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Oscar Movies - 2009

Here are the movies released in 2008 that were nominated for Academy Awards. I have the Best Picture Nominees first, followed by the rest.  My reviews link to the Movie Title; if there is no link I have not put the review up yet.

{Nominations are in brackets; wins are in bold.}

Best Picture Nominees

AVATAR - {Best Picture; Director - James Cameron; Art Direction; Cinematography; Editing; Original Score; Sound; Sound Editing; Visual Effects}

THE BLIND SIDE - {Best Picture; Actress - Sandra Bullock}

DISTRICT 9 - {Best Picture; Adapted Screenplay - Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell; Editing; Visual Effects}

AN EDUCATION - {Best Picture; Adapted Screenplay - Nick Hornby; Actress - Carey Mulligan}

THE HURT LOCKER - {Best Picture; Director - Kathryn Bigelow; Original Screenplay - Mark Boal; Cinematography; Actor - Jeremy Renner; Sound; Original Score; Editing; Sound Editing}

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - {Best Picture; Director - Quentin Tarantino; Original Screenplay - Quentin Tarantino; Cinematography; Editing; Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz; Sound; Sound Editing}

PRECIOUS - {Best Picture; Director - Lee Daniels; Adapted Screenplay - Geoffrey Fletcher; Actress - Gabourey Sidibe; Editing; Supporting Actress - Mo'Nique}

A SERIOUS MAN - {Best Picture; Adapted Screenplay - Joel & Ethan Coen}

UP - {Best Picture; Original Screenplay - Bob Peterson, Pete Docter & Thomas McCarthy; Sound Editing; Original Score; Best Animated Picture}

UP IN THE AIR - {Best Picture; Director - Jason Reitman; Adapted Screenplay - Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner; Actor - George Clooney; Supporting Actress - Vera Farmiga; Supporting Actress - Anna Kendrick;}

The Rest of the Nominees
CORALINE - {Best Animated Picture}

CRAZY HEART - {Actor - Jeff Bridges; Supporting Actress - Maggie Gyllenhaal; Original Song - The Weary Kind}

FANTASTIC MR. FOX - {Original Score; Best Animated Picture}



IN THE LOOP - {Adapted Screenplay}

INVICTUS - {Actor - Morgan Freeman; Supporting Actor - Matt Damon}

JULIE AND JULIA - {Actress - Meryl Streep}

THE LAST STATION - {Actress - Helen Mirren; Supporting Actor - Christopher Plummer}

THE LOVELY BONES - {Supporting Actor - Stanley Tucci}

THE MESSENGER - {Original Screenplay - Allessandro Camon & Oren Moyerman; Supporting Actor - Woody Harrelson}

NINE - {Supporting Actress - Penelope Cruz; Art Direction; Costume Design; Original Song - Take It All}

PARIS 36 - {Original Song - Loin de Paname}

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG - {Best Animated Picture; Original Song - Almost There; Original Song - Down in New Orleans}

THE SECRET OF KELLS - {Best Animated Picture}

SHERLOCK HOLMES - {Art Direction; Original Score}

A SINGLE MAN - {Actor - Colin Firth}

STAR TREK - {Makeup; Sound; Sound Editing; Visual Effects}


THE WHITE RIBBON - {Cinematography; Foreign Language Film}

THE YOUNG VICTORIA - {Art Direction; Costume Design; Makeup}

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