Have Your Say: Oscar Nominations

With the new 10 nominees for best picture development in this years Oscar derby, it puts a lot of different genres in the running.  Animated film up for best picture?  Check.  South African science fiction allegory?  Check.  Football feel-good film.  Check.  Alternate-History WWII fantasia?  Check.  Blue Aliens?  Check. 

There was no love for Michael Stuhlbarg or Mélanie Laurent, but In The Loop gets a justly deserved screenplay nod.  Interesting that The Secret of Kells snuck into the animated film category (which has five nominations instead of the usual three due to the significant burst of animated pictures in 2009.)  And maybe it is wishful thinking on my part, but with The Hurt Locker and Avatar being the oddsmaker front-runners, are not A Serious Man or Inglourious Basterds more deserving films to be branded with AMPAS' golden man?  Passion for The White Ribbon?  Lastly, with more horses in the race this year, will you be watching the broadcast?

Here are your plethora of BEST PICTURE nominees:

An Education
A Serious Man
District 9
Up
Up in the Air
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
The Blind Side

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The White Ribbon
A Prophet
The Milk of Sorrow
Ajami
The Secret of Her Eyes

ANIMATED FEATURE

Up
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Coraline
The Secret of Kells
The Princess and the Frog

And the rest...

DIRECTOR

Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
James Cameron (Avatar)
Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
Lee Daniels (Precious)

ACTOR
Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart
George Clooney Up in the Air
Colin Firth A Single Man
Morgan Freeman Invictus
Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)
Matt Damon (Invictus)

ACTRESS
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Gabourey Sibide (Precious)
Helen Mirren (The Last Station)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mo'Nique (Precious)
Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air)
Penelope Cruz (Nine)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart)

ART DIRECTION
Avatar
Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The Young Victoria
Nine
Sherlock Holmes

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

COSTUME DESIGN
The Young Victoria
Bright Star
Coco avant Chanel
Nine
Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Cove
Food Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man in America
Burma Vj
Which Way Home

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Last Truck: The Closing of GM Plant
The Last Campaign of Gvernor Booth GardnerSendak
Rabbit a la Berlin
Music by Prudence
China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

EDITING
The Hurt Locker
Avatar
District 9
Precious
Inglourious Basterds

MAKEUP
The Young Victoria
Il Divo
Star Trek

ORIGINAL SCORE
Michael Giacchino (Up)
James Horner (Avatar)
Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders (The Hurt Locker)
Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes)
Alexandre Desplat (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

ORIGINAL SONG
"Take it All" (Nine)
"The Weary Kind" (Crazy Heart)
"Almost There" (The Princess & the Frog)
"Down in New Orleans" (The Princess & the Frog)
"Loin de Paname" (Paris 36)

SOUND EDITING
The Hurt Locker
Star Trek
Avatar
Up
Inglourious Basterds

SOUND MIXING
The Hurt Locker
Star Trek
Avatar
Transformers 2
Inglourious Basterds

VISUAL EFFECTS
Avatar
Star Trek
District 9

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Up in the Air
An Education
Precious
District 9
In the Loop

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up
The Messenger

LIVE ACTION SHORT
The Door
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants
Kavi
Instead of Abracadabra

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
French Roast
The Lady and the Reaper
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

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