Oscar nominations announced!

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

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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.


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

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