The Oscar nominations are out this morning. "Avatar" and "The Hurt Locker" have nine nominations each, including nods for "best picture." All told, ten films were nominated for the coveted "best picture" award, double the usual five.
Here's the list of best picture nominees:
"Avatar" James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
"District 9" Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
"Up" Jonas Rivera, Producer
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has the entire list of nominees on its website.
Linda Holmes of NPR's MonkeySee blog examines the nominations on a meta level which always comes down to money in Hollywood.