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Oscar-worthy performances of 2008

Oscar-worthy performances of 2008 — Kate Winslet and Mickey Rourke are generating the most heat

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Top contenders have also emerged in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. Here’s who’s generating the most heat.


Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Sean Penn, Milk
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Josh Brolin, W.


Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Kate Beckinsale, Nothing but the Truth
Melissa Leo, Frozen River