‘The Cove’ Joins Bigelow, Bridges and Bullock

By David Schoetz

Mar 8, 2010 9:42am

Obviously, a lot of Oscar buzz at the watercooler as another work week begins.  Congrats to the big winners, including Kathryn Bigelow, pictured above, and her team that created the gritty war film "The Hurt Locker" on a tight budget and against long odds. Bigelow is the first woman to win in the directing category, upstaging former husband and "Avatar" genius James Cameron. There was something with the letter "B" last night, as best actor and actress categories went to Jeff Bridges for "Crazy Heart" and Sandra Bullock for "The Blind Side." Friday night, we posted Cynthia McFadden's picks (along with our toast to the final Barbara Walters special). Cynthia, I report this morning, managed a respectable 16 out of 24. Some of us were not quite so prescient. No word on who won the "Nightline" Oscar pool yet. Click HERE to see the full list of Oscar recipients. One popular choice among our staff that did win was "The Cove," a feature documentary about the culling of dolphins in a Japanese fishing village. The filmmakers, including longtime dolphin activist Richard O'Barry, went deep undercover to document and expose the ruthless treatment of these animals. The film was featured last week in the segment from Chris Bury embedded below, "Under the Sea." Asked if he wanted to win the Oscar, O'Barry said yes, because it is the most watched American television program in Japan and thereby could have the most impact bringing change.  

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