2009 Academy Awards Nominees Announced

Posted Thursday January 22, 2009 4:29 PM GMT

We’re getting to the culmination of awards show season, and earlier today the nominees for the 2009 Academy Awards were announced. And there weren’t many surprises.

Brad Pitt’s latest opus “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” nabbed the most nods - 13 total. In a close second, the sleeper hit of the year “Slumdog Millionaire” scored 10 nominations.

The Oscars will be held in one month (February 22nd) at the Kodak Theater as a star-studded event hosted by People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman.

Here’s a list of the nominees-

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

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

DIRECTOR David Fincher Ron Howard Gus Van Sant Stephen Daldry Danny Boyle

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

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

FOREIGN LANGUAGE Der Baader Meinhof Komplex The Class Departures Revanche Waltz with Bashir

ANIMATED Bolt Kung Fun Panda WALL-E

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Photo Credit: WireImage.com, Wenn.com

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