Academy Award Nominations 2010

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What to Bet on Oscar Night

The Daily Beast predicts the winners

(Newser) - If you’re not sure how to bet in this year’s office Oscar pool, take a look at the Daily Beast ’s rundown of your best picks:
  • Best Picture: The Hurt Locker. In addition to being a critical darling and having swept most guild and critics’ awards so
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Hurt Locker Producer Banned From Oscars

Chartier first nominee un-invited for Oscar campaigning

(Newser) - For the first time ever, an Oscar nominee has been banned from attending the Academy Awards. The Hurt Locker co-producer Nicolas Chartier earned the ire of the academy with an email campaign telling friends to push academy members to support his movie over "that $500M film" (best picture rival... More »

And the Alternative Oscar Goes to...

The best of the stuff Oscar overlooked this year

(Newser) - Julia and Julia may be an Oscar fave, but the folks at Esquire think Notorious, starring Jamal Woolard, did the best job of resurrecting the dead. It lists the best stuff Oscar overlooked this year:
  • Best Widow: Carey Mulligan in Brothers. Her portrayal of a widow of a US soldier
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Oscar Winners Can't Thank Mom on Stage This Year

Nominees told to deliver thank-yous off the telecast

(Newser) - Even an Oscar producer admits the long-winded thank-you speeches are “the single most hated thing on the show,” and this year organizers think they've come up with a brilliant way to avoid them. Nominees were instructed at yesterday’s luncheon to prepare two speeches: The one for the... More »

Bullock, Streep Trade Oscar Death Threats

Bullock, Streep enjoy friendly rivalry as Oscar race heats up

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock may be this award season's darling, but she's not letting it go to her head: Instead, she and fellow best actress Oscar nominee Meryl Streep are enjoying a friendly rivalry. "With Meryl, when this whole thing started, I left her a voice mail going, 'You've got to... More »

9 Notable Oscar Snubs

Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, 'The Hangover' failed to score today

(Newser) - Sure, we all could have predicted Avatar would clean up and Sandra Bullock's ascendance would continue come Oscar nomination time. But who were today's notable snubs? Us offers a list:
  • Brad Pitt: Failed to score a Best Actor nomination for his critically acclaimed, SAG-nominated role in Inglourious Basterds.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis:
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Avatar, Hurt Locker Nab 9 Oscar Noms Each

Nine nominations each for Cameron, Bigelow films

(Newser) - The science-fiction sensation Avatar and the war-on-terror thriller The Hurt Locker lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow. Also nominated for best-picture: District 9; the animated comedy Up; the World War II saga Inglourious Basterds; the football... More »

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