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'Forrest Gump' retread leads the way in Oscar nominations

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 9:21 AM

 

The Oscar nominations are here and, as usual, they're fairly boring. David Fincher's long, sentimental mash-up of 'Forrest Gump' and a forgotten F. Scott Fitzgerald short story leads the way with 13 nominations.

I'm sticking with the common wisdom that there's no way it, or anything else, is beating "Slumdog Millionaire" for Best Picture.

The big surprise nomination: Michael Shannon, who starred in Jeff Nichols' "Shotgun Stories," for Best Supporting Actor in "Revolutionary Road." Way to be, Mike.

Full list after the jump. Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk

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

Best 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
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Best Original Screenplay
Frozen River
In Bruges
Happy-Go-Lucky
Milk
Wall-E

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film
The Baader Meinhof Complex
The Class
Departures
Revanche
Waltz With Bashir

Best Animated Feature
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

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