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article imageThe Oscars Name Their Contenders

By KJ Mullins     Jan 22, 2009 in Entertainment
'Benjamin Button' leads the pack this year with 13 Oscar nominations. Heath Ledger is also in the mix, something that is not a shocker to anyone. The Pitt-Jolie pair both could bring a statue home.
Heath Ledger
is the only nomination for acting for "The Dark Knight." There is a good chance that the deceased Aussie's family will take the Oscar for the role of the Joker. He is in competion with Josh Brolin, "Milk"; Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"; and Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road" for best supporting actor.
The best picture for the year are all currently playing at a cinema near you.
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," "The Reader," "Slumdog Millionaire."
Best actor in a motion picture:
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 in a motion picture:
Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"; Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"; Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"; Meryl Streep, "Doubt"; Kate Winslet, "The Reader."
Best supporting actress in a motion picture:
Amy Adams, "Doubt"; Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"; Viola Davis, "Doubt"; Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler."
A photo from Frost/Nixon
Frank Langella as Richard Nixon (left) opposite Michael Sheen as interviewer David Frost
Courtesy Universal Pictures
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."
The entire list is here.
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