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Mo'Nique portrays Mary Jones in the movie "Precious"

82nd Academy Award Nominations Announced

February 2, 2010

by Robert Hasan James

We all figured this day would come but it was confirmed today that Mo’Nique has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie “Precious”. Gabourey Sidibe was also nominated in the Best Actress category going up against heavyweights like Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep. Director, Lee Daniels also received a nod for Best Director for the film as well. All in all, the movie “Precious” received a whopping six nominations, including Best Picture. Morgan Freeman was also nominated in the Best Actor category for his portrayal as Nelson Mandella in the movie “Invictus”. The 2D Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog” was also nominated in the  Best Animated Film category.

Here is a list of some of the nominees in major categories:

The 2010 Oscar Nominees

Best Picture

Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

The Blind Side” Nominees to be determined

District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers

An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers

The Hurt Locker” Nominees to be determined

Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer

Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers

A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers

Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer

Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role

Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”

George Clooney in “Up in the Air”

Colin Firth in “A Single Man”

Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”

Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Matt Damon in “Invictus”

Woody Harrelson in “The Messenger”

Christopher Plummer in “The Last Station”

Stanley Tucci in “The Lovely Bones”

Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role

Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”

Helen Mirren in “The Last Station”

Carey Mulligan in “An Education”

Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Penélope Cruz in “Nine”

Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air”

Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”

Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air”

Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Animated Feature Film

Coraline” Henry Selick

Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wes Anderson

The Princess and the Frog” John Musker and Ron Clements

The Secret of Kells” Tomm Moore

Up” Pete Docter

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