When the Academy introduced its best animated feature category in 2001, it included a condition "that no award be made" in the event of a year without enough high-quality contenders.
Three years after reinventing itself as U.S. distributor, Summit Entertainment has achieved a level of prestige that comes only from winning Oscars.
In a history-making night for Hollywood, Summit Entertainment's "The Hurt Locker" dismantled the competition at Sunday's 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony.
This year's Oscar race was a study in contrasts as the two pics that received the highest number of noms reflected opposite ends of the box office spectrum.
Oscar rewarded reality in its screenwriting trophies, with nods for two gritty dramas that center on searing portrayals of topical issues.
Argentina's crime drama "El Secreto de Sus Ojos" emerged as a surprise Oscar winner.
Kathryn Bigelow emerged as the first woman to win the honor in the 82-year history of the Academy.
Aside from the Oscar arrivals being the Indy 500 of haute couture, it's the amazing range of humanity coming down the red carpet that impresses onlookers.
Hollywood was truly celebrating in a bubble on Sunday.
'The Hurt Locker' wins best picture.