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'Juno,' 'Clayton' earn Oscar nods

Jan. 22, 2008 at 10:15 AM   |   Comments

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BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Juno," "No Country for Old Men" and "Michael Clayton" each earned numerous Oscar nods as nominations were announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday.

The films will compete with "Atonement" and "There Will Be Blood" for the best-picture honor.

"Hairspray" was shut out of the major nominations/ Fellow critical favorites "American Gangster," "Into the Wild" and "Sweeney Todd" each earned only one nod in the top categories.

"Gangster" ensemble player Ruby Dee earned a nomination for best supporting actress, "Wild" co-star Hal Holbrook got a nod for best supporting actor and "Sweeney Todd" leading man Johnny Depp was nominated for best actor.

"Juno" star Ellen Page grabbed a nomination for best actress and the comedy's Jason Reitman was nominated for best director and Diablo Cody for best original screenplay.

George Clooney was nominated for best actor for his work in "Michael Clayton", the drama's writer-director Tony Gilroy was named in the directing and best original screenplay categories and Tilda Swinton earned a nod for best supporting actress.

Javier Bardem garnered a nod for best supporting actor for his role in "No Country for Old Men" and the thriller's co-writers-directors Ethan and Joel Coen earned nominations for best adapted screenplay and best director.

Cate Blanchett got nominations for best supporting actress and best actress for her work in "I'm Not There" and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," respectively.

Daniel Day-Lewis was nominated for best actor for his performance in "There Will Be Blood," which also earned a best adapted screenplay nod and best director mention for Paul Thomas Anderson.

"Atonement" picked up a nomination for the best supporting actress award for Saoirse Ronan and another for best adapted screenplay.

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