It is Oscar time! The nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced today. See the full list of nominees here.
The 82nd Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will be teaming up to co-host the Award show. The poster advertising the event declares, "You've never seen Oscar like this." We shall see.
A couple things I'd like to point out from the list of nominations: "Up" was not only nominated for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year (obviously), but for Best Motion Picture of the Year as well. I was also happy to see "District 9" get a nomination for Best Picture. "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" received 9 nominations each, including both Best Picture and Directing categories. Interestingly enough the two people behind these two films, James Cameron ("Avatar") and Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") were married once upon a time.
There are a few more films I need to view before I share my predictions of who will win and express my feelings on who should win (these are two different matters mind you).