2009 Academy Awards

Updated December 21, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 2009 Academy Awards were presented on March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre. All of the nominees are listed below; the Oscar winners are in bold.

Best Picture Avatar
  The Blind Side
  District 9
  An Education
  The Hurt Locker
  Inglourious Basterds
  A Serious Man
  Up in the Air
Best Animated Picture Coraline
  Fantastic Mr. Fox
  The Princess and the Frog
  The Secret of Kells
Actor in a Leading Role Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
  George Clooney, Up in the Air
  Colin Firth, A Single Man
  Morgan Freeman, Invictus
  Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Actress in a Leading Role Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
  Helen Mirren, The Last Station
  Carey Mulligan, An Education
  Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
  Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Actor in a Supporting Role Matt Damon, Invictus
  Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
  Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
  Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
  Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Actress in a Supporting Role Penélope Cruz, Nine
  Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
  Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
  Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
  Mo'Nique, Precious
Directing James Cameron, Avatar
  Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
  Lee Daniels, Precious
  Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
  Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
Original Screenplay Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
  Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds
  Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman, The Messenger
  Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
  Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, & Tom McCarthy, Up
Adapted Screenplay Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, District 9
  Nick Hornby, An Education
  Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, In the Loop
  Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious
  Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Cinematography Christian Berger, The White Ribbon
  Mauro Fiore, Avatar
  Robert Richardson, Inglourious Basterds
  Bruno Delbonnel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  Barry Ackroyd, The Hurt Locker
Art Direction EM>Avatar, Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
  The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith
  Nine, Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
  Sherlock Holmes Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  The Young Victoria Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray
Editing Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Avatar
  Paul N.J. Ottosson, The Hurt Locker
  Wylie Stateman, Inglourious Basterds
  Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin, Star Trek
  Michael Silvers and Tom Myers, Up
Mixing Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson, Avatar
  Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett, The Hurt Locker
  Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano, Inglourious Basterds
  Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin, Star Trek
  Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Song "Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog ; Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
  "Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog ; Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
  "Loin de Paname" from Paris 36; Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
  "Take It All" from Nine; Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
  "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart; Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett
Original Score James Horner, Avatar
  Alexandre Desplat, Fantastic Mr. Fox
  Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, The Hurt Locker
  Hans Zimmer, Sherlock Holmes
  Michael Giacchino, Up
Film Editing Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron, Avatar
  Julian Clarke, District 9
  Bob Murawski and Chris Innis, The Hurt Locker
  Sally Menke, Inglourious Basterds
  Joe Klotz, Precious
Costume Design Janet Patterson, Bright Star
  Catherine Leterrier, Coco before Chanel
  Monique Prudhomme, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  Colleen Atwood, Nine
  Sandy Powell, The Young Victoria
Makeup Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano, Il Divo
  Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore, The Young Victoria
  Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow, Star Trek
Visual Effects Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones, Avatar
  Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken, District 9
  Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton, Star Trek
Short Films
Animated French Roast, Fabrice O. Joubert
  Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty , Nicky Phelan and Darragh O'Connell
  The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte), Javier Recio Gracia
  Logorama, Nicolas Schmerkin
  A Matter of Loaf and Death, Nick Park
Feature The Door, Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
  Instead of Abracadabra, Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellstrom
  Kavi, Gregg Helvey
  Miracle Fish, Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
  The New Tenants, Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson
Short Subject China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province, Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill
  The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
  The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
  Music by Prudence, Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
  Rabbit à la Berlin, Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra
Feature Burma, VJ Anders Ostergaard and Lise Lense-Moller
  The Cove
  The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
  Food, Inc., Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
  Which Way Home, Rebecca Cammisa
Foreign Language Film The White Ribbon, Germany
  Ajami, Israel
  El Secreto de Sus Ojos , Argentina
  The Milk of Sorrow, Peru
  Un Prophète , France


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