2009 Academy Awards

The list of nominations for the 81st Academy Awards has been announced.

Best actor:
Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)
Sean Penn (Milk)
Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Best actress:
Kate Winslet (The Reader)
Meryl Streep (Doubt)
Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
Angelina Jolie (Changeling)
Melissa Leo (Frozen River)

Best supporting actress:
Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Viola Davis (Doubt)
Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler)
Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Amy Adams (Doubt)

Best supporting actor:
Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Josh Brolin (Milk)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt)
Robert Downey Jr (Tropic Thunder)
Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road)

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

Best picture:
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader

Best animated feature film:
Kung Fu Panda

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

Best documentary feature:
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water

Best foreign language film of the year:
The Baader Meinhof Complex, Germany
The Class, France
Departures, Japan
Revanche, Austria
Waltz with Bashir, Israel

The awards will be televised on the 22nd February.

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1