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02.02.2010

The Oscars were announced earlier this morning in Los Angeles by Anne Hathaway and Academy President Tom Sherak. As expected, AVATAR got a ton of kudos with 9 total nominations but in a pleasant surprise it was tied with THE HURT LOCKER which also had 9 noms. This was the first year that 10 nominees were announced for Best Picture allowing movies like DISTRICT 9, THE BLIND SIDE and UP to make their way into the top category. UP becomes the first animated film since BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to be nominated for Best Picture.

Of course, everyone wants to know surprises and snubs. Some obvious surprises include THE BLIND SIDE for Best Picture, which I know I didn't see coming. Sandra Bullock was an obvious choice for Best Actress but Best Picture? Maggie Gyllenhaal also snuck in a surprise Best Supporting Actress nomination for CRAZY HEART. Matt Damon was nominated for an acting trophy this year but sadly it wasn't for his best performance, which was in THE INFORMANT! Instead he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for INVICTUS.

As far as snubs, you'll see that STAR TREK didn't make the cut for Best Picture though I think it had more of an outside chance to be nominated anyway. The biggest snub I noticed was the absence of Melanie Laurent in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. I'm guessing she was bounced in favor of Maggie Gyllenhaal and how you could watch those two films and say that CRAZY HEART sported the Best Supporting Actress performance is beyond me. I also thought 500 DAYS OF SUMMER should've gotten a nomination for Best Editing and BRUNO should've gotten a Best Costume Design nod for its whacked out garb.

I'll step aside now and let you peruse the entire list yourself to decide what you like, what you love and what you hate. The Oscars, which will be hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, will be presented on March 7.

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BEST PICTURE
AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS
UP IN THE AIR
UP
AN EDUCATION
A SERIOUS MAN
DISTRICT 9
THE BLIND SIDE

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges - CRAZY HEART
George Clooney - UP IN THE AIR
Colin Firth - A SINGLE MAN
Morgan Freeman - INVICTUS
Jeremy Renner - THE HURT LOCKER

BEST ACTRESS
Meryl Streep - JULIE & JULIA
Carey Mulligan - AN EDUCATION
Gabourey Sidibe - PRECIOUS
Sandra Bullock - THE BLIND SIDE
Helen Mirren - THE LAST STATION

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz - INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Woody Harrelson - THE MESSENGER
Christopher Plummer - THE LAST STATION
Stanley Tucci - THE LOVELY BONES
Matt Damon - INVICTUS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Vera Farmiga - UP IN THE AIR
Anna Kendrick - UP IN THE AIR
Mo'nique - PRECIOUS
Penelope Cruz - NINE
Maggie Gyllenhaal - CRAZY HEART

BEST ANIMATED FILM
UP
CORALINE
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
THE SECRET OF KELLS
THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX

BEST DIRECTOR
Kathryn Bigelow - THE HURT LOCKER
James Cameron - AVATAR
Quentin Tarantino - INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Jason Reitman - UP IN THE AIR
Lee Daniels - PRECIOUS

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Nick Hornby - AN EDUCATION
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell - DISTRICT 9
Jesse Armstrong and Armando Iannucci - IN THE LOOP Geoffrey Fletcher - PRECIOUS
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner - UP IN THE AIR

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino - INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
Mark Boal - THE HURT LOCKER
Pete Docter and Bob Peterson - UP
Oren Moverman and Alessandro Camon - THE MESSENGER
Joel and Ethan Coen - A SERIOUS MAN

BEST ART DIRECTION
AVATAR
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS
SHERLOCK HOLMES
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
NINE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE HURT LOCKER
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
THE WHITE RIBBON
AVATAR
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSSUS
BRIGHT STAR
NINE
COCO BEFORE CHANEL

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
FOOD, INC.
THE COVE
BURMA VJ
THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA
WHICH WAY HOME

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
"China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province"
"Music by Prudence"
"Rabbit a la Berlin"
"The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner"
"The Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant"

BEST EDITING
AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
DISTRICT 9
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
PRECIOUS

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A PROPHET
THE WHITE RIBBON
AJAMI
EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS
THE MILK OF SORROW

BEST MAKEUP
STAR TREK
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
IL DIVO

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
AVATAR
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
THE HURT LOCKER
SHERLOCK HOLMES
UP

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Almost There" - THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
"Down in New Orleans" - THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
"Loin de Panama" - PARIS 36
"Take It All" - NINE
"The Weary Kind" - CRAZY HEART

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

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

BEST SOUND EDITING
AVATAR
DISTRICT 9
STAR TREK
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
UP

BEST SOUND MIXING
AVATAR
THE HURT LOCKER
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
STAR TREK
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
AVATAR
DISTRICT 9
STAR TREK

Source: JoBlo.com

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8:16AM on 02/07/2010
the only i don'T understand is how i lame movie like district 9 is able to get a best picture nomination and movie like Star Trek, Crazy Heart and 500 days of summer cannot. Most critics hate district 9 yet the academy decides to give it a best picture nomination. I guess it got the nomination based on the money it made.
the only i don'T understand is how i lame movie like district 9 is able to get a best picture nomination and movie like Star Trek, Crazy Heart and 500 days of summer cannot. Most critics hate district 9 yet the academy decides to give it a best picture nomination. I guess it got the nomination based on the money it made.
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8:14AM on 02/07/2010
the only i don'T understand is how i lame movie like district 9 is able to get a best picture nomination and movie like Star Trek, Crazy Heart and 500 days of summer cannot. Most critics hate district 9 yet the academy decides to give it a best picture nomination. I guess it got the nomination based on the money it made.
the only i don'T understand is how i lame movie like district 9 is able to get a best picture nomination and movie like Star Trek, Crazy Heart and 500 days of summer cannot. Most critics hate district 9 yet the academy decides to give it a best picture nomination. I guess it got the nomination based on the money it made.
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10:41PM on 02/03/2010

Avatar

avatar deserves every nomination. sure, the story may not be original. But this is simply James interpretation of a classic story. He deserves a nomination for best director as well because of the realism he brought and the technology HE created to make this. He changed the way he see movies and created an experience like no other. People who say AVATAR was overrated and it sucked obviously are 2 people to see the REAL message behind AVATAR. Open your eyes.
avatar deserves every nomination. sure, the story may not be original. But this is simply James interpretation of a classic story. He deserves a nomination for best director as well because of the realism he brought and the technology HE created to make this. He changed the way he see movies and created an experience like no other. People who say AVATAR was overrated and it sucked obviously are 2 people to see the REAL message behind AVATAR. Open your eyes.
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4:03PM on 02/03/2010

