Tuesday, February 02, 2010

2010 Academy Award and Razzie Nominations Announced

Today, film lovers around the world finally got to find out what the 10 Best Picture Nominees for the 82nd annual Academy Awards are. Some of us are groaning, some are griping, and some are pleasantly surprised. I'm more curious than anything - how can up be nominated for both Best Picture and Best Animated Feature? 

Of course, the end of January doesn't just signal time to recognize the year's best cinematic accomplishments - it's also a great opportunity to look back at (or avoid) some of the most epic film failures of the past 12 months. And for that, we have the Razzies. 

If you haven't see the nominations yet - for both the year's best and worst - here is a sampling.

Best Picture
"Avatar"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
"Up in the Air"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Up"
"The Blind Side"
"District 9"
"An Education"
"A Serious Man"

Best Original Screenplay
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"The Messenger"
"A Serious Man"
"Up"

Best Adapted Screenplay
"District 9"
"An Education"
"In the Loop"
"Precious"
"Up in the Air"

Best Director
Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"
Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
James Cameron, "Avatar"
Lee Daniels, "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air"

Best Animated Feature
"Up"
"Coraline"
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"The Princess and the Frog"
"The Secret of Kells"

Best Foreign-Language Film
"Ajami"
"El Secreto de Sus Ojos"
"The Milk of Sorrow"
"Un Proph├Ęte"
"The White Ribbon"

And on the other side of the fence:
Worst Picture of 2009
“All About Steve”
“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
“Land of The Lost”
“Old Dogs”
“Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen”

Worst Screenplay of 2009"All About Steve"
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
"Land of The Lost"
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
"Twilight Saga: New Moon"

To see all Oscar nominated films, click here
For all Razzie candidates, click here.

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