Oscar nominations 2009

The 2009 Academy Awards nominations are in.

The nominations for best director and best film are identical, with Slumdog Millionaire, The Reader, Milk, Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button up for both.

The latter of these leads the way with 13 nominations, with Slumdog Millionaire best of the rest with 10.
As widely expected, the late Heath Ledger gets a posthumous nod for The Dark Knight. His Brokeback Mountain co-star Anne Hathaway is also up for a statue for Rachel Getting Married

Michael Sheen looks unlucky to miss out on a nod for Frost/Nixon, while his co-star Frank Langella goes up against Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke for the Best Actor statue. 

Six Feet Under star Richard Jenkins finds himself nominated in the same category for The Visitor in what looks like a very tight race this year. 

The main categories…  

Actor in a leading role: 
The Visitor – Richard Jenkins 
Frost/Nixon – Frank Langella 
Milk – Sean Penn 
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Brad Pitt 
The Wrestler – Mickey Rourke 

Actor in a supporting role: 
Milk – Josh Brolin 
Tropic Thunder – Robert Downey Jr. 
Doubt – Philip Seymour Hoffman 
The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger 
Revolutionary Road – Michael Shannon 

Actress in a leading role: 
Rachel Getting Married – Anne Hathaway 
Changeling – Angelina Jolie 
Frozen River – Melissa Leo 
Doubt – Meryl Streep 
The Reader – Kate Winslet 

Actress in a supporting role: 
Doubt – Amy Adams 
Vicky Cristina Barcelona – Penélope Cruz 
Doubt – Viola Davis 
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Taraji P. Henson 
The Wrestler – Marisa Tomei 

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

Best film: 
The Curious Case of Benjamin Butto
The Reader 

The full list can be found at the Oscars site.

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