Oscar Nominations 2010 are in!

Play our prediction game and win a £5 DVD voucher!


Last year we had a lot of fun with this, and it was great to see people get involved in a bit of competition so we thought we’d do it again! Beate will be hoping to win again, but it’s all up for grabs – simply pick a winner for each category and the player with the most correct predictions wins… read on for details and this year’s Oscar nominations…

The Academy’s announcement isn’t hugely surprising, though personally I feel it’s a shame Moon wasn’t nominated for Best Film, Best Direction or Best Actor, or Watchmen for anything (hardly surprising, though, given its March release and underwhelming box office results). Still, there’s a strong line-up for the main awards and all eyes will be on former spouses – James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow lead the nominations for their films Avatar and the Hurt Locker, but there is no clear lead for either in the race. So, the nominations in full….

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Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Penelope Cruz – Nine

Vera Farmiga – Up In The Air

Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart

Anna Kendrick – Up In The Air

Mo’nique – Precious

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Matt Damon – Invictus

Woody Harrelson – The Messenger

Christopher Plummer – The Last Station

Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones

Cristoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

Helen Mirren – The Last Station

Carey Mulligan – An Education

Gabourey Sidibe – Precious

Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Best 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

Best Director

James Cameron – Avatar

Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Lee Daniels – Precious

Jason Reitman – Up In The Air

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 Foreign Language Film

Ajami

El Secreto De Sus Ojos

La Teta Asus Tada

A Prophet

The White Ribbon

Best Animated Film

The Fantastic Mr Fox

Coraline

The Princess and The Frog

Up

The Secret of Kells

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 Cinematography

Avatar

The White Ribbon

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Best Editing

Avatar

District 9

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Precious

Best Art Direction

Avatar

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Nine

Sherlock Holmes

The Young Victoria

Best Costume Design

Bright Star

Coco avant Chanel

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Nine

The Young Victoria

Best Makeup

Il divo

Star Trek

The Young Victoria

Best Original Score

Avatar – James Horner

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat

The Hurt Locker – Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders

Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer

Up – Michael Giacchino

Best Original Song

Crazy Heart – “The Weary Kind”

Faubourg 36 – “Loin de Paname”

Nine – “Take It All”

The Princess and the Frog – “Down in New Orleans”

The Princess and the Frog – “Almost There”

Best Sound Mixing

Avatar

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Star Trek

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Best Sound Editing

Avatar

The Hurt Locker

Inglourious Basterds

Star Trek

Up

Best Visual Effects

Avatar

District 9

Star Trek

Best Documentary, Features

Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land

The Cove

Food, Inc.

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

Which Way Home

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

Królik po berlinsku

Music by Prudence

Best Short Film, Animated

French Roast

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty

La dama y la muerte

Logorama

Wallace and Gromit in ‘A Matter of Loaf and Death’

Best Short Film, Live Action

The Door

Istället för abrakadabra

Kavi

Miracle Fish

The New Tenants

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So, to play the prediction game, go to this thread, click Post Reply and copy and paste the above list. Highlight and mark your choices (by making them bold, underlined, coloured or some other way to distinguish them). Please only post your entries to the thread – for general discussion of the competition and the Oscars themselves, go to this thread.

T&C’s:

1. You must be a member of the forum to play. Registering is free, so if you haven’t already by all means do so now.

2. Winner will receive a voucher to the value of £5 with which they’ll be encouraged to buy a film (in keeping with the site’s theme). Winner will be able to choose which major online retailer they’d like the voucher to be for (e.g. Play.com, HMV.com, Amazon.co.uk)

3. Competition closes at some point (will be announced) near Oscar night. Any entries posted or edited beyond this date will be disqualified.

4. Make sure you make a prediction for every category – you might need to do some guesswork, but the smaller categories count just as much as the major ones in our game.

5. Good luck!

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