Oscar Nominations 2010: A Selection Of The Best

Monday, August 29 by Britt Baker

Oscar Nominations 2010

The Oscar nominations 2010 featured numerous highly acclaimed films. This was the 82nd annual Academy Awards, which was held on March 7, 2010. It was also the highest rated Oscar ceremony in a few years (since the 2005 77th Academy Awards), with almost 42 million viewers in North America alone. Here are some of the most notable winning Oscar nominations 2010:

Best Picture: "The Hurt Locker."

The Hurt Locker  Oscar Nominations 2010

"The Hurt Locker," an American war film, won the Best Picture award out of the Oscar nominationns 2010. The other nominees were "Avatar," "The Blind Side," "District 9," "An Education," "Inglourious Basterds," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "A Serious Man," "Up," and "Up in the Air."

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker."

Kathryn Bigelow Oscar Nominations 2010

"The Hurt Locker" also won for best director. In fact, the film won six Oscars in 2010, and Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to ever win an Oscar in the Best Directory category.

Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side."

Sandra Bullock Oscar Nominations 2010

Sandra Bullock's Oscar for "The Blind Side" was certainly one of the high points in her film career. For this award, she beat out Helen Mirren in "The Last Station," Carey Mulligan in "An Education," Gabourey Sidibe in "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," and Meryl Streep in "Julie & Juila."

Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart."

Jeff Bridges Oscar Nominations 2010

Jeff Bridges won one of the Academy Awards' highest honors after having been one of the Oscar nominations of 2010. He was in the running for Best Actor in a Leading Role against George Clooney in "Up in the Air," Colin Firth in "A Single Man," Morgan Freeman in "Invictus," and Jeremy Renner in "The Hurt Locker."

Writing (Original Screenplay): Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker."

 Mark Boal Oscar Nominations 2010

This was yet another of the six awards received by "The Hurt Locker". Mark Boal, along with Kathryn Bigelow, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro also produced the film.

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."

Geoffrey Fletcher Oscar Nominations 2010

This was one of 2 awards the film, often shortened as "Precious," received that night. Fletcher was asked to adapt the book "Push" by Sapphire into a screenplay by producer Lee Daniels in 2006.

Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo'Nique in "Precious: Based ont he Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."

 Mo'Nique  Oscar Nominations 2010

This was the second award received by "Precious." Along with the Oscar nominations of 2010, Mo'Nique was also nominated for and won dozens of other awards for her role in the film.

Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds."

Christoph Waltz Oscar Nominations 2010

Christoph Waltz won this award out of the other Oscar nominations 2010 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. "Inglourious Basterds," written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, was another top war film of the year.

Documentary (Feature): "The Cove."

The Cove Oscar Nominations 2010

"The Cove" won for Best Documentary (Feature) at the 2010 Academy Awards. The subject matter of the film was in regard to Japan's dolphin hunting culture. It was directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Fisher Stevens and Paula DuPre Pesmen.

Foreign Language Film: "The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)."

the Secret in Their Eyes Oscar Nominations 2010

"The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)" is an Argentinian film in the Spanish language. To win the award, the film beat out the Israeli "Ajami," the Peruvian "The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada)," the French "A Prophet (Un Prophete)," and the German "The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band)."

-Brittany Baker

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