Oscar Nominations – Academy Awards 2009 Nominations

The Oscar Nominations are in, and yes Heath Ledger – who died one year ago today indecently – is on the list. You’re probably going to think I’m a @@@@@ for saying this, but I honestly don’t think Heath Ledger would have been nominated for an Oscar if he hadn’t died so tragically.

But I digress…..the nominees are…..

Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films)
Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal)
Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features)
Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)

Actress in a Leading Role
Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” (Universal)
Melissa Leo in “Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Meryl Streep in “Doubt” (Miramax)
Kate Winslet in “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Josh Brolin in “Milk” (Focus Features)
Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” (Miramax)
Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.)
Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in “Doubt” (Miramax)
Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (The Weinstein Company)
Viola Davis in “Doubt” (Miramax)
Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)

Best Director
David Fincher – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
Ron Howard – “Frost/Nixon” (Universal)
Gus Van Sant – “Milk” (Focus Features)
Stephen Daldry – “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company)
Danny Boyle – “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight)

Best Picture
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
“Frost/Nixon” (Universal)
“Milk” (Focus Features)
“The Reader” (The Weinstein Company)
“Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight)

Get the complete list of the 81st Annual Academy Awards Nominees at the official Oscar site HERE.

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