Oscar Nominations 2009 – Who’s on the list?

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Forest Whitaker and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President, Sid Ganis announced the nominations for the 2009 Academy Awards on Wednesday, January 22. The OSCAR® ceremony will be hosted by Hugh Jackman on February 22, 2009 at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

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

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (with 13 nominations)
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire (with 10 nominations)

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

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

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

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

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Courtney Hunt – Frozen River
Mike Leigh – Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin – In Bruges
Dustin Lance Black – Milk
Andrew Stanton – WALL-E

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Roth and Robin Swicord – Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley – Doubt
Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
David Hare – The Reader
Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire

ANIMATED
Bolt
Kung Fun Panda
WALL-E


I think that all the nominations were spot on. Congrats to all those very talented actors, actresses, directors, and all those faceless people that it takes to write a script to those who bring it to life. Hats off to you. Keep up the amazing work as we truly love what you do! To see a full listing of nominations, visit www.oscar.com

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