Gearing Up for the Oscars!  

We are so thrilled and excited for the Academy Awards on March 7. This year we have a huge list of Truly Moving Picture Award-winning films in the list of nominations.

Six of our 2009 Truly Moving Picture Awards received nominations –  Precious (6 nominations), Up (5 nominations), The Blind Side (2 nominations), Invictus (2 nominations), Bright Star (1 nomination) and The Cove (1 nomination). In addition to our Truly Moving Pictures,  one film from the 2009 Heartland Film Festival was nominated – Kavi which was also our Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Award winner!

Here’s the list of films and nominations. Be sure to tune in on March 7 to cheer on all these Truly Moving Pictures!

Precious
Best Motion Picture of the Year: Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Gabourey Sidibe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Mo’Nique
Best Achievement in Directing: Lee Daniels
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Geoffrey Fletcher
Best Achievement in Editing: Joe Klotz

Up
Best Motion Picture of the Year: Jonas Rivera
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Thomas McCarthy
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score: Michael Giacchino
Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Michael Silvers, Tom Myers
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: Pete Docter

The Blind Side
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock

Invictus
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Morgan Freeman
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Matt Damon

Bright Star
Best Achievement in Costume Design: Janet Patterson

The Cove
Best Documentary, Features

Kavi
Best Short Film, Live Action: Gregg Helvey