatar, meanwhile, nabbed three Oscars in technical categories—best visual effects, best cinematography and best art direction—but lost out to Hurt Locker in the big categories. Both were nominated for nine awards.

The South African sci-fi film District 9, meanwhile, was shut out of the awards entirely, despite four nominations, including one for best picture.

Disney/Pixar's 3-D animated Up lost out in the best-picture category but won Oscars for best animated feature film and best original music score (by Michael Giacchino). Meanwhile, Star Trek snatched best makeup, the first Oscar for a Trek movie (see accompanying story).

Here's a complete list of the winners:

Best picture: The Hurt Locker

Best actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Best actress: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Best supporting actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best supporting actress: Mo'Nique, Precious

Best director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Best foreign-language film: El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Argentina

Best adapted screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious

Best original screenplay: Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker

Best animated feature film: Up

Best art direction: Avatar

Best cinematography: Avatar

Best sound mixing: The Hurt Locker

Best sound editing: The Hurt Locker

Best original score: Up, Michael Giacchino

Best original song: The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)

Best costume design: The Young Victoria

Best documentary feature: The Cove

Best documentary short: Music by Prudence

Best film editing: The Hurt Locker

Best makeup: Star Trek

Best animated short film: Logorama

Best live-action short film: The New Tenants

Best visual effects: Avatar

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