YESSS

YA TRANSFORMERS!!!!
YA TRANSFORMERS!!!!
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4:54AM on 02/03/2010
sure Avatar was fun but why should it get all this oscar attention when something like The Dark Knight was a much better movie but got nothing. Sure James Cameron makes fun stuff but that doesnt mean the entire movie industry should be his bitch
sure Avatar was fun but why should it get all this oscar attention when something like The Dark Knight was a much better movie but got nothing. Sure James Cameron makes fun stuff but that doesnt mean the entire movie industry should be his bitch
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2:06AM on 02/03/2010
i hope hurt locker wins best film and not avatar bcoz it totally deserves it
i hope hurt locker wins best film and not avatar bcoz it totally deserves it
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1:06AM on 02/03/2010
I am not entirely impressed by the list, but I am somewhat surprised Blindside is on the Best Picture category. I just hope Sherlock Holmes receives best original score. Hans Zimmer did a fantastic job on it.
I am not entirely impressed by the list, but I am somewhat surprised Blindside is on the Best Picture category. I just hope Sherlock Holmes receives best original score. Hans Zimmer did a fantastic job on it.
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8:08AM on 02/03/2010
completly agree it certainly had a great score hope it wins
completly agree it certainly had a great score hope it wins
1:01AM on 02/03/2010
Sharlto Copley was the best performance of the year bar none. Snub. Bigelow for director and Waltz for supporting actor.

I hope that at least Hurt Locker or District 9 take best picture. They both did something new in their respective genres and deserve it.

Nominations for score are pretty lame, none of them really blew me away...Avatar was particularly mediocre. It was a lame year for scores in general.
Sharlto Copley was the best performance of the year bar none. Snub. Bigelow for director and Waltz for supporting actor.

I hope that at least Hurt Locker or District 9 take best picture. They both did something new in their respective genres and deserve it.

Nominations for score are pretty lame, none of them really blew me away...Avatar was particularly mediocre. It was a lame year for scores in general.
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12:25AM on 02/03/2010
Avatar was the most ovverated movie of the year and it gets BP nom?
Avatar was the most ovverated movie of the year and it gets BP nom?
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11:44PM on 02/02/2010
I know it's not going to win, but did anyone else here see An Education? I can't believe that is nominated. It is the most blatant oscar bait I've ever seen, but the core of the movie just isn't good. It's basic message is super simplistic, and the last half hour is contrived and awful. But I guess as long as you have a few good performances, set it at least 50 years in the past, have really nice looking sets, and portray a young person's decisions in a way that would make anyone over 45 happy,
I know it's not going to win, but did anyone else here see An Education? I can't believe that is nominated. It is the most blatant oscar bait I've ever seen, but the core of the movie just isn't good. It's basic message is super simplistic, and the last half hour is contrived and awful. But I guess as long as you have a few good performances, set it at least 50 years in the past, have really nice looking sets, and portray a young person's decisions in a way that would make anyone over 45 happy, you have an oscar nominee on your hand? Give me a break. Peter Sarsgaard was hands down the best part of that movie, and he doesn't get a nomination? Yecch. Glad to see D9 and Up though.
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11:34PM on 02/02/2010
I know it's not going to win, but did anyone else here see An Education? I can't believe that is nominated. It is the most blatant oscar bait I've ever seen, but the core of the movie just isn't good. It's basic message is super simplistic, and the last half hour is contrived and awful. But I guess as long as you have a few good performances, set it at least 50 years in the past, have really nice looking sets, and portray a young person's decisions in a way that would make anyone over 45 happy,
I know it's not going to win, but did anyone else here see An Education? I can't believe that is nominated. It is the most blatant oscar bait I've ever seen, but the core of the movie just isn't good. It's basic message is super simplistic, and the last half hour is contrived and awful. But I guess as long as you have a few good performances, set it at least 50 years in the past, have really nice looking sets, and portray a young person's decisions in a way that would make anyone over 45 happy, you have an oscar nominee on your hand? Give me a break. Peter Sarsgaard was hands down the best part of that movie, and he doesn't get a nomination? Yecch. Glad to see D9 and Up though.
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9:53PM on 02/02/2010

Emily Blunt

I am really surprised that Emily Blunt did not get a nom for The Young Victoria. If Sandra Bullock or The Blind Side wins, so help me god . . .
I am really surprised that Emily Blunt did not get a nom for The Young Victoria. If Sandra Bullock or The Blind Side wins, so help me god . . .
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9:40PM on 02/02/2010

Sci-Fi

Nice to see a couple genre flicks get the nom for Best Pic, especially D9. Shame a film like "Moon" didn't get anything tho. :/

Christophe Waltz is a no-brainer for Best Supporting, he's this year's Heath Ledger.

Totally lame that "Ponyo" wasn't nominated for Best Animated. Although technically it's actually a 2008 film that just happened to be released last year here in the states.
Nice to see a couple genre flicks get the nom for Best Pic, especially D9. Shame a film like "Moon" didn't get anything tho. :/

Christophe Waltz is a no-brainer for Best Supporting, he's this year's Heath Ledger.

Totally lame that "Ponyo" wasn't nominated for Best Animated. Although technically it's actually a 2008 film that just happened to be released last year here in the states.
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9:28PM on 02/02/2010

James cameron sucks

james cameron does not deserve that nomination for that movie and that movie does not deserve a nomination. They mine as well have given one to final destination in 3D. And if sandra bullock wins obviously it shows that the bar has been lowered for acting. As long as you have a fake southern accent and some powerful lines about family you are a good actor despite the piles of shit you take part in year after year.
james cameron does not deserve that nomination for that movie and that movie does not deserve a nomination. They mine as well have given one to final destination in 3D. And if sandra bullock wins obviously it shows that the bar has been lowered for acting. As long as you have a fake southern accent and some powerful lines about family you are a good actor despite the piles of shit you take part in year after year.
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9:10PM on 02/02/2010

Box Office Matters

I was on the Box Office Mojo page and realised.

In the Oscar ceremonies from 1978 to 2008 (31 editions), the lowest-grossing best picture winner is The Last Emperor with... 44 M$.

To this day, The Hurt Locker has grossed 12.6M$

As much as I'd love it to win, it seems unlikely.
I was on the Box Office Mojo page and realised.

In the Oscar ceremonies from 1978 to 2008 (31 editions), the lowest-grossing best picture winner is The Last Emperor with... 44 M$.

To this day, The Hurt Locker has grossed 12.6M$

As much as I'd love it to win, it seems unlikely.
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8:55PM on 02/02/2010
Mike, I would like to disagree with you. I found Damon's "Informant" performance to be flat and forced, much like the movie in general.

