The Hurt Locker Takes Home Best Picture of the Year at the Oscars

March 8, 2010 By:
The Hurt Locker Takes Home Best Picture of the Year at the Oscars

The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow made history last night at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards when she picked up an Oscar for best director (she's the first woman in history to win best director!).

Bigelow barely had a chance to walk off the stage with her Oscar when her movie 'The Hurt Locker' was announced the Best Picture of the Year as well. Producer Mark Boal greeted Bigelow on stage where they gave one of the most emotional speeches of the night.

An emotional Mark Boal told the audience, "Thank you so much. This has been such a dream. Beyond a dream for all of us who have lived for so long with this story. And, you know, we had this fantasy of making our film our way with the talent that we hoped to have. And hopefully, we would find a distributor and somebody might even like the movie."

He continued, "So to be standing here, this was really, truly, honestly never part of anything we even imagined in our wildest dreams. So thank you so much to each and every member of the Academy for really honoring us beyond anything we could've ever imagined."

Kathryn Bigelow added, "I was just gonna reiterate that with Rob and Patrick, who took a very brave shot with this movie. And we owe them dearly. Perhaps one more dedication, to men and women all over the world who... Sorry to reiterate, but wear a uniform, but even not just the military – HazMat, emergency, firemen. They're there for us and we're there for them. Thank you. Thank you."

Check out the emotional win below and you tell us, do you think 'The Hurt Locker' deserved the Best Picture of the year?