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Avatar, The Hurt Locker lead Oscar nominations

MUMBAI: James Cameron‘s box-office success Avatar and the Kathryn Bigelow directed American war thriller The Hurt Locker has bagged nine nominations each for the 82nd Academy Awards.


While Cameron‘s Avatar has been nominated for best picture, best director and a slew of technical categories, The Hurt Locker has bagged nine in categories including best actor for Jeremy Renner.


Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds bagged eight nominations. Also, Jason Reitman‘s Up In The Air, Sandra Bullock starrer The Blind Side and Lee Daniels‘ Precious won six nominations each.


A peep into the detailed list:


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 DIRECTOR
James Cameron, Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels, Precious
Jason Reitman, 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 ACTRESS
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up In the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up In the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
Mo‘nique, Precious


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Matt Damon, Invictus
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell, District 9
Nick Hornby, An Education
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci,
Tony Roche, In The Loop
Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, Up In The Air


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Mark Boal, The Hurt locker
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Joel and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, The Messenger
Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Up


ART DIRECTION
Avatar
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria


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


COSTUME DESIGN
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
The Young Victoria


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Burma VJ
The Cove
Food Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home


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


FILM EDITING
Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious


FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ajami
El Secreto
Desus Ojos
The Milk of Sorrow
A Prophet
The White Ribbon


MAKE-UP
Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria


MUSIC: ORIGINAL SCORE
Avatar
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes
Up


MUSIC: ORIGINAL SONG
The Princess and The Frog - Almost There
The Princess and The Frog - Down In New Orleans
Paris 36 - Loin de Panane
Nine - Take It All
Crazy Heart - The Weary Kind


SHORT FILM: ANIMATED
French Roast
Granny O‘Grimm‘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


ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


VISUAL EFFECTS
Avatar
District 9
Star Trek


BEST ANIMATED PICTURE
Coraline
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Princess And The Frog
The Secret Of Kells
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