Oscar Nominations

2010 Oscar nominations

Actress Anne Hathaway and Academy President Tom Sherak announced the nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards (Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.)

The nominations are in and while Avatar and The Hurt Locker were well-represented to exactly no one's surprise, the addition of another sci-fi gem and a few dark horses in the supporting actor and adapted screenplay categories means this year's Oscars could be full of surprises, not to mention a battle of the exes as former spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow are both up for directing nods.

2010 Oscar nominations

Best Picture

The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air


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

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

Actress in a Leading Role

Helen Mirren - Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious

Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Actress in a Supporting Role

Penelope Cruz - Nine
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Crazy Heart
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air
Mo'Nique - Precious

Foreign Language Film

Ajami, Israel
The Milk of Sorrow, Peru
The White Ribbon , Germany
Un prophete, France
El secreto de Sus Ojos, Argentina

Animated Feature Film

Coraline , Henry Selick
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson
The Princess and the Frog, John Musker and Ron Clements
The Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore
Up, Pete Docter

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell - District 9
Nick Hornby - An Education
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Iannucci - In the Loop
Geoffrey Fletcher - Precious
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner - Up in the Air

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Mark Boal - The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds
Alessandro Camon - The Messenger
Joel and Ethan Coen - A Serious Man
(Screenplay by) Bob Peterson, Pete Docter (Story by) Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy, Up


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