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#1 of 300 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 02 2010 - 12:40 AM

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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS 2010


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 Supporting Actor

Matt Damon (Invictus)
Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
Christopher Plummer (The Last Station)
Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)

Best Actress

Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Helen Mirren (The Last Staion)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

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 Animated Film

Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Up

Best Art Direction

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine 
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Best Cinematography

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

Best Costume Design

The Bright Star
Coco before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
The Young Victoria

Best Director

James Cameron (Avatar)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
Quentin Tarantino (Ingourious Basterds)
Lee Daniels (Precious)
Jason Reitman (Up In The Air)

Best Documentary Feature

Burma VJ
The Cove
Food, Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Saniel 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 Film Editing

Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious

Best Foreign Language Film

Ajami (Israel)
El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Argentina)
The Milk of Sorrow (Peru)
Un Prophete (France)
The Whit Ribbon (Germany)

Best Makeup

Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

Best Music (Original Score)

Avatar
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes
Up

Best Music (Original Song)

The Princess and the Frog (Almost There)
THe Princess and the Frog (Down in New Orleans)
Paris 36 (Loin de Paname)
Nine (Take it all)
Crazy Heart (The Weary Kind)

Short Film (Animated)

French Roast
Granny O'Grimms's Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Short Film (Live Action)

The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Kavi
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

Sound Editing

Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Up

Sound Mixing

Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Visual Effects

Avatar
District 9
Star Trek

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

District 9
An Education
In The Loop
Precious
Up In The Air

Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The Messenger
A Serious Man
Up



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Posted February 02 2010 - 12:49 AM

At least one big surprise in the Best Picture category.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/feb/02/oscar-nominations-2010-full-list




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Posted February 02 2010 - 12:58 AM



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At least one big surprise in the Best Picture category.


http://www.guardian....-2010-full-list

 
Not sure what one you think is a surprise but I think A Serious Man is because who the heck saw it.

Also should't Christph Waltz been in best actor category?


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Posted February 02 2010 - 01:00 AM



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At least one big surprise in the Best Picture category.


http://www.guardian....-2010-full-list

 
They actually have a mistake on that list.  They have Diane Kruger nominated for Best Supporting Actress instead of Anna Kendrick.



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Posted February 02 2010 - 01:02 AM

District 9 is nominated for Best Picture? It was a fun movie but 500 Days Of Summer or Adventureland or The Road or Funny People or Away We Go or Star Trek or even Watchmen were much better movies than that.

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Posted February 02 2010 - 01:06 AM

what happened to the other posts in this thread including mine?

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Posted February 02 2010 - 01:09 AM

It was clear we were in the process of posting our own list
and someone jumped to link to other sites and then quote
the previous link.  The link had an incorrect entry as well.

I was only 5-10 minutes behind because I was attempting
to post correct information direct from the Oscar site.
However, I updated the information very quickly and it
was quite apparent we would have our list up shortly.

Appreciate the enthusiasm, but wish you guys had given
us the opportunity to finish what we clearly started first.


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Posted February 02 2010 - 01:14 AM

I didn't read what was in that link, I was wondering what Sam thought was a surprise, as I mentioned in the other post I though A Serious Man is a surprise because who actually saw the movie.

I thought Christoph Waltz should have been in best Actor not supporting

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Posted February 02 2010 - 01:31 AM

I think Waltz was clearly a supporting role in a set of an ensemble, and he'll win.

Very glad to see "Up!" get a much, much deserved "Best Picture" nod.  Makes me feel good there :)

In regards to the list:  I haven't seen "A Serious Man" or "An Education", but I have seen "The Road", and I read & loved the book.. that film deserved to get shutout.  Completely shutout.  That's all on that.  I wouldn't put District 9 on my list, though I know some who loved it.. *shrug*  to be honest, this was a bad year to expand to 10 nominated.

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Posted February 02 2010 - 01:33 AM



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A Serious Man is a surprise because who actually saw the movie.

 
I did. One of the darkest, funniest Coen Bros. films ever, but I'm surprised it made the list.

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Posted February 02 2010 - 01:41 AM



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I did. One of the darkest, funniest Coen Bros. films ever, but I'm surprised it made the list.

I agree watched it a couple days ago,I liked it very much but took me a bit of thought. Too bad not many people had a chance to see it.

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Posted February 02 2010 - 02:21 AM

Anyone care to speculate which 5 pictures would have been nominated if they had stuck to the norm?

I think Up would have been one of the 5. I truly do. 
Here's my guess:

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The Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterds
Precious


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Posted February 02 2010 - 02:24 AM

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Anyone care to speculate which 5 pictures would have been nominated if they had stuck to the norm?

 

I think it would have been:

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Inglourious Basterds
Precious
Up In The Air

Or maybe Up would have been on there instead of Precious.

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.....It was a fun movie but 500 Days Of Summer.....
I also wish 500 Days of Summer would have gotten a best picture nomination.

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Posted February 02 2010 - 03:22 AM

I pretty much quit reading when I saw THE BLIND SIDE get a Best Picture nom.  As expected, the 10 noms are just trying to bring in mainstream viewers.  I haven't seen a single list where this film appeared on a top 10, although I'm sure it did make it somewhere but then again, just about every movie will make someones top 10.

I understand people enjoyed the movie even though I thought it was pretty horrid.  With that said, it's nothing more (at best) than a feel good sports movie that we've seen countless times before. 

Due to this small town I live in I haven't been able to see all the noms like in previous years but I can't imagine something like (500) DAYS OF SUMMER not being one of the ten best. 

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Posted February 02 2010 - 03:29 AM

I'm mostly okay with the noms this year, even though it does seem a strange choice for District 9 to get a nom for best picture, save for two...no visual effects noms for 2012 and Transformers ROTF?

Especially for 2012, the visuals in that movie were freakin' insane! On a sidenote, I really don't see how the visuals in Star Trek were any better than either of those films, yes it was a great movie but as far as visuals go those other two had it beat IMO.

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Posted February 02 2010 - 03:33 AM

Not too worried about Crazy Heart and 500 Days of Summer not getting the Best Picture nom.  Some of the greatest films never received it either but in time were still loved and cherished by many.

The big surprise for me, not that I didn't like this film, was District 9 getting a Best Picture nomination.  A good movie but not one that I would have guessed to be a contender.


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Posted February 02 2010 - 03:41 AM

Bummed about (500) Days of Summer, but oh well.

The Hurt Locker getting 9 noms (the same as Avatar) certainly helps its chances. I mean, original score for Hurt Locker? I just watched it 5 days ago and I can't remember the score. That's a very good sign for it.

Up in the Air's lack of editing nom pretty much assures it'll not win Best Picture. The corollary between winning Best Picture and being nominated for editing is something like 95%.

The Blind Side made it into Best Picture because they love Bullock (the front runner for Best Actress) and it made a TON of $$$. When they expanded the nominees to ten this is what they were looking for - 1-2 blockbusters that would have been shut out in years past (Avatar makes it this year with 5 nominees).

Star Trek and District 9 getting visual effects noms over Transformers 2 and 2012 shows that they were looking at the overall film quality a bit too much as compared to the category itself.

The Secret of Kells came absolutely out of nowhere. It may be great, but that's the biggest shocker of any nominee.

Overall, not a bad group of nominees.

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Posted February 02 2010 - 03:47 AM

Okaaay let's have a look at this... so, two sci-fi films up for Best Picture! When has that ever happened before? Come to think of it what was the last sci-fi film nominated for best picture? ET in 1982? Which means Avatar and District 9 will be the two I will be most rooting for.

Thanks to the extended line-up there are 5 films in the Best Picture category I would not mind seeing pick up the Oscar, usually I have 1 or 2 favourites per year.

As much as I liked Up, was it really the best Pixar film to date? I think a best animated movie nom was good enough for Up.

Star Trek I think got 4 noms, not bad but lets have fewer lens flaring next time please.





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Posted February 02 2010 - 04:03 AM



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Okaaay let's have a look at this... so, two sci-fi films up for Best Picture! When has that ever happened before? Come to think of it what was the last sci-fi film nominated for best picture? ET in 1982? Which means Avatar and District 9 will be the two I will be most rooting for.

Thanks to the extended line-up there are 5 films in the Best Picture category I would not mind seeing pick up the Oscar, usually I have 1 or 2 favourites per year.

As much as I liked Up, was it really the best Pixar film to date? I think a best animated movie nom was good enough for Up.

Star Trek I think got 4 noms, not bad but lets have fewer lens flaring next time please.



 
The Last sci-fi film nominated for Best Picture was indeed E.T., 27 years ago.

Up isn't the best Pixar film to date, but it is a worthy nominee this year with the field expanded to 10. If there's 10 nominees in 2008 Wall*E definitely gets nominated. Ratatouille in 2007, The Incredibles in 2004 probably as well in those years.

2008 with 10 nominees could have been amazing. Think about it:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Gran Torino
In Bruges
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL*E
The Wrestler


Gran Torino and In Bruges are the ones that could get swapped out for other films (but which ones?). But, even then - damn, that's a great list of nominees.


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