Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nominations Announced for the 2010 Oscar

This morning, the nominees for the 2009 Oscar ceremony were announced. Note that the ceremony will be held on March 7 (the day of my birthday, mind you) and there's one Canadian film among the nominees, which is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Furthermore, this is not a thorough list, for I only put categories that matter to me. Finally, here comes the list.

1. Best motion picture of the year:
* 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.

2. Best actor in a leading role:
* Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart.
* George Clooney in Up in the Air.
* Colin Firth in A Single Man.
* Morgan Freeman in Invictus.
* Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker.

3. Best actor in a supporting role:
* Matt Damon in Invictus.
* Woody Harrelson in The Messenger.
* Christopher Plummer in The Last Station
* Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones
* Christopher Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

4. Best actress in a leading role:
* Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side.
* Helen Mirren in The Last Station.
* Carey Mulligan in An Education.
* Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire.
* Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia.

5. Performance by an actress in a supporting role:
* Penélope Cruz in Nine.
* Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air.
* Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart.
* Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air
* Mo'Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

6. Best animated feature film of the year:
* "Coraline".
* "Fantastic Mr. Fox".
* "The Princess and the Frog".
* "The Secret of Kells".
* "Up".

7. Achiement in art direction:
* Avatar.
* The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
* Nine.
* Sherlock Holmes.
* The Young Victoria

8. Achievement in cinematography:
* Avatar.
* Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
* The Hurt Locker.
* Inglourious Basterds.
* The White Ribbon.

9. Best director:
* 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).

10. Best original screenplay:
* Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker).
* Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds).
* Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman (The Messenger).
* Joel and Ethan Coen (A Serious Man).
* Screenplay by Bob Peterson and Pete Docter. Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and Tom McCarthy. (Up)

11. Best adapted screenplay:
* Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (District 9).
* Nick Hornby (An Education).
* Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche (In the Loop).
* Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious).
* Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (Up in the air).

12. Best foreign language film of the year:
* Ajami (Israel).
* El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Argentina).
* The Milk of Sorrow (Peru).
* Un prophète (France).
* The White Ribbon (Germany).

13. Best documentary feature:
* Burma VJ.
* The Cove.
* Food, Inc.
* The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.
* Which Way Home.

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