Oscar nominations announced!

Find out who’s up for what at this year’s Oscars ceremony

It’s the moment everyone’s been waiting for, and now the nominations for this year’s Oscars have finally been announced.

After a painstaking wait – and much speculation – we can finally reveal who could walk away with what at this year’s annual ceremony.

Avatar, The Hurt Locker, An Education and The Blind Side lead the way, all gaining nominations for Best Picture.

And Oscars night will certainly be a big one for the Hollywood greats. Sandra Bullock, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep are all nominated for Best Actress, while George Clooney, Morgan Freeman and Colin Firth are up for Best Actor.

But there will also be plenty of room for Hollywood’s hot young talent, as Anna Kendrick, Carey Mulligan and Mo’Nique have all earned prestigious nominations.

Newcomer Gabourey Sidibe is also up for a gong, as Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire continues its award-season sweep.


See the full list of nominations below:  

Best 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

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: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

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
Christopher plummer – The Last Station
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
Woody Harrelson – The Messenger

Best Picture
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker

Best Director
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

Animated Feature Film
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells

Art Direction
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Mauro Fiore – Avatar
Bruno Delbonnel – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Robert Richardson – Inglourious Basterds
Christian Berger – The White Ribbon

Costume Design
Janet Patterson – Bright Star
Catherine Leterrier – Coco Before Chanel
Monique Prudhomme – The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Coleen Atwood – Nine
Sandy Powell – The Young Victoria

Foreign Language Film
Ajami – Israel
El Secreto de Sus Ojos – Argentina
The Milk of Sorrow – Peru
Un Prophet – France
The White Ribbon – Germany

Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano – Il Divo
Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow – Star Trek
Jon Henry Fordon and Jenny Shircore – The Young Victoria

Music Original Score
James Horner – Avatar
Alexandre Desplat – Fantastic Mr Fox
Marco Betrami and Buck Sanders – The Hurt Locker
Hans Zimmer – Sherlock Holmes
Michael Giacchino – Up

Short Film (Animated)
Fabrice O. Joubert – French Roast
Nicky Phelan and Carragh O’Connell – Granny O’Grimms Sleeping Beauty
Javier Recio Gracia – The Lady and the Reaper
Nicolas Schmerkin – Logorama
Nick Park – A Matter of Loaf and Death

Visual Effects
District 9
Star Trek

Writing (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

Who will you be putting your money on come Oscars night? Let us know your verdict in the comments box below.



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