The countdown begins for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards of Hollywood, that will take place on March 7th at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. This year there are a few novelties in that two actors will host the show: Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, who had already presided two ceremonies. At last year’s ceremony, Hugh Jackman set very high standards with his talent for dancing and singing, portraying himself as a real showman. Let’s see if this couple matches up to him.
Another innovation is that for the first time in 60 years, among the 2010 Oscar nominees are ten candidates for Best Picture of the Year, and not five, as usual. These ten films are ‘Avatar’, one of the highest-grossing films of all time, ‘The hurt locker’, ‘Up in the air’, ‘Precious’, ‘Inglorious Bastards’, ‘An education’, ‘District 9’, ‘Up’, ‘The blind side’ and ‘A serious man’. Without a doubt, the fight will be between ‘Avatar’ (James Cameron) and ‘The Hurt Locker’ (Kathryn Bigelow), with nine nominations each. On top of that, these directors were once married and now divorced. What a tension!
The actress Anne Hathaway was in charge of revealing the list of nominees and gave us a surprise when she announced the name of Penélope Cruz for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. This is her third nomination, in this case for her role in ‘Nine’. We remember that the girl from Alcobendas has already won the valued award for ‘Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona’, last year but it’s going to be a little bit tougher this year. But Spanish representation at the Oscar ceremony doesn’t end with Pe.
The animated short film ‘The Lady and the reaper’ has also been nominated for an Oscar, while ‘El secreto de sus ojos’ (Spanish-Argentinean co-production) has a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
Another curious piece of information is the fact that Sandra Bullock, one of nominees for the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role, was awarded a Razzie (the anti-Oscar) for Worst Actress in 2009. Or Meryl Streep: with this nomination she becomes the most nominated actress for the Academy Award with the astonishing record of 16 times.
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