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Oscar Nominations 2009 List

Oscar Nominations 2009 List

Forest Whitaker and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis announce the nominations for the 2009 Academy Awards held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wednesday (January 22) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button picked up the most honors, racking up 13 noms including best pic. Slumdog Millionaire followed with 10 nods.

Brad Pitt earned a Best Actor nomination (Benjamin Button) and Angelina Jolie picked up a nod for Best Actress (Changeling). Heath Ledger was nominated for Supporting Actor on the one-year anniversary of his death for The Dark Knight.

The Oscar ceremony will be hosted by Hugh Jackman on February 22 at LA’s Kodak Theater.

Click inside for the main list…

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Melissa Leo – Frozen River
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Josh Brolin – Milk
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road

Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

David Fincher
Ron Howard
Gus Van Sant
Stephen Daldry
Danny Boyle

Courtney Hunt – Frozen River
Mike Leigh – Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin – In Bruges
Dustin Lance Black – Milk
Andrew Stanton – WALL-E

Eric Roth and Robin Swicord – Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley – Doubt
Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
David Hare – The Reader
Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire

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The Class
Waltz with Bashir

Kung Fun Panda

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  • Mzslil

    Congrats brad and Angie !!!!

  • Shar


  • vanna

    awh kate winslet cant win two :P

  • boo(real)

    yes!!! congrats brad and angie! you deserve the recognition for your outstanding work in Changeling and CCOBB!!!

  • suzy q

    wow cathy. just wow. wow. jeez.

  • faith

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Wanted
    KungFu Panda and Changeling are nominated.

    SUCK it up haters.

  • guli

    Thanks Jared!!!!

    OMG I am sooo happy for Brad and Angie…Also for Taraji, Roth, Fincher…13 Nominations for CCOBB..KFP got nominated too!!!

    I guess Wanted also got two nods as well..I don’t know in which categories!!!

    YIPPEE!!!! It is great to be a JP fan!!! Plus tonight we have the Paris RC!!!

  • Isabella

    Go Heath!

  • faith

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Changeling, Kungfu Panda and Wanted are nominated.

    Suck it up haters!

  • Theresa

    #2 when has kate winslet ever criticized angelina jolie?

    you go, kate!!

  • Isa

    PENELOPE CRUZ is going to win in the best supproting actress category while KATE WINSLET is definitely going to be the best actress as she has scored only one nomination!

  • guli
  • lene

    Kate Winslet better win that oscar. SHE IS THE MOST DESERVING!

  • ice

    Why is Kate nominated for BA for Reader and not RR? Why was Leo Dicaprio snubbed? Why was RR snubbed? What is Angelina Jolie doing there?

  • alexkziel

    Congratulations Brad and Angie!!!!

  • mmsic

    Congratulations to both Brad and Angie for getting the Oscar nomination.Hope either one will win if not both,crossing my fingers and praying at the same time.I’m also happy to see Taraji Henson getting nominated for best supporting actress.May they all win!!!

  • QQQQ

    YEAH for ANIGE!

    Changeling noms 3
    Wanted 2

  • Lovethatdoll

    I haven’t heard one interview where Kate has talked about Angelina, and I’ve watched her on EVERYTHING! I love them both (Angie and Kate) and think both performances were worthy of noms. I hate that Revolutionary Road wasn’t nominated for anything else. I SO wanted to see Leo there, but Brad’s Benjamin Button was nominated for it ALL! I’m so proud of you BRADLEY!!!

  • Marion

    Where are the rest of the nominations? Editing, sound, sound f/x editing, score, song, cinematography? Plus some I’m totally forgetting?

  • Orchid

    Congratulations and celebrations!

  • jen fan pain BA fan joy

    congratulation to all the nominee is great for actor work to be recognize.


    Also congrats to Brad and Angie am really happy for them.

    All the three Angie film for 2008 got nominationation 2 for wanted 1 kung fu 2 for changeling

    Brad film nap 13 normination

    Roger F at fox will surely be on suicide mission likewise Ted LOL

  • warda

    Cathy, chill. Your post should be removed for sheer nastiness and incoherence.

  • Nancy B

    Where is Gran Torino? It was a great flick and Clint should have gotten something!!

  • an oldie

    A special congratulation to Brad, Angelina, David, Taraji, Eric, TCCOBB, Changeling, Wanted, and KungFu Panda.
    It’s a beautiful day.

  • Trina

    Leo was snubbed because he didn’t whore himself out like Brad. It just goes to show if you whore yourself out then you can get a nom.

  • Tony

    While I don’t think RDJ will win, I am happy to see he got recognized for his role in Tropic Thunder. It was not only the most hilarious turn of the year, but he was absolutely convincing.

    I’m also a little surprised Josh Brolin didn’t get recognition for his role as Dubya. But he is recognized nonetheless. Otherwise, it seems all are deserving and it looks like my next few weeks will be busy seeing some of these movies I have yet to catch

  • pedra

    The Dark Knight not being nominated for Best picture of the year AGAIN is f_ckin travesty. It was one of best movies ever made and recieved four stars. What’s up with that….

  • solid

    Trina @ 01/22/2009 at 9:23 am
    Oh, honey, it’s hurt isn’t it? BWAHAHAHA

  • Sara

    Go Heath Go o/ – I’m rooting for you ♥

  • Rose

    I’m disppointed that “Revolutionary Road” was practically shut out. Nice nom for Michael Shannon though, but snubs in the actor, actress and director categories came as bit of a surprise. That’s entertainment for ya. In the great scheme of things, these nominations, or those lack thereof, are going to do nothing to change my life. I must go back to work!

