Oscar Nominations

The Academy Award nominations have been announced. This year, the Academy increased the number of nominees in the Best Picture category to ten, and three of them are genre films. Below are the categories with films of genre interest. The Winners will be announced on March 7.

Best Picture

  • Avatar
  • The Blind Side
  • District 9
  • An Education
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • A Serious Man
  • Up
  • Up in the Air

Animated Feature Film

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

Art Direction

  • Art Direction: Rick Carter & Robert Stromberg, Set Direction Kim Sinclair, Avatar
  • Art Direction: Dave Warren & Anastasia Masaro, Set Direction Caroline Smith, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
  • Art Direction: John Myhre, Set Direction Gordon Sim, Nine
  • Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood, Set Direction Katie Spencer, Sherlock Holmes
  • Art Direction: Patrice Vermette, Set Direction: Maggie Gray, The Young Victoria


  • Mauro Fiore, Avatar
  • Bruno Delbonnel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker
  • Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds
  • Christian Berger, The White Ribbon

Costume Design

  • Janet Patterson, Bright Star
  • Catherine Leterrier, Coco Before Channel
  • Monique Prudhomme, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
  • Colleen Atwood, Nine
  • Sandy Powell, The Young Victoria


  • 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

Film Editing

  • Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, and James Cameron, Avatar
  • Julian Clarke, District 9
  • Bob Murawski and Chris Innis, The Hurt Locker
  • Sally Menke, Inglourious Basterds
  • Joe Klotz, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Make Up

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

Music, Original Score

  • James Horner, Avatar
  • Alexandre Desplat, Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, The Hurt Locker
  • Hans Zimmer, Sherlock Holmes
  • Michael Giacchino, Up

Music, Original Song

  • “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog
  • “Down in New Orleans” from The Princess and the Frog
  • “Loin de Paname” from Paris 36
  • “Take It All” from Nine
  • “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from Crazy Heart

Short Film, Animated

  • Fabrice G. Joubert, French Roast
  • Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell, Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
  • Javier Recio Gracia, The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)
  • Nicolas Schmerkin, Logorama
  • Nick Park, A Matter of Loaf and Death

Sound Editing

  • Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Avatar
  • Paul N.J. OttossonThe Hurt Locker
  • Wylie Stateman, Inglourious Basterds
  • Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin, Star Trek
  • Michael Silvers and Tom Myers, Up

Sound Mixing

  • Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, and Tony Johnson, Avatar
  • Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett, The Hurt Locker
  • Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberii, and Mark Ulano, Inglourious Basterds
  • Anna Behimer, Andy Nelson, and Peter J. Devlin, Star Trek
  • Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, and Geoffrey Patterson, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Visual Effects

  • Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, and Andrew R. Jones, Avatar
  • Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros, and Matt Aitkin, District 9
  • Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh, and Burt DaltonStar Trek

Writing, Adapted Screenplay

  • Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, District 9
  • Nick Hornby, An Education
  • Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche, In the Loop
  • Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air

Writing, Original Screenplay

  • Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
  • Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
  • Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman, The Messenger
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
  • Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Up

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