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February 2nd, 2010 8:57am EST
2010 Oscar Nominations

James Cameron's science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and best director.

This year the Oscars are featuring 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five. The other eight are: District 9, Up, Inglourious Basterds, The Blind Side, Up in the Air, A Serious Man, An Education and Precious.

Best Picture: "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."



The Hurt Locker

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Actor: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"; George Clooney, "Up in the Air"; Colin Firth, "A Single Man"; Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"; Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker."

Actress: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"; Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"; Carey Mulligan, "An Education"; Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"; Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia."

Supporting Actor: Matt Damon, "Invictus"; Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"; Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"; Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"; Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."

Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, "Nine"; Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"; Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Crazy Heart"; Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"; Mo'nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."

Directing: 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."

Foreign Language Film: "Ajami," Israel; "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Argentina; "The Milk of Sorrow," Peru; "Un Prophete," France; "The White Ribbon," Germany.

Adapted Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, "District 9"; Nick Hornby, "An Education"; Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, "In the Loop"; Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"; Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air."

Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker"; Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"; Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, "The Messenger"; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "A Serious Man"; Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Tom McCarthy, "Up."

Animated Feature Film: "Coraline"; "Fantastic Mr. Fox"; "The Princess and the Frog"; "The Secret of Kells"; "Up."

Art Direction: "Avatar," ''The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," ''Nine," ''Sherlock Holmes," ''The Young Victoria."

Cinematography: "Avatar," ''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''The White Ribbon."

Sound Mixing: "Avatar," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''Star Trek," ''Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

Sound Editing: "Avatar," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''Star Trek," ''Up."



Inglourious Basterds

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Original Score: "Avatar," James Horner; "Fantastic Mr. Fox," Alexandre Desplat; "The Hurt Locker," Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders; "Sherlock Holmes," Hans Zimmer; "Up," Michael Giacchino.

Original Song: "Almost There" from "The Princess and the Frog," Randy Newman; "Down in New Orleans" from "The Princess and the Frog," Randy Newman; "Loin de Paname" from "Paris 36," Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas; "Take It All" from "Nine," Maury Yeston; "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from "Crazy Heart," Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.

Costume: "Bright Star," ''Coco Before Chanel," ''The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus," ''Nine," ''The Young Victoria."

Documentary Feature: "Burma VJ," ''The Cove," ''Food Inc." ''The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers," ''Which Way Home."

Documentary (short subject): "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."

Film Editing: "Avatar," ''District 9," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."

Makeup: "Il Divo," ''Star Trek," ''The Young Victoria."

Animated Short Film: "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."

Live Action Short Film: "The Door," ''Instead of Abracadabra," ''Kavi," ''Miracle Fish," ''The New Tenants."

Visual Effects: "Avatar," ''District 9," ''Star Trek."



Precious

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