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Oscars in Rotterdam

2008 Oscar nominations announced

Ellen Page in Juno
The nominations for the Oscars were announced Tuesday morning. The list of nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards includes the festival's opening film for the public, Juno, which has been nominated for Best Picture. Juno's Ellen Page is a nominee for best actress. Other 'Rotterdammers' in the running for the Oscars are the Maestros of this year -- that would be the Coen Brothers, of course -- who've received eight nominations for their No Country for Old Men, including best picture, best director and best supporting actor (Javier Bardem). Persepolis has been nominated for best animated feature film.