Nominations for Original Screenplay-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Original Screenplay category are:

  • “Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Courtney Hunt
  • “Happy-Go-Lucky” (Miramax), Written by Mike Leigh
  • “In Bruges” (Focus Features), Written by Martin McDonagh
  • “Milk” (Focus Features), Written by Dustin Lance Black
  • “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

Nominations for Adapted Screenplay-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Adapted Screenplay category are:

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Screenplay by Eric Roth, Screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
  • “Doubt” (Miramax), Written by John Patrick Shanley
  • “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Screenplay by Peter Morgan
  • “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Hare
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Nominations for Achievement In Visual Effects-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Achievement In Visual Effects category are:

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron
  • “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin
  • “Iron Man” (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment), John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan

Nominations for Achievement In Sound Mixing-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Achievement In Sound Mixing category are:

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark Weingarten
  • “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty
  • “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt
  • “Wanted” (Universal), Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño and Petr Forejt

Nominations for Achievement In Sound Editing-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Achievement In Sound Editing category are:

  • “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Richard King
  • “Iron Man” (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment), Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Glenn Freemantle and Tom Sayers
  • “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood
  • “Wanted” (Universal), Wylie Stateman

Nominations for Achievement In Film Editing-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Achievement In Film Editing category are:

  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Lee Smith
  • “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Mike Hill and Dan Hanley
  • “Milk” (Focus Features), Elliot Graham
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Chris Dickens

Nominations for Achievement In Cinematography-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Achievement In Cinematography category are:

  • “Changeling” (Universal), Tom Stern
  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Claudio Miranda
  • “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Wally Pfister
  • “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), Chris Menges and Roger Deakins
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Anthony Dod Mantle

Nominations for Achievement In Art Direction-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Achievement In Art Direction category are:

  • “Changeling” (Universal), Art Direction: James J. Murakami, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt, Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
  • “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Peter Lando
  • “The Duchess” (Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films), Art Direction: Michael Carlin, Set Decoration: Rebecca Alleway
  • “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Art Direction: Kristi Zea, Set Decoration: Debra Schutt

Nominations for Best Live Action Short Film-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Best Live Action Short Film category are:

  • “Auf der Strecke (On the Line)” (Hamburg Shortfilmagency), An Academy of Media Arts Cologne Production, Reto Caffi
  • “Manon on the Asphalt” (La Luna Productions), A La Luna Production, Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont
  • “New Boy” (Network Ireland Television), A Zanzibar Films Production, Steph Green and Tamara Anghie
  • “The Pig” An M & M Production, Tivi Magnusson and Dorte Høgh
  • “Spielzeugland (Toyland)” A Mephisto Film Production, Jochen Alexander Freydank


This picture of Miley Cyrus in sandals that put her pretty feet and legs on display has opened up a line of discussion on the brand of the gray above the knee dress she was wearing, what her shoe size happens to be as well as where we can find the sunglasses in the picture.


The black BCBG sandals are called the GIANNI LACE-UP STRAPPY SANDAL and were originally offered at the price of $240.00, but are now on sale at a deep discount. So if you feel that you can't live another minute without these cage or modified gladiator style sandals, now may be the time to pick them up while they are for sale at an affordable price; for designer sandals at least.

High heel strappy sandals with an exotic, bohemian look are all the rage. You must admit that these are very attractive (and would have looked even nicer with painted toenails) even with an extreme number of straps wrapping the arch of the foot and the closed heel.

Return to Celebrity News, Purses, Makeup and Shoes to see more pictures of your favorite stars and what they are wearing.

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kim kardashian Candid Hot Pictures In Street

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Peek-a-boo! Triumph International Lingerie Show At India Fashion Forum

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Pics At Peek-a-boo! Triumph International lingerie. Top models displays a lingerie creation from the Triumph International spring/summer lingerie collection 2009 at the India Fashion Forum 2009 in Mumbai on January 27, 2009.

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Nominations for Best Animated Short Film-81st Oscar Awards

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The Nominations for Best Animated Short Film category are:

  • “La Maison en Petits Cubes” A Robot Communications Production, Kunio Kato
  • “Lavatory - Lovestory” A Melnitsa Animation Studio and CTB Film Company Production, Konstantin Bronzit
  • “Oktapodi” (Talantis Films), A Gobelins, L’école de l’image Production, Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand
  • “Presto” (Walt Disney), A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Doug Sweetland
  • “This Way Up” A Nexus Production, Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes

Jake Gyllenhaal Kicks Pap

Did Jake Gyllenhaal need to kick this annoying pap or could he have gone about his business without resorting to physical assault? You just let them win when you do that stuff Jake.

