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Oscar Nominations 2009

January 23, 2009

Following on from last episode and our predictions, here is a partial list of who was actually nominated for an Oscar in 2009 in some of the categories.

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

Best Director
Danny Boyle (slumdog millionaire)
Stephen Daldry (The Reader)
David Fincher (Benjamin Button)
Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon)
Gus Van Sant (Milk)

Best Actor
Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)
Frank Langella (Frost/ Nixon)
Sean Penn (Milk)
Brad Pitt (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)
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt)
Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road)

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams (Doubt)
Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Viola Davis (Doubt)
Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen River, Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky, Mike Leigh
In Bruges, Martin McDonagh
Milk, Dustin Lance Black
WALL-E, Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
, Alexandre Desplat
Defiance
, James Newton Howard
Milk
, Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire
, A.R. Rahman
WALL-E
, Thomas Newman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

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