Date: 2nd February 2010

Oscar nominations 2010

Avatar and war movie The Hurt Locker lead the way at this year's Academy Award with nine nominations each.

Other films featured in the best film category include Up in the Air, The Blind Side, Precious and District 9.

British nominees include Colin Firth, Dame Helen Mirren and Carey Mulligan.

For the first time since 1944, the Oscars feature 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five.

View list of Oscar nominations 2010

Source: Press Release