Pumpkinheaded Dumb-Ass Sued

Amanda Bynes
is being sued along with several other motorists who were involved in a multi-car accident at an intersection in Beverly Hills two years ago. Bynes apparently can't drive for shit: Just last August she was involved in a second wreck in which the other driver was injured. Maybe Amanda has trouble holding up her massive head and therefore doesn't see the cars in front of her?

Spot The Emaciated Freak

I love Lagerfeld's tie. That fucker is wide. Actually, is that really a tie or did he accidentally tuck a tablecloth into his collar and get up? I wish he'd slap that bitch Knightley right in the face. "And that's for that endless snoozefest The Duchess. And that's for those hideous Alba-bangs. And that's for stabbing me in the face with your cheekbone when we were air-kissing. Bitchbitchbitchbitch. Oh, Renfield, bring me a bag of O-negative. I'm feeling sluggish."

Toasted Angie

"Hey look...I found your Benjamin button. Heeeeeee."

Mandira Bedi at Nisha Jamwal’s Independence theme bash

Women's Leather Jackets for Spring

As much as we wish long for warm weather, it's not quite here yet. Even Miami and L.A. have had chilly springs. So what's a fashionista to do on a girls' getaway when she wants to look hot -- and not freeze? Reach for one of these women's leather jackets. The lighter weight, softer colors and cropped styles keep these spring leather jackets fresh and stylish.

Clockwise from top left:
Items in this set:
Line Kniwear, Ellen Jacket, Piperlime, $650
Leather Cowl Neck Jacket | Vince, $995
Juicy Couture Bracelet Sleeve Moto Leather Jacket - Elephant, $700 (Note: get 20 percent off this jacket when you order via phone at 212-796-3360 and mention PEOPLE20. Thanks!)
BB Dakota Jessie Cadet Leather Jacket - Storm, $240
Soft Leather Jacket By Unique, $310

Miracle Hair Oil of the Elite Beauties! A Rare, Ancient Beauty Secret Can Now Be Yours

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Taylor Swift is a Teen Vogue Covergirl!

Country Singer Taylor Swift takes the cover of the March '09 issue of Teen Vogue where she admits "I never expected all this to happen to me."

On having her picture taken: “Well, I’ve never had paparazzi in Nashville before; that’s a new thing. You really have a lot of privacy here. I saw that documentary on Britney Spears, and I feel bad for her—she can’t leave her house!”

On her love for country music: “Well, I started begging my mom to bring me here after I saw a TV special on Faith Hill—she came to Nashville, and that’s how she made it. So for spring break we rented a car and drove up and down Music Row, handing my homemade demo CD to the receptionists at all the labels. I’d say, ‘Hey, I’m eleven, and I want a record deal. Call me.’”

On pursing a career in acting:
“Only if it was a show that I loved, like CSI or Grey’s Anatomy, or if it was a really cool script. But I’m not feeling this desperate urge.”

On her red-carpet style: “I’ve learned a lot. I go to all these photo shoots, and each time I figure out something new about myself and what I want to wear. For a big night, I like Marchesa or Badgley Mischka—and I love Oscar de la Renta. I’ve never gotten to wear one of his dresses; if I ever did, I would probably faint. And I am obsessed with high heels.”

On her ‘I’ve finally made it’ moment: “Oh, no, I’m never going to have that moment. All of this is amazing, but it doesn’t guarantee anything about the future. I still haven’t made it to where I want to be.”

Check out the full interview, behind-the-scenes pics and video shoot at

Miley & Mandy get swarmed by the Paps!

Best Friends Miley Cyrus and Mandy Jiroux documented what it's like when they leave a restaurant and just how close the paparazzi will get to them to get their money shot.

Mandy and Miley get swarmed by paparazzi

How would you feel about paparazzi following you everywhere you went? Love it or Hate it?

Kim Kardashian Candid Pics At The Sets Of Entourage

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Deepika Padukone At The SaReGaMaPa Challenge Finale

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Dakota Fanning possible 'Jane' in Twilight's 'New Moon'?

