2010 Oscar Nominations Announced; AVATAR and THE HURT LOCKER Lead with 9 Noms Each

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Despite opening up the Best Picture race from five nominations to ten, this morning’s announcement of the 2010 Oscar nominations hardly had any surprises.  When the biggest shocker comes from the widely-unseen The Secret of Kells being nominated for Best Animated Feature, then the prediction system worked as it should.  That’s not to say that there’s nothing to be happy or disappointed about.  It’s just that with no surprises, that happiness or disappointment has probably been felt well in advance.  Personally, I’m jazzed that District 9 picked up a Best Picture nomination and I’m really bummed that Peter Capaldi wasn’t nominated for Best Supporting Actor for In the Loop.

But the race between Avatar and The Hurt Locker remains close.  Each film picked up nine nominations and so there’s no clear favorite to win the award.  Right now, Hurt Locker would seem to have a slight edge with its victories from both the Producers Guild and the Directors Guild.  But Avatar‘s box office numbers contribute to its status as does the mainstream acclaim for the film.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominees.  The winners will be announced at the 82nd Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7th at 8pm EST on ABC.

The Hurt Locker movie poster.jpgBEST PICTURE

- Avatar

- The Blind Side

- District 9

- An Education

- The Hurt Locker

- Inglourious Basterds

- Precious

- A Serious Man

- Up

- Up in the Air

BEST DIRECTOR

- James Cameron, Avatar

- Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

- Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

- Lee Daniels, Precious

- Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

BEST ACTOR

- Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

- George Clooney, Up in the Air

- Colin Firth, A Single Man

- Morgan Freeman, Invictus

- Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

BEST ACTRESS

- Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

- Helen Mirren, The Last Station

- Carey Mulligan, An Education

- Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

- Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

- Matt Damon, Invictus

- Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

- Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

- Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

- Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

- Penelope Cruz, Nine

- Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air

- Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart

- Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

- Mo’Nique, Precious

Inglourious Basterds movie poster (11).jpgBEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

- The Hurt Locker

- Inglourious Basterds

- The Messenger

- A Serious Man

- Up

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

- District 9

- An Education

- In the Loop

- Precious

- Up in the Air

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

- Coraline

- Fantastic Mr. Fox

- The Princess and the Frog

- The Secret of Kells

- Up

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FEATURE

- Ajami

- El Secreto de Sus Ojos

- The Milk of Sorrow

- Un Prophete

- The White Ribbon

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

- Burma VJ

- The Cove

- Food, Inc.

- The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

- Which Way Home

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

- China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

- The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

- The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

- Music by Prudence

- Rabbit a la Berlin

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT

- The Door

- Instead of Abracadabra

- Kavi

- Miracle Fish

- The New Tenants

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

- French Roast

- Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

- The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)

- Logorama

- A Matter of Loaf and Death

Up movie poster Carl.jpgBEST SCORE

- Avatar

- Fantastic Mr. Fox

- The Hurt Locker

- Sherlock Holmes

- Up

BEST SONG

- “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog

- “Down in New Orleand” from The Princess and the Frog

- “Loin de Paname” from Paris 36

- “Take It All” from Nine

-  “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from Crazy Heart

BEST SOUND EDITING

- Avatar

- The Hurt Locker

- Inglourious Basterds

- Star Trek

- Up

BEST SOUND MIXING

- Avatar

- The Hurt Locker

- Inglourious Basterds

- Star Trek

- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

BEST ART DIRECTION

- Avatar

- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

- Nine

- Sherlock Holmes

- The Young Victoria

avatar_movie_poster_final_01.jpgBEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

- Avatar

- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

- The Hurt Locker

- Inglourious Basterds

- The White Ribbon

BEST MAKE-UP

- Il Divo

- Star Trek

- The Young Victoria

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

- Bright Star

- Coco before Chanel

- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

- Nine

- The Young Victoria

BEST FILM EDITING

- Avatar

- District 9

- The Hurt Locker

- Inglourious Basterds

- Precious

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

- Avatar

- District 9

- Star Trek




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  • http://twitter.com/cablebfg Bill Graham

    D9! Wooo. Surprised to see The Blindside nominated. It was good, but not top 10.

