2009 Oscar Nominations are announced

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As you know, we closely follow the movie world and this morning the Oscar nominations were announced. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads the way with 13 nominations with Slumdog Millionaire right behind on 10.

Dark Knght and Milk have 8 nominations each and the late Heath Ledger has been nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” while Meryl Streep has scored a 15th Oscar nomination for her role in the film Doubt, alongside Kate Winslet for best actress in Stephen Daldry’s The Reader.

Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire join Milk, The Reader and Frost/Nixon as contenders for the coveted best picture prize.

In contention for “Best Actress”  are Anne Hathaway, for Rachel Getting Married, Melissa Leo for Frozen River and Angelina Jolie for The Changeling.

“Best Actor sees Jolie’s real-life partner Brad Pitt in contention for his role as Benjamin Button – a man who ages in reverse. Pitt goes head to head with Frank Langella, for his role as disgraced US president Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon, Sean Penn, as gay rights activist Harvey Milk in Milk, Richard Jenkins for The Visitor and recent Golden Globe winner Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best director
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant – Milk

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

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

Best supporting actress
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Taraji P Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

Best supporting actor
Josh Brolin – Milk
Robert Downey Jr – Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road

Best foreign language film
Revanche – Austria
The Class – France
The Baader Meinhof Complex – Germany
Departures – Japan
Waltz With Bashir – Israel

Best animated feature film
Kung Fu Panda

Best adapted screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best original screenplay
In Bruges
Frozen River

The winners of the awards will be announced on 22 February at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and it promises to be quite a night.

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