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
Brad Pitt--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke--The Wrestler
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
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
Melissa Leo--Frozen River
Kate Winslet--The Reader
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Penelope Cruz--Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Taraji Henson--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei--The Wrestler
David Fincher--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Gus Van Sant--Milk
Stephen Daldry--The Reader
Danny Boyle--Slumdog Millionaire
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Roth--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley--Doubt
David Hare--The Reader
Simon Beaufoy--Slumdog Millionaire
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Kung Fu Panda
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button