Best Picture:

1. "Up in the Air" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
2. "The Hurt Locker" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
3. "Precious" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
4. "Avatar" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
5. "Inglourious Basterds" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
6. "Invictus" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
7. "Nine" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
8. "An Education" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
10. "A Serious Man" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
11. "The Messenger" (My Review, Trailer, Rotten Tomatoes)
11. "Bright Star" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
12. "A Single Man" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
13. "Star Trek" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
14. "Crazy Heart" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
15. "The Road" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
16. "The Lovely Bones" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
17. "500 Days of Summer" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
18. "Julie & Julia" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
19. "The Last Station" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
20. "District 9" (My ReviewTrailerRotten Tomatoes)
21. "Broken Embraces" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)
22. "Where the Wild Things Are" (TrailerRotten Tomatoes)

Best Actor:

1. Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
2. George Clooney, "Up in the Air"
3. Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
4. Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"
5. Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker"
6. Daniel Day-Lewis, "Nine"
7. Viggo Mortensen, "The Road"
8. Michael Stuhlbarg, "A Serious Man"
9. Ben Foster, "The Messenger"
10. Ben Whishaw, "Bright Star"
11. Matt Damon, "The Informant!"
12. Robert De Niro, "Everybody's Fine"
13. Sam Rockwell, "Moon"
14. Tobey Maguire, "Brothers"
15. Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes"

Best Actress:

1. Carey Mulligan, "An Education"
2. Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"
3. Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia"
4. Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
5. Abbie Cornish, "Bright Star"
6. Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
7. Marion Cotillard, "Nine"
8. Saorise Ronan, "The Lovely Bones"
9. Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Crazy Heart"
10. Penélope Cruz, "Broken Embraces"
11. Emily Blunt, "The Young Victoria"
12. Michelle Pfieffer, "Cheri"

Best Supporting Actor:

1. Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"
2. Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"
3. Alfred Molina, "An Education"
4. Matt Damon, "Invictus"
5. Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"
6. Peter Sarsgaard, "An Education"
7. Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"
8. Christian McKay, "Me and Orson Welles"
9. Anthony Mackie, "The Hurt Locker"
10. Alec Baldwin, "It's Complicated"
11. Robert Duvall, "The Road"
12. Jude Law, "Sherlock Holmes"

Best Supporting Actress:

1. Mo'Nique, "Precious"
2. Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"
3. Julianne Moore, "A Single Man"
4. Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"
5. Penelope Cruz, "Nine"
6. Judi Dench, "Nine"
7. Paula Patton, "Precious"
8. Samantha Morton, "The Messenger"
9. Diane Kruger, "Inglourious Basterds"
10. Natalie Portman, "Brothers"
11. Mariah Carey, "Precious"
12. Sigourney Weaver, "Avatar"

Best Director:

1. Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
2. Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air"
3. James Cameron, "Avatar"
4. Lee Daniels, "Precious"
5. Clint Eastwood, "Invictus"
6. Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"
7. Rob Marshall, "Nine"
8. Lone Scherfig, "An Education"
9. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, "A Serious Man"
10. Jane Campion, "Bright Star"
11. Peter Jackson, "The Lovely Bones"

Best Original Screenplay:

1. Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker"
2. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, "A Serious Man"
3. Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"
4. Bob Peterson, "Up"
5. Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, "500 Days of Summer"
6. Jane Campion, "Bright Star"
7. James Cameron, "Avatar"
8. Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman, "The Messenger"
9. Nancy Meyers, "It's Complicated"
10. Pedro Almodóvar, "Broken Embraces"
11. Michael Haneke & Jean-Claude Carriere, "The White Ribbon"

Best Adapted Screenplay:

1. Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air"
2. Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious"
3. Nick Hornby, "An Education"
4. Anthony Minghella & Michael Tolkin, "Nine"
5. Anthony Peckham, "Invictus"
6. Nora Ephron, "Julie & Julia"
7. Tom Ford, "A Single Man"
8. Joe Penhall, "The Road"
9. Scott Cooper, "Crazy Heart"
10. Neill Blomkamp & Teri Tatchell, "District 9"
11. Scott Z. Burns, "The Informant!"
12. Michael Hoffman, "The Last Station"


Matthew Lucas said...

Something tells me Tarantino will get in over Eastwood. INVICTUS doesn't seem to be lighting anyone on fire, and while it will probably get a Best Picture nomination, the Academy may feel burnt out with Eastwood. Tarantino hasn't had any recognition from the Academy since PULP FICTION. They may think it's time to welcome him back to the fold.

Danny King said...

@ Matthew Lucas: They're neck and neck right now, Tarantino could jump him at any time. It's crazy how Inglourious Basterds has burst into this Oscar race. I feel like back when it was released it seemed like Christoph Waltz and nothing else, and now we're looking at all of these big-time nominations.

I agree with you regarding Invictus as well. It's a very quiet film and hasn't had the box office success of some of Eastwood's latest efforts.

Thanks for the comment, a lot of good thoughts there.

Alfindeol said...

It hurts me a lot that the runaway success of Avatar is going to knock Distict 9 out of the dark-horse race. Avatar is a great movie, but it's going to get all the recognition it needs. Too bad for poor District 9. Let's hope it sneaks a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Danny King said...

@ Alfindeol: I agree with you. Unfortunately, what's going to make it even tougher for District 9 is the fact that it recently moved to the Adapted Screenplay category because the film was based on Blomkamp's short. I'm not sure I really agree with that categorization, but it is what it is. District 9 is a remarkable accomplishment of a sci-fi film, and it certainly deserves more recognition.

Alfindeol said...

I was wondering why it got shifted...

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