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Old Men, There Will Be Blood Lead Oscar Nominations

Nominations for the 80th-annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood led the pack with eight nods each, among them best picture and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem. Who else is going for gold come Feb. 24, in a ceremony of as-yet-to-be-determined magnitude? The contenders are:Lead ActorGeorge Clooney, Michael ClaytonDaniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be BloodJohnny Depp, Sweeney ToddTommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of ElahViggo Mortensen, Eastern PromisesLead ActressCate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden AgeJulie Christie, Away from HerMarion Cotillard, La Vie en RoseLaura Linney, The SavagesEllen Page, JunoSupporting ActorCasey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James... Javier Bardem, No Country for Old MenPhilip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's WarHal Holbrook, Into the WildTom Wilkinson, Michael ClaytonSupporting ActressCate Blanchett, I'm Not ThereRuby Dee, American GangsterSaoirse Ronan, AtonementAmy...

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Nominations for the 80th-annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood led the pack with eight nods each, among them best picture and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem. Who else is going for gold come Feb. 24, in a ceremony of as-yet-to-be-determined magnitude? The contenders are:
Lead Actor
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
Lead Actress
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away from Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney, The Savages
Ellen Page, Juno
Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James...
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Best Picture
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Directing
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel)
Juno (Jason Reitman)
Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Original Screenplay
Juno
Lars and the Real Girl
Michael Clayton
Ratatouille
The Savages

Adapted Screenplay
Atonement
Away from Her
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Animated Feature
Persepolis
Ratatouille
Surf's Up

Best Foreign Language Film
Beaufort (Israel)
The Counterfeiters (Austria)
Katyn (Poland)
Mongol (Kazakhstan)
12 (Russia)
Best Documentary Feature
No End in Sight
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Sicko
Taxi to the Dark Side
War/Dance

All other categories will be posted in comments. Read the FlickChick blog to see which nods surprised film critic Maitland. Also, see which nomination drew a raspberry from Cheers & Jeers.