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Academy Award nominations

The Academy Award nominations were announced today. The entire list is available at www.oscars.com.

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

(Paramount and Warner Bros.) A Kennedy/Marshall Production; Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin, Producers

“Frost/Nixon”

(Universal) A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment

and Working Title Production; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric Fellner, Producers

“Milk”

(Focus Features) A Groundswell and Jinks/Cohen Company Production; Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers

“The Reader”

(The Weinstein Company) A Mirage Enterprises and Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH Production; Nominees to be determined

“Slumdog Millionaire”

(Fox Searchlight) A Celador Films Production; Christian Colson, Producer

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films)

Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal)

Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features)

Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)

Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Josh Brolin in “Milk” (Focus Features)

Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)

Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” (Miramax)

Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.)

Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” (Universal)

Melissa Leo in “Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Meryl Streep in “Doubt” (Miramax)

Kate Winslet in “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Adams in “Doubt” (Miramax)

Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (The Weinstein Company)

Viola Davis in “Doubt” (Miramax)

Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)

Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) Screenplay by Eric Roth; Screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord

“Doubt” (Miramax) Written by John Patrick Shanley

“Frost/Nixon” (Universal) Screenplay by Peter Morgan

“The Reader” (The Weinstein Company) Screenplay by David Hare

“Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Classics); Written by Courtney Hunt

“Happy-Go-Lucky” (Miramax); Written by Mike Leigh

“In Bruges” (Focus Features); Written by Martin McDonagh

“Milk” (Focus Features); Written by Dustin Lance Black

“WALL-E” (Walt Disney); Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon; Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM OF THE YEAR

“Bolt” (Walt Disney) Chris Williams and Byron Howard

“Kung Fu Panda” (DreamWorks Animation, Distributed by Paramount) John Stevenson and Mark Osborne

“WALL-E” (Walt Disney) Andrew Stanton