The 2009 Oscar nominations have arrived! There were some surprises in who was nominated and who was left out of the prestigious awards this year.  Some were especially surprising because they actually won at other award shows thus far this year!

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More pictures after the names….

Brad Pitt’s movie Benjamin Button has 13 nominations total, including Best Actor for Brad and Best Director for David Finchner.    Slumdog Millionaire also received 10 nominations, a surprise for a movie that garnered no buzz until the Golden Globes two weeks ago.

Here is a list of nominations from CNN:

The nominees for best actor are Sean Penn (“Milk”), Frank Langella (“Frost/Nixon”), Mickey Rourke (“The Wrestler”), Richard Jenkins (“The Visitor”) and Pitt.

The nominees for best actress are Winslet, Anne Hathaway (“Rachel Getting Married”), Meryl Streep (“Doubt”), Angelina Jolie (“Changeling”) and Melissa Leo (“Frozen River”).

The nominees for best supporting actor are Ledger, Josh Brolin (“Milk”), Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), Robert Downey Jr. (“Tropic Thunder”) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Doubt”).

The nominees for best supporting actress are Penelope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”), Amy Adams (“Doubt”), Viola Davis (“Doubt”), Henson and Marisa Tomei (“The Wrestler”).

The nominees for best director are Fincher, Boyle, Gus Van Sant (“Milk”), Ron Howard (“Frost/Nixon”) and Daldry.

The nominees for best animated feature are “WALL-E,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “Bolt.”

Who do you think the big winners will be?

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