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Highlighting the Oscar Nominees

Highlights of 80th annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday:

Best Picture: Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood.

Best Actor: George Clooney (Michael Clayton); Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood); Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street); Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah); Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises).

Best 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 by the Coward Robert Ford); Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men); Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild); Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson's War); Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton).

Best 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 Director: Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly); Jason Reitman (Juno); Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton); Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men); Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood).

— Associated Press

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