Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2010 Oscar Nominations & Children's Films

The 82nd Annual Oscar Nominations

Best Picture* "Avatar" James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers * "The Blind Side" Nominees to be determined * "District 9" Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers * "An Education" Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers * "The Hurt Locker" Nominees to be determined * "Inglourious Basterds" Lawrence Bender, Producer * "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers * "A Serious Man" Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers * "Up" Jonas Rivera, Producer * "Up in the Air" Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers
[Note that "Up" is the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture since "Beauty and the Beast" in 1992]

Animated Feature Film* "Coraline" Henry Selick * "Fantastic Mr. Fox" Wes Anderson * "The Princess and the Frog" John Musker and Ron Clements * "The Secret of Kells" Tomm Moore * "Up" Pete Docter

Music (Original Score)* "Avatar" James Horner * "Fantastic Mr. Fox" Alexandre Desplat * "The Hurt Locker" Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders * "Sherlock Holmes" Hans Zimmer * "Up" Michael GiacchinoMusic (Original Song)* "Almost There" from "The Princess and the Frog" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman * "Down in New Orleans" from "The Princess and the Frog" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman * "Loin de Paname" from "Paris 36" Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas * "Take It All" from "Nine" Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston * "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from "Crazy Heart" Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Writing (Original Screenplay)* "The Hurt Locker" Written by Mark Boal * "Inglourious Basterds" Written by Quentin Tarantino * "The Messenger" Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman * "A Serious Man" Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen * "Up" Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy■

Awards Presentation: March 7
Literary Antecedents to "Up." Jerry Griswold in the Los Angeles Times:

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