Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2010 Oscar Nominations

And here they are, in case you haven't heard: the 2010 Oscar nominations (not any surprises). I've made predictions as well (three gold stars)....will do this again (predict) when time draws nearer to ceremony. The predictions are, I should add, not preferences. Meaning I don't necessarily agree with the prediction. The films with * are the ones that I have seen.

What do you think?

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

82nd Oscar Nominations

Best picture

"Avatar" *** *
"The Hurt Locker" *
"Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
"Up in the Air" *
"Inglourious Basterds" *
"Up" *
"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

"Up" ***
"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" *

Best foreign-language film

"El Secreto de Sus Ojos"
"The Milk of Sorrow"
"Un Prophète"
"The White Ribbon"

Best film editing

"Avatar" *
"District 9"
"The Hurt Locker" *** *
"Inglourious Basterds" *

Art direction

"Avatar" ***
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
"Nine" *
"Sherlock Holmes"
"The Young Victoria"


"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
"The Hurt Locker" *
"Inglourious Basterds" *
"The White Ribbon"

Costume design

"Bright Star"
"Coco Before Chanel" ***
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
"The Young Victoria"

Best documentary feature

"Burma VJ"
"The Cove" *
"Food, Inc."
"The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers"
"Which Way Home"

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 à la Berlin"


"Il Divo"
"Star Trek"
"The Young Victoria"

Music (original score)

"Avatar" ***
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Sherlock Holmes"

Music (original song)

"Almost There" from "The Princess and the Frog"
"Down in New Orleans" 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"

Short film, animated

"French Toast"
"Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty"
"The Lady and the Reaper"
"A Matter of Loaf and Death"

Short film, live action

"The Door"
"Instead of Abracadabra"
"Miracle Fish"
"The New Tenants"

Sound editing

"Avatar" *
"The Hurt Locker" *
"Inglourious Basterds" *
"Star Trek" *

Sound mixing

"Avatar" *
"The Hurt Locker" *** *
"Inglourious Basterds" *
"Star Trek" *
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

Visual effects

"Avatar" *** *
"District 9"
"Star Trek" *

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