Sandy Bullock Scores!

The nominations for the 82nd Academy Award were announced in Los Angeles with a few shocks. Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker joining Avatar in leading the Academy Award nominations pack with nine each -- now that was a pleasant surprise!

Live from Hollywood, the Academy Award nominations were announced by Academy president and Oscar-nominee Anne Hathaway. One question about the expanded 10 film category Best Picture was answered. Would the Academy use the extra 5 spots to nominate blockbusters that miss the nomination mark each year such as Star Trek and The Hangover?

The Best Actress nominees

That would be an absolute "no." With double the amount of films in the Best Picture category, Oscar decided to pay tribute to such films as Ethan and Joel Coen's A Serious Man, An Education and Precious.

Sure, Avatar is the box office champ and was nominated for Best Picture while nominees The Blind Side and Up were commercial and critical successes -- and both received nods for Best Picture. But overall, the sentiment from the Academy was to use their extra 5 ballot spots to reward great achievements in film such as Peter Jackson's District 9.

As for the actors, our favorite, Sandra Bullock received her first nomination for The Blind Side while Meryl Streep continued her record-setting nomination count with another for Julie and Julia. And Precious continued its award season bounty with actress nods for No'Nique and Gabourey Sidibe.

Without further ado…the nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards! Stay with SheKnows Entertainment throughout the award season and live from Hollywood as the Oscars are awarded March 7.

 

Best motion picture of the year
Anne Hathaway announces the nomineesAvatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air
Precious

 

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart
George Clooney in Up in the Air
Colin Firth in A Single Man
Morgan Freeman in Invictus
Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Matt Damon in Invictus
Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
Christopher Plummer in The Last Station
Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
Helen Mirren in The Last Station
Carey Mulligan in An Education
Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Penelope Cruz in Nine
Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air
Mo'Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Best animated feature film of the year
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Up

Achievement in art direction
Avatar
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Achievement in cinematography
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon
Achievement in costume design
Bright Star
Coco before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
The Young Victoria (Apparition), Sandy Powell

Achievement in directing
Avatar, James Cameron
The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow
Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Lee Daniels
Up in the Air, Jason Reitman

Best documentary feature
Burma VJ
The Cove
Food, Inc
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home

Best 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

Achievement in film editing

Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Best foreign language film of the year
Ajami, Israel
El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Argentina
The Milk of Sorrow, Peru
Un Prophete, France
The White Ribbon, Germany

Achievement in makeup
Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
Avatar, James Horner
Fantastic Mr Fox, Alexandre Desplat
The Hurt Locker, Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
Sherlock Holmes, Hans Zimmer
Up, Michael Giacchino

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (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

Best animated short film
French Roast
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty Production
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Best live action short film
The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Kavi
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

 

Achievement in 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


Achievement in visual effects

Avatar
District 9
Star Trek

 

Adapted screenplay
District 9
An Education
In the Loop
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Up in the Air

 

Original screenplay
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The Messenger
A Serious Man
Up

Read on for more Oscars

Oscar nominee Sandra Bullock speaks
Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick dishes
James Cameron and Meryl Streep dish 2010 awards season

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