The 2009 Oscar Nomination announcements were held in Beverly Hills, California on Thursday morning and as expected some of the Gloden Globe front runners were among the nominees.
Actresses Taraji P. Henson (’The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’) and Viola Davis (’Doubt’) are both up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. Plus
Rapper M.I.A., best known for her hit song “Paper Planes,” can now add Oscar nominee to her résumé. The Sri Lankan artist was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song for “O Saya,” featured on the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack. Congrats to all the ladies..

The 81st Academy Awards will air on February 22nd.