slumdog millionaire receives ten oscar nominations

Academy Award nominations were announced this morning. Everybody's favorite movie of the moment, Slumdog Millionaire, received ten nominations, including Best Picture, Danny Boyle for Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Based on all the acclaim it's already received, we knew going into Oscar nominations that Slumdog had a pretty good shot at being a top contender. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leads the nomination count with thirteen.) I'm going to go out on a limb right now and predict Slumdog Millionaire will actually take the Best Picture trophy on February 22.

Other noteworthy nominations include Thavisouk Phrasavath and Ellen Kuras' The Betrayal for Best Documentary Feature, and Yojira Takita's Departures for Best Foreign Langauge Film, Steven Okazaki's The Conscience of Nhem En for Best Documentary Short (the director's fourth nomination). View the full list of nominations here.

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