It was a very early morning for Hollywood and a very exciting one for the cast and crew of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
The movie received 13 Oscar nominations this morning including: Best Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actress (Taraji Henson), Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing (David Fincher), Film Editing, Makeup, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score and of course Best Picture.
The movie is one short of the current record of fourteen nomination held by two films, All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997).
It's the first nomination for Taraji Henson and David Fincher. Other best-picture nominees are "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," "The Reader" and "Slumdog Millionaire."
The 81st Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theater at Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live on ABC.