Oscars 2009 Nominations: See The Shortlist Here

Brad Pitt starring Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons scoops 13 nods

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads the field with thirteen nominations for this year’s Academy Awards which take place in Los Angeles on February 22.

Starring Brad Pitt, who is up for the Best Actor award, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is also up for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress amongst it’s haul of 13.

Closely behind is Brit Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire, which gets the nod in ten categories, including Best Film and Best Director.

The new Gus Van Sant film Milk has also received eight nominations, the same as the Dark Knight, for which Heath Ledger gets a posthumous nod for Best Supporting Actor.

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Here are the nominees in the main categories for the 81st Academy Awards:

Best picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best director
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry – The Reader
David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant – Milk

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 foreign language film
Revanche – Austria
The Class – France
The Baader Meinhof Complex – Germany
Departures – Japan
Waltz With Bashir – Israel

Best animated feature film
Kung Fu Panda

Best adapted screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best original screenplay
In Bruges
Frozen River

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