The Oscars 2009 Nominees

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Tagged as the biggest movie event of the year, the 81st Academy Awards night will be held on February 22, 2009 and will be telecast live via ABC, 5PT/8ET. 

Here are the best film nominees starting with the most number of nominations:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (13 nominations)
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Brad Pitt)
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Taraji P. Henson)
Achievement in Art Direction
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Costume Design
Achievement in Directing
Achievement in Film Editing
Achievement in Makeup
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Achievement in Visual Effects
Adapted Screenplay
Slumdog Millionnaire (10 nominations)
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Directing
Achievement in Film Editing
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Adapted Screenplay

Milk (8 nominations)
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Sean Penn)
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Josh Brolin)
Achievement in Costume Design
Achievement in Directing
Achievement in Film Editing
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Original Screenplay

Frost/Nixon (5 nominations)
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Frank Langella)
Achievement in Directing
Achievement in Film Editing
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Adapted Screenplay

The Reader (5 nominations)
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Kate Winslet)
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Directing
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Adapted Screenplay

Other notable films not nominated for the best film of the year but with several major and technical nominations:
Doubt (5 nominations)
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Philip Seymour Hoffman)
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Meryl Streep)
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Amy Adams)
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Viola Davis)
Adapted Screenplay

The Dark Knight (8 nominations)
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Heath Ledger)
Achievement in Art Direction
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Film Editing
Achievement in Makeup
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing

Achievement in Visual Effects

Changeling (3 nominations)
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Angelina Jolie)
Achievement in Art Direction
Achievement in Cinematography

WALL-E (6 nominations)
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Original Screenplay

I bet it would be The Curious Case of Benjamin Button that will take home the best film of the year statuette even when the performance of Cate Blanchett was left unnoticed and Heath Ledger will be awarded the posthumous Best Actor in a Supporting Role as in the Golden Globe.

Complete list of the nominees in each of the categories here.
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