Rumors have been going around that the very talented, young actress Dakota Fanning is under consideration for the role of 'Jane' in Twilight's sequel 'New Moon'.

Access Hollywood recently spoke to Dakota, who said: 'I think it's too soon to tell if I'll for sure be doing it, but it's so great. I'm a really big fan of that series and the first film and all the actors, so it would be wonderful. I don't think they'll have to put a lot of makeup on me. I'm pretty white already. Pretty much all my friends are pretty big fans, so it would be great.'

Summit Entertainment reps confirmed: 'We are considering all actors that have the unique requirements for the look of Jane, Dakota being one of them.'

Do you think Dakota should play Jane in New Moon?

Taylor Swift's Latest Blog!

Taylor Swift recently blogged via her Official Myspace Account:

Saturday, January 24, 2009

While I was in LA, my mom re-arranged my bathroom.

That's probably my longest blog title yet, so if you weren't able to experience the whole thing because it cut the last part off (due to being so long)... It said "While I was in LA, my mom re-arranged my bathroom". As you can imagine, my bathroom looks different now. When I left for LA, my way of storing all of my make up and hair products was to pile it all on my bathroom counter. Most of it was grouped together in a very organized system (the pile). That's not to say the system was not flawed. There was one tiny, insignificant recurring problem.. If you pulled one thing out of the middle of the pile, it would create a giant avalanche of lip gloss and eye shadow and other various cosmetics (sometimes a container of powder, which was undoubtedly left halfway closed-- SO much fun to clean up!). I was fine with my system. 17% of the time, it worked perfectly without disastrous results. I wasn't going to complain about it because whining isn't really my thing, and I didn't have time to create another system (this takes planning and brainstorming!). So my bathroom has stayed the same terrible mess of piled up beauty products for two years.. while I traveled the world with the sad, unorganized state of my bathroom perpetually weighing in the the back of my conscience. Then suddenly... EVERYTHING changed. I came back from LA and discovered a whole new world. My bathroom is now a magical, wondrous place with cabinets for storing make up and hooks on the door for holding scarves. There are even drawers for my hair brushes and incredible little shelves for my towels! There's a new shower curtain in place of the one I've had since 7th grade (the one that has always secretly creeped me out a little, because it's all these people standing around and it really looks like they're watching me. Which was weird. I never liked them, and I'm glad they're gone.) There are little windows in one of the dressers, and through it, I can see the candles I used to have stashed randomly on the counter. Now they have their perfect little home, all gathered together in their tiny, organized sanctuary. But then I turned around and was startled by something... Where was my Britney Spears poster.... No, this can't be right... WHERE is it?!? I searched the room frantically for a few seconds before finding it's new spot. My Britney Spears poster (from 6th grade) had been relocated to my bedroom, which is another AMAZING upgrade. This way, I see it more often and it more proudly displays my unwavering devotion to Britney Spears. My jewelry has been neatly placed into these little jewelry containers that separate your necklaces so they don't get tangled into a huge unrecognizable, mangled ball that is IMPOSSIBLE to untangle. That used to happen to me all the time, but NOW it's preventable! Also, I found so many things that went missing over the years.. The most notable find would have to be my glasses. I couldn't believe it, but there they were! Apparently they had been lost somewhere in the giant pile of cosmetic doom.. I eventually gave up the search after a few weeks. Now they're back! The moral of the story is... My mom is wonderful and we apparently share the same hobby: Compulsively organizing and straightening up around the house whenever we're bored.

I can't wait to tell you all about LA and my life-changing guest appearance on CSI. Basically... When I'm really old and can only remember one story about my life to go back and relive, and tell over and over and over again to the point where my grandchildren roll their eyes and leave the room...... That's the story. Ah, I can see it now. "You know, when I was a youngster, I got to guest star on CSI! It was marvelous! So marvelous, it was!"

It was that good.

I'll tell you all about the rest. I love you with all my heart.


Miley Cyrus Opens up via MileyWorld!

Miley Cyrus is speaking out via her fan site, MileyWorld.Com. Recently, rumors have been flying around about Miley and certain things she does in her life, and it's her turn to set things straight. Take a look at these three videos where Miley tells the world what's really going on.

Miley Opens up on MileyWorld on 1-21-09

Miley Opens up on MileyWorld on 1-22-09

Miley Opens up on MileyWorld on 1-23-09

Do you think it's cool of Miley to clear rumors through her MileyWorld website?