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Oscars 2010 Nominees (Complete List)

Science fiction movie Avatar and war thriller The Hurt Locker lead the 82nd Academy Awards nominations announced February 2, 2010. Both movies receive nine nominations each. Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds follows with eight nominations.

Avatar, directed by James Cameron received nominations in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Art Direction, Cinematography, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.

On the other hand, The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow received nominations in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Cinematography, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Best Original Screenplay.

82nd Academy Awards 2010 Complete List of Nominees

The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, is the most prestigious awarding ceremony in the world. It is also the oldest awarding ceremony from which other ceremonies like the Golden Globe Awards are molded.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the major awards in the Oscars 2010 happening on March 7, 2010.

Oscars 2010 Best Picture Nominees

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

Oscars 2010 Best Director Nominees

Kathryn BigelowThe Hurt Locker
James CameronAvatar
Lee DanielsPrecious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Jason ReitmanUp in the Air
Quentin TarantinoInglourious Basterds

Oscars 2010 Best Actor Nominees

Jeff BridgesCrazy Heart as Bad Blake
George ClooneyUp in the Air as Ryan Bingham
Colin FirthA Single Man as George Falconer
Morgan FreemanInvictus as Nelson Mandela
Jeremy RennerThe Hurt Locker as Sgt. William James

Oscars 2010 Best Actress Nominees

Sandra BullockThe Blind Side as Leigh Anne Tuohy
Helen MirrenThe Last Station as Sofya Tolstoy
Carey MulliganAn Education as Jenny Miller
Gabourey SidibePrecious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire as Clarieece "Precious" Jones
Meryl StreepJulie & Julia as Julia Child

Oscars 2010 Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Matt DamonInvictus as François Pienaar
Woody HarrelsonThe Messenger as Capt. Tony Stone
Christopher PlummerThe Last Station as Leo Tolstoy
Stanley TucciThe Lovely Bones as George Harvey
Christoph WaltzInglourious Basterds as Col. Hans Landa

Oscars 2010 Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Penélope CruzNine as Carla Albanese
Vera FarmigaUp in the Air as Alex Goran
Maggie GyllenhaalCrazy Heart as Jean Craddock
Anna KendrickUp in the Air as Natalie Keener
Mo'NiquePrecious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire as Mary Lee Johnston

Oscars 2010 Best Original Screenplay Nominees

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

Oscars 2010 Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees

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

Oscars 2010 Best Animated Feature

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

Oscars 2010 Best Foreign Language Film

(Read the Best Foreign Language Film Shortlist here)

Ajami (Israel) in Arabic and Hebrew – Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani
El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Argentina) in Spanish – Juan José Campanella
The Milk of Sorrow (Peru) in Spanish and Quechua – Claudia Llosa
Un Prophète (France) in French, Corsican and Arabic – Jacques Audiard
The White Ribbon (Germany) in German – Michael Haneke

To read the complete list of Academy Awards 2010 nominees including the minor award categories, check out the Oscars official website.

The 82nd Academy Awards 2010 ceremony will happen on March 7, 2010 at the at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It will be hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

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