Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oscars Nominations Announced

The Oscar nominations were announced today. Here they are:

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams for Doubt
Penelope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis for Doubt
Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler

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 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 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 Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

The winner of the nomination race was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which garnered thirteen nods. Second place went to Slumdog Millionaire with ten nominations. Milk came in at third with eight nods.

Bringing up the rear was a tie--five nominations each for Frost/Nixon and The Reader.

I was pleased with the nominations for Frost/Nixon because of my fondness for Frank Langella.

The awards show will take place on Sunday, February 22nd.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I am disappointed that so many of these movies have been slow to come to my area, especially Frost/Nixon, which I've wanted to see for weeks. It doesn't look like the Golden Globes had as big an impact as they have had some years.