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Oscar nominations were announced this morning at 5:30 am pacific time. Chicago led with 13 nominations.

There isn’t a good list to paste yet (the designers don’t seem to know to avoid all caps -Update – I’ve pasted a list below). But there is a complete list and the nominations page with links to more detailed info on each nominee.

Daughter from Danang which was nominated for best documentary will air on American Experience on PBS on April 7th (I’ll have a more complete overview of the nominated docs soon).

You can see Mike’s Car which was nominated for best animated short on the Monster’s Inc. DVD

The most amusing bit from an AP story (warning: this is a bit of a spoiler if you haven’t seen Adapation):

Charlie Kaufman, a previous screenwriting nominee for “Being John Malkovich,” scored a first of sorts. He was nominated for adapted screenplay for “Adaptation,” along with fictional twin brother Donald, who shares the writing credit.

It was the first nomination ever for a fictional entity. In the past, filmmakers have received nominations under assumed names, such as Joel and Ethan Coen as “Roderick Jaynes,” their film-editing pseudonym, or Robert Towne, who shared a screenwriting nomination for 1984′s “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes” under the name of his sheepdog, P.H. Vazak.

Academy officials say if “Adaptation” wins, only one Oscar will be awarded, for Charlie Kaufman.

Best motion picture of the year
· Chicago
· Gangs Of New York
· The Hours
· The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
· The Pianist

Achievement in directing
· Chicago – Rob Marshall
· Gangs Of New York – Martin Scorsese
· The Hours – Stephen Daldry
· The Pianist – Roman Polanski
· Talk To Her – Pedro Almodóvar

Performance by an actor in a leading role
· Adrien Brody in The Pianist
· Nicolas Cage in Adaptation
· Michael Caine in The Quiet American
· Daniel Day-Lewis in Gangs Of New York
· Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
· Chris Cooper in Adaptation
· Ed Harris in The Hours
· Paul Newman in Road To Perdition
· John C Reilly In Chicago
· Christopher Walken In Catch Me If You Can

Performance by an actress in a leading role
· Salma Hayek in Frida
· Nicole Kidman in The Hours
· Diane Lane in Unfaithful
· Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven
· Renée Zellweger in Chicago

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
· Kathy Bates in About Schmidt
· Julianne Moore in The Hours
· Queen Latifah in Chicago
· Meryl Streep in Adaptation
· Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago

Best animated feature film of the year
· Ice Age
· Lilo & Stitch
· Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron
· Spirited Away
· Treasure Planet

Achievement in art direction
· Chicago; art Direction: John Myhre; set decoration: Gord Sim
· Frida; art direction: Felipe Fernandez Del Paso; set decoration: Hannia Robledo
· Gangs Of New York; art direction: Dante Ferretti; set decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
· The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers; art direction: Grant Major; set decoration: Dan Hennah And Alan Lee
· Road To Perdition; art direction: Dennis Gassner; set decoration: Nancy Haigh

Achievement in cinematography
· Chicago: Dion Beebe
· Far From Heaven: Edward Lachman
· Gangs Of New York: Michael Ballhaus
· The Pianist: Pawel Edelman
· Road To Perdition: Conrad L Hall

Achievement in costume design
· Chicago: Colleen Atwood
· Frida: Julie Weiss
· Gangs Of New York: Sandy Powell
· The Hours: Ann Roth
· The Pianist: Anna Sheppard

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