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



    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


    Wall E

    Happy Go Lucky

    In Bruges

    Frozen River  

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button



    The Reader

    Slumdog Millionaire

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