Flash! 2010 Oscar Nominations

Flash! 2010 Oscar Nominations

They’re here!

The Oscar nominations are out, and as always, it’s an interesting list.  I’d say that True Grit might have done better than some people expected…and The Social Network and Inception may not have done as well (no Supporting Actor nod for the former, no Directing nod for the latter).

Toy Story 3 did well (with both a Best Animated Feature and a Best Picture nod…and Adapted Screenplay).

I think The Black Swan deserved more noms…especially for special effects.  It has one of the most elegant, integrated special effects shots I’ve ever seen.  It could certainly have been nominated for makeup, but wasn’t…and no costume nomination?

Here are some of the geeky highlights:

  • Black Swan, Inception, and Toy Story 3 all got Best Picture noms
  • Natalie Portman got a Best Actress nom for Black Swan (and Julianne Moore did not get one for The Kids Are All Right)
  • Best Animated Features were Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Illusionist…in  year where there could legitimately have been five (or more) there are only three
  • Geeky movies dominated Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, and Inception are all nominated against The King’s Speech and True Grit
  • Black Swan and Inception were both nominated for Cinematography
  • Costume Design noms include Alice and The Tempest
  • Black Swan got Darren Aranofsky a Directing nod
  • Black Swan was also nominated for Editing
  • The Academy site is only show two nominees for Makeup…hopefully, that’s not right.  One of the two is The Wolfman (for Rick Baker and Dave Elsey)
  • Original Score nods go to How to Train Your Dragon and to Hans Zimmer for Inception
  • Randy Newman is nominated for original song for We Belong Together from Toy Story 3 and Alan Menken and Glenn Slater are nominated for I See the Light from Tangled
  • Animated Short noms include Pixar for Day & Night and The Gruffalo
  • Sound Editing gets TRON: Legacy a nomination: Toy Story 3 and Inception are also nominated
  • Sound Mixing makes Salt an Oscar-nominated movie: Inception is also nominated
  • Visual Effects: Alice, Harry Potter, Hereafter, Inception, Iron Man 2 (Hereafter and not TRON?)
  • Adapted Screenplay had a nom for Toy Story 3…adapted from what?  The earlier movies?
  • Inception did Christopher Nolan a nom…for Original Screenplay

Here is the complete list:

Best Picture

  • Black Swan (Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin)
  • The Fighter (David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg)
  • Inception (Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan)
  • The Kids Are All Right (Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray)
  • The King’s Speech (Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin)
  • 127 Hours (Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson)
  • The Social Network (Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin)
  • Toy Story 3 (Darla K. Anderson)
  • True Grit ( Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen)
  • Winter’s Bone (Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin)

Best Actor

  • Javier Bardem in Biutiful
  • Jeff Bridges in True Grit
  • Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
  • Colin Firth in The King’s Speech
  • James Franco in 127 Hours

Supporting Actor

  • Christian Bale in The Fighter
  • John Hawkes in Winter’s Bone
  • Jeremy Renner in The Town
  • Mark Ruffalo in The Kids Are All Right
  • Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech

Best Actress

  • Annette Bening in The Kids Are All Right
  • Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone
  • Natalie Portman in Black Swan
  • Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine

Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams in The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter in The King’s Speech
  • Melissa Leo in The Fighter
  • Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit
  • Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom

Best animated feature

    * How to Train Your Dragon (Paramount) Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

    * The Illusionist (Sony Pictures Classics) Sylvain Chomet

    * Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Lee Unkrich

Art Direction

    * Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney), Robert Stromberg (Production Design), Karen O’Hara (Set Decoration)

    * Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Warner Bros.), Stuart Craig (Production Design), Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)

    * Inception (Warner Bros.), Guy Hendrix Dyas (Production Design), Larry Dias and Doug Mowat (Set Decoration)

    * The King’s Speech (Paramount), Eve Stewart (Production Design), Judy Farr (Set Decoration)

    * True Grit (Paramount), Jess Gonchor (Production Design), Nancy Haigh (Set Decoration)

Achievement in Cinematography

    * Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Matthew Libatique

    * Inception (Warner Bros.) Wally Pfister

    * The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Danny Cohen

    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Jeff Cronenweth

    * True Grit (Paramount) Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design

    * Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney) Colleen Atwood

    * I Am Love (Magnolia Pictures) Antonella Cannarozzi

    * The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Jenny Beavan

    * The Tempest (Miramax) Sandy Powell

    * True Grit (Paramount) Mary Zophres

Achievement in directing

    * Black Swan (Fox Searchlight), Darren Aronofsky

    * The Fighter (Paramount), David O. Russell

    * The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company), Tom Hooper

    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing), David Fincher

    * True Grit (Paramount), Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Documentary Feature

    * Exit through the Gift Shop (Producers Distribution Agency) Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz A Paranoid Pictures Production

    * Gasland Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic A Gasland Production

    * Inside Job (Sony Pictures Classics) Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs A Representational Pictures Production

    * Restrepo (National Geographic Entertainment) Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger An Outpost Films Production

    * Waste Land Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley (Arthouse Films) An Almega Projects Production

Best documentary short subject

    * Killing in the Name Nominees to be determined A Moxie Firecracker Films Production

    * Poster Girl Nominees to be determined A Portrayal Films Production

    * Strangers No More Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production

    * Sun Come Up Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger A Sun Come Up Production

    * The Warriors of Qiugang Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon A Thomas Lennon Films Production

Achievement in film editing

    * Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Andrew Weisblum

    * The Fighter Paramount Pamela Martin

    * The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Tariq Anwar

    * 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) Jon Harris

    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Best foreign language film of the year

    * Biutiful Mexico

    * Dogtooth Greece

    * In a Better World Denmark

    * Incendies Canada

    * Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) Algeria

Achievement in makeup

    * Achievement in makeup (Sony Pictures Classics) Adrien Morot

    * The Way Back (Newmarket Films in association with Wrekin Hill Entertainment and Image Entertainment) Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

    * The Wolfman (Universal) Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

    * How to Train Your Dragon (Paramount) John Powell

    * Inception (Warner Bros.) Hans Zimmer

    * The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Alexandre Desplat

    * 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) A.R. Rahman

    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

    * Coming Home from Country Strong (Sony Pictures Releasing (Screen Gems)) Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

    * I See the Light from Tangled (Walt Disney) Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater

    * If I Rise from 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

    * We Belong Together from Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best animated short film

    * Day & Night (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production Teddy Newton

    * The Gruffalo A Magic Light Pictures Production Jakob Schuh and Max Lang

    * Let’s Pollute A Geefwee Boedoe Production Geefwee Boedoe

    * The Lost Thing (Nick Batzias for Madman Entertainment) A Passion Pictures Australia Production Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

    * Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary) A Sacrebleu Production Bastien Dubois

Best live action short film

    * The Confession (National Film and Television School) A National Film and Television School Production Tanel Toom

    * The Crush (Network Ireland Television) A Purdy Pictures Production Michael Creagh

    * God of Love A Luke Matheny Production Luke Matheny

    * Na Wewe (Premium Films) A CUT! Production Ivan Goldschmidt

    * Wish 143 A Swing and Shift Films/Union Pictures Production Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Achievement in sound editing

    * Inception (Warner Bros.) Richard King

    * Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) Tom Myers and Michael Silvers

    * Tron: Legacy (Walt Disney) Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague

    * True Grit (Paramount) Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey

    * Unstoppable (20th Century Fox) Mark P. Stoeckinger

Achievement in sound mixing

    * Inception (Warner Bros.) Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

    * The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company) Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley

    * Salt (Sony Pictures Releasing) Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin

    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten

    * True Grit (Paramount) Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Achievement in visual effects

    * Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney) Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips

    * Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Warner Bros.) Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi

    * Hereafter (Warner Bros.) Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell

    * Inception (Warner Bros.) Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

    * Iron Man 2 (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment, Distributed by Paramount) Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Adapted screenplay

    * 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy

    * The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

    * Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Michael Arndt. Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich

    * True Grit (Paramount), Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

    * Winter’s Bone (Roadside Attractions), Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Original screenplay

    * Another Year (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Mike Leigh

    * The Fighter (Paramount), Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson. Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson

    * Inception (Warner Bros.), Written by Christopher Nolan

    * The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg

    * The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.


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