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academy20awardThis morning Nominations for the 81st Academy Awards were announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis and Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. And the nominess are:

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

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

 Best Supporting Actress:
* Amy Adams, Doubt
* Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
* Viola Davis, Doubt
* Taraji Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* Marissa Tomei, The Wrestler

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

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

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

 Best Animated Film:
* Bolt
* Kung Fu Panda
* Wall*E

 Best Foreign Language Film:
* The Baader Meinhof Complex
* The Class
* Departures
* Revanche
* Waltz With Bashir

Best Art Direction:
* Changeling
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* The Dark Knight
* The Duchess
* Revolutionary Road

Cinematography:
* Changeling
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* The Dark Knight
* The Reader
* Slumdog Millionaire

Sound Mixing:
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* The Dark Knight
* Slumdog Millionaire
* Wall*E
* Wanted

 Sound Editing:
* The Dark Knight
* Iron Man
* Slumdog Millionaire
* Wall*E
* Wanted

 Original Score:
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* Defiance
* Milk
* Slumdog Millionaire
* WALL*E

 Original Song:
* “Down to Earth” from WALL*E
* “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire
* “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire

 Costume:
* Australia
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* The Duchess
* Milk
* Revolutionary Road

 Documentary Feature:
* The Betrayal
* Encounters at the End of the World
* The Garden
* Man on Wire
* Trouble the Water


Documentary (short subject):

* The Conscience of Nhem En
* The Final Inch
* Smile Pinki
* The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

Makeup:
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* The Dark Knight
* Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Animated Short Film:
* La Maison en Petits Cubes
* Lavatory — Lovestory
* Oktapodi
* Presto
* This Way Up

 Live Action Short Film:
* Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
* Manon on the Asphalt
* New Boy
* The Pig
* Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Visual Effects:
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* The Dark Knight
* Iron Man

 

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide. For more details visit the official site for the Oscars. Check back to JoReviews next week where I will be making my predicitions for the Academy Award winners and will be asking for our site visitors to vote on who they think will win. The JoReviews visitor that gets the most correct winners will win a movie prize pack. Click here for your guesses.

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