Oscars flashback: ‘The Hurt Locker’ wins Best Picture after Golden Globes shutout

At this year’s Golden Globes, four films failed to translate any of their nominations into wins. “The Post” had six bids but was blanked while “Call Me By Your Name” and “Dunkirk” each lost three races and ”Get Out” was bested in two. Do these cross-the-board shutouts by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. hurt their hopes with the academy? After all, each of these four films is predicted to score multiple Oscar nominations, including bids for Best Picture.

The producers of these pictures need to remember what happened in 2010, the first year that the academy expanded the Best Picture race from five to 10 nominees. “The Hurt Locker,” which had lost all three of its Globe races, won six Oscars including the top prize. It also took home Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

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At the Golden Globes, “The Hurt Locker” was bested for Best Drama Picture by “Avatar.” And “The Hurt Locker” helmer Kathryn Bigelow lost the Globe to her ex-husband James Cameron, who had directed this blockbuster sci-fi flick. The Globes combine original and adapted screenplays into one category, and that award went to Sheldon Turner and Jason Reitman for their adaptation of Walter Kirn‘s novel “Up in the Air.” At the Oscars, “The Hurt Locker” scribe Mark Boal won for his original script.

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