  • briseis

    Guli: Hi there! I don’t know if you got your answer already, but I just checked and Wanted is up for sound mixing and sound editing.

  • SERA

    Congratulations to the Jolie Pitts. I hope there is lots of joy in their home this morning.

  • Passing Through

    Thanks, Jared.
    Major congrats to Brad, Angie, Taraji, Fincher and Eric Roth. All EARNED their awards! (Just thought I’d beat the trolls before they started in with their outlandish claims….)

  • lylian

    Wonderful to see Brad and Angelina on the list of best actor and actress nominations. To be in the same league as Meryl Streep or Sean Penn is a very fine achievement.


    Their winning would be the icing on the cake but as a fan, I’m really happy they got the cake!!

  • Cold Hard Math

    Congrats Again, Brad Angie!

    Happy with all the noms this year.

  • WOW

    Look how the academy dissed Anne Hathaway by putting Kate Winslet in there. Oh well

    Congrats to all. I actually agree with this list. no controversies here.

    Whoever thought that The Dark Knight would be nominated for Best Picture needs to go back to sleep.

  • senior

    Good Morning to the JP fans what a glorious morning!!!!! First Congratulations to Angie and Brad and Taraji on their Oscar nominations, very exclusive group to be nominated and have their work recognized. Congratulations to all the nominees. How impressive for Angie and Brad to receive a lot of nominations this year for their work as actors. Their family is growing and we got to see them have 2 new babies. Plus all the artistic magazine covers. It is wonderful to be Jolie Pitt fan :) Jared thanks for the updates. Thanks to the fans who post pictures, links ,articles all the time :)

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    Heath Ledger got another won in the bag.
    why are the corny jolie fans getting @ kate?! lmbaoo jealous bishes. kate ownes jolie, losers. who cares about two noms – she got the important one, and she’s going to win.
    dark knight got j-jerked.
    where’s leo?

  • Passing Through

    # 591 Mzslil @ 01/22/2009 at 9:04 am
    Wanted got two nominations too.
    Yeah, but for dumb stuff – Sound Editing and Sound Mixing – but NOT for Visual Effects? GMAFB! That stuff with the bullets clashing in mid-air was classic!

  • senior

    lylian @ 01/22/2009 at 9:28 am

    Wonderful to see Brad and Angelina on the list of best actor and actress nominations. To be in the same league as Meryl Streep or Sean Penn is a very fine achievement.

    Their winning would be the icing on the cake but as a fan, I’m really happy they got the cake!!
    ITA :)

  • Tatjana

    Trina @ 01/22/2009 at 9:23 am
    I think that Leo is not nominated because really he was not that good in RR! I don’t know, watching him and Kate – I didn’t like them together in that movie, all I could think about is Titanic! They are great actors but together they will always be a couple from Titanic! And why are you so rude? This is for Brad Pitt second time to be nominated, first time as Best Actor, and he was GREAT in Benjamin Button! Amazing! I think that finally Brad Pitt is an actor and not a pretty face! I am so happy for Angelina also, I just loved her in Changeling, beautiful movie indeed!

  • releka

    Good news for Angie and Brad.

  • lylian

    Trina @ 01/22/2009 at 9:23 am

    Leo was snubbed because he didn’t ***** himself out like Brad. It just goes to show if you ***** yourself out then you can get a nom.




    Oh really?? So that’s what all the other actors and actresses who didn’t get nominated should have done huh?? ***** themselves out like Brad.


    Golly, looks like Frank Langella, Kate Winslet, even Meryl Streep, ***** themselves out and got nominated.


    But imagine how bad your acting must be if you did **** yourself out – right down to stripping yourself nekkid and posing nekkid with 2 nekkid men and still you don’t get nominated for nothing. Man, your acting must really suck big time then.

  • Nice

    This is a pretty good list. I’m glad The Reader is there for Best Picture instead of TDK. TDK was like a video game. It made a lot of money and Heath will probably win for that movie. That’s enough.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    oh yea, brad & angie have done more whōring than anyone else, ever! in the history of whōring.

  • jlynn

    Despite the Academy’s obvious snubbing of “Revolutionary Road,” I am happy to see Michael Shannon’s nomination for supporting actor. What an amazing talent he is! And while it will almost certainly go to Heath Ledger, I hope people do not forget the amazing performances of his fellow nominees.

    Sean Penn’s performance in “Milk” is timeless, and shouldn’t be overlooked because of the Golden Globes’ choice of Mickey Rourke (who is also amazing)!

    And I don’t know a single person (except Catty Cathy above) who would disagree with Kate Winslet’s performance in “The Reader” of being deserving of this award. Go Kate! And though I love Merryl and Anne both, Kate has long been overlooked and this performance as Hanna in “The Reader” is so transcendent of the other nominees. I can only hope she takes it home!

  • zara

    Congrats, Kate Winslet.
    But why The Reader and not Revolutionary Road? I loved her performances in both movies but…I hope that’s not the reason she won’t get an Oscar again this year.
    Good luck, Kate!

  • Passing Through

    # 18 QQQQ @ 01/22/2009 at 9:20 am
    YEAH for ANIGE!
    Changeling noms 3
    Wanted 2
    Looks like BAR is the only one of their 5 movies last year that got shut out. Unless it got nommed for some minor awards that I missed…

  • WTF?

    No Bruce Springsteen music for The Wrestler? wtf?

    Prediction: Mickey Rourke will win Best Actor.

  • lulu

    Congrat to Brad and Angie and the other actors and actresses who make it to the final list ! not an easy task , they are all winner .