82nd Academy Awards Stories

Jeff and Susan Bridges

Governors Ball

The Governors Ball was the place to be for more than 1,500 special guests, including the night’s Oscar winners, nominees and telecast participants. For the first time, Academy Award winners were also able to have their Oscar statuettes personalized with engraved nameplates at the Ball. More

Kathryn Bigelow

82nd Academy Awards Winners

Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman in Oscar history to win the award for directing. “The Hurt Locker” took home the award for Best Picture, and Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock received the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress. More

Oscar Preparations

Oscar Preparations

Preparations for the Oscar telecast continue on Hollywood Boulevard and at the Kodak Theatre. View Slideshow

Nominees for Star Trek

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium

The nominees discussed their creative process and present film clips, photographs and models of their work. More

Juan Jose Campanella

Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium

The Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium brought together the directors of the motion pictures nominated in the Foreign Language Film category to discuss their work and address such wide-ranging topics as art, politics and the challenges of their profession. More

Pete Docter

Animated Feature Symposium

The nominees discussed their creative process and the development of their films, and presented clips illustrating their techniques. More

Matthew O'Neill and Jon Alpert


Celebrating the work of the nominated filmmakers in the documentary categories with a panel discussion and clips of the nominated films. More

Juanita Wilson and James Flynn


Screenings of all the 2009 Oscar-nominated live action and animated short films and a panel discussion with the filmmakers. More

Oscars Designer Challenge

Oscars Designer Challenge

Nine up-and-coming fashion designers from across the U.S. are vying to have their original designs showcased on this year’s Oscar telecast, and the Academy invites you to cast a vote for your favorite gown! More

Elizabeth Banks

Scientific & Technical Awards Presentation

Actress Elizabeth Banks presented 15 awards to 45 individual recipients at the Scientific & Technical Achievement Awards on February 20. More

Meet the Oscars

Meet the Oscars (Chicago and New York)

Calling all Oscar fans in Chicago and New York! See some of the actual statuettes that will be presented at this year’s Academy Awards, take a picture holding an Oscar statuette and more! More

Nominees in the Leading Actor category

Oscar Set Revealed

Production designer David Rockwell unveiled the set for the upcoming Oscar show, marking his second consecutive year designing the set for the Oscar telecast. More

Street and Sidewalk Closures

Street Closures

View information about street and sidewalk closures for the 82nd Academy Awards. Download

Party Kit

Oscar Party Kit

Download Oscar ballots, party play-along games, recipes and more. More


82nd Academy Awards Poster

Own a piece of Oscar history! The 82nd Academy Awards poster is now on sale. More

Anne Hathaway and Tom Sherak

Oscar Nominations

Nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced Tuesday, February 2 by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2008 Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway. Watch


College Oscar Watch Party Contest

Throw the best College Oscar Watch Party, and you could win tickets to the Oscars Red Carpet in 2011! More

Adam Shankman

Dance Auditions

Open dance auditions for the 82nd Academy Awards telecast were held on Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23. More

Scientific and Engineering Award

Scientific and Technical Awards Winners

15 scientific and technical achievements represented by 46 individual award recipients will be honored at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation in Beverly Hills. More

2009 ONA Party

Oscar Night America

51 charities in as many locations will host official viewing parties during the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 7, 2010. More

Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin


Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will serve as co-hosts of the 82nd Academy Awards. This will be Martin’s third time hosting the Oscars and Baldwin’s first. More

Zach Cusson and Terry Stackhouse

Oscar Correspondent Contest

In a joint effort by the Academy and mtvU, college students are invited to submit a video showcasing their broadcast journalism skills and proving why they deserve to go to Los Angeles to cover red carpet festivities and backstage celebrations at the 82nd Academy Awards. More

Adam Shankman


Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman (left) will produce the 82nd Academy Awards telecast. This will be the first major Oscar show involvement for both men. More

Lauren Bacall

Governors Awards

The Board of Governors voted the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-executive John Calley, and Honorary Awards to actress Lauren Bacall, producer-director Roger Corman, and cinematographer Gordon Willis. More

Bleacher Fans

Bleacher Seats

The registration period is now officially over. Thank you for your participation. More

Sid Ganis at the podium

10 Best Picture Nominees

The 82nd Academy Awards, which will be presented on March 7, 2010, will have 10 feature films vying in the Best Picture category. More

82nd Annual Rules

82nd Annual Academy Awards Rules

Rules for 82nd Annual Academy Awards of Merit for distinguished achievements during 2009 are now available. More

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