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Oscar Nominations 2010 Revealed

In a historic first, the Academy broadcast this year’s Oscar nominations live over the Internet. Unsurprisingly, Avatar got a ton of nominations (and deserved many of them) — nine nominations overall, tied only by Hurt Locker.

But a few of our other favorites, including Star Trek, District 9, and Inglourious Basterds, also did pretty well for themselves. List of nominations for the biggest categories after the jump:

And the nominees 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

Yes, there are ten Best Picture nominees this year.

Actor in a Leading Role:

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

Actor in a Supporting Role:

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

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
  • Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
  • Carey Mulligan (An Education)
  • Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
  • Meryl Streep (Julie and Julia)

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Penélope Cruz (Nine)
  • Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart)
  • Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
  • Mo’Nique (Precious)

Animated Feature Film

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


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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • District 9 — Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
  • An Education — Nick Hornby
  • In the Loop — like 5 people
  • Precious — Geoffrey Fletcher
  • Up in the Air — Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • Hurt Locker — Mark Boal
  • Inglourious Basterds — Quentin Tarantino
  • The Messenger — Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
  • A Serious Man — Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • Up — lotsa people

Other notable nominations:

  • Avatar for Art Direction, Avatar, Harry Potter, and Inglourious Basterds for Cinematography
  • hilariously not Avatar for Costume Design
  • Avatar, District 9, and Inglourious Basterds for Film Editing
  • Star Trek (but not Avatar) for Makeup, Avatar for Original Score
  • Avatar and Star Trek for Sound Editing
  • Avatar and Star Trek for Sound Mixing
  • Avatar, District 9, and Star Trek for Visual Effects.


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