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2010 Oscar Awards Nominees

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Below are the Oscar (Academy Awards) nominees for some of the top categories in this year's Oscars awards.

The 82nd annual awards presentation, beginning with the "Red Carpet" preshow, will begin at 7:30 E.S.T. on ABC on Sunday, March 7, 2010.

Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin will host.



Best Picture
Avatar - James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
The Blind Side
District 9
- Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
An Education -
Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
The Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterds
- Lawrence Bender, Producer
Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
A Serious Man -
Joel Coen and Ehan Coen, Producers
Up -
Jonas Rivera, Producer
Up in the Air
- Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
George Clooney - Up in the Air
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker

Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz - Inglorious Basterds

Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Helen Mirren - The Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

Actress in a Supporting Role
Penélope Cruz - Nine
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air
Mo'Nique - Precious: Based on the Novel, Push, by Sapphire

James Cameron - Avatar
Katheryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino - Inglorious Basterds
Lee Daniels - Precious
Jason Reitman - Up in the Air

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
- Peter Docter

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)
The Princess and the Frog: "Almost There" - Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
The Princess and the Frog: "Down in New Orleans" - Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Paris 36: "Loin de Paname" - Music by Reinhardt Wagner, Lyric by Frank Thomas
Nine: "Take it All" - Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
Crazy Heart: "The Weary Kind" - Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

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

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