Academy Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Bale, and Helena Bonham Carter are also Academy Award nominees for acting.
Oscar winner 'Hurt Locker' beat out 'Avatar' for Best Picture, while Sandra Bullock won Best Actress, beating out 16-time nominee Meryl Streep.
Best Original Score: Characters from the animated feature film 'Up' are seen here. 'Up' took home the Academy Award for Best Original Score, by Michael Giacchino, at the Oscars on Sunday.
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AVATAR: James Cameron's epic science fiction adventure movie, released on Dec. 18, 2009 has been nominated for several best picture and several other categories, including, Art Direction, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects. In the film's fictional future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.
But some fresh faces appear in the Best Actress category with Carey Mulligan (‘An Education’) and Gabourey Sidibe (‘Precious’).
Neytiri, voiced by actress Zoe Saldana, and Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington, are shown in this scene from 'Avatar,' directed by James Cameron. The film was nominated on Tuesday for the Oscar for Best Picture as well as awards for Achievement in cinematography and Achievement in directing.
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