2009 Oscar Nominations

Today the Academy Award nominations were announced. Heath Ledger received a much deserved nomination for his portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight (We hope he win). The Curious Case of Benjamin Button received 13 nominations; including a Best Actor nod for Brad Pitt . First time nominees include Mickey Rourke (Best Actor, The Wrestler) Taraji P. Henson (Best Supporting Actress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Anne Hathaway (Best Actress, Rachel Getting Married).

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Nominations

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Melissa Leo – Frozen River
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kate Winslet – The Reader
Angelina Jolie – The Changeling

Best Actor
Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sean Penn – Milk
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Christina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin – Milk
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Director
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, MILK
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Original Screenplay
Frozen River
Happy-Go-Lucky
Milk
Wall-E
In Bruges

Adapted Screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
Slumdog Millionaire
The Reader

Animated
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

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