List of 81st annual Oscar nominations


Best Picture

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • "Milk
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire."

    Best Actor
  • 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
  • Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"
  • Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
  • Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"
  • Meryl Streep, "Doubt"
  • Kate Winslet, "The Reader."

    Supporting Actor
  • Josh Brolin, "Milk"
  • Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
  • Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"
  • Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road."

    Best Supporting Actress
  • Amy Adams, "Doubt"
  • Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
  • Viola Davis, "Doubt"
  • Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  • Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler."

    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 Foreign Film
  • "The Baader Meinhof Complex," Germany
  • "The Class," France
  • "Departures," Japan
  • "Revanche," Austria
  • "Waltz With Bashir," Israel.

    Adapted Screenplay
  • Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  • John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt"
  • Peter Morgan, "Frost/Nixon"
  • David Hare, "The Reader"
  • Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire."

    Original Screenplay
  • Courtney Hunt, "Frozen River"
  • Mike Leigh, "Happy-Go-Lucky"
  • Martin McDonagh, "In Bruges"
  • Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"
  • Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter, "WALL-E."

    Animated Feature Film
  • "Bolt"
  • "Kung Fu Panda"
  • "WALL-E."

    Art Direction
  • "Changeling"
  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  • "The Dark Knight"
  • "The Duchess"
  • "Revolutionary Road"

  • "Changeling"
  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  • "The Dark Knight"
  • "The Reader"
  • "Slumdog Millionaire

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