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Predicting the Oscar nominations, 2010

Last updated on: February 1, 2010 14:33 IST

Image: Carrey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard in An Education
Aseem Chhabra in New York

The nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be announced on February 2, and there are quite a few favourites already.

Rediff's Raja Sen and Arthur J Pais gave us their wishlist of the films they would like to see get nominated.

Here, we present Aseem Chhabra's list of nominee predictions, as he lists the films that deserve a place in Oscar history, if only as a nomination. Take a look:

Best Picture

1 An Education
2. Avatar 
3. District 9
4 Inglorious Basterds
5 Julie & Julia
6 Precious
7 The Blind Side
8 The Hurt Locker
9 Up
10 Up in the Air

Best Director

Image: A scene from Avatar. Inset: James Cameron

1 Katherine Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)
2 James Cameron (Avatar)
3 Lee Daniels (Precious)
4 Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
5 Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds)

Best Actor

Image: Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

1 Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
2 George Clooney (Up in the Air)
3 Colin Firth (A Single Man)
4 Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker)
5 Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man)

Best Actress

Image: Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side

1 Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
2 Penelope Cruz (Broken Embraces)
3 Carey Milligan (An Education)
4 Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)
5 Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)

Best Supporting Actor

Image: Matt Damon in Invictus

1 Matt Damon (Invictus)
2 Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)
3 Alfred Molina (An Education)
4 Woody Harrelson (The Messenger)
5 Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones)

Best Supporting Actress

Image: Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air

1 Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air)
2 Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
3 Julianne Moore (A Single Man)
4 Mo'Nique (Precious)
5 Natalie Portman (Brothers)

Best Original Screenplay

Image: Penelope Cruz and Jose Luis Gomez in Broken Embraces

1 Pedro Almodovar (Broken Embraces)
2 Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds)
3 Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber ((500) Days of Summer)
4 Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker)
5 Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (A Serious Man)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Image: Sharlto Copley in District 9

1 Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (District 9)
2 Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart)
3 Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious)
4 Tom Ford (A Single Man)
5 Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air)