nominees//ACADEMY AWARDS 2010

Avatar and The Hurt Locker tie for the most nominations (with 9 each), Up becomes only the 2nd animated film to be nominated for Best Picture (following in Beauty and the Beast's footsteps), plus there were some great surprises (The Blind Side? Who woulda thought?). Here's the list of this year's nominees for film's biggest award...

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

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


For a complete list visit oscars.com


Some notable films that didn't make the cut AT ALL are (500) Days of SummerWhere the Wild Things Are, and Golden Globe Best Picture winner The Hangover. Should be an exciting night. The ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC March 7 at 8:00pm ET.

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