82nd annual Academy Awards under way in Los Angeles; ‘Avatar,’ ‘Hurt Locker’ lead nomineesBy David Germain, AP
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Oscars under way; ‘Avatar,”Locker’ lead nominees
LOS ANGELES — The 82nd annual Oscars are under way in Los Angeles.
An introduction of lead acting nominees and a song-and-dance number by Neil Patrick Harris opened Sunday night’s show before hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin took over.
“Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” are the favorites in an expanded field of 10 best-picture nominees. Each has nine nominations.
Favorites in the top acting categories are Sandra Bullock for “The Blind Side” and Jeff Bridges for “Crazy Heart.”
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