Overall, I enjoy this list, but as always, some things on there suck (anything for "Precious") and some snubs suck ("Moon", "HP6")
Mike, I would like to disagree with you. I found Damon's "Informant" performance to be flat and forced, much like the movie in general.

Overall, I enjoy this list, but as always, some things on there suck (anything for "Precious") and some snubs suck ("Moon", "HP6")
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7:51PM on 02/02/2010

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The least deserving Best Picture nom ever?

I get it! You loved the special effects, but there's a category for that. Best Pics need to have good scripts last time I checked...

Trek would have been much more deserving. It had special effects AND a script.
The least deserving Best Picture nom ever?

I get it! You loved the special effects, but there's a category for that. Best Pics need to have good scripts last time I checked...

Trek would have been much more deserving. It had special effects AND a script.
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8:37PM on 02/02/2010
Oh, sssshhhuuuttt uuuuuupppp.

Worst ever? God damn you anti-fan boys (for any movie) are fucking worse than the actual fanboys. You didn't like it - tuff titties, Jack.

And Star Trek Oscar deserving script? Are you shitting me? It a franchise that's been around for decades and had yet another time traveling story. Jesus Christ.
Oh, sssshhhuuuttt uuuuuupppp.

Worst ever? God damn you anti-fan boys (for any movie) are fucking worse than the actual fanboys. You didn't like it - tuff titties, Jack.

And Star Trek Oscar deserving script? Are you shitting me? It a franchise that's been around for decades and had yet another time traveling story. Jesus Christ.
9:32PM on 02/02/2010
To bad Avatar had SOOO much more going on for it than special effects.

Avatar had something Star Trek did not, it had heart. And as history has proven, it takes heart for a blockbuster film to achieve the phenomenal success Avatar has.

Just because you didn't like it doesn't make you right.
To bad Avatar had SOOO much more going on for it than special effects.

Avatar had something Star Trek did not, it had heart. And as history has proven, it takes heart for a blockbuster film to achieve the phenomenal success Avatar has.

Just because you didn't like it doesn't make you right.
11:27PM on 02/02/2010
Ain't no heart in Avatar's uncanny valley.

And this Trek was so good partially because it saved a lifeless franchise. I'm no Trekkie, just a fan of this year's Trek.

And I did mispeak. Avatar is the 2ND least deserving nom ever. Blind Side is a much worse choice.
Ain't no heart in Avatar's uncanny valley.

And this Trek was so good partially because it saved a lifeless franchise. I'm no Trekkie, just a fan of this year's Trek.

And I did mispeak. Avatar is the 2ND least deserving nom ever. Blind Side is a much worse choice.
7:00PM on 02/02/2010

?

How does James Cameron get a best director nomination (and previous win) if he has only ever directed two actors that have been nominated for their performance? And Gloria Stuart and Kate Winselt basically need no direction to give kick ass performances anyway.

Not saying he's no good (he's among the best ever) but considering how tight the academy has been over the years, i would have thought you would have to excell in all areas of directing to truly get a nod.

And fuck, i think my
How does James Cameron get a best director nomination (and previous win) if he has only ever directed two actors that have been nominated for their performance? And Gloria Stuart and Kate Winselt basically need no direction to give kick ass performances anyway.

Not saying he's no good (he's among the best ever) but considering how tight the academy has been over the years, i would have thought you would have to excell in all areas of directing to truly get a nod.

And fuck, i think my YouTube video almost scored a nomination! TEN??
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6:51PM on 02/02/2010
rather than join in on the commending/condemning of the academy's noms or making a prediction im just going to say Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosting is AWESOME
rather than join in on the commending/condemning of the academy's noms or making a prediction im just going to say Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosting is AWESOME
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6:13PM on 02/02/2010

I have a feeling...

AVATAR will most likely come up as biggest winner of the night.
AVATAR will most likely come up as biggest winner of the night.
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6:03PM on 02/02/2010
Ask people about Avatar. Listen to what they say about it. Does their response include anything about a good story, great dialogue, great acting, or what a great ending? Or does their response only include how amazing the 3D is?
Ask people about Avatar. Listen to what they say about it. Does their response include anything about a good story, great dialogue, great acting, or what a great ending? Or does their response only include how amazing the 3D is?
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5:40PM on 02/02/2010
My biggest problem is The Blind Side
My biggest problem is The Blind Side
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5:38PM on 02/02/2010

Avatar doesn't deserve best picture...

That's because best picture is reserved for the non-popular, pretentious films that are really only loved by the few movie snobs. Those people who like to keep their idea of a great movie separate from that of the mainstream so they can keep their idyllic sense of superiority.
That's because best picture is reserved for the non-popular, pretentious films that are really only loved by the few movie snobs. Those people who like to keep their idea of a great movie separate from that of the mainstream so they can keep their idyllic sense of superiority.
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7:48PM on 02/02/2010
It also doesn't deserve best picture because the script is shitty. A more deserving popular film would have been Star Trek which had great special effects AND a great script.
It also doesn't deserve best picture because the script is shitty. A more deserving popular film would have been Star Trek which had great special effects AND a great script.
9:26PM on 02/02/2010
Nickdoll,

You are out of your damn mind if you think Avatar had a shitty script. Did you even read it? That was one of the most flawlessly structured scripts I've ever read.

Also, Star Trek was passable entertainment at best. Avatar is leagues ahead of Star Trek when it comes to not only script but overall quality.
Nickdoll,

You are out of your damn mind if you think Avatar had a shitty script. Did you even read it? That was one of the most flawlessly structured scripts I've ever read.

Also, Star Trek was passable entertainment at best. Avatar is leagues ahead of Star Trek when it comes to not only script but overall quality.
10:37PM on 02/03/2010
Star Trek was a better movie when it came to story and script.
Star Trek was a better movie when it came to story and script.
5:22PM on 02/02/2010
How in THE feeeuck did IB get snubbed for Art Direction? This wedding is horseshit!
How in THE feeeuck did IB get snubbed for Art Direction? This wedding is horseshit!
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5:16PM on 02/02/2010

Avatar for BP; really?

No matter how much people loved AVATAR and no matter how much it should be praised for its success, it does NOT deserve even a mention for Best Picture. Or Screenplay. That just stole the nom from someone more deserving.
No matter how much people loved AVATAR and no matter how much it should be praised for its success, it does NOT deserve even a mention for Best Picture. Or Screenplay. That just stole the nom from someone more deserving.
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8:42PM on 02/02/2010
Someone more deserving? There are ten nominations; there's going to be filler coming out the wazoo. Even when there is normally 5 or so nominations there are stinkers on the lists.

