The 81st Academy Awards are just around the corner, and the nominations are in! The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads with 13 nominations.
Best Motion Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Achievement in Directing
David Fincher ~ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard ~ Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant ~ Milk
Stephen Daldry ~ The Reader
Danny Boyle ~ Slumdog Millionaire
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Jenkins ~ The Visitor
Frank Langella ~ Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn ~ Milk
Brad Pitt ~ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke ~ The Wrestler
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Josh Brolin ~ Milk
Robert Downey Jr. ~ Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman ~ Doubt
Heath Ledger ~ The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon ~ Revolutionary Road
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Anne Hathaway ~ Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie ~ Changeling
Melissa Leo ~ Frozen River
Kate Winslet ~ The Reader
Meryl Streep ~ Doubt
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
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 Animated Feature Film of the Year
Kung Fu Panda
For the full list head over to eonline.com
I'm a little surprised to see that In Bruges didn't make it into the any of these categories. Actually it was only nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
I'm planning something for Oscars night. Watching with a friend for sure. Probably going to have some guest blog up on the fashions of the night, and winners of the various categories. Also may have some running banter going from our night with pictures/videos.
Who do you think deserves to win? Anyone you're pulling for despite all odds? And I keep seeing all this talk about Slumdog Millionaires. If someone could please explain the appeal to me, because I just don't get it.
The awards will be handed out on February 22nd at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
And I just read that the new producers of the Oscars have decided to NOT unveil the names of presenters for Hollywood's Biggest Night until they walk onto the stage on February 22nd! Hoping to create a little suspense are we?