Up in the Air Earns Six Oscar Nominations

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Up in the Air may get snubbed on Oscar night.
  • Up in the Air may get snubbed on Oscar night.
Besides honors for director-and-screenwriter Jason Reitman, Up in the Air was largely snubbed at the awards shows leading up to the Oscars.

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the Oscars, with Up in the Air -- which was largely shot here in St. Louis -- getting the nod in six categories:

  • George Clooney - Performance by an actor in a leading role
  • Vera Farmiga - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
  • Anna Kendrick - Performance by an actress in a supporting role
  • Directing (Jason Reitman)
  • Best picture
  • Adapted screenplay (Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner)
See the full list of Oscar nominations here.

Two major awards shows, the Critics' Choice Awards and the Golden Globe awards, largely left out Up in the Air.

Here's a tally of nominations and wins from those shows:

At the Golden Globes awards, the film received the most nominations, but was overlooked in all categories except for the screenplay award. It was nominated for:
  1. Best Motion Picture Drama
  2. Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (George Clooney)
  3. Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick)
  4. Best Director - Motion Picture (Jason Reitman)
  5. Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (Reitman won this award)
At the Critics' Choice Awards, it was nominated for:
  1. Best Picture
  2. Best Actor (George Clooney)
  3. Best Supporting Actress (Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick were nominated)
  4. Best Acting Ensemble
  5. Best Adapted Screenplay (Reitman won this award)
  6. Best Directing
  7. Best Editing

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