And "UP" is nominated for essentially the same thing twice.
Someone more deserving? There are ten nominations; there's going to be filler coming out the wazoo. Even when there is normally 5 or so nominations there are stinkers on the lists.

And "UP" is nominated for essentially the same thing twice.
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5:12PM on 02/02/2010

no love for 2012 ?

best visual effects listed above didnt show 2012, i would have thought that would be a strong contender for sure, while admittedly cheesy in parts, dialogue wise, i dont think anyone who saw it in theatres was less than blown away by the awesome visual f/x, they were really something on the big screen.
best visual effects listed above didnt show 2012, i would have thought that would be a strong contender for sure, while admittedly cheesy in parts, dialogue wise, i dont think anyone who saw it in theatres was less than blown away by the awesome visual f/x, they were really something on the big screen.
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5:07PM on 02/02/2010
I was hoping that Zoe Saldana would be nominated for best actress for Avatar. But good list nonetheless.
I was hoping that Zoe Saldana would be nominated for best actress for Avatar. But good list nonetheless.
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4:46PM on 02/02/2010

Interesting

I'm pretty excited about this...loving the fact that District 9 and Up are in the running for Best Picture...and I LOVE Inglorious Basterds. I may be the only one but I'm also digging the fact that Half Blood Prince got a nom for Best Cinematography. I think if The Blind Side can get a Best Picture nom, then Harry Potter most definitely should have. Maybe that's just me!
I'm pretty excited about this...loving the fact that District 9 and Up are in the running for Best Picture...and I LOVE Inglorious Basterds. I may be the only one but I'm also digging the fact that Half Blood Prince got a nom for Best Cinematography. I think if The Blind Side can get a Best Picture nom, then Harry Potter most definitely should have. Maybe that's just me!
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4:42PM on 02/02/2010

Typical

How much does everyone wanna bet Avatar will win most of the Awards this year??
How much does everyone wanna bet Avatar will win most of the Awards this year??
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4:20PM on 02/02/2010

Hollywood SucksThe Big One

The Oscars ARE a joke and have been for years. Nothing but Hollywood politics. Star Trek should have been up for best picture, but now I hope District 9 wins. It won't, but I can always hope. You SUCK Hollywood!
The Oscars ARE a joke and have been for years. Nothing but Hollywood politics. Star Trek should have been up for best picture, but now I hope District 9 wins. It won't, but I can always hope. You SUCK Hollywood!
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4:18PM on 02/02/2010
where the wild thing are = snubbed. :/
where the wild thing are = snubbed. :/
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4:06PM on 02/02/2010
Is it just me or are the acting nominees pretty weak this year compared to past nominees? I guess we're missing that powerhouse performance this year.
Is it just me or are the acting nominees pretty weak this year compared to past nominees? I guess we're missing that powerhouse performance this year.
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3:51PM on 02/02/2010
I can't believe Clint Mansell's score for Moon wasn't nominated. Half of the reason that flick was so effective was because of the music.

If James Horner gets an award for recycling Willow, Glory and the rest of his score for Avatar, I'm gonna punch my wife in the throat.
I can't believe Clint Mansell's score for Moon wasn't nominated. Half of the reason that flick was so effective was because of the music.

If James Horner gets an award for recycling Willow, Glory and the rest of his score for Avatar, I'm gonna punch my wife in the throat.
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3:36PM on 02/02/2010

10 is too many

Well I say only Up, Inglourious Basterds and District 9 deserve to win Best Picture but Star Trek was my favorite movie of the year.
Well I say only Up, Inglourious Basterds and District 9 deserve to win Best Picture but Star Trek was my favorite movie of the year.
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3:05PM on 02/02/2010

The list isn't horrible.

but The Road and Moon were grossly left out. Sam Rockwell gave the best performance of the year.
but The Road and Moon were grossly left out. Sam Rockwell gave the best performance of the year.
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2:53PM on 02/02/2010

Drag Me to Hell got snubbed

No Best Supporting Actress nod for Lorna Raver? She gave us probably the most terrifying film villain in the past ten years. Also, Christopher Young's score for the film was left out. Just listen to this and tell me it didn't deserve at least a nod: [link]
No Best Supporting Actress nod for Lorna Raver? She gave us probably the most terrifying film villain in the past ten years. Also, Christopher Young's score for the film was left out. Just listen to this and tell me it didn't deserve at least a nod: [link]
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3:27PM on 02/02/2010
Totally agree. Apparently one Academy member was so stuck on what to put for his top 10, he put Drag Me to Hell. It'd would've been great to see it show up over The Blind Side.
Totally agree. Apparently one Academy member was so stuck on what to put for his top 10, he put Drag Me to Hell. It'd would've been great to see it show up over The Blind Side.
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2:50PM on 02/02/2010

Not Surprising

Everything was pretty much what you would imagine except The Blind Side. Which makes me wonder, if there were 10 nominees last year I don't think The Dark Knight or Wall•E would have made the cut. You know why? Cause Marley & Me would have. I mean, really? They just had to nominate The Blind Side for ratings? What about a film like The Messenger that blows most films of 2009 out of the water and doesn't get in there cause the Oscars need ratings. Which is also a bullshit reason cause they
Everything was pretty much what you would imagine except The Blind Side. Which makes me wonder, if there were 10 nominees last year I don't think The Dark Knight or Wall•E would have made the cut. You know why? Cause Marley & Me would have. I mean, really? They just had to nominate The Blind Side for ratings? What about a film like The Messenger that blows most films of 2009 out of the water and doesn't get in there cause the Oscars need ratings. Which is also a bullshit reason cause they already have Avatar for that.

I'm just glad Renner got in there. I wish they would have given Freeman & Damon the boot and thrown in Sam Rockwell & Anthony Mackie. We all know Morgan Freeman is a good actor. We all know Matt Damon is a good actor but Invictus looked so weak and mediocre.

