And the nominees are ...

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Here's the list of nominations for the 81st annual Oscars, announced this morning ...

1. Best Picture: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," ''Frost/Nixon," ''Milk," ''The Reader," ''Slumdog Millionaire."

2. Actor: Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"; Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"; Sean Penn, "Milk"; Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler."

3. Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"; Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"; Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"; Meryl Streep, "Doubt"; Kate Winslet, "The Reader."

4. Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, "Milk"; Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"; Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"; Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road."

5. 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."

6. 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."

7. Foreign Film: "The Baader Meinhof Complex," Germany; "The Class," France; "Departures," Japan; "Revanche," Austria; "Waltz With Bashir," Israel.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt"; Peter Morgan, "Frost/Nixon"; David Hare, "The Reader"; Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire."

9. Original Screenplay: Courtney Hunt, "Frozen River"; Mike Leigh, "Happy-Go-Lucky"; Martin McDonagh, "In Bruges"; Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"; Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter, "WALL-E."

10. Animated Feature Film: "Bolt"; "Kung Fu Panda"; "WALL-E."

11. Art Direction: "Changeling," ''The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," ''The Dark Knight," ''The Duchess," ''Revolutionary Road."

12. Cinematography: "Changeling," ''The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," ''The Dark Knight," ''The Reader," ''Slumdog Millionaire."

13. Sound Mixing: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," ''The Dark Knight," ''Slumdog Millionaire," ''WALL-E," ''Wanted."

14. Sound Editing: "The Dark Knight," ''Iron Man," ''Slumdog Millionaire," ''WALL-E," ''Wanted."

15. Original Score: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Alexandre Desplat; "Defiance," James Newton Howard; "Milk," Danny Elfman; "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman; "WALL-E," Thomas Newman.

16. Original Song: "Down to Earth" from "WALL-E," Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; "O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam.

17. Costume: "Australia," ''The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," ''The Duchess," ''Milk," ''Revolutionary Road."

18. Documentary Feature: "The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)," ''Encounters at the End of the World," ''The Garden," ''Man on Wire," ''Trouble the Water."

19. Documentary (short subject): "The Conscience of Nhem En," ''The Final Inch," ''Smile Pinki," ''The Witness -- From the Balcony of Room 306."

20. Film Editing: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," ''The Dark Knight," ''Frost/Nixon," ''Milk," ''Slumdog Millionaire."

21. Makeup: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," ''The Dark Knight," ''Hellboy II: The Golden Army."

22. Animated Short Film: "La Maison en Petits Cubes," ''Lavatory -- Lovestory," ''Oktapodi," ''Presto," ''This Way Up."

23. Live Action Short Film: "Auf der Strecke (On the Line)," ''Manon on the Asphalt," ''New Boy," ''The Pig," ''Spielzeugland (Toyland)."

24. Visual Effects: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," ''The Dark Knight," ''Iron Man."

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