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FilmCritic3000
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http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/82/nominees.html

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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

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

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

Actress in a Supporting Role

* Penélope 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

Animated Feature Film

* Coraline Henry Selick
* Fantastic Mr. Fox Wes Anderson
* The Princess and the Frog John Musker and Ron Clements
* The Secret of Kells Tomm Moore
* Up Pete Docter

Art Direction

* Avatar Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
* The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith
* Nine Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
* Sherlock Holmes Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
* The Young Victoria Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray

Cinematography

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

Costume Design

* Bright Star Janet Patterson
* Coco before Chanel Catherine Leterrier
* The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Monique Prudhomme
* Nine Colleen Atwood
* The Young Victoria Sandy Powell

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

Documentary (Feature)

* Burma VJ Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
* The Cove Nominees to be determined
* Food, Inc. Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
* The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
* Which Way Home Rebecca Cammisa

Documentary (Short Subject)

* China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
* The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
* The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
* Music by Prudence Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
* Rabbit à la Berlin Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra

Film Editing

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

Foreign Language Film

* Ajami Israel
* El Secreto de Sus Ojos Argentina
* The Milk of Sorrow Peru
* Un Prophète France
* The White Ribbon Germany

Makeup

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

Music (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

Music (Original Song)

* "Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
* "Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
* "Loin de Paname" from Paris 36 Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
* “Take It All” from Nine Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
* “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart) from Crazy Heart Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Picture

* Avatar James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
* The Blind Side Nominees to be determined
* District 9 Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
* An Education Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
* The Hurt Locker Nominees to be determined
* Inglourious Basterds Lawrence Bender, Producer
* Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
* A Serious Man Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
* Up Jonas Rivera, Producer
* Up in the Air Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

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

Short Film (Live Action)

* The Door Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
* Instead of Abracadabra Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström
* Kavi Gregg Helvey
* Miracle Fish Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
* The New Tenants Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

Sound Editing

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

Sound Mixing

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

Visual Effects

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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

Writing (Original Screenplay)

* The Hurt Locker Written by Mark Boal
* Inglourious Basterds Written by Quentin Tarantino
* The Messenger Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
* A Serious Man Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
* Up Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

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God, I hope E.T. takes it.











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Floydian Trip
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It would kick ass to see Jeremy Renner take it. And then Avatar to sweep the rest.
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If "Avatar" takes Best Picture then it'll just show how little integrity the Academy Awards have left. Not that they had a whole lot to begin with, but the focus on the mainstream-palatable over geniune quality - 10 films instead of 5 being able to use "Academy Award-nominated" in their home-video promotional material, Miyazaki's "Ponyo" ignored in favor of western 'animated' films - will be blatantly exposed. You'll notice "Avatar" isn't up for any writing awards. I did enjoy the film, but it's no more than a good time, nothing deep or even thought-provoking. If it truly was the Best Picture this past year then American cinema is dead in its corporate-sponsored grave.

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Oh, wait - you meant to type "82nd Annual," didn't you?

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Floydian Trip
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You always have to be on a soapbox. If Avatar wins it doesn't mean there's some kind of evil government conspiracy behind it. It really is a great movie. Why can't Best Picture just mean a good time at the theatres like when I was a kid watching Star Wars for the first time? Does a plot have to be convoluted and ambiguous in ordeer to win?

Hurt Locker is also up for screenplay. Win. Win..Win!
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Floydian Trip wrote:
You always have to be on a soapbox. If Avatar wins it doesn't mean there's some kind of evil government conspiracy behind it. It really is a great movie. Why can't Best Picture just mean a good time at the theatres like when I was a kid watching Star Wars for the first time? Does a plot have to be convoluted and ambiguous in ordeer to win?

Hurt Locker is also up for screenplay. Win. Win..Win!


If Avatar was such a great movie, it would have more nominations.

Nothing this year seems to have as many nominations as some movies have in the past year.

Best movie should reflect great writing great directing, great acting, ...

Having read the blog of a husband to one of the voters for the Oscars, I have learned a great deal about how it is done. A lot of the older voters won't watch certain type of movie, certain length of movies, ... This explains a lot of the "snubs" that genre cinema and really long movie have had to suffer. For exemple Red Cliffs should have been nominated for best foreign, but if it was entered (best foreign needs to be chosen by its country to represent it) it's length (about 5h30min) might have kept some of the voters away from it.

