Patricia Neal died from cancer at 84 years

The actress won the Oscar in 1963 for her role in Hud but she quit acting at the age of 39 due to a series of strokes.

After she got better, she returned to acting and won another Oscar and had several Emmy nominations.

Patricia was born in Tennessee and was married for 30 years to Roald Dahl.

The actress played in movies such as The Day the Earth Stood Still and A Face In The Crowd.

According to one of her family members, the actress said on the day before she died that: “I’ve had a lovely time.”

“She faced her final illness as she had all of the many trials she endured, with indomitable grace, good humor and a great deal of her self-described stubbornness.”

The Hurt Locker wins the 2010 Oscar for Best Picture

The Oscar Winner for Best Picture is The Hurt Locker

The Other Nominees

Avatar

Director: James Cameron
Cast:Sam Worthington; Zoe Saldana; Sigourney Weaver; Stephen Lang; Joel Moore; Giovanni Ribisi; Michelle Rodriguez; Laz Alonso ; Wes Studi; CCH Pounder; Dileep Rao; Matt Gerald; Sean Anthony Moran; Jason Whyte; Scott Lawrence

The Hurt Locker

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jeremy Renner; Anthony Mackie; Brian Geraghty; Guy Pearce; Ralph Fiennes; David Morse; Evangeline Lilly; Christian Camargo ; Suhail Aldabbach; Christopher Sayegh; Nabil Koni; Sam Spruell; Sam Redford

Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Gabourey Sidibe; Mo’Nique; Paula Patton; Mariah Carey; Sherri Shepherd; Lenny Kravitz; Stephanie Andujar; Chyna Layne; Amina Robinson; Xosha Roquemore; Angelic Zambrana

Up in the Air

Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: George Clooney; Vera Farmiga; Anna Kendrick;Jason Bateman; Amy Morton; Melanie Lynskey;J.K. Simmons;Sam Elliott;Danny McBride; Zach Galifianakis; Chris Lowell; Steve Eastin

Inglourious Basterds

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt; Mélanie Laurent; Christoph Waltz; Eli Roth; Michael Fassbender; Diane Kruger; Daniel Brühl; Til Schweiger; Gedeon Burkhard; Jacky Ido; B.J. Novak; Omar Doom; August Diehl; Denis Menochet; Sylvester Groth

Up

Directors: Pete Docter
Bob Peterson (co-director)
Cast:Edward Asner; Christopher Plummer; Jordan Nagai; Bob Peterson; Delroy Lindo; Jerome Ranft; John Ratzenberger; David Kaye; Elie Docter; Jeremy Leary; Mickie McGowan

The Blind Side

Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Sandra Bullock; Tim McGraw; Quinton Aaron; Jae Head; Lily Collins; Ray McKinnon; Kim Dickens; Adriane Lenox; Kathy Bates; Catherine Dyer; Andy Stahl; Tom Nowicki

District 9

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast:Sharlto Copley; Jason Cope; Nathalie Boltt; Sylvaine Strike; Elizabeth Mkandawie; John Sumner; William Allen Young; Greg Melvill-Smith; Nick Blake; Morena Busa Sesatsa; Themba Nkosi

An Education

Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Carey Mulligan; Olivia Williams; Alfred Molina; Cara Seymour; William Melling; Connor Catchpole; Matthew Beard; Peter Sarsgaard ; Amanda Fairbank-Hynes; Ellie Kendrick; Dominic Cooper; Rosamund Pike; Nick Sampson

A Serious Man

Directors: Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg; Richard Kind; Fred Melamed; Sari Lennick; Aaron Wolff; Jessica McManus; Peter Breitmayer; Brent Braunschweig; David Kang; Benjy Portnoe

Kathryn Bigelow wins the 2010 Oscar for Best Director

The Oscar Winner for Best Director is Kathryn Bigelow

The Other Nominees

Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt; Mélanie Laurent; Christoph Waltz; Eli Roth; Michael Fassbender; Diane Kruger; Daniel Brühl; Til Schweiger; Gedeon Burkhard; Jacky Ido; B.J. Novak; Omar Doom; August Diehl; Denis Menochet; Sylvester Groth

James Cameron, “Avatar”

Director: James Cameron
Cast:Sam Worthington; Zoe Saldana; Sigourney Weaver; Stephen Lang; Joel Moore; Giovanni Ribisi; Michelle Rodriguez; Laz Alonso ; Wes Studi; CCH Pounder; Dileep Rao; Matt Gerald; Sean Anthony Moran; Jason Whyte; Scott Lawrence

Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Gabourey Sidibe; Mo’Nique; Paula Patton; Mariah Carey; Sherri Shepherd; Lenny Kravitz; Stephanie Andujar; Chyna Layne; Amina Robinson; Xosha Roquemore; Angelic Zambrana

Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”

Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: George Clooney; Vera Farmiga; Anna Kendrick;Jason Bateman; Amy Morton; Melanie Lynskey;J.K. Simmons;Sam Elliott;Danny McBride; Zach Galifianakis; Chris Lowell; Steve Eastin

Sandra Bullock wins the 2010 Oscar for Best Actress

The Oscar Winner for Best Acress is Sandra Bullock

The Other Nominees

Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”

Director: Nora Ephron
Cast: Meryl Streep; Amy Adams; Stanley Tucci; Chris Messina; Linda Emond; Helen Carey; Mary Lynn Rajskub; Jane Lynch; Joan Juliet Buck; Crystal Noelle; George Bartenieff

Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Gabourey Sidibe; Mo’Nique; Paula Patton; Mariah Carey; Sherri Shepherd; Lenny Kravitz; Stephanie Andujar; Chyna Layne; Amina Robinson; Xosha Roquemore; Angelic Zambrana

Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”

Director: Michael Hoffman
Cast: James McAvoy ; Christopher Plummer; Helen Mirren; Anne-Marie Duff ; Paul Giamatti; Kerry Condon; Patrick Kennedy; John Sessions; David Masterson; Nenad Lucic; Tomas Spencer

Carey Mulligan, “An Education”

Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Carey Mulligan; Olivia Williams; Alfred Molina; Cara Seymour; William Melling; Connor Catchpole; Matthew Beard; Peter Sarsgaard ; Amanda Fairbank-Hynes; Ellie Kendrick; Dominic Cooper; Rosamund Pike; Nick Sampson

Jeff Bridges wins the 2010 Oscar for Best Actor

The Oscar Winner for Best Actor is Jeff Bridges

The Other Nominees

George Clooney, “Up in the Air”

Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: George Clooney; Vera Farmiga; Anna Kendrick;Jason Bateman; Amy Morton; Melanie Lynskey;J.K. Simmons;Sam Elliott;Danny McBride; Zach Galifianakis; Chris Lowell; Steve Eastin

Colin Firth, “A Single Man”

Director: Tom Ford
Cast: Colin Firth; Julianne Moore; Nicholas Hoult; Matthew Goode; Jon Kortajarena; Paulette Lamori; Ryan Simpkins; Ginnifer Goodwin ; Teddy Sears; Paul Butler; Aaron Sanders; Keri Lynn Pratt; Jenna Gavigan

Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”

Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Morgan Freeman; Matt Damon; Tony Kgoroge; Patrick Mofokeng ; Matt Stern; Julian Lewis Jones; Adjoa Andoh; Marguerite Wheatley; Leleti Khumalo ; Patrick Lyster; Penny Downie

Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker”

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jeremy Renner; Anthony Mackie; Brian Geraghty; Guy Pearce; Ralph Fiennes; David Morse;Evangeline Lilly

El Secreto de Sus Ojos wins the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Movie

The Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Movie is El Secreto de Sus Ojos

The Other Nominees

“Ajami”

Directors: Scandar Copti
Yaron Shani
Cast: Fouad Habash; Nisrine Rihan; Elias Saba; Youssef Sahwani; Abu George Shibli;Ibrahim Frege; Scandar Copti; Shahir Kabaha ; Hilal Kabob; Ranin Karim ; Eran Naim

“The Milk of Sorrow”

Director: Claudia Llosa
Cast: Magaly Solier; Susi Sánchez; Efraín Solís; Marino Ballón; Antolín Prieto

“Un Prophète”

Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Tahar Rahim; Niels Arestrup; Adel Bencherif; Hichem Yacoubi; Reda Kateb; Jean-Philippe Ricci; Gilles Cohen; Antoine Basler

“The White Ribbon”

Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Christian Friedel; Ernst Jacobi ; Leonie Benesch;Ulrich Tukur;Ursina Lardi; Fion Mutert ; Michael Kranz; Burghart Klaußner ; Steffi Kühnert

The Cove wins the 2010 Oscar for Best Documentary

The Oscar Winner for Best Documentary is The Cove

The Other Nominees

“Burma VJ”

Director: Anders Ostergaard
Genre: Education/General Interest

“Food, Inc.”

Director: Robert Kenner
Genre: Education/General Interest
Starring: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser

“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”

Director: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith
Genre: Education/General Interest

“Which Way Home”

Director: Rebecca Cammisa
Genre: Education/General Interest

Scandal in the week before the 82nd edition of the Academy Awards Gala

It seems that the two films, which received nine nominations each, are side by side in race for winning prestigious awards, even if the odds seems to tilt in large part for film “The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow .

But an unexpected event has affected the countdown before the Oscars Gala, which will take place Sunday evening at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, the legendary district of American cinema, located in the north-west of Los Angeles.

By a message sent by e-mail, Frenchman Nicolas Chartier, one of the Voltage directors production company that produced “The Hurt Locker”, asked the members to vote in favor for a “independent film” and not for a “feature that had cost 500 million dollars”.

This obvious reference to “Avatar” , the film with a big-budget directed by James Cameron, has created much excitement in Hollywood so that the Oscars Gala organizers formally prohibiting aggressive campaigns of candidates.

The American Film Academy, which organized the ceremony of the famous statuettes since 1929, declined to comment on this incident before to expire the term for voting, scheduled for Tuesday, at 5p.m.

Image source: abc.net.au

Did Penelope Cruz engaged to Javier Bardem?

Rumors say, Penelope Cruz, 35 years old, is engaged to Javier Bardem due to the fact that she was wearing a sapphire ring on her left hand.

The actress and her lover, 40 years, rewarded with an Oscar Award, were seen in romantic hypostasis on the island they spend their quality time next to their family.

According to international press, the two are together since 2007, but rarely they were seen in public being affective one to another.

In November 2009, Penelope Cruz avoided to say, in a TV shoe presented by Letterman, if she and Javier are engaged or not.

“I don’t feel good talking about my private life in public. It is sacred to me. It’s my life. I don’t give details about it, because I’m allergic to a such behavior”.

Cruz can be seen on screens in musical “ Nine”, where she performs next to Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard.

Penelope and Javier are spending their quality time in Fernando de Noronha which is an a archipelago formed from 22 islands, at a few hundreds of kilometers of the Brazilian north-east coast.