I know I'll get a lot of hate for this, but I'm glad The Messenger for screenplay over 500 Days of Summer. I just didn't think it was that well-written, but apparently a lot of people are upset over that. Then again, I'll take 500 Days of Summer in Best Picture over The Blind Side anyday. Fuck it, I'll take Sherlock Holmes. Can we have Sherlock? No, Blind Side? Okay, fuck it.
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2:46PM on 02/02/2010

Not Surprising

Everything was pretty much what you would imagine except The Blind Side. Which makes me wonder, if there were 10 nominees last year I don't think The Dark Knight or Wall•E would have made the cut. You know why? Cause Marley & Me would have. I mean, really? They just had to nominate The Blind Side for ratings? What about a film like The Messenger that blows most films of 2009 out of the water and doesn't get in there cause the Oscars need ratings. Which is also a bullshit reason cause they
Everything was pretty much what you would imagine except The Blind Side. Which makes me wonder, if there were 10 nominees last year I don't think The Dark Knight or Wall•E would have made the cut. You know why? Cause Marley & Me would have. I mean, really? They just had to nominate The Blind Side for ratings? What about a film like The Messenger that blows most films of 2009 out of the water and doesn't get in there cause the Oscars need ratings. Which is also a bullshit reason cause they already have Avatar for that.

I'm just glad Renner got in there. I wish they would have given Freeman & Damon the boot and thrown in Sam Rockwell & Anthony Mackie. We all know Morgan Freeman is a good actor. We all know Matt Damon is a good actor but Invictus looked so weak and mediocre.

I know I'll get a lot of hate for this, but I'm glad The Messenger for screenplay over 500 Days of Summer. I just didn't think it was that well-written, but apparently a lot of people are upset over that. Then again, I'll take 500 Days of Summer in Best Picture over The Blind Side anyday. Fuck it, I'll take Sherlock Holmes. Can we have Sherlock? No, Blind Side? Okay, fuck it.
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2:38PM on 02/02/2010
It's basically the usual suspects, but I was definitely excited to see Harrelson and Renner up there. And like most, I wanted to vomit when I saw The Blind Side under best picture, but hey what are you gonna do?
It's basically the usual suspects, but I was definitely excited to see Harrelson and Renner up there. And like most, I wanted to vomit when I saw The Blind Side under best picture, but hey what are you gonna do?
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2:35PM on 02/02/2010
The Blind Side?!?!?! FUCKING SERIOUSLY??!
The Blind Side?!?!?! FUCKING SERIOUSLY??!
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2:31PM on 02/02/2010
So much ove for a lto of good but not great films like Up in the Air, Inglorious basterds and the Hurt Locker!!! All fine films but thats it. IMO Avatar is the film experience of the year by far. How is inglorious basterds anymore worthy of best picture because it has cool dialouge and not much else over Avatar who has cool effects AND everything else being solid? If the hurt locker wins BP I'll be happy, thats the only films worthy of beatign Avatar.
So much ove for a lto of good but not great films like Up in the Air, Inglorious basterds and the Hurt Locker!!! All fine films but thats it. IMO Avatar is the film experience of the year by far. How is inglorious basterds anymore worthy of best picture because it has cool dialouge and not much else over Avatar who has cool effects AND everything else being solid? If the hurt locker wins BP I'll be happy, thats the only films worthy of beatign Avatar.
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2:27PM on 02/02/2010
wtf? blind side? D9? Inglorious Basterds? those movies are so overrated how did they even get nominated???


clearly the Oscars are trying to get better ratings this year...
wtf? blind side? D9? Inglorious Basterds? those movies are so overrated how did they even get nominated???


clearly the Oscars are trying to get better ratings this year...
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2:14PM on 02/02/2010
Overall I'm fairly pleased with these.
Overall I'm fairly pleased with these.
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1:48PM on 02/02/2010
Awesome noms!!
Awesome noms!!
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1:37PM on 02/02/2010
Holy crap. Up actually got a nomination it deserved instead of only being shoehorned into the animation category. It's about time Pixar got recognized as making amazing films and not just amazing animated films.
Holy crap. Up actually got a nomination it deserved instead of only being shoehorned into the animation category. It's about time Pixar got recognized as making amazing films and not just amazing animated films.
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1:34PM on 02/02/2010

Dude. WTF?

I'm glad Inglourious Basterds, The Hurt Locker, and Up In The Air got a best pic nom, but Avatar and The Blindside over movies like The Road? Really??? I'm also a little pissed that Mélanie Laurent didn't get a nomination for her role as Shoshanna in Basterds, and that (500) Days of Summer didn't get a Original Screenplay nomination... I'm also a little pissed that Pitt got snubbed because he was amazing, but considering how strong the competition in that category is, I'll let it slide.
I'm glad Inglourious Basterds, The Hurt Locker, and Up In The Air got a best pic nom, but Avatar and The Blindside over movies like The Road? Really??? I'm also a little pissed that Mélanie Laurent didn't get a nomination for her role as Shoshanna in Basterds, and that (500) Days of Summer didn't get a Original Screenplay nomination... I'm also a little pissed that Pitt got snubbed because he was amazing, but considering how strong the competition in that category is, I'll let it slide.
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1:45PM on 02/02/2010
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I'd like to know how the ending was non-existent.
I'd like to know how the ending was non-existent.
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I agree with both your mention of Roth and Waltz... Spot on... I disagree however about Pitts performance... He was more there for comic relief, and I think he provided it perfectly. I'd like to hear your thoughts on Laurent... Personally I think her and Waltz gave the movie the edge it needed to be a nominee.
I agree with both your mention of Roth and Waltz... Spot on... I disagree however about Pitts performance... He was more there for comic relief, and I think he provided it perfectly. I'd like to hear your thoughts on Laurent... Personally I think her and Waltz gave the movie the edge it needed to be a nominee.
10:08PM on 02/02/2010
Um let's see... The good guys win, the bad guy gets what he deserved, and the war is ended. Looks like the movie ended to me.
Um let's see... The good guys win, the bad guy gets what he deserved, and the war is ended. Looks like the movie ended to me.
1:29PM on 02/02/2010
Very happy that The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds got Oscar nominations! Transformers 2 snubbed for best visual effects.
Very happy that The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds got Oscar nominations! Transformers 2 snubbed for best visual effects.
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1:45PM on 02/02/2010
TF2 had literally the worst visual effects of the year. It was a complete mess.
TF2 had literally the worst visual effects of the year. It was a complete mess.
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1:21PM on 02/02/2010
District 9 for best picture is stupid. Up for best picture is fantastic. Avatar is just annoying.
District 9 for best picture is stupid. Up for best picture is fantastic. Avatar is just annoying.
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1:04PM on 02/02/2010

WTF!?!

