Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Oscar 2009 - The Nominations for 81st Annual Academy Award

The nominations for the 81st Academy Awards has been announced on January 22, 2009 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis and Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker.

"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" who lead the nomination with 13 nominations will compete with "Slumdog Millionaire", which got 10 nominations, in Best Picture, Cinematography, Achievement in Directing, Achievement in Film Editing, Music, Achievement in Sound Mixing, and Adapted Screenplay.

Brad Pitt, who got nomination for the best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Best Actor) from "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button", will compete with Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk) and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler).

Meanwhile, for the best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Angelina Jolie, who played in "Changeling" will compete Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Melissa Leo (Frozen River), Meryl Streep (Doubt), and Kate Winslet (The Reader).

Go to this page for complete list of 81st Annual Academy Award Nominations

The 81st Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. Hugh Jackman, "X-Men" actor and People's Sexiest Man Alive, will host this 81st Annual Academy Award.

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