The "Academy" is more of a bad representation of the regular movie goers now then it use to be. Now it's a better representation of older crowds tastes in movies.
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From what I see, the people who want to write off Avatar don't like James Cameron. It's more of a personal thing I think. When the credits rolled on Avatar my 6 year old stood up on his chair and clapped and yelled. I've NEVER seen him react to a movie like that. Hell, they don't even care about Star Wars. So that to me was something and made me feel good. When my kids are happy, I'm happy. Besides all that anyway I loved it myself. Will be taking my third trip to the theatre to see it soon. I can barely get motivated to see a movie once in the theatre these days.
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I honestly don't care who wins these things, anymore. Last time I did, at all, was when Return of the King swept it. That was pretty sweet.
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Floydian Trip wrote:
From what I see, the people who want to write off Avatar don't like James Cameron. It's more of a personal thing I think. When the credits rolled on Avatar my 6 year old stood up on his chair and clapped and yelled. I've NEVER seen him react to a movie like that. Hell, they don't even care about Star Wars. So that to me was something and made me feel good. When my kids are happy, I'm happy. Besides all that anyway I loved it myself. Will be taking my third trip to the theatre to see it soon. I can barely get motivated to see a movie once in the theatre these days.


I love James Cameron, and I like Avatar. I just don't think it should be "Movie of the year" nominated.

It was good, it was fun, but it was not great. A lot of much better movies got ignored completely in the nominations. People that deserve recognition.

If the number had not been upped to 10 nominated movies for best picture, bet Avatar and probably District 9 would have been left off the list. Basterds maybe would have been left off too, but the Academy seems to love Tarantino, so us geeks usually get at least him/his movies inthe noms.

If it had stayed at 5 movies nominated for best picture, I think it would have been: An Education, The Hurt Locker, Precious, Up In the Air and probably The Blind Side. Not that they are my choices but I am usually pretty good at "calling" the noms before they are announced.
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Floydian Trip wrote:
You always have to be on a soapbox.

You didn't type that with a straight face, did you?
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Why can't Best Picture just mean a good time at the theatres like when I was a kid watching Star Wars for the first time? Does a plot have to be convoluted and ambiguous in ordeer to win?

Not at all. But Best Picture should at least have a well-written story. Does "Avatar" have a story that grips you the way "Gladiator" did? Hardly. I mostly teased you about "Avatar" because it's your shiny red button that is so much fun to press. Once I saw the film, I did like it, gave it 7/10. But it's just a nice modern blockbuster. "Star Wars" was the pinnacle of popcorn movies, but even so it still had more to sink your teeth into. If "Avatar" is Best Picture-worthy for being 'a good time' then why not "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"? That was a good time for many people, too, and it was pretty and big. "District 9" is a good time that's nominated for Picture AND Screenplay.
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I don't hate James Cameron (how could I hate the man who gave us "Aliens"?), but I think he's lost his filmmaking perspective. Money and success has made him into the typical pre-"Twilight Zone" John Landis-type of director who thinks he always knows best, and as a result is making prettier, cooler, simpler films now.
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When has Cameron ever made a complex film? He's not the greatest screenwriter but he's one of the best directors. At least he writes them himself unlike Ridley Scott.

SPeaking of Ridley I read a little article in Empire mag about Robin Hood and it sounds like a great one. I can't wait.

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I should have said when has he ever written a complex screenplay 'cause his films are always complex.
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Floydian Trip wrote:
When has Cameron ever made a complex film?

Good point. I guess instead of 'simpler' I should have said 'less original'. "The Terminator", "Aliens", "The Abyss"...I guess those aren't exactly paragons of originality, but Cameron made them seem new by amping up the right aspects and downplaying the weak aspects. I think that, starting with "True Lies", he's failed to downplay the weak aspects in favor of just more amping in general. That doesn't mean a bad movie, but it does make the movie seem more about great effects instead of a story/characters that are fleshed-out and interesting (which his earlier films had, even when they were stereotypes).
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At least he writes them himself unlike Ridley Scott.

Maybe that's the problem.

"Robin Hood" directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe sounds like a great idea, but that first trailer left me really cold. I need more info on this film. Or another trailer.
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I hear ya but a James Cameron movie is a James Cameron movie to me and I wouldn't want them any different. Could you imagine JC trying to make a movie out of a Kaufman or Tarantino script? Haha, oh no.
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Floydian Trip wrote:
I hear ya but a James Cameron movie is a James Cameron movie to me and I wouldn't want them any different. Could you imagine JC trying to make a movie out of a Kaufman or Tarantino script? Haha, oh no.


That's all good, but that does not make his movies Oscar-worthy.

Because if that is all it takes, you could say that a Boll movie is a Boll movie and some wouldn't want it any different. Could Boll make a good movie if he directed a script meant for Besson or Tykwer?
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