Sure I hope Bridges wins...he needs to win something...but where the fuck is the nom for Rockwell for his work in Moon???? God I hate the Oscars.
Sure I hope Bridges wins...he needs to win something...but where the fuck is the nom for Rockwell for his work in Moon???? God I hate the Oscars.
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1:20PM on 02/02/2010
Moon technically came out in 08 at festivals and shit. So it's out of contention for this years awards. It's crap how they fucked that up
Moon technically came out in 08 at festivals and shit. So it's out of contention for this years awards. It's crap how they fucked that up
2:50PM on 02/02/2010
Actually, Moon was in contention. Sony just didn't back it. Which is unfortunate cause I feel like Sam Rockwell will never get the recognition he deserves. They easily could have pulled off an acting nod with solid campaigning. I think I accepted him not getting nominated a long time ago. It's too good to be true.
Actually, Moon was in contention. Sony just didn't back it. Which is unfortunate cause I feel like Sam Rockwell will never get the recognition he deserves. They easily could have pulled off an acting nod with solid campaigning. I think I accepted him not getting nominated a long time ago. It's too good to be true.
1:02PM on 02/02/2010

W&DbyJP, you forgot District 9

It also qualifies as being set in the future, though only one year into the future. The date that it supposedly takes place is August 9, 2010. Also, Dr. Strangelove was set in the near-future.

Also interesting to note that Avatar and D9 are the first true Sci-Fi films to be nominated since E.T.
It also qualifies as being set in the future, though only one year into the future. The date that it supposedly takes place is August 9, 2010. Also, Dr. Strangelove was set in the near-future.

Also interesting to note that Avatar and D9 are the first true Sci-Fi films to be nominated since E.T.
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1:29PM on 02/02/2010
You are forgetting "Star Wars" in 1977
You are forgetting "Star Wars" in 1977
1:46PM on 02/02/2010
Well, technically "Star Wars" is set in the past.

I know. I just outed myself as a total nerd.
Well, technically "Star Wars" is set in the past.

I know. I just outed myself as a total nerd.
1:01PM on 02/02/2010
Okay first, it's not the first time the oscar's has had ten nominations it's kind of a tribute to 1939. the last time i think it was ten nom for best pic. Second Bigelow is not the third woman to be nominated she's the forth. Thirdly It's not only avatar and a clockwork orange that's been nominated for best picture that's set in the future because District 9 is set in the future if am not misstaken.
Okay first, it's not the first time the oscar's has had ten nominations it's kind of a tribute to 1939. the last time i think it was ten nom for best pic. Second Bigelow is not the third woman to be nominated she's the forth. Thirdly It's not only avatar and a clockwork orange that's been nominated for best picture that's set in the future because District 9 is set in the future if am not misstaken.
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1:47PM on 02/02/2010
Exactly. I like the 10 Best Picture Nominees idea. It makes sense. Not sure why they ever got rid of it in the first place.
Exactly. I like the 10 Best Picture Nominees idea. It makes sense. Not sure why they ever got rid of it in the first place.
12:21PM on 02/02/2010

WHERE THE FUCK IS TOM HARDY

but other than that, that's a pretty decent fuckin list for once.
but other than that, that's a pretty decent fuckin list for once.
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12:19PM on 02/02/2010

Interesting Piece

"Avatar" and "A Clockwork Orange" are, now, the only two films that have been nominated for Best Picture AND set in the future
"Avatar" and "A Clockwork Orange" are, now, the only two films that have been nominated for Best Picture AND set in the future
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12:19PM on 02/02/2010

District 9 for Best picture??

No...It was a great movie but best picture? not even close. Original screenplay, I'll give it that, but it was by far not the best film of 09.
No...It was a great movie but best picture? not even close. Original screenplay, I'll give it that, but it was by far not the best film of 09.
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12:11PM on 02/02/2010

this is gonna be easy.

Ok, Hurt Locker will win best picture because for all the prettiness that was Avatar, only Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver held up. Inglorious Basterds, for all its sheer awesomeness, will probably win for one of the cinematography awards. Christopher Waltz will win for best supporting actor and I honestly don't care about anything else.
Ok, Hurt Locker will win best picture because for all the prettiness that was Avatar, only Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver held up. Inglorious Basterds, for all its sheer awesomeness, will probably win for one of the cinematography awards. Christopher Waltz will win for best supporting actor and I honestly don't care about anything else.
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11:52AM on 02/02/2010

Pretty horrible

the surprises suck this year.
the surprises suck this year.
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11:51AM on 02/02/2010
Funny how Avatar gets all those nominations and it wasn't even the best Science Fiction movie of the year let alone anywhere close to being Best Picture material. The only category for it to win would be Best Visual Effects which it would rightly deserve.
Funny how Avatar gets all those nominations and it wasn't even the best Science Fiction movie of the year let alone anywhere close to being Best Picture material. The only category for it to win would be Best Visual Effects which it would rightly deserve.
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7:54PM on 02/02/2010
Damn straight.

As far as Sci Fi goes, Trek, District 9 (which got it), and Moon were all more deserving, I thought.
Damn straight.

As far as Sci Fi goes, Trek, District 9 (which got it), and Moon were all more deserving, I thought.
11:45AM on 02/02/2010
I would love love LOVE to see The Hurt Locker kicking blue furry ass all over the place. Unfortunately the Academy might decide that James Cameron's ass isn't squeaky clean yet.
I would love love LOVE to see The Hurt Locker kicking blue furry ass all over the place. Unfortunately the Academy might decide that James Cameron's ass isn't squeaky clean yet.
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11:33AM on 02/02/2010
I just really hope Avatar doesn't win best picture. I'll be pleased to see Up, Inglorious Basterds, or District 9 win. Those 3 movies are some of the best movies ever made and I would hate to see them get screwed over because Avatar made a shit load of money.
I just really hope Avatar doesn't win best picture. I'll be pleased to see Up, Inglorious Basterds, or District 9 win. Those 3 movies are some of the best movies ever made and I would hate to see them get screwed over because Avatar made a shit load of money.
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11:17AM on 02/02/2010
As distraught as I am to see the fucking Blind Side get a best picture nomination, the fanboy inside of me that gets to see District 9, Inglorious Basterds and Avatar in that mix makes it all ok
As distraught as I am to see the fucking Blind Side get a best picture nomination, the fanboy inside of me that gets to see District 9, Inglorious Basterds and Avatar in that mix makes it all ok
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11:05AM on 02/02/2010

BlindSide?...