  • pap

    I'm surprised to see it up there,too. I think “A single man” would have been a better choice.Happy Colin Firth got a nomination,though!!!!!!!!!

  • Steve

    I think Avatar's insane success might actually work against its favor, at least for best picture. Or it could have the Return of the King result and win everything, but that's not likely. I like when the Academy awards films that weren't so widely seen, causing people to get interested. I'd be very surprised if Hurt Locker does not win more awards than Avatar.

  • Beldek

    No best film and score nomination for A single Man? That's not fair. You guys gotta see A Single Man, Colin Firth's amazing. I really hope he win best actor.

  • Ryan

    Damn I wanted a best picture nomination for Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy totally deserved a supporting actor nomination. he was the glue of that film.

    Here's to Tarantino and the Basterds taking home the prize over Jim Cameron!

    Best score: Sherlock Holmes

    Best effects: Star Trek (Avatar didn't do anything LOTR didn't do, expect be in 3D)

  • http://twitter.com/cablebfg Bill Graham

    Nimoy? A best supporting actor nod? For about seven minutes of screen time?

  • junierizzle

    I'm glad to see BASTERDS get so many noms. Its def my best picture of the year. I think QT is a lock for best Screenplay. I was opposed to expanding it to 10 nominees, but its cool to see a movie like D9 get nominated. Too bad Star TRek didn't get one. I think if any movie can pull an upset its BASTERDS. BUt it looks like The Hurt LOcker has it locked up. I liked that movie alot but I don't think its as great as they say. As for AVATAR, lets keep it real. If it wasn't a huge box office hit, it would only have been nominated for FX. Same for the BLINDSIDE. I think the Academy not nominating it for best screenplay is there way of telling JAmes Cameron to relax a bit.

  • http://railoftomorrow.blogspot.com Scott Nye

    Well, to be fair, Beatrice Straight won an Oscar for less than six minutes of screen time in NETWORK. On the other hand, she actually deserved it.

  • http://ciclotimia.blogspot.com [A]

    ..of course it's not as good as The Return of the King

  • Tomturbine

    and viola davis was nominated for doubt. she was in it for about 10 minutes. tilda swinton won for michael clayton, she was in it for a bit longer, but not much.

  • adel

    what about D9 soundtrack??????
    D9 soundtrack one of the best ever for me

    and im very sad that mary and max not the best animated

    startrek take the best visual eff and transformers or 2012 not ?!! that so bad

  • NightAvatar

    Fuck “Up”. What a joke.

  • NightAvatar

    Gotta agree with you on both Avatar and Basterds. I wish Star Trek got more and UP got less. It pisses me off that it gets so much more attention than the far superior Pixar movies like Wall*E, Nemo, and even Ratatouille

  • Beldek

    You gotta listen A Single Man soundtrack man, it's out of this world!

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ david

    Christoph Walts is the easiest guess for winning best supporting actor in 82nd Academy Award nominations list after playing the cold blooded charismatic colonel.
    Col.Hans Landa for sure will be the 3rd generation of super villain who won OSCAR for best supporting actor after Anton 'the super cool killer' Chigurgh(Javier Bardem) won in 2008 and the genius maniac 'the Joker'(Heath Ledger) won in 2009.

  • japanaustralia

    A few surprises as usual with the oscars. Not too sure about District 9 being oscar worthy. It was a good movie and all but not one of the best of the year.

    Japan Australia

  • Daan Zonneveld

    why is christopher waltz not nominated for best actor!!!???
    he played the role of Hans Landa in Inglorius Bastards.
    for now on, i hate the oscars and all the “glamour” that surounds it.

  • Daan Zonneveld

    why is christopher waltz not nominated for best actor!!!???
    he played the role of Hans Landa in Inglorius Bastards.
    for now on, i hate the oscars and all the “glamour” that surounds it.

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