'Button' Leads Oscar Nominations With 13
Posted on Thu Jan 22, 2009 08:00 AM PDT

Movies OscarNomsBrad200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" leads the pack of Oscar contenders with 13 nominations, it was announced this morning in Beverly Hills.

"Button" was nominated in nearly ever major category including best picture and director; Brad Pitt also received a nomination for best actor.

The Mumbai-set "Slumdog Millionaire," scored 10 nominations including best picture.

One of the year's most popular films, "The Dark Knight," was passed over for a best picture nomination and best director nomination, however, the late Heath Ledger got a posthumous nod for his role as The Joker.

Angelina Jolie was nominated for best actress, along with Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway and Melissa Leo.

The Oscars will be handed out on February 22 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

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