Tuesday, February 2, 2010

82nd Annual Academy Award Nominations

Actress Anne Hathaway (Rachel Got Married, The Princess Diaries) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced the nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards this morning (Feb. 2).

Here they are:
Best 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: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), James Cameron (Avatar), Lee Daniels (Precious), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker), Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman (The Messenger), Joel & Ethan Coen (A Serious Man), Pete Docter, Bob Peterson & Tom McCarthy (Up), Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche (In the Loop); Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell (District 9); Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious); Nick Hornby (An Education); Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner (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: Penélope Cruz (Nine), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Mo'Nique (Precious)
Best Foreign Film: Ajami, The Milk of Sorrow, A Prophet, The Secret in Their Eyes, The White Ribbon
Best Documentary: Burma VJ, The Cove, Food, Inc., The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, Which Way Home
Best Animated Feature: Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, The Secret of Kells, Up
Best Animated Short: French Roast, Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty, The Lady and the Reaper, Logorama, A Matter of Loaf and Death
Best Live-Action Short: The Door, Instead of Abracadabra, Kavi, Miracle Fish, The New Tenants
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 Editing: James Cameron, John Refoua & Stephen Rivkin (Avatar); Julian Clarke (District 9); Chris Innis & Bob Murawski (The Hurt Locker); Joe Klotz (Precious); Sally Menke (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker), Christian Berger (The White Ribbon), Bruno Delbonnel (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Mauro Fiore (Avatar), Robert Richardson (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Kim Sinclair & Robert Stromberg (Avatar); Maggie Gray & Patrice Vermette (The Young Victoria); Sarah Greenwood & Katie Spencer (Sherlock Holmes); Anastasia Masaro, Caroline Smith & Dave Warren (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus); John Myhre & Gordon Sim (Nine)
Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood (Nine), Catherine Leterrier (Coco Before Chanel), Janet Patterson (Bright Star), Sandy Powell (The Young Victoria), Monique Prudhomme (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)
Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall & Joel Harlow (Star Trek); Jon Henry Gordon & Jenny Shircore (The Young Victoria); Aldo Signoretti & Vittorio Sodano (Il Divo)
Best Visual Effects: Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh & Burt Dalton (Star Trek); Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros & Matt Aitken (District 9); Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham & Andrew R. Jones (Avatar)
Best Sound Mixing: Ray Beckett & Paul N.J. Ottosson (The Hurt Locker); Anna Behlmer, Peter J. Devlin & Andy Nelson (Star Trek); Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson & Tony Johnson (Avatar); Tony Lamberti, Michael Minkler & Mark Ulano (Inglourious Basterds); Geoffrey Patterson, Greg P. Russell & Gary Summers (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes & Gwendolyn Yates Whittle (Avatar), Tom Myers & Michael Silvers (Up), Paul N.J. Ottosson (The Hurt Locker), Alan Rankin & Mark Stoeckinger (Star Trek), Wylie Stateman (Inglourious Basterds)
Best Score: Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders (The Hurt Locker), Alexandre Desplat (Fantastic Mr. Fox), Michael Giacchino (Up), James Horner (Avatar), Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes)
Best Song: "Almost There" (The Princess and the Frog), "Down in New Orleans" (The Princess and the Frog), "Loin de Paname" (Paris 36), "Take It All" (Nine), "The Weary Kind" (Crazy Heart)

We will post our choices for the winners closer to March 7, when the Oscars will take place and air live on ABC. More information can be found here.


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