Oscar Nominees in Photos
Slumdog , Benjamin Button , Milk join Reader and Frost/Nixon in best-picture fight
By Leela de Kretser,  Newser User
Posted Feb 21, 2009 1:31 PM CST

(Newser) – The countdown begins to Hollywood's night of nights, with big guns that "are easier to admire and respect than to love" competing for top honors, writes David Gritten in the Daily Mail. No doubt the tabloids are hoping for a Brangelina sweep of the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. Will underdog fave Slumdog Millionaire nab Best Film? Click the image to view a slideshow of the nominated actors; to view trailers of the best-picture nominees, click "video."