Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2010 Oscar Nominations

The nominees for the 2010 Oscar Awards, which will air on March 7, were announced today. Honestly, no major surprises. "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker", the Iraq war thriller lead with 9 nominations each. "Precious" one of the most controversial and touching films nabbed a few nominations as well so congrats are in order to the cast and crew of that movie. Check out the nominations in the major categories:

Best Picture
"The Hurt Locker"
"Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
"Up in the Air"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"The Blind Side"
"District 9"
"An Education"
"A Serious Man"

George Clooney, "Up in the Air"
Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"
Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker"

Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"
Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
Carey Mulligan, "An Education"

Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, "Invictus"
Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"
Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"
Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"
Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"

Supporting Actress
Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"
Mo'Nique, "Precious"
Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"
Penelope Cruz, "Nine"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Crazy Heart"

Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"
Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
James Cameron, "Avatar"
Lee Daniels, "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air"

Animated Feature
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"The Princess and the Frog"
"The Secret of Kells"

Original Screenplay
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"The Messenger"
"A Serious Man"

Adapted Screenplay
"District 9"
"An Education"
"In the Loop"
"Up in the Air"

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