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Here's the complete list of Oscar nominees

Oscars Here's a list of the nominees in the major categories of the 81st Academy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 22.

I'll have more thoughts after I've had some coffee, but some early reactions:

- Benjamin Button leads the pack with 13 nominations, followed by Slumdog Millionaire with 10 nods

- Bummed that The Dark Knight and Wall-E both got shut out of Best Picture and Best Director

- Very happy to see Frozen River's Melissa Leo and Courtney Hunt got some well-deserved attention

- Psyched that both Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei were recognized for The Wrestler

- Strange that Kate Winslet's clearly superior performance in Revolutionary Road was snubbed in favor of her fine but lesser work in The Reader

- Annoyed that the overrated Frost/Nixon received five nominations

- Sad that Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino got completely shut out, although at least Changeling got some love

Best Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Frost/Nixon

Milk

The Reader

Slumdog Millionaire

 

Best Actor

Richard Jenkins, The Visitor

Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

Sean Penn, Milk

Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

 

Best Actress

Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

Angelina Jolie, Changeling

Melissa Leo, Frozen River

Meryl Streep, Doubt

Kate Winslet, The Reader

 

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Doubt

Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Viola Davis, Doubt

Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

 

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin, Milk

Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt

Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

 

Best Director

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 Original Screenplay

Courtney Hunt, Frozen River

Mike Leigh, Happy Go Lucky

Martin McDonagh, In Bruges

Dustin Lance Blank, Milk

Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter, Wall-E

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

John Patrick Shanley, Doubt

Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon

David Hare, The Reader

Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

 

Best Foreign Language Film

The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)

The Class (France)

Departures (Japan)

Revanche (Austria)

Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

 

Best Animated Film

Bolt

Kung Fu Panda

Wall-E

 

Best Cinematography

Changeling

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight

The Reader

Slumdog Millionaire

 

Best Editing

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight

Frost/Nixon

Milk

Slumdog Millionaire

 

Best Art Direction

Changeling

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight

The Duchess

Revolutionary Road

 

Best Documentary Feature

The Betrayal

Encounters at the End of the World

The Garden

Man on Wire

Trouble the Water

 

Best score

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Defiance

Milk

Slumdog Millionaire

Wall-E

 

Best song

Down to Earth, Wall-E

Jai Ho, Slumdog Millionaire

O Saya, Slumdog Millionaire

 

Best Makeup

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

 

Best Sound Editing

The Dark Knight

Iron Man

Slumdog Millionaire

Wall-E

Wanted


Best Sound Mixing

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight

Slumdog Millionaire

Wall-E

Wanted

 

Best Visual Effects

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Dark Knight

Iron Man

 

Best Costume Design

Australia

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Duchess

Milk

Revolutionary Road

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Jess

ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT GRAN TORINO DID NOT RECEIVE A SINGLE NOMINATION?

I hereby boycott the Oscars.

Colette

I am so tired of the Oscars, really. What bothers me the most is that every year they pick 4 movies and use them for ALL of the categories.

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