Best documentary feature
* "Burma VJ" (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
A Magic Hour Films Production Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
* "The Cove" (Roadside Attractions)
An Oceanic Preservation Society Production Nominees to be determined
* "Food, Inc." (Magnolia Pictures)
A Robert Kenner Films Production Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
* "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers"
A Kovno Communications Production Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
* "Which Way Home"
A Mr. Mudd Production Rebecca Cammisa
Winner: The Cove, and a big cheer. This is the one I'd heard the most about going in--about the slaughter of dolphins. Huh, Fisher Stevens. They hold up a sign that says "TEXT DOLPHIN TO" some number that had a lot of 4s in it. Sorry I didn't catch that. (Ah, particle_person says it was 44144.)
Please welcome! Tyler Perry! "They just said my name at the Oscars. Heh. Heh... I better enjoy this, because they're never gonna say it again!" Aw. Let's explain film editing! Closeup! Medium shot! Wide shot! Wide shot of the audience! Shot of Martin and Baldwin on a couch in Snuggies backstage! "I wanted to get back at Baldwin for saying I was really good in The Blind Side."
Achievement in film editing
* "Avatar" (20th Century Fox) Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
* "District 9" (Sony Pictures Releasing) Julian Clarke
* "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment) Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
* "Inglourious Basterds" (The Weinstein Company) Sally Menke
* "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" (Lionsgate) Joe Klotz
Winner: The Hurt Locker. They thank the Academy for awarding a movie "made without compromise," no test screening, no interference. Well, not like James Cameron had to compromise anything either, but...
Please welcome! Keanu Reeves v. srs up on the dais with a clip from The Hurt Locker. (Kathryn Bigelow directed Point Break. You're welcome.)
Ahhh, commercials. My fingernails, of all things, are starting to hurt.