Oscar nominations were announced early this morning, and we're already counting down the days to the red carpet highs and lows, the upsets, and the emotional acceptance speeches.
In the big categories, The Blind Side continued its improbable journey from feel-good flick to award-winner, garnering nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress, Sandra Bullock. The actress, 45, who was nominated for a Razzie yesterday for All About Steve, told The Hollywood Reporter, "I'd always assumed that the road to Oscar was planned. I thought people chose projects that were considered 'Oscar-worthy.' No one wanted to make this film. I didn't want to make this film for the better part of the year. Everyone is as blindsided -- can I say that? -- as I am."
The other big news of the morning was the expanded Best Picture category, which went from five to 10 nominees this year. Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, and Up in the Air made the cut -- but even with more slots, there were snubs, namely Golden Globe-winning comedy The Hangover.
For a complete list of ALL the nominees, as well as videos, photos, and message boards, head to Oscar.com (you can even print ballots, here)! And be sure to watch Precious star and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe on The View tomorrow.
Who are you hoping will win an Oscar this year?
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