Los Angeles (E! Online) – Brad Pitt versus Angelina Jolie. Heath Ledger versus Robert Downey Jr. Bruce Springsteen versus Miley Cyrus.
Those are some of the matchups for the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, out this morning with nominations.
Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will vie for Best Picture against partner Jolie’s Changeling.
Ten films overall were nominated. The others: The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E and the not-yet released Doubt, The Reader and The Wrestler.
Despite a category that’s about as crowded as Pitt and Jolie’s house, there was no room for a couple of notable films.
Box-office bust Australia and the upcoming Revolutionary Road, featuring the Titanic reteaming of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, both were denied a shot at the top prize. Australia earned but one nomination overall; Revolutionary Road, zero.
Benjamin Button and Milk led with eight nominations each, including ones for their respective leading men: Pitt and Sean Penn.
The late Ledger is up against Hollywood survivor Downey for Best Supporting Actor. Downey, who’s been getting the Best Actor push for Iron Man, is in the game for Tropic Thunder. Ledger earned his expