(January 22, 2009) Early this morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the nominations for the 81st Academy Awards. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," leads the pack with 13 Oscar Nominations, followed by the Golden Globe winning "Slumdog Millionaire," with 10. These two films join "Frost/Nixon", "Milk" and "The Reader" in the race for the Best Picture Oscar.
A full list of the nominees can be found here.
In preparation for the big show (Feb 22, 2009) here is a list of films that are available at the Calgary Public Library. Most of the nominated films are still being shown in movie houses around the city. We will keep you updated as they become available at the CPL over the next few months.
"The Dark Knight" - 8 Nominations (Including Best Supporting Actor -- Heath Ledger)
"Wall-E" - 6 Nominations (Including Best Animated Feature)
"The Visitor" - 1 Nomination (Best Actor -- Richard Jenkins)
"Kung Fu Panda" - 1 Nomination (Best Animated Feature)
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" - 1 Nomination (Achievement in Makeup)
"Iron Man" - 2 Nominations (Visual Effects, Sound Editing)
"In Bruges" - 1 Nomination (Original Screenplay)
"The Duchess" - 2 Nominations (Art Direction, Costume Design)
"Man on Wire" - 1 Nomination (Documentary Feature)
Happy viewing and good luck with your Oscar pools!