Avatar and Hurt Locker Storm the Oscar Nominations List

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I woke up to a text message this morning saying, “Why aren’t you liveblogging the Oscar nominations?” Truthfully, I had zero idea that was today (bad movie journalist!), but I don’t liveblog anything but the show itself. And that usually consists of me making fun of people’s dresses and bitching about the absence of my favorite movies all night. But it’s still fun.

Today however, I’m going to give you the full list of nominations that were announced, and frankly there aren’t a whole hell of a lot of surprises. Avatar and Hurt Locker both share nine nominations, and the expanded Best Picture list includes what would normally be unlikely candidates like The Blind Side, Up and District 9. Sadly no Star Trek and no 500 Days of Summer, which despite being my #1 of the year, was nominated for jack shit. Can’t say I’m really surprised though.

The only two best picture noms I haven’t seen are An Education and A Serious Man since they never made the rounds in actual theaters. I suppose I should see Crazy Heart as well just in case Bridges ends up winning. It turns my stomach to see ANYTHING from the horrific Lovely Bones on here, but I suppose Stanley Tucci’s performance was indeed the only thing remotely decent about the film, despite the fact he’s essentially the world’s most over the top caricature of a pedophile I’ve ever seen.

I’m not going to do Oscar picks just yet, Madison and I will have those later, but for now, here’s the list in all its glory:

BEST PICTURE
AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS
UP IN THE AIR
UP
AN EDUCATION
A SERIOUS MAN
DISTRICT 9
THE BLIND SIDE

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
Meryl Streep – JULIE & JULIA
Carey Mulligan – AN EDUCATION
Gabourey Sidibe – PRECIOUS
Sandra Bullock – THE BLIND SIDE
Helen Mirren – THE LAST STATION

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Woody Harrelson – THE MESSENGER
Christopher Plummer – THE LAST STATION
Stanley Tucci – THE LOVELY BONES
Matt Damon – INVICTUS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Vera Farmiga – UP IN THE AIR
Anna Kendrick – UP IN THE AIR
Mo’nique – PRECIOUS
Penelope Cruz – NINE
Maggie Gyllenhaal – CRAZY HEART

BEST ANIMATED FILM
UP
CORALINE
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
THE SECRET OF KELLS
THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX

BEST DIRECTOR
Kathryn Bigelow – THE HURT LOCKER
James Cameron – AVATAR
Quentin Tarantino – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Jason Reitman – UP IN THE AIR
Lee Daniels – PRECIOUS

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Nick Hornby – AN EDUCATION
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell – DISTRICT 9
Jesse Armstrong and Armando Iannucci – IN THE LOOP Geoffrey Fletcher – PRECIOUS
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner – UP IN THE AIR

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Mark Boal – THE HURT LOCKER
Pete Docter and Bob Peterson – UP
Oren Moverman and Alessandro Camon – THE MESSENGER
Joel and Ethan Coen – A SERIOUS MAN

BEST ART DIRECTION
AVATAR
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS
SHERLOCK HOLMES
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
NINE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE HURT LOCKER
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
THE WHITE RIBBON
AVATAR
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSSUS
BRIGHT STAR
NINE
COCO BEFORE CHANEL

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
FOOD, INC.
THE COVE
BURMA VJ
THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA
WHICH WAY HOME

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“China‚Äôs Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province”
“Music by Prudence”
“Rabbit a la Berlin”
“The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”
“The Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant”

BEST EDITING
AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
DISTRICT 9
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A PROPHET
THE WHITE RIBBON
AJAMI
EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS
THE MILK OF SORROW

BEST MAKEUP
STAR TREK
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
IL DIVO

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
AVATAR
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
THE HURT LOCKER
SHERLOCK HOLMES
UP

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Almost There” – THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
“Down in New Orleans” – THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
“Loin de Panama” – PARIS 36
“Take It All” – NINE
“The Weary Kind” – CRAZY HEART

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
“French Roast
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty”
“The Lady and the Reaper”
“Logorama”
“A Matter of Loaf or Death

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
“The Door”
“Instead of Abracadabra”
“Kavi”
“Miracle Fish”
“The New Tenants”

BEST SOUND EDITING
AVATAR
DISTRICT 9
STAR TREK
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
UP

BEST SOUND MIXING
AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
STAR TREK
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
AVATAR
DISTRICT 9
STAR TREK


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