2009 Academy Award Nominees

2009 Oscar Nominations The movie - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button directed by David Fincher witch is about a man who is born in his 80s and gets younger by the day, instead of older just leads all films with 13 Academy Award nominations. It garnered nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress. This was announced today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The English drama Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, which has won four Golden Globes on January 11th, follows with ten nominees. Just a few surprises for these so much awaited nominations: put aside the astonishing absence fromthe movie The Revolutionary Road, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Leonardo DiCaprio , the list takes again almost the same nominees as the Golden Globes 2009 and Bafta 2009 nominations. Here's the list of 2009 Academy Award Nominees:



BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Richard Jenkins--The Visitor
Frank Langella--Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn--Milk
Brad Pitt--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke--The Wrestler

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

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Anne Hathaway--Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie--Changeling
Melissa Leo--Frozen River
Meryl Streep--Doubt
Kate Winslet--The Reader

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams--Doubt
Penelope Cruz--Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis--Doubt
Taraji Henson--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei--The Wrestler

BEST 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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Milk
Wall-E

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Roth--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley--Doubt
Peter Morgan--Frost/Nixon
David Hare--The Reader
Simon Beaufoy--Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

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