Oscar Award Nominations

The Academy Award nominations have been announced. The following is the list of the probably the most popular categories (at least these are the ones that I am really interested in) –

Actor in a Leading Role

* Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart

* George Clooney in “Up in the Air

* Colin Firth in “A Single Man

* Morgan Freeman in “Invictus

* Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker

Actor in a Supporting Role

* Matt Damon in “Invictus

* Woody Harrelson in “The Messenger

* Christopher Plummer in “The Last Station

* Stanley Tucci in “The Lovely Bones

* Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds

Actress in a Leading Role

* Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side

* Helen Mirren in “The Last Station

* Carey Mulligan in “An Education

* Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

* Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia

Actress in a Supporting Role

* Penélope Cruz in “Nine

* Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air

* Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart

* Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air

* Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

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

Directing

* “Avatar” James Cameron

* “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow

* “Inglourious Basterds” Quentin Tarantino

* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels

* “Up in the Air” Jason Reitman

Best Picture

* “Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

* “The Blind Side” Nominees to be determined

* “District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers

* “An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers

* “The Hurt Locker” Nominees to be determined

* “Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer

* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers

* “A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers

* “Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer

* “Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

* “District 9” Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

* “An Education” Screenplay by Nick Hornby

* “In the Loop” Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche

* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher

* “Up in the Air” Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Writing (Original Screenplay)

* “The Hurt Locker” Written by Mark Boal

* “Inglourious Basterds” Written by Quentin Tarantino

* “The Messenger” Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman

* “A Serious Man” Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

* “Up” Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

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