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The 81st Academy Award nominations were announced this morning there were a lot of familiar faces in the midst of it all.
Kate Winslet is having a really good award season, as she was just nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Reader. This is Kate's sixth nomination, but she has yet to take home the gold. She'll be up against my girl, Anne Hathaway, for her role in Rachel Getting Married, Angelina Jolie for Changeling, Meryl Steep (yikes!) in Doubt, and Melissa Leo for some move I never heard of.
Brad Pitt got a best actor nod for his reverse-aging role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and will be battling it out with Sean Penn, Frank Langella, Mickey Roarke, and Richard Jenkins.
Supporting actor had some good names, as the dearly-departed Heath Ledger was recognized again for his role as The Joker in The Dark Night. Josh Brolin & Robert Downey Jr. are also up for that statue.
And Slumdog Millionaire is up for best picture! I haven't seen it, but I've heard great, great things about it.