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'Avatar', 'Hurt Locker' lead this year's Oscar nominations

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 12:01 AM Central
Last updated Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 9:23 AM Central

by Tim Briscoe

There were no big surprises when the nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were handed out this morning. Blockbuster film Avatar and upstart hit The Hurt Locker raked in nine nods each.

This was the first time since the Oscars' early days that 10 films were up for Best Picture. The set had all the favorites included -- except for (500) Days of Summer. Many pundits (ourselves included) expected the rom-com to get a nod. It seems popular film The Blind Side snuck in ahead of it.

Best Picture

Actor In A Leading Role

Actress In A Leading Role

Actor In A Supporting Role

Actress In A Supporting Role


Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Animated Feature Film

Art Direction


Costume Design

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short Subject

  • 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

Foreign Language Film


Music (Original Score)

Music (Original Song)

Short Film (Animated)

Short Film (Live Action)

  • The Door
  • Instead of Abracadabra
  • Kavi
  • Miracle Fish
  • The New Tenants

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects

The winners will be presented Sunday, March 7. With Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin co-hosting the event, it's sure to be a lot of fun. The show will be televised on ABC starting at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Source: Oscars.org