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Oscar Nominations for 2010

This year there are ten nominations for best picture.  The academy awards is hoping that by having ten films nominated for best picture that it would increase their viewership.  They are hoping to have the same viewer surge as the Grammy’s did this past Sunday, which according to the LA Times experienced a 35% upturn.  Living in Hollywood I seek to keep up with what is happening in Hollywood.  I was preaching this past week at a new church plant that meets at Club Nokia, the VIP room for the Nokia Theater where the Grammy’s took place this year.  This new church is called Live Church LA and Jesse and Shelly, who lead the church, are very warm people with a heart to see God move in the downtown area.

Here are the ten nominee’s for best picture this year:

  • Avatar
  • The Blind Side
  • District 9
  • An Education
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • A Serious Man
  • Up
  • Up in the Air

According to the nominations and early buzz, it looks like Avatar and The Hurt Locker are the forerunners, both with nine nominations.  But Inglourious Basterds got eight nods, and Precious and Up in the Air each received six.  Out of all the films you saw this year, which one do you think should get best picture?  And which one do you think will actually win best picture?  You can check out the complete list of nominees at Oscar.com or at The Envelope, the LA Times awards blog.

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