• Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, "District 9"
  • Nick Hornby, "An Education"
  • Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche, "In the Loop"
  • Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
  • Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air"

Best art direction
  • "Avatar"
Art direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg Set decoration: Kim Sinclair Art direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro Set decoration: Caroline Smith
  • "Nine"
Art direction: John Myhre Set decoration: Gordon Sim Art direction: Sarah Greenwood Set decoration: Katie Spencer
  • "The Young Victoria"
Art direction: Patrice Vermette Set decoration: Maggie Gray
Best cinematography

Best costume design
  • Janet Patterson, "Bright Star"
  • Catherine Leterrier, "Coco Before Chanel"
  • Monique Prudhomme, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
  • Colleen Atwood, "Nine"
  • Sandy Powell, "The Young Victoria"