Hollywood Crowns Award Winning Movies

Select Golden Statue Winners Available Through BLOCKBUSTER(R)

DALLAS // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Among the flashing lights, the glitz and the glamour, Hollywood paid homage to the "best of the best" movies for 2009. Movie fans looking to be among the first to watch last night's winners can check out the multitude of media offerings from Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B).

Select movies are available now at BLOCKBUSTER® stores, BLOCKBUSTER EXPRESS™ vending kiosks, BLOCKBUSTER® by Mail, BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® direct to your TV and mobile device and blockbuster.com.

In the "Best Picture" category, "Hurt Locker" beat out box-office hit "Avatar" to take home the golden statue. The movie, based on the personal wartime experience of journalist Mark Boal, presents the conflict in the Middle East from the perspective of those who witnessed the fight firsthand – the soldiers.

Here are last night's winners who took home the golden statues:

  • Best Picture: "The Hurt Locker" (Available Now)
  • Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker" (Available Now)
  • Lead Actor: Jeff Bridges for "Crazy Heart"
  • Lead Actress: Sandra Bullock for "The Blind Side" (Available March 23)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Waltz for "Inglorious Basterds" (Available Now)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Mo'nique for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire" (Available March 9)
  • Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal for "The Hurt Locker" (Available Now)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire" (Available March 9)
  • Best Animated Film: "Up" (Available Now)
  • Best Documentary: "The Cove" (Available Now)
  • Best Foreign Language Film: "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Argentina
  • Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore for "Avatar"
  • Best Art Direction: "Avatar"
  • Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for "The Young Victoria"
  • Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis for "The Hurt Locker" (Available Now)
  • Best Sound Editing: Paul N.J. Ottosson for "The Hurt Locker" (Available Now)
  • Best Makeup: "Star Trek" (Available Now)
  • Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino for "Up" (Available Now)
  • Best Original Song: "The Weary Kind" (from "Crazy Heart"), with music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
  • Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones for "Avatar"

About Blockbuster Inc.

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way they want it - whether in-store, by-mail, through vending kiosks or digitally directly to their home and mobile devices. With a highly recognized brand name and a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multichannel presence to serve two million daily global customers and more than 50 million annual global customers.

SOURCE Blockbuster Inc.

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