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Predicting the Oscar nominations, 2010

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

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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


Image: Carrey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard in An Education

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Best Director

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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)


Image: A scene from Avatar. Inset: James Cameron

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Best Actor

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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)


Image: Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

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Best Actress

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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)


Image: Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side

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Best Supporting Actor

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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)


Image: Matt Damon in Invictus

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Best Supporting Actress

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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)


Image: Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air

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Best Original Screenplay

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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)


Image: Penelope Cruz and Jose Luis Gomez in Broken Embraces

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Best Adapted Screenplay

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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)


Image: Sharlto Copley in District 9

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