Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 82nd Oscars was notable as the first ceremony to feature ten Best Picture nominees instead of five. The Hurt Locker won six awards, including the top honor, Best Picture.
Kathryn Bigelow was the first female to win the Academy Award for Best Director. She defeated her ex-husband James Cameron in the category. Up was the second animated film to ever secure a Best Picture nomination. Geoffrey Fletcher was the first African American to win a screenwriting Oscar.