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And the Nominees Are... 2010 Edition

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(Feb 02 2010) This morning, nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced. 'The Hurt Locker' and 'Avatar' (the least expensive and most expensive of the Best Picture nominees) lead the overall nominations with 9 each. When the winners are announced, I can only hope that the Academy picks quality ('Hurt Locker' or 'A Serious Man') over bloated excess (I'm looking at you 'Avatar'). But I am prepared to be disappointed again.

A full list of the nominees can be found here.

In preparation for the big show (March 07, 2010) here is a list of films that are available (or [On Order]) at the Calgary Public Library. Most of the nominated films are still being shown in theatres around the city.

Click the links to place a hold:

The Hurt Locker - 9 nominations including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jeremy Renner)

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire - [On Order] 6 nominations including: Best Picture & Best Director

UP - 5 nominations including: Best Picture & Best Animated Feature

District 9 - 4 nominations including: Best Picture & Best Adapted Screenplay

Star Trek - 4 nominations including: Visual Effects & Makeup

Princess and the Frog - [On Order] 3 nominations including: Best Animated Feature

A Serious Man - [On Order] 2 nominations: Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay

Julie & Julia - 1 nomination: Best Actress (Meryl Streep)

The Cove - 1 nomination: Best Documentary Feature

Coraline - 1 nomination: Best Animated Feature

Coco Before Chanel - [On Order] 1 nomination: Costume Design

Bright Star - [On Order] 1 nomination: Costume Design

Food, Inc. - 1 nomination: Best Documentary Feature

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - 1 nomination: Cinematography

Happy Viewing and good luck with your Oscar pools!

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