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    Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:21:33

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    The 81st Annual Academy Awards are officially underway, with the nominations announced by actor Forest Whitaker and Academy president Sid Ganis early this morning. Below is a list of partial nominees in key film categories. For more information and a full list of nominations, visit www.oscar.com. The awards will be given out live on February 22, 2009 at 8:00 PM EST, 5:00 PM PST, with actor Hugh Jackman hosting the show. ARTISTdirect will provide extensive coverage leading up to the awards throughout the month of February.

    Best Film

    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

    Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Viola Davis, Doubt

    Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

    Best Original Song

    "Down to Earth," WALL-E

    "Jai Ho," Slumdog Millionaire

    "O Saya," Slumdog Millionaire

    — The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.22.09



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