2009 Oscar Nominations List

January 22, 2009 By:
2009 Oscar Nominations List

The 81st Academy Awards nominations were announced today at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater, and boy is this year going to be exciting!

Heath Ledger received a posthumous Best Supporting Actor nomination for his brilliant performance in 'The Dark Knight.'

Leonardo DiCaprio got snubbed by the Academy and didn't receive a nomination for his role in 'Revolutionary Road' but his co-star Kate Winslet scored a Best Actress nod for her performance in 'The Reader'.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button might clean house this year. The movie scored 13 nominations in total including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

'Sexist Man Alive' Hugh Jackman will be hosting the show, which will honor outstanding film achievements from 2008.

The Academy is keeping its presenters a secret until the day of the show, which will take place on Sunday, February 22 on ABC. But in the meantime, here are this years nominations. Who will you be rooting for?

BEST 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

BEST 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

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Anne Hathaway--Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie--Changeling

Melissa Leo--Frozen River

Meryl Streep--Doubt
Kate Winslet--The Reader

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams--Doubt
Penelope Cruz--Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Viola Davis--Doubt
Taraji Henson--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei--The Wrestler

BEST DIRECTOR

David Fincher--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard--Frost/Nixon

Gus Van Sant--Milk

Stephen Daldry--The Reader

Danny Boyle--Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Frozen

Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Milk
Wall-E

BEST 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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire