Oscar nominations announced,"Milk" got 8!

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    Jan 22, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    http://www.imdb.com/features/rto/2009/oscars

    http://www.afterelton.com/blog/brianjuergens/milk-nabs-oscar-nomination

    Moments ago the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 81st Academy Awards, and Gus Van Sant's Milk scored nominations in the categories of Best Picture, Best Actor (Sean Penn), and Best Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin), Best Director (Gus Van Sant) and Best Original Screenplay (Dustin Lance Black). Also: Costume Design, Editing, and Score. That's a total of 8.

    Best picture
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Reader
    Milk
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Milk
    Frost/Nixon

    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

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

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

    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

    Supporting actor
    Josh Brolin, Milk
    Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
    Heath Ledger, Dark Knight
    Shannon, Revolutionary Road

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

    Adapted screenplay
    Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
    Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
    David Hare, The Reader
    Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

    Foreign-language film
    Baader Meinhof Complex, Germany
    The Class, France
    Departures, Japan
    Revanche, Austria
    Waltz With Bashir, Israel

    Animated film
    Bolt
    Kung Fu Panda
    WALL-E


    Full list with pictures:
    http://www.oscar.com/nominees/?pn=nominees
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 22, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    The public at large is less likely to watch the broadcast, since The Dark Knight was shut out of the major categories. The ratings the last few years have been in the basement.
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    Jan 22, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    No Adam Sandler? icon_mad.gif
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 22, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    I just hope the broadcast does not have any of those God awful montages like "the history of movie scenes involving coffee" or whatnot.
  • swimbikerun

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    Jan 22, 2009 4:56 PM GMT
    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" ??? That's 2hrs, 47min of my life I'll never get back.
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    Jan 22, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    Milk was great. As much as I liked TDK, Ledger was really the only Oscar-worthty thing it had.

    I fear Milk will be over looked though.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 22, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    GwgTrunks saidMilk was great. As much as I liked TDK, Ledger was really the only Oscar-worthty thing it had.

    I fear Milk will be over looked though.
    TDK will mostly likely sweep the so called technical awards (cinematography, visual effects, sound editing, and of course makeup). Some have described Benjamin Button as a variation on Forrest Gump, glad I never saw it.