Oscar nominations are out!

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The question on everyone’s lips – who will walk away with an Oscar this year – is one step closer after the 2009 Oscar nominations have finally been announced.

After a painstaking wait, we can reveal who could be delivering their acceptance speeches to Hollywood’s A-list and who will walk away empty-handed.

Period love story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt as an old man who ages in reverse and Cate Blanchett, leads the way with a grand total of 13 nominations.

Meanwhile the British contigent are following close behind with a total of 10 nods for Slumdog Millionaire, dubbed the ‘feel good movie of 2009’.

Kate Winslet could continue her winning streak after a double whammy at the Golden Globes, with a nomination for Best Actress for her role in The Reader.

Director Danny Boyle may find further success with his runaway hit, Slumdog Millionaire, after being nominated for Best Director.

Heath Ledger has received his second posthumous nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Batman movie The Dark Knight, exactly one year after he died of a drugs overdose in a New York apartment. Ledger was awarded a gong at the Golden Globes for his sinister role as The Joker.

Check back here on Sunday 22 February for all the Oscars news, wins, red carpet style and party pics. 

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See the full list of nominees below:

Best Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Frost/Nixon

Milk

The Reader

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor

Sean Penn – Milk

Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Frank Lagella – Frost/Nixon

Richard Jenkins – The Visitor

Best Actress

Angelina Jolie – Changeling

Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married

Melissa Leo – Frozen River

Meryl Streep – Doubt

Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin – Milk

Robert Downey Jr – Tropic Thunder

Phillip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt

Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress

Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Viola Davis – Doubt

Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

Taraji P Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Amy Adams – Doubt

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

Milk

Wall E

Happy Go Lucky

In Bruges

Frozen River  

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Doubt

Frost/Nixon

The Reader

Slumdog Millionaire

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