Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Oscar Nominations - Strong Soap Showing

Here are the nominations for the 80th annual Academy Award in the acting categories announced Tuesday with former soap actors in bold:

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 (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), "In the Valley of Elah"; Viggo Mortensen (SEARCH FOR TOMORROW), "Eastern Promises."

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 (THE BRIGHTER DAY), "Into the Wild"; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Charlie Wilson's War"; Tom Wilkinson, "Michael Clayton."

Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There"; Ruby Dee (GUIDING LIGHT), "American Gangster"; Saoirse Ronan, "Atonement"; Amy Ryan (AS THE WORLD TURNS), "Gone Baby Gone"; Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton."

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