2010 Nominee list announced


I don't think the list itself is copyrighted (copywritten?), so here goes:



Best picture


"The Hurt Locker"

"Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

"Up in the Air"

"Inglourious Basterds"


"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



"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


"District 9"

"The Hurt Locker"

"Inglourious Basterds"



Art direction


"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"


"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)


"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


"The Hurt Locker" 

"Inglourious Basterds" 

"Star Trek" 



Sound mixing


"The Hurt Locker"

"Inglourious Basterds"

"Star Trek" 

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"


Visual effects


"District 9"

"Star Trek"





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Wow, I haven't seen very many of these

Xur's picture

Looks like my netflix queue is about to get a bit longer... 

Seens 6/10 of the Best Picture nominees...

MH's picture

3 of the regular ones (the ones which probably would've been nominated in a normal year) and 3 of the "extra" ones.  Not a bad list, considering the circumstances (District 9 might just be one of the most unusual Best Picture nominees ever).

Anyways, might as well make some early predictions:

Picture - Avatar (critics aside, its what the majority of the actual viewers will be rooting for, and it's a way for the Academy to show they're not "out of touch")

Director - Katherine Bigalow (lets them name the first ever female Best Director, and they don't have to hear Cameron call himself "King of the World" again)

Actor - Jeff Bridges

Actress - Meryl Streep

Sup. Actor - Christoph Waltz

Sup. Actress - Mo'Nique

Animated Feature - Up

Orig. Screenplay - Inglorious Basterds

Adap. Screenplay - Up in the Air

Foreign Film - The White Ribbon

Editing - Hurt Locker

Art Direction - Avatar

Cinematography - Avatar

Costume - Nine

Doc. feature - Food Inc.

Makeup - Star Trek

Score - Avatar

Song - one of the "Princess and the Frog" tunes

Sound editing - Avatar

Sound mixing - Avatar

Visual effects - Avatar







The Razzies

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" made a fortune. 

"Land of the Lost" tanked.

Both films are equal earners at the Razzies, though, grabbing seven nominations each on Monday, including worst picture of 2009 and worst-acting slots for Will Ferrell and Megan Fox.

SLIDESHOW: Megan Fox's new Armani underwear campaign.

Other worst-picture nominees: Sandra Bullock's romance "All About Steve," the action tale "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and the Robin Williams-John Travolta comedy "Old Dogs."


{;-) Dan in Miami

PS:  Thank you Razzies for nominating the most boring performer now working:  Will Ferrell.

Will Ferrell will surprise you

Rajah's picture

It's rumored his next role is "Muhammed, The Man And His Horse"

This is worthless

Critico's picture

I just saw The Bad Liutenant Port of Call New Orleans, Cage earns the best actor award forever, it should be renamed the Nicholas Cage award for outstanding acting in a motion picture.

Not too many surprises here.

HS's picture

I've seen all ten BP nominees, and aren't too surprised by the list.  Would've been nice to see Star Trek make the cut, but I figured District 9 had the edge over Trek b/c it's more original (and hey, it got a screenplay nomination also!).  The biggest snub here is probably Invictus, which I would've preferred to see in the BP category over The Blind Side (good, but preachy) or A Serious Man (not as good as other Coen Bros. efforts).  For Adapted Screenplay (which includes District 9), I loved An Education, but I know Up in the Air will win here. 

In general, I agree with MH's pics, and I would add The Tears of Sichuan Province for Best Documentary Short Oscar (these shorts hardly ever get distribution, unfortunately).  The only two tough categories to predict this year are Picture (will it be Avatar or The Hurt Locker - my original pick from a thread dating back about three weeks or so), and Actress (I also predicted Streep, but don't count out Sandra Bullock, who, along with Zoe Saldana, had the best year of any actress in Hollywood).

Oh and Critico, I've heard good things about Nic Cage in Bad Lieutenant.  That said, I avoided it when it came out b/c it sounded horrible - about 90% of his movies are these days.  Will have to seek it out now.



The movie

Critico's picture

is not that great, but is watchable, but Cage makes it worthy.

Finally saw "The Hurt Locker"

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

A very solid war movie and probably the truest and the best yet done about the Iraq occupation.  Since very few people have even seen it it will not win the best picture Oscar.  Netflix does have it now.

It just won the BAFTA best picture prize.  BAFTA is the British equivalent of the Oscars.  I just can't see a small picture like this taking the best picture Oscar.  As a consolation prize it might be possible for Kathryn Bigelow to win the best director Oscar.  She did win at BAFTA.  The Hurt Locker also won best screenplay BAFTA for writer Mark Boal which was very well deserved.

I will give the movie two bombs.  I thought the script was very good and the direction was fairly simple and straightforward.  The action scenes are complicated at times but you still were able to follow what was going on.  The photography also won a BAFTA but I thought it was just OK.  Maybe I am spoiled now after seeing the splendor of the amazingly beautiful Avatar.  One minor demerit.  We never really understand why the Iraqi people are doing what they are doing.  The movie is told almost entirely from the point of view of the American occupiers.

{;-) Dan in Miami

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