Holy shit...10 slots allowed for shit like that to get a Best Picture nom... especially when there were so many other worthy pictures. Wow.
Holy shit...10 slots allowed for shit like that to get a Best Picture nom... especially when there were so many other worthy pictures. Wow.
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11:05AM on 02/02/2010
I'm beyond excited that Pixar finally scored a Best Picture nom. It's about damn time. And I knew Michael Giacchino was a shoo-in for his score for UP, so I'm really, really hoping he walks away with the gold.
I'm beyond excited that Pixar finally scored a Best Picture nom. It's about damn time. And I knew Michael Giacchino was a shoo-in for his score for UP, so I'm really, really hoping he walks away with the gold.
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10:56AM on 02/02/2010

meh...

would love to see district 9 win...but it probably won't. i just hope its not Dances with Smurfs.
would love to see district 9 win...but it probably won't. i just hope its not Dances with Smurfs.
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10:51AM on 02/02/2010

UNBELIEVABLE

Star Trek was better than half the nominees for Best Picture. This 10-movie thing is absolutely ridiculous. Deplorable, Academy. And I totally agree about the absence of Melanie Laurent. I'm not going to watch this year...it's pathetic.
Star Trek was better than half the nominees for Best Picture. This 10-movie thing is absolutely ridiculous. Deplorable, Academy. And I totally agree about the absence of Melanie Laurent. I'm not going to watch this year...it's pathetic.
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10:50AM on 02/02/2010
If Avatar wins over those other truly unique and great movies, itll be a crime
If Avatar wins over those other truly unique and great movies, itll be a crime
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10:45AM on 02/02/2010

District 9

I'm glad to see that District 9 got some love. I had heard the rumors that it would get nominated for best picture, but I still didn't think the Academy would do it with a stretched 10. Congrats to the every man! It will obviously not win, but for once I think I will care about the films nominated and discussed.
I'm glad to see that District 9 got some love. I had heard the rumors that it would get nominated for best picture, but I still didn't think the Academy would do it with a stretched 10. Congrats to the every man! It will obviously not win, but for once I think I will care about the films nominated and discussed.
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10:40AM on 02/02/2010

A Few Surprises

Some noms no one saw coming :

Blind Side for Best Pic
Loin De Panama for Best Song ?!
The Secret of Kells for Best Animated film ?!!!!

Also nice to note that Tarantino hit a home run with 8 nominations with an even split between technical and non-technical (film,director,supporting actor,screenplay) noms ! Way to go.

I hope the Academy goes for The Hurt Locker.
Cool Outsiders are Up and Inglourious Basterds.
But I reckon they're going to go with Avatar... which is fair enough but
Some noms no one saw coming :

Blind Side for Best Pic
Loin De Panama for Best Song ?!
The Secret of Kells for Best Animated film ?!!!!

Also nice to note that Tarantino hit a home run with 8 nominations with an even split between technical and non-technical (film,director,supporting actor,screenplay) noms ! Way to go.

I hope the Academy goes for The Hurt Locker.
Cool Outsiders are Up and Inglourious Basterds.
But I reckon they're going to go with Avatar... which is fair enough but really try and be ballsy, academy !

A few locks now :

UP for best Score
Waltz for best Supporting Actor
Avatar for best Visual Effects

Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film will be really exciting !

That's all folks !
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10:17AM on 02/02/2010

GO GO BIGELOW!

Only the third woman to ever get the Best Director nod and for a really damn awesome movie, not some sympathy vote. I wanna see her win just so she can get up on stage and hopefully talk smack about her ex-husband, Cameron. ("See! You can win without a shite load of CGI!")
Only the third woman to ever get the Best Director nod and for a really damn awesome movie, not some sympathy vote. I wanna see her win just so she can get up on stage and hopefully talk smack about her ex-husband, Cameron. ("See! You can win without a shite load of CGI!")
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10:14AM on 02/02/2010

EXPECT ...

.. box office boost for Avatar.
.. box office boost for Avatar.
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10:06AM on 02/02/2010
Decent list...I just have a bad feeling that Sandra Bullock is going to win Best Actress. It brings back memories of when Julia Roberts won her Oscar.
Decent list...I just have a bad feeling that Sandra Bullock is going to win Best Actress. It brings back memories of when Julia Roberts won her Oscar.
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10:00AM on 02/02/2010
2009 was a great year in movies. Ten nominations for Best Picture is crazy! I'd like to see Hurt Locker beat out Avatar for best picture. Also, the Oscars are to be televised on March 7th not February 22nd.

2009 was a great year in movies. Ten nominations for Best Picture is crazy! I'd like to see Hurt Locker beat out Avatar for best picture. Also, the Oscars are to be televised on March 7th not February 22nd.

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9:51AM on 02/02/2010

Eh

I feel like Where the Wild Things Are should have at least gotten a nod for costumes/makeup and original song/score.

It's also more deserving of a Best Pic nod than Avatar, District 9, and Blind Side at least from a storytelling perspective.
I feel like Where the Wild Things Are should have at least gotten a nod for costumes/makeup and original song/score.

It's also more deserving of a Best Pic nod than Avatar, District 9, and Blind Side at least from a storytelling perspective.
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9:48AM on 02/02/2010
Wow, I haven't seen Oscar noms with lots of "market" movie in a big big while and that's a good thing! Nominate movies that people enjoy. For Best Director, let Miss Bigelow win. Cameron had his share of Oscar. Just let her win - it's due time. Jeff Bridges too. The Dude is awesome and his recent roles have been really great. This is one Oscar that I'm really looking for.
Wow, I haven't seen Oscar noms with lots of "market" movie in a big big while and that's a good thing! Nominate movies that people enjoy. For Best Director, let Miss Bigelow win. Cameron had his share of Oscar. Just let her win - it's due time. Jeff Bridges too. The Dude is awesome and his recent roles have been really great. This is one Oscar that I'm really looking for.
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9:41AM on 02/02/2010

A Few Surprises

Some noms no one saw coming :

Blind Side for Best Pic
Loin De Panama for Best Song ?!
The Secret of Kells for Best Animated film ?!!!!

Also nice to note that Tarantino hit a home run with 8 nominations with an even split between technical and non-technical (film,director,supporting actor,screenplay) noms ! Way to go.

I hope the Academy goes for The Hurt Locker.
Cool Outsiders are Up and Inglourious Basterds.
But I reckon they're going to go with Avatar... which is fair enough but
Some noms no one saw coming :

Blind Side for Best Pic
Loin De Panama for Best Song ?!
The Secret of Kells for Best Animated film ?!!!!

Also nice to note that Tarantino hit a home run with 8 nominations with an even split between technical and non-technical (film,director,supporting actor,screenplay) noms ! Way to go.

I hope the Academy goes for The Hurt Locker.
Cool Outsiders are Up and Inglourious Basterds.
But I reckon they're going to go with Avatar... which is fair enough but really try and be ballsy, academy !

A few locks now :

UP for best Score
Waltz for best Supporting Actor
Avatar for best Visual Effects

Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film will be really exciting !

That's all folks !
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9:38AM on 02/02/2010

FINALLY....

A Pixar movie is in the best picture category.
A Pixar movie is in the best picture category.
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9:37AM on 02/02/2010
I really hope Jeff Bridges wins...but I am surprised to see that Michael Stuhlbarg didn't get a Best Actor nod for A Serious Man.
I really hope Jeff Bridges wins...but I am surprised to see that Michael Stuhlbarg didn't get a Best Actor nod for A Serious Man.
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9:36AM on 02/02/2010
also, it's cool to see Up actually get a best picture nod. Too bad they didn't do the same with Wall-E
also, it's cool to see Up actually get a best picture nod. Too bad they didn't do the same with Wall-E
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9:30AM on 02/02/2010

Still very happy!

Despite a few bad calls, I think this will be the best Oscars ceremony in years based on the nominees. A great year for sci-fi!
Despite a few bad calls, I think this will be the best Oscars ceremony in years based on the nominees. A great year for sci-fi!
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9:28AM on 02/02/2010
Waltz has to be a lock for best supporting
Waltz has to be a lock for best supporting
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9:31AM on 02/02/2010
100% agreed, he will win.
100% agreed, he will win.
9:27AM on 02/02/2010
Dunno about the rest of you schmoes but I found this list pretty spot on minus a few exceptions like The Blind side for best pic, I mean...really?
I'm happy for District 9 and Inglorious Basterds...

And NO Sam Rockwell??? Well that sucks...
Dunno about the rest of you schmoes but I found this list pretty spot on minus a few exceptions like The Blind side for best pic, I mean...really?
I'm happy for District 9 and Inglorious Basterds...

And NO Sam Rockwell??? Well that sucks...
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9:26AM on 02/02/2010
Dunno about the rest of you schmoes but I found this list pretty spot on minus a few exceptions like The Blind side for best pic, I mean...really?
I'm happy for District 9 and Inglorious Basterds...

And NO Sam Rockwell??? Well that sucks...
Dunno about the rest of you schmoes but I found this list pretty spot on minus a few exceptions like The Blind side for best pic, I mean...really?
I'm happy for District 9 and Inglorious Basterds...

And NO Sam Rockwell??? Well that sucks...
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9:25AM on 02/02/2010
The nominations were ok. I feel bad for Star Trek, since the only thing they will probably win is best makeup. I just hope The Hurt Locker or District 9 wins best picture over the obvious other choices.
The nominations were ok. I feel bad for Star Trek, since the only thing they will probably win is best makeup. I just hope The Hurt Locker or District 9 wins best picture over the obvious other choices.
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9:25AM on 02/02/2010
What's this Il Divo movie for makeup? Slightly disappointed about no Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, but overall pleased.
What's this Il Divo movie for makeup? Slightly disappointed about no Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, but overall pleased.
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9:24AM on 02/02/2010
With the exception of The Blind Side, good noms! Loving that Sci-Fi and Action movies totally dominated this year. Anyone else surprised to see A Serious Man get a best picture nod?
With the exception of The Blind Side, good noms! Loving that Sci-Fi and Action movies totally dominated this year. Anyone else surprised to see A Serious Man get a best picture nod?
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10:03AM on 02/02/2010
I am surprised, but relieved. There's at least some taste this year (not including the obvious...)
I am surprised, but relieved. There's at least some taste this year (not including the obvious...)
9:24AM on 02/02/2010
What's this Il Divo movie for makeup? Slightly disappointed about no Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, but overall pleased.
What's this Il Divo movie for makeup? Slightly disappointed about no Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, but overall pleased.
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9:21AM on 02/02/2010

Hangover?????

Really WTF Blind Side Best Pic? They could've gone for the HANGOVER instead
Really WTF Blind Side Best Pic? They could've gone for the HANGOVER instead
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9:18AM on 02/02/2010

Overall.....very happy.

Yeah, MOON didn't get nominated but you can't win them all. It wouldn't have won anything either way and the studio was too cheap to help it out.

"The Blind Side" sucks ass but it won't win Best Picture so it doesn't matter.

I'm still very happy with the other categories and "District 9" getting a "Best Picture" nod is amazing.
Yeah, MOON didn't get nominated but you can't win them all. It wouldn't have won anything either way and the studio was too cheap to help it out.

"The Blind Side" sucks ass but it won't win Best Picture so it doesn't matter.

I'm still very happy with the other categories and "District 9" getting a "Best Picture" nod is amazing.
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9:17AM on 02/02/2010

Hm...

No Robert Downey Jr? No (500) Days of Summer?
Otherwise good nominations!
I'm most happy that Hans Zimmer got a nomination for Sherlock Holmes - the best filmscore of the last year!
No Robert Downey Jr? No (500) Days of Summer?
Otherwise good nominations!
I'm most happy that Hans Zimmer got a nomination for Sherlock Holmes - the best filmscore of the last year!
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9:24AM on 02/02/2010
(500) Days of Summer was better than that POS Sherlock Holmes.
(500) Days of Summer was better than that POS Sherlock Holmes.
2:42PM on 02/02/2010
Drag Me to Hell had the best film score of last year.
Drag Me to Hell had the best film score of last year.
9:17AM on 02/02/2010

Morgan Freeman

Mike, Morgan Freeman was nominated for Best Actor.
Mike, Morgan Freeman was nominated for Best Actor.
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9:15AM on 02/02/2010

WTF?

I am not happy reading about the nominations. (500) Days of Summer should be in the Best Picture category and Star Trek should be a best picture instead of Avatar and Sam Rockwell GOT ROBBED of another oscar nomination. I would have easily thought (500) Days of Summer would have been nominated for Best Picture.
I am not happy reading about the nominations. (500) Days of Summer should be in the Best Picture category and Star Trek should be a best picture instead of Avatar and Sam Rockwell GOT ROBBED of another oscar nomination. I would have easily thought (500) Days of Summer would have been nominated for Best Picture.
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9:15AM on 02/02/2010

Best Picture

The Blind Side for Best Picture....Really?

Sandra Bullock was good, but not exxcellent. Still, I can substitue this for not being nominated for "Crash", still her most excellent performance yet.

And where the hell did "In the Loop" come from to sneak in a screenplay nod?
The Blind Side for Best Picture....Really?

Sandra Bullock was good, but not exxcellent. Still, I can substitue this for not being nominated for "Crash", still her most excellent performance yet.

And where the hell did "In the Loop" come from to sneak in a screenplay nod?
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9:16AM on 02/02/2010
The Blind Side for best picture and not (500) Days of Summer? Bullshit awards.
The Blind Side for best picture and not (500) Days of Summer? Bullshit awards.
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