The 2009 Oscar nominees were just announced. Wow a lot of surprises. Revolutionary Road got no major nominations. I thought Leo deserved a nod. Instead, The Reader got best director and best picture nominees. Dark knight shut out, again I agree. Also Kate Winslet nominated for Best Actress for Reader, unfortunately have not seen yet. I was disappointed that Jenny Lumet writer of Rachel Getting Married did not get recognized for her sparkling dialogue. Here are the nominations and my revised picks marked with an *.
Best picture - Slumdog Millionaire*, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, Benjamin Button
Best Director - Danny Boyle*, David Fincher, Ron Howard, Gus Van Zandt, Stephen Daldry
Best Actor - Mickey Rourke*, Sean Penn, Frank Langella, Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt
Best Actress - Kate Winslet*, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Melissa Leo, Meryl Streep
Best Supporting Actor- Heath Ledger*, Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michael Shannon
Best Supporting Actress - Penelope Cruz*, Marisa Tomei, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Taraji Henson
Best Foreign Film - Waltz with Bashir*,
Best original Screenplay - Happy go Lucky*, In Bruges, Wall-E, Milk, Frozen River
Best Adapted Screenplay - Slumdog Millionaire*, The Reader, Doubt, Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon
Best Documentary - Man on Wire*, The Betrayal, Encounters, The Garden, Trouble the Water
Overall pleased with academy choices even though i was wrong on a lot of them.