Oscar Nominations 2010

With the exception of The Blind Side getting nominated for Best Picture, and a few eyebrow-raising noms, this year’s Oscar nominations have very little surprises or snubs

Most people would look over the nominations for best picture and go, okay sure, that makes sense.  It seems as if this race is going to come down to ex-spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow for their respective movies, Avatar and The Hurt Locker. 

Still, it’s nice to see genre fair like District 9, Inglourious Basterds and Up get nominated. For all the pomp about the Academy expanding the nomination fielf from five to ten, with the thought being the inclusion of more populist films, the movies nominated, well, I wonder how many of them people have actually seen?

What I mean is, that there seem to be a few many of us have seen (Avatar, Up, District 9, Inglourious Basterds) but the other six have been seen by so few. 

The other thing that struck me, was how solid the Animated category was this year.  Up, by it’s Best Picture Nominee, has this award on lock down, but in any other year Coraline, The Princess and the Frog and The Fantastic Mr. Fox (my choice to win this category) would be clear favorites. 

Full list of nominations after the jump. 

Comments on this entry are closed.

Next post:

Previous post: