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Academy Award Nominations

03 Feb

You’ve probably heard them already (darn full-time job, just kidding boss, I love working….and receiving a steady income) but here are the list of nominees for this years Academy Awards. It might be worth noting that this years has some significance, with 10 movies being nominated for Best Picture, the first time in sixty-six years. Also, and I still have to look this up to be sure, but I think that this is the first time an animated picture (Up) has been nominated for Best Picture since Beauty and the Beast. Katherine Bigelow is the fourth woman to be nominated for Best Director, and if she wins, will be the first. Precious director Lee Daniels is the second African American director to receive a nomination, following John Singleton almost twenty years ago. And, as I mentioned before, this could be the year an actress who is nominated for Best Actress could win this as well as the Razzie for Worst Actress of the year. I won’t name her right now, since I adore her, but you can read it here in my previous post. The ceremony will air March 7th, with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin serving as hosts.

This should be a very interesting night. Go Sandra and Mo’nique!!!!!


Best Picture: 
“Avatar,” “The Blind Side,” “District 9,” “An Education,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “A Serious Man,” “Up,” “Up in the Air.”

Actor: 
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”; George Clooney, “Up in the Air”; Colin Firth, “A Single Man”; Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”; Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker.”

 Actress: 
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”; Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”; Carey Mulligan, “An Education”; Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the Novel `Push’ by Sapphire”; Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia.”

 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:
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”; Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”; Maggie Gyllenhaal, “Crazy Heart”; Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”; Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”

Directing: 
James Cameron, “Avatar”; Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”; Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”; Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”; Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air.”

Foreign Language Film: 
“Ajami,” Israel; “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” Argentina; “The Milk of Sorrow,” Peru; “Un Prophete,” France; “The White Ribbon,” Germany.

Adapted Screenplay: 
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, “District 9”; Nick Hornby, “An Education”; Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, “In the Loop”; Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”; Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air.”

Original Screenplay: 
Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”; Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”; Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, “The Messenger”; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “A Serious Man”; Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Tom McCarthy, “Up.”

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