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For the first time time in 66 years, the Oscars have 10 Best Picture nominees instead of the usual five.

"Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" take the lead with nine Oscar nominations each, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Best Picture
"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"

Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges for "Crazy Heart"
George Clooney for "Up in the Air"
Colin Firth for "A Single Man"
Morgan Freeman for "Invictus"
Jeremy Renner for "The Hurt Locker"

Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock for "The Blind Side"
Helen Mirren for "The Last Station"
Carey Mulligan for "An Education"
Gabourey Sidibe for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
Meryl Streep for "Julie and Julia"

Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon for "Invictus"
Woody Harrelson for "The Messenger"
Christopher Plummer for "The Last Station"
Staney Tucci for "The Lovely Bones"
Christoph Waltz for "Inglourious Basterds"

Actress in a Supporting Role
Penelope Cruz for "Nine"
Vera Farmiga for "Up in the Air"
Maggie Gyllenhaal for "Crazy Heart"
Anna Kendrick for "Up in the Air"
Mo'Nique for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

Best Director
James Cameron for "Avatar"
Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker"
Quentin Tarantino for "Inglourious Basterds"
Lee Daniels for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
Jason Reitman for "Up in the Air"

Best Original Screenplay
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"The Messenger"
"A Serious Man"
"Up"

Best Adapted Screenplay
"District 9"
"An Education"
"In the Loop"
"Precious"
"Up in the Air"

Best Animated Film
"Coraline"
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"The Princess and the Frog"
"The Secret of Kells"
"Up"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Ajami"
"El Secreto de Sus Ojos"
"The Milk of Sorrow"
"Un Proprette"
"The White Ribbon"

Best Art Direction
"Avatar"
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
"Nine"
"Sherlock Holmes"
"The Young Victoria"

Cinematography
"Avatar"
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"The White Ribbon"

Visual Effects
"Avatar"
"District 9"
"Star Trek"

Editing
"Avatar"
"District 9"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

Sound Mixing
"Avatar"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Star Trek"
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

Sound Editing
"Avatar"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Inglourious Basterds"
"Star Trek"
"Up"

Original Score
"Avatar"
"Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Sherlock Holmes"
"Up"

Original Song
Almost There from "The Princess and the Frog"
Down in New Orleans from "The Princess and the Frog"
Loin de Paname from "Paris 36"
Take It All from "Nine"
The Weary Kind from "Crazy Heart"

Costume
"Bright Star"
"Coco before Chanel"
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
"Nine"
"The Young Victoria"

Documentary Feature
"Burma VJ"
"The Cove"
"Food, Inc."
"The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers"
"Which Way Home"

Documentary (Short Subject)
"China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province"
"The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner"
"The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant"
"Music by Prudence"
"Rabbit à la Berlin"

Makeup
"Il Divo"
"Star Trek"
"The Young Victoria"

Animated Short Film
"French Roast"
"Granny O'Grimm's"
"Sleeping Beauty The Lady and the Reaper"
"Logorama"
"A Matter of Loaf and Death"

Live Action Short Film
"The Door"
"Instead of Abracadabra"
"Kavi"
"Miracle Fish"
"The New Tenants"

The Academy Awards will air live Sunday, March 6 on ABC.

Check out photos of the 2010 Oscar nominees!

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