Oscar Nominations Were Announced Today

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The circle jerk that is the 81st Academy Awards announced their nominations today. Here are the top six categories:

BEST PICTURE

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

FROST/NIXON

MILK

THE READER

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

BEST DIRECTOR

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON – David Fincher

FROST/NIXON – Ron Howard

MILK – Gus Van Sant

THE READER – Stephen Daldry

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE – Danny Boyle



BEST ACTOR


Richard Jenkins for THE VISITOR

Frank Langella for FROST/NIXON

Sean Penn for MILK

Brad Pitt for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

Mickey Rourke for THE WRESTLER

BEST ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway for RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

Angelina Jolie for CHANGELING

Melissa Leo for FROZEN RIVER

Meryl Streep for DOUBT

Kate Winslet for THE READER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Josh Brolin for MILK

Robert Downey Jr. for TROPIC THUNDER

Philip Seymour Hoffman for DOUBT

Heath Ledger for THE DARK KNIGHT

Michael Shannon for REVOLUTIONARY ROAD



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Amy Adams for DOUBT

Penelope Cruz for VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA

Viola Davis for DOUBT

Tarija P. Henson for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

Marisa Tomei for THE WRESTLER

No Gran Turino, no The Dark Knight, no Wall-E, no The Wrestler for Best Picture? Man, thanks Academy! Movies about a Nazi guard who likes to be read to and interviews from thirty years ago sound way more exciting! I can’t wait to see who wins!!

Heath Ledger on the set of his last film. He died one year ago today. R.I.P.: