19 Feb 2009

Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards

This year’s most nominated film is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with thirteen nominations, and Meryl Streep extends her lead as the most nominated performer with her fifteenth nomination. Do not forget this Sunday, Februari 22, 2009.

Performance by an actor in a leading role
* Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films)
* Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal)

* Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features)

* Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)

* Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
* Josh Brolin in “Milk” (Focus Features)
* Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)

* Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” (Miramax)

* Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.)

* Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
* Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married” (Sony Pictures Classics)

* Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” (Universal)

* Melissa Leo in “Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Classics)

* Meryl Streep in “Doubt” (Miramax)

* Kate Winslet in “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

* Amy Adams in “Doubt” (Miramax)

* Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (The Weinstein Company)

* Viola Davis in “Doubt” (Miramax)

* Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)

* Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)

Best motion picture of the year
* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), A Kennedy/Marshall Production, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
* “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Production, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric Fellner, Producers
* “Milk” (Focus Features), A Groundswell and Jinks/Cohen Company Production, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers
* “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), A Mirage Enterprises and Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH Production, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti and Redmond Morris, Producers
* “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), A Celador Films Production, Christian Colson, Producer

p.s. The late Heath Ledger should win...


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