The Secret won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
The 82nd Academy Awards were presented tonight in Hollywood's Kodak theater with The Hurt Locker emerging as the big winner. However, I'd like to take some time to look at the international films and filmmakers at the awards ceremony. Most prominently, Austrian actor Christoph Waltz took home the Oscar for best supporting actor in Inglourious Basterds. Waltz commented during his acceptance speech that receiving an Oscar from presenter Penelope Cruz was an "uber-bingo." The German film The White Ribbon received two nominations, including best foreign language film and best cinematography for Austrian Christian Berger's work, though the movie did not win any awards at the ceremony.
Later in the ceremony, acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and Inglourious Basterds director Quentin Tarantino presented the best foreign language film to the Argentinian The Secret in Their Eyes.Though hardly an Oscar upset, the movie had considerably less buzz than the French film A Prophet and Germany's The White Ribbon. U.S. audiences will get to see it in theaters April 16.