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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Meryl Streep is nominated for her role as chef extraordinaire Julia Child in "Julie and Julia." "Julia, that spirit was very like my mother's spirit," Streep told ABC "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer. "Joie de vivre. She had it. And a great sense of fun and [an] infectious ability to bring people along in whatever adventure she cared to take charge of." Streep recently won the Golden Globe in the best actress category for her role as Julia.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Penelope Cruz showed off her acrobatic skills in the film "Nine," a role that garnered her an Oscar nomination in the best supporting actress category. Cruz plays one of many love interests of actor Daniel Day-Lewis in the musical.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Gabourey Sidibe was new to the big screen when she debuted in "Precious," but has already garnered worldwide praise, and now an Oscar nomination for her role in the film as Claireece Precious Jones. Director Lee Daniels is also nominated in the best director category.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Sandra Bullock is nominated in the best actress category for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in "The Blind Side." Bullock won her first Golden Globe for the role. This is her first Oscar nomination. The film is also nominated in the best film category. According to Variety, "The Blind Side" is the first film with a female lead to surpass the $200 million mark at the box office.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations Are In!

    The sleeper science fiction thriller "District 9," with its relatively unknown cast and low production budget, was included among the 10 films for best picture.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations Are In!

    Maggie Gyllenhaal received her first Oscar nomination as a supporting actress in "Crazy Heart." Her co-star Jeff Bridges was also nominated for best actor.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations Are In!

    The Coen Brothers dark comedy "A Serious Man" is nominated in the best film category. The film stars Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a Jewish professor who is grappling with life's meaning. Actors Fred Melamed and Sari Lennick are shown in a scene from the film.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations Are In!

    At age 80, Christopher Plummer is enjoying one of the best years of his career. The veteran actor received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his performance as Tolstoy in "The Last Station." He was nominated in the same category for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Helen Mirren is nominated for her riveting performance as Countess Sofya in "The Last Station." Sofya is the wife of Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer). Mirren shared some tips for the red carpet with Time magazine. "You have got to be prepared to answer the most obvious question with grace and as if you've never been asked that before. You get 'How are you feeling?' every time. But you have to answer it as if you have never heard it before. Be prepared. Have a lot of energy. Enjoy it. Feel open and warm. And you'll be fine."
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Breakout actress Carey Mulligan dazzled audiences with her role in "An Education." She is nominated in the best actress category. "She's probably as good as Kate Winslet and even Helen Mirren," Entertainment Weekly senior writer Dave Phillips told ABCNews.com.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Mo'Nique stunned audiences in her Golden Globe-winning role as monstrous mother Mary Lee Johnston in "Precious." Now the talk show host-comedian-actress has been given her shot at an Oscar.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Anna Kendrick is nominated for her role as Natalie Keener in "Up in the Air." Kendrick has also starred in "Rocket Science" and "Twilight."
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Vera Farmiga is also nominated in the best actress category for "Up in the Air." Farmiga has also starred in "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas," "The Departed" and "Orphan."
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    "Avatar's" worldwide appeal has been record-breaking with $2 billion at the box office, along with its nominations. The James Cameron production is nominated for best film and best director.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" is nominated in the best film category. The heart-wrenching tale of a young girl raised in an abusive household highlights the acting caliber of many actresses, including Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton and Mariah Carey.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Quentin Tarantino's Nazi-hunting dark comedy "Inglourious Basterds" received a best film and best director nomination. Brad Pitt and Eli Roth are shown in this scene from the film.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Jeremy Renner is shown in a scene from the film "The Hurt Locker," where his nominated in the best actor category. The film is also nominated for best film, and Kathryn Bigelow is nominated in the best director category. The movie centers on an Army bomb squad in Baghdad that must detonate bombs before it's too late.
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    Animated characters Russell, left, and Carl Fredricksen are shown in a scene from the film "Up," which is nominated in the best film category.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Actor Christoph Waltz left a lasting impression on audiences with his role as Nazi hunter Col. Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds." Film critic Roger Ebert said, "Waltz deserves an Oscar nomination to go with his best actor award from Cannes. He creates a character unlike any Nazi -- indeed, anyone at all -- I've seen in a movie: evil, sardonic, ironic, mannered, absurd." Ebert's prediction was not far off; Waltz is nominated for his role as Landa.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Stanley Tucci is nominated as best supporting actor in "The Lovely Bones." Tucci plays a pedophile who murders a 14-year-old in the film. In preparing for the film, Tucci told ABC News' Peter Travers he was resistant to playing the role at first because of the horrific nature of his character.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Jeff Bridges received his first Golden Globe for his role as washed-up country singer Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart," and he's nominated for an Oscar.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    George Clooney stars as company downsizer Ryan Bingham in "Up in the Air," which is nominated in the best film category, while Clooney is nominated for best actor. Jason Reitman is nominated in the best director category.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Colin Firth plays British professor George Falconer in Tom Ford's "A Single Man." Firth received a nomination in the best actor category. The film is also nominated in the best film category. "I can't remember when I was last carrying a film. To have a man's story entrusted to me has been very rare. It's in your hands. You have three wonderful co-stars, but basically George is yours for the day," Firth told Reuters.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Matt Damon is nominated for best supporting actor as Francois Pienaar in "Invictus."
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Morgan Freeman is nominated in the best actor category for his role as Nelson Mandela in "Invictus."
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Princess Tiana, voiced by Anika Noni Rose, right, is shown with frog Prince Naveen, voiced by Bruno Campos, in a scene from the Oscar-nominated animated film, "The Princess and the Frog."
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," is nominated in the best animated film category. The film is based on the Judi Barrett book first published in 1979.
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  • 2010 Oscar Nominations

    Director Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is nominated in the best animated film category. "Fox" was adapted from Roald Dahl's beloved children's book.
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