(Feb 02 2010) This morning, nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced. 'The Hurt Locker' and 'Avatar' (the least expensive and most expensive of the Best Picture nominees) lead the overall nominations with 9 each. When the winners are announced, I can only hope that the Academy picks quality ('Hurt Locker' or 'A Serious Man') over bloated excess (I'm looking at you 'Avatar'). But I am prepared to be disappointed again.
A full list of the nominees can be found here.
In preparation for the big show (March 07, 2010) here is a list of films that are available (or [On Order]) at the Calgary Public Library. Most of the nominated films are still being shown in theatres around the city.
Click the links to place a hold:
The Hurt Locker - 9 nominations including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jeremy Renner)
Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire - [On Order] 6 nominations including: Best Picture & Best Director
UP - 5 nominations including: Best Picture & Best Animated Feature
District 9 - 4 nominations including: Best Picture & Best Adapted Screenplay
Star Trek - 4 nominations including: Visual Effects & Makeup
Princess and the Frog - [On Order] 3 nominations including: Best Animated Feature
A Serious Man - [On Order] 2 nominations: Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay
Julie & Julia - 1 nomination: Best Actress (Meryl Streep)
The Cove - 1 nomination: Best Documentary Feature
Coraline - 1 nomination: Best Animated Feature
Coco Before Chanel - [On Order] 1 nomination: Costume Design
Bright Star - [On Order] 1 nomination: Costume Design
Food, Inc. - 1 nomination: Best Documentary Feature
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - 1 nomination: Cinematography
Happy Viewing and good luck with your Oscar pools!