A source says that Avatar, Up In The Air and The Hurt Locker are expected to dominate the arena. Nonetheless, the Academy is known to unredictable and/or surprise announcements along the way. But surely, all the said three films are considered for the best picture chosen few.
- James Cameron
- Kathryn Bigelow
(for Avatar and The Hurt Locker respectively). Incedentally, the said two are former husband and wife.
As to anticipated other categories…
Best Actor nominees are:
- Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
- George Clooney (Up In The Air)
- Colin Firth (A Single Man)
- Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
- Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
- Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia).
Hope is very high for another two:
- Dame Helen Mirren (The Last Station)
- Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Best Supporting Actress:
- Anna Kendrick
- Vera Farmiga (both from Up in the Air)
Other Hopefuls for Best Picture:
- Pixar’s Up (comedies and animation)
- Precious (devastating drama)
- District 9 (low-budget sci-fi movie set in South Africa)
- Inglourious Basterds
- An Education
- A Single Man
The Blind Side may also be included.
Nominees will be announced on 5:30am (1.30pm GMT). Ceremony is scheduled on March 7, 2010 to be hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.
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