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81st Annual Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominations were just announced. Best picture nods go to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. More after the jump.

Best Picture

  • THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • FROST/NIXON
  • MILK
  • THE READER
  • SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

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

Actor in a supporting role

  • Josh Brolin – MILK
  • Jr.Robert Downey Jr. – TROPIC THUNDER
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – DOUBT
  • Heath Ledger – THE DARK KNIGHT
  • Michael Shannon – REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

Actress in a leading role

  • Anne Hathaway – RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
  • Angelina Jolie – CHANGELING
  • Melissa Leo – FROZEN RIVER
  • Meryl Streep – DOUBT
  • Kate Winslet – THE READER

Actress in a supporting role

  • Amy Adams – DOUBT
  • Penélope Cruz – VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
  • Viola Davis – DOUBT
  • Taraji P. Henson – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • Marisa Tomei – THE WRESTLER

Animated Feature Film

  • BOLT
  • KUNG FU PANDA
  • WALL-E

Best Directing

  • 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 Documentary Feature

  • THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON)
  • ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
  • THE GARDEN
  • MAN ON WIRE
  • TROUBLE THE WATER

Short Film (animated)

  • La Maison en Petits Cubes
  • LAVATORY – LOVESTORY
  • OKTAPODI
  • PRESTO
  • THIS WAY UP

Short Film (live action)

  • AUF DER STRECKE (ON THE LINE)
  • MANON ON THE ASPHALT
  • NEW BOY
  • THE PIG
  • SPIELZEUGLAND (TOYLAND)

Visual Effects

  • THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • THE DARK KNIGHT
  • IRON MAN

Adapted Screenplay

  • THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • DOUBT
  • FROST/NIXON
  • THE READER
  • SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • FROZEN RIVER
  • HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
  • IN BRUGES
  • MILK
  • WALL-E

The winners will be announced Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

I would have linked to Oscar.com for the complete list but they refuse to archive any of their materials, so doing so would just be asking for link rot.

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