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The 81st annual Academy Award Nominations were announced this morning…and the major categories broke out as follows:

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 Roarke, ‘The Wrestler”


Best Actress
Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”
Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”
Meryl Strepp, “Doubt”
Kate Winslet, “The Reader”


Best Supporting Actor
John 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 P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"


Best Director
Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Stephen Daldry, "The Reader"
Clint Eastwood, "Changeling"
David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"

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