The 81st annual Academy Award nominations were announced this morning and many of the beloved favorites from the Golden Globes are back with Oscar nominations. There is certainly no lack of love in the Academy for (you might have guessed) Slumdog Millionaire, Milk, Doubt and most of all for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - including a Best Actor nomination for Brad Pitt!
The Dark Knight was passed up in the Best Picture category, though Heath Ledger is in fact up for the Best Supporting Actor award - as is Robert Downey Jr. for his role in Tropic Thunder! And Kate Winslet is nominated, this time only up for a Best Actress award for her work in The Reader. Revolutionary Road is recognized in one of the major categories with a nod to Michael Shannon for Best Supporting Actor (the announcement of which was met with some happy shrieks this morning).
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