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Oscar Nominess Announced Including A Single Man Precious Lee Daniels Tom Ford Monique Colin Firth


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Oscar nominees Tuesday morning, with a best picture nod going to Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire. The film's out director, Lee Daniels (pictured), also received a best director nomination. Colin Firth received a best actor nomination for his gay role in A Single Man, and Penelope Cruz was nominated for best actress in a supporting role for Nine by out director Rob Marshall.

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire received a nomination for best picture in the expanded category, which includes 10 nominees this year. The film also took nominations for best director for Daniels, best actress for Gabourey Sidibe, best supporting actress for Mo'Nique, best adapted screenplay for Geoffrey Fletcher, and best film editing.

The Advocate interviewed Daniels about his film in November.

Nine, directed by Marshall, received nods for best costume design and best art direction, in addition to the nomination for Cruz.

The Carpetbagger blog has the full list of nominees.

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