Front row (from left) Paul N.J. Ottosson, Anna Kendrick, Vera Farmiga, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan and Gabourey Sidibe. Second row (from left) Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman, Morgan Freeman, Kathryn Bigelow, Jeremy Renner, and Sarah Siegel-Magness. Third row (from left) Geoffrey Patterson, Sandy Powell, Greg Shapiro, Daniel Dubiecki and Joachim Back at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscar Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010.
Paul N.J. Ottosson is up for two Academy Awards: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing for The Hurt Locker. Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga are both in the running in the Best Supporting Actress category for the comedy-drama Up in the Air. Maggie Gyllenhaal is a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Crazy Heart. Carey Mulligan and Gabourey Sidibe are Best Actress nominees for, respectively, An Education and Precious.
Jason Reitman is an Oscar contender for directing, co-writing, and co-producing Up in the Air, while Ivan Reitman is one of the producers of that film. Morgan Freeman is a Best Actor nominee for Invictus, Kathryn Bigelow is a Best Director nominee and Jeremy Renner is a Best Actor nominee for The Hurt Locker. Sarah Siegel-Magness is one of the producers of Precious.
Geoffrey Patterson is a Best Sound Mixing nominee for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Sandy Powell in the running in the Best Costume Design category for The Young Victoria. Greg Shapiro is one of the four nominated The Hurt Locker producers, while Daniel Dubiecki is one of the nominated producers of Up in the Air. Joachim Back is the director of Live Action Short Film nominee The New Tenants.
The 2010 Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 7 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. In the United States, it'll be televised live by ABC.
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