The Oscar Edition: Snubs and Surprises

The Oscar Edition: Snubs and Surprises

Feb 02, 2010

Major Category Nods
Best Picture:
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Achievement in Directing
James Cameron, Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels, Precious
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air

Performance by an 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

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Performance by an 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

Performance by an 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

For the complete list, check out the Fandango Movie Blog.

  •  The Snubs Invictus and Nine saw no Best Pic love from the Academy this year, although Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon both scored acting nods. The Academy also shut out Where the Wild Things Are, throwing those oversized muppets nada. Zilch. Zero. Julianne Moore losing out on Best Supporting Actress for A Single Man but… Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart?! (500) Days of Summer lost out for Best Original Screenplay, too.
  •  The Surprises Everyone bet on Sandra Bullock getting a Best Actress nomination for The Blind Side, but pretty much nobody counted on that movie for Best Picture. Sandy also got a Razzie this year for All About Steve….
  •  Battle of the Exes Avatar director James Cameron and his ex-wife and The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow are neck-in-neck with nine nominations each, including Best Director (making her only the fourth woman nominated in the category ever).
  •  In the “Thank God THAT Didn’t Happen” Category Leona Lewis’s godawful caterwauling “I See You” song from Avatar was not nominated for Best Song.

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