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Alicia Vikander cast as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Only supporting actress winners are allowed to play this role!

"What on earth can Alicia bring to this role, and why bother? Good luck." - Tom F

"How long must we wait for Dianne Wiest as Lara Croft!?" - Mike



The 82nd Oscars honoring the films of 2009 are now part of history.

Original Screenplay Nominees


The Hurt Locker Mark Boal
1st nomination!
Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino
2 noms / 1 win
The Messenger
Oren Moverman & Allesandro Canon
1st nomination!
A Serious Man
The Coen Bros
4 noms / 2 wins
(in this category)
Bob Peterson
2nd nomination


Adapted Screenplay Nominees


District 9
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
1st nomination!

inspired by the previous short film

An Education
Nick Hornby
1st nomination!

based on the Lynn Barber memoirs

In the Loop
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
1st nomination!

following up on the British miniseries

Geoffrey Fletcher
1st nom & WIN!

from the novel by Sapphire

Up in the Air
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
1st nomination!

adapting the book by Walter Kirn