2009 Oscar nominations: Who got snubbed?

Oscarsnubs_lAs promised, Forest Whitaker and Academy president Sid Ganis announced the 2009 Oscar nominations at exactly 8:38 a.m. EST. My lasting impression from the major-network broadcast is that I really dig the singsong yet clipped manner in which Forest says "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," so it’s clear that the film hasn’t been snubbed this morning. Read EW.com’s complete list of the major nominees.

The omission of Clint Eastwood (pictured, left) from the Best Actor category and Gran Torino from any of the major categories certainly stands out, as does the absence of Slumdog Millionaire‘s Dev Patel (pictured, right with costar Freida Pinto) from the Supporting Actor group. Slumdog did rack up 10 total nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle. The inclusion of The Reader in the Best Picture category is a huge surprise, and an especially disappointing one for fans of The Dark Knight. (And Wall-E!)

Which snubs stand out to you? Let us know in the comments below.

More Oscars:
Dave Karger’s Oscar Watch blog
2009 Oscar nominees: The complete list
Oscars 2009: Video interviews with Danny Boyle, Anne Hathaway, and more
Gallery: The Biggest Oscar Snubs Ever

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  • David Harwood

    Really happy for Richard Jenkins, but is not good Dark Knight got no love for Best Picture, Director or Screenplay!

  • Anonymous

    No Springsteen?

  • Karen

    James Franco was outstanding in Milk.

  • Anonymous

    The only reason THE READER got nominated for best picture is to honor Minghella and Pollack. THE DARK KNIGHT deserved to at least be nominated.

  • Winona

    Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight – HUGE snub. But conversely, I’m quite happy for Robert Downey, Jr. and Richard Jenkins.

  • movieman

    I was delighted to see Michael Shannon nominated for “Revolutionary Road,” but that film’s almost complete shut-out is a travesty.
    And it’s beginning to look more and more like Ricky Gervais’ “Extras” Holocaust joke is truer than anyone might care to admit in Hollywood.

  • David D

    So I guess both Kate Winslet and Sally Hawkins used up all their acceptance speeches.

  • Andy F

    Nolan, Aronofsky and The Wrestler–there’s no excuse for leaving off Nolan especially. Opie could have sat this one out–his movie isn’t winning, anyway.

  • Thomas A

    I am shocked that Sally Hawkins did not get nominated for “Happy-Go-Lucky”. It has to be one of the best comedic performances I have seen in quite a long time. Shame on the academy !

  • Heather

    Sally Hawkins for Happy Go-Lucky. She was amazing!

  • Yvan

    Jolie over Hawkins?
    I might not never stop barfing.

  • PJ

    Would have loved to see Gran Torino score a couple nods, but Richard Jenkins getting nominated is great!

  • daniel

    i’ve seen every single movie that received any of the major nominations, and i have to say that while none of them were bad or undeserving in any way, it is absolutely shameful that wall-e and dark knight were shut out of best picture. i fully expect that those will be the two movies most historically remembered from this year not just for their financial success but also for their greatness. i also thought it was two bad that winslett and dicaprio won’t be recognized for their great work in revolutionary road, and that michael sheen’s david frost has been criminally underappreciated during all of awards season

  • MikeJ

    I’m shocked “Dark Knight” didn’t get the nomination. “The Reader”? Someone has to explain to me how a film that wasn’t critically acclaimed (60% positive on Rotten Tomatoes) gets nominated. These so-called Academy voters are way out of touch and there’s going to wonder why no one will watch the ceremony on TV in a few months. “Dark Knight” redefined three film gendres – comic book, action, and crime drama. What other film out there now or in the future is going to do that?

  • filthylittlethief

    And where is Revolutionary Road? I can’t believe Winslet isn’t nominated fo that.

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