8:50 a.m. Thanks for hanging out guys! Be sure to check out our list of nominees here.
Best picture [10 of 'em!]:
"The Blind Side"
"The Hurt Locker"
"A Serious Man"
"Up in the Air"
Best animated feature:
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"Princess and the Frog"
"Secret of Kells"
Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
George Clooney, "Up in the Air"
Colin Firth, "A Single Man"
Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"
Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker"
Carey Mulligan, "An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"
Meryl Streep, "Julie and Julia"
Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"
Lee Daniels, "Precious"
Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air"
Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"
James Cameron, "Avatar"
Best supporting actress
Penelope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"
Maggie Gyllenhal "Crazy Heart"
Anna Kendrick "Up in the Air"
Best supporting actor
Matt Damon, "Invictus"
Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"
Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"
Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"
Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds"
8:39a.m. Anne is looking quite dapper - love the white jacket.
8:38 a.m. Music! Drama! Tom Sherak!
8:37 a.m. One minute to air, guys. The Academy is nothing if not punctual.
8:31 a.m. Oh. Just a sound check. Excuse my excitement.
8:30 a.m. Someone takes the stage! We're live people!
8:27 a.m. Anne Hathaway will be our mistress of ceremonies this morning, joining Academy President Tom Sherak to roll through 10 of the 24 categories. Hathaway and Sherak are only designated four to seven minutes to break down who's up for the Oscar, so this will go fast. Still no sign of Hathaway yet.
8:20 a.m.: We've got less than 20 minutes to go until the nominees for the 82nd annual Academy Awards are announced live. Thus far, it's still pretty dark on the set with a bunch of scraggly, hopefully caffeinated members of the press milling about. Keep in mind, it's just past 5 a.m. on the West coast. Stay tuned for more updates!
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I watch every year and this list is full of my favorites. I'm so... excited for Sandra Bullock. I'll even watch reruns of Miss Congeniality, and I'm more of a Watch CNN All Night person. AND, Gabourey Sidibe... how exciting for HER!!! Then there's Penelope Cruz another one of my favorites.
AND, Congratulations to, one of the most fan friendly stars out there: Anika Noni Rose and The Princess & the Frog which was nominated for Animation and TWO songs in the Best Song catagory. COOL!
Hathaway looked her usual incredible this morning...she even handled the condescending remarks from Sherak with grace...
I'm surprised Avatar wasn't nom'd for best animated...
I'm surprised that "Inglourious Basterds" got nom'd for anything. I really agree with the comments made on it at www*fromwhereistand*info. This movie is WAY over rated...and just plane stupid.
Good to see "Blind Side" get some well deserved recognition, but I doubt it'll win.
Sandra Bullock – well deserved!
Okay. That's over. Now let's all get back to work.
Why wasn't "Avatar" also nominated for best cartoon- er, animated picture?
Precious will win Best Picture, not because it is the best, but because it's the type of film the Academy loves because it will allow them to look like they know better than everyone else.
What!?! No (fill in the blank)? How can the Academy ignore the stunning work by (fill in the blank), and nominate (fill in the blank) instead? It's a travesty, I say!
Carbon copy of the Golden Globes... why even bother?
District 9 for best picture, really?
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