FINALLY! I've been waiting weeks to see who all would be nominated for the 81st Annual Oscars on Sunday, February 22nd... and to my surprise, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" received the most nominations with 13, including Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Picture- this was by far my favorite movie I saw this past year and I was crossing my fingers it would get some nods by the critics.
Other nominations for the big categories include:
Best Picture: "Frost/Nixon", "Milk", "The Reader", "Benjamin Button", and the Golden Globe favorite "Slumdog Millionaire".
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams for "Doubt", Penelope Cruz for "Vicki Christina Barcelona", Viola Davis in "Doubt", Taraji P. Henson for "Benjamin Button", and Marisa Tomei in "The Wrestler".
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight" (I know everyone has hoping for this one), Michael Shannon "Revolutionary Road", Josh Brolin in "Milk", Robert Downey Jr. in "Tropic Thunder", and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt".
Best Actress: Kate Winslet in "The Reader", Melissa Leo for "Frozen River", Anjelina Jolie for "Changeling", Anne Hathaway for "Rachel Getting Married", and Meryl Streep for "Doubt".
Best Actor: Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", Richard Jenkins in "The Visitor", Frank Lengella for "Frost/Nixon", Sean Penn in "Milk", and Mickey Rourke "The Wrestler".
Hosted by Hugh Jackman, the celebration will take place at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre live at 7 PM on Sunday, February 22nd. I've also highlighted my picks in GOLD just so I can reassure myself I am by no means a Hollywood movie critic =)