81st Academy Awards Oscar Nominations

January 22, 2009

The nominations for the 81st Academy Awards have been announced by Forrest Whitaker in LA, I have filtered down the list to the main oscar nominees of the night.

Best Motion Picture

Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader

Best Actress In A Leading Role

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

Best Actor In A Leading Role

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

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Taraiji P Henson – the Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

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

Achievement in Directing

Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Froxt/Nixon
Gus Van Sant – Milk
Stephen Daldry – The Reader


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