THE 2009 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS…

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Finally…

Here are the major categories…

BEST PICTURE
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
FROST/NIXON
MILK
THE READER

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

BEST ACTRESS
ANNE HATHAWAY – RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
ANGELINA JOLIE – CHANGELING
MELISSA LEO – FROZEN RIVER
MERYL STREEP – DOUBT
KATE WINSLET – THE READER

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 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 SUPPORTING ACTOR
JOSH BROLIN – MILK
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. – TROPIC THUNDERPHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – DOUBT
HEATH LEDGER – THE DARK KNIGHT
MICHAEL SHANNON – REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

BEST DIRECTOR
DAVID FINCHER – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
RON HOWARD – FROST/NIXON

MILK – GUS VAN SANT
STEPHEN DALDRY – THE READER
DANNY BOYLE – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
COURTNEY HUNT – FROZEN RIVER
MIKE LEIGH – HAPPY GO LUCKY
MARTIN McDONAGH – IN BRUGES
DUSTIN LANCE BLACK – MILK
ANDREW STANTON/JIM REARDON – WALL-E

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
ERIC ROTH – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY – DOUBT
PETER MORGAN – FROST/NIXON
DAVID HARE – THE READER

SIMON BEAUFOY – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

ANIMATED
BOLT
KUNG FU PANDA
WALL-E

DOCUMENTARY
THE BETRAYAL
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
THE GARDEN
MAN ON WIRE
TROUBLE THE WATER

FOREIGN FILM
THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX (GERMANY)
THE CLASS (FRANCE)
DEPARTURES (JAPAN)
REVANCHE (AUSTRIA)
WALTZ WITH BASHIR (ISRAEL)

EDITING
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
FROST/NIXON
MILK
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

MAKEUP
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
HELLBOY II

SCORE
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
DEFIANCE
MILK
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
WALL-E

SONG
DOWN TO EARTH – WALL-E
JAI HO – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
O SAYA – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

VISUAL EFFECTS
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DARK KNIGHT
IRON MAN

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

COSTUME DESIGN
AUSTRALIA
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
THE DUCHESS
MILK
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

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