Oscar Nominations for 2010


The Academy Award nominations for 2010 were announced on February 2. This year’s announcement was different than other years because this year 10 films are in the Best Picture Category.  This hasn’t occurred since 1943.  If you want to know, the 10 films up for Best Picture are:

Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man

Disney/Pixar’s Up
Up in the Air

Below are my views about certain subjects related to this year’s batch of nominations.

The Nominees
There are two issues related to nominees that I want to mention.

1) Two directors up for Oscars used to be married to each other.
James Cameron, the director of Avatar and Kathryn Bigelow, the director of The Hurt Locker, were married to each other from 1989 to 1991. While it is reported that there is no animosity between them, it will be interesting to see who will win the Best Picture Oscar and who will win the Best Director Oscar, among the other prizes that will be handed out that night.

2) Meryl Streep + accent = Oscar nomination.
For whatever reason, if you want a female who can do an accent so well, she can sound like a native, you get Meryl Streep. Of course, that almost always leads to an Oscar nomination for Streep. This nomination will be her 16th.  The only two actors who come close are Katherine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson who both have 12 nominations each.

Diversity in the Best Sense
This year’s group of Best Picture nominees are a mix of blockbusters, art films, serious films and a Disney film thrown in for good measure.  This kind of diversity gets people excited about the Oscars, since not everyone goes to see the art house or serious films. Also, the directors of these films aren’t a bunch of white middle-aged men.  There’s Kathryn Bigelow and Lee Daniels, the director of Precious, a woman and African-American respectively. A combo like that hasn’t happened before and hopefully it will start a trend of directors who aren’t exclusively white or male getting the honors they deserve for their films.

Hmmm
There are two issues related to Hmmm that I want to mention.

1.) Yes, Avatar has the Best Picture and Best Director nominations, but none of its stars received Best Actor/Actress or Supporting Actor/Actress nominations.
Science fiction films, like Westerns have had a hard time in gaining respectability in Hollywood. In fact, only two science fiction films have received Best Picture nominations and they are Star Wars and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Still, didn’t the Academy notice the great performance of  Sam Worthington in Avatar?  I did.

2.) Sandra Bullock received a Golden Raspberry (AKA Razzie) for her role in All About Steve and a Best Actress nomination for her role in The Blind Side
Okay, nobody’s perfect and who knows what goes on behind the scenes of movies.  Still, Bullock shows that she can bounce back and star in a movie like The Blind Side and get an Oscar nomination. We should all be so lucky.

The Oddsmakers Picks
While the Nevada casinos don’t take wages on contests on whose outcome is known, the oddmakers in Las Vegas have their picks. The executive director of the race and sports book at the Wynn Las Vegas casino, John Avello, has Jeff Bridges as the 2 – 3 favorite to win Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart. Benjamin Eckstein, president of America’s Line, the syndicated newspaper odds column, has Avatar of the 1 – 2 favorite to win Best Picture.  That means if it were possible to bet your money at a Nevada casino on who will win an Academy Award, you would need to gamble $2.00 to win $1.00 if you bet on Avatar.

Of course, if betting on Academy Awards nominees is your thing, you can do that in either in England or online. One British oddsmaker, William Hill has Sandra Bullock as the 8 -11 favorite to win Best Actress and Jeff Bridges as the 1 – 5 favorite to win Best Actor.

The Academy Award Ceremony will take place on March 7, 2010.

NOTE: I am not endorsing any gambling website, casino or bet taking establishment.  The gambling establishments mentioned in this blog entry are listed for informational purposes only.

Keywords
Oscars, Academy Awards, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Disney/Pixar’s Up, Up in the Air, Crazy Heart James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow, Lee Daniels, Meryl Streep, Sam Worthington, Star Wars,E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial,Sandra Bullock, Golden Raspberry, Razzie, oddmakers ,Wynn Las Vegas casino, Jeff Bridges, British oddsmaker William Hill,

Sources:

http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/nominees

Germain, David “Oscars go big & small with `Avatar,’ `Hurt Locker’” February 2, 2010, Associated Press. <http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OSCAR_NOMINATIONS? SITE=KYWAM&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT>

Garcia, Oskar “Bridges, Bullock tabbed as early Oscar favourites by bookmakers” February 2, 2010, Associated Press. <http://www.cjbk.com/news/55/1062749>

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