November 28, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

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

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