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Oscar Noms! (Nom nom nom)

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The Oscar nominations are out, and so let’s get right down to it. Disctrict 9 got nominated for Best Picture! What a momentous occasion for such a low-budget science fiction film. Unfortunately, Sharlto Copley didn’t get a nom for his role in the film, but we can’t have it all. If some of you are confused how Disctrict 9 got into the exclusive five picture list, well, that is a thing of the past. This year, the Academy Awards expanded their Best Picture nomination field to 10 films. Personally, it’s one year too late, when Wall-E, The Dark Knight, and The Wrestler failed to get any Oscar Best Pic love, but it should give some very good films some publicity this year.

Some might be pretty upset to see The Blind Side nominated for Best Pic, and I won’t argue the point much. It’s not that the film was bad. It just wasn’t one of the top 10 films I saw this year, and I saw alot. I still have yet to see An Education nor Precious, but I do plan on getting around to them soon. Meanwhile, let the predictions begin as to whether Quientin Tarantino’s hilarious and fun romp through alternate history, Inglourious Basterds, can pull off a huge upset. The three biggest juggernauts from the past awards are clearly Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Up In The Air. With Avatar and Locker grabbing nine individual nominations each, the Academy clearly enjoyed the pics.

Meanwhile, despite the fact that Up is the only animated picture nominated for Best Pic (and the second animated film to claim that distinction, alongside Beauty and the Beast), I am predicting that Fantastic Mr. Fox will beat it out in the animated film category. Also, no, I have never heard of The Secret of Kells either.

Stay tuned for individual movie reviews later today about every film I have seen on the list.

For some links to some of the shorts you can see for free, and the full list of the nominees, join me after the break.

Animated short nominees GRANNY O’GRIMM’S SLEEPING BEAUTY (http://bit.ly/bsKguB) and FRENCH ROAST (http://bit.ly/d1Z8nF) are online.

Live action short nominee MIRACLE FISH: http://bit.ly/9hCKwK.

BEST PICTURE

– Avatar

– The Blind Side

– District 9

– An Education

– The Hurt Locker

– Inglourious Basterds

– Precious

– A Serious Man

– Up

– Up in the Air

BEST DIRECTOR

James Cameron, Avatar

Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Lee Daniels, Precious

Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

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

– Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

– Helen Mirren, The Last Station

– Carey Mulligan, An Education

– Gabourey Sidibe, Precious

– Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

– Matt Damon, Invictus

Woody Harrelson, The Messenger

– Christopher Plummer, The Last Station

Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

– Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Penelope Cruz, Nine

Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart

Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air

Mo’Nique, Precious

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

– The Hurt Locker

– Inglourious Basterds

– The Messenger

– A Serious Man

– Up

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

– District 9

– An Education

– In the Loop

– Precious

– Up in the Air

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

– Coraline

– Fantastic Mr. Fox

– The Princess and the Frog

– The Secret of Kells

– Up

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FEATURE

– Ajami

– El Secreto de Sus Ojos

– The Milk of Sorrow

– Un Prophete

– The White Ribbon

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

– Burma VJ

– The Cove

– Food, Inc.

– The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

– Which Way Home

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

– China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

– The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

– The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

– Music by Prudence

– Rabbit a la Berlin

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT

– The Door

– Instead of Abracadabra

– Kavi

– Miracle Fish

– The New Tenants

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

– French Roast

– Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

– The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)

– Logorama

– A Matter of Loaf and Death

BEST SCORE

– Avatar

– Fantastic Mr. Fox

– The Hurt Locker

– Sherlock Holmes

– Up

BEST SONG

– “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog

– “Down in New Orleand” from The Princess and the Frog

– “Loin de Paname” from Paris 36

– “Take It All” from Nine

–  “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from Crazy Heart

BEST SOUND EDITING

– Avatar

– The Hurt Locker

– Inglourious Basterds

– Star Trek

– Up

BEST SOUND MIXING

– Avatar

– The Hurt Locker

– Inglourious Basterds

– Star Trek

– Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

BEST ART DIRECTION

– Avatar

– The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

– Nine

– Sherlock Holmes

– The Young Victoria

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

– Avatar

– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

– The Hurt Locker

– Inglourious Basterds

– The White Ribbon

BEST MAKE-UP

– Il Divo

– Star Trek

– The Young Victoria

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

– Bright Star

– Coco before Chanel

– The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

– Nine

– The Young Victoria

BEST FILM EDITING

– Avatar

– District 9

– The Hurt Locker

– Inglourious Basterds

– Precious

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

– Avatar

– District 9

– Star Trek

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