2009 Critics' Choice Nominations Announced

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2009 Critics\' Choice Nominations Announced
2009 Critics\' Choice Nominations Announced
2009 Critics\' Choice Nominations Announced
2009 Critics\' Choice Nominations Announced
Critics are curious… about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Milk, which led the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards with 8 nominations each this morning as it aired live from MTV Studios in Times Square with Rosie Perez and “At the Movies” hosts Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz as the bearers of good news.

Over 200 members of The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) vote for the Critics’ Choice Awards and this year they got a new category to weigh in on as ‘Best Action Film’ joined the list of notables.

Also raising eye brows… a whopping 10 films made the cut for Best Picture; including Wall-E which Neil Rosen, NY1 Movie Critic, “was surprised to see crop onto the best picture list and not just the best animated.”

The large scale Wall-E mingles with smaller productions on the coveted Best Pic list, which shows “A great film is a great film no matter how big the catering budget was on the set” according to Ben Lyons.

The Critics’ Choice Awards is the first show to kick off the award season and it has historically predicted who will make the Academy Award short list. Rosie Perez {dressed in Amanda Uprichard with a necklace by her fave jewelry designer Tuleste} says she wants “my girl Marisa Tomei to get the nod” for her role in The Wrestler and Ben Lyons could “barely contain himself” as he announced the 8 noms for his top pick for the year The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Are you curious to see who will win this year? Tune into VH1 on January 8th at 9pm (ET/PT) for the live airing of the Critics’ Choice Awards and keep checking out hollyscoop.com for more award season surprises.

Now drum roll please… here is the full list of nominees…

BEST PICTURE
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E
The Wrestler

BEST ACTOR
Clint Eastwood - Gran Torino
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Kate Beckinsale - Nothing But the Truth
Cate Blanchett - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Meryl Streep - Doubt

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
James Franco - Milk

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Vera Farmiga - Nothing But the Truth
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Kate Winslet - The Reader

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Doubt
Milk
Rachel Getting Married

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight
Gus Van Sant -Milk
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