Oscar nominations announced!

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  • 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.

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

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

    Cinematography
    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

    Make-up
    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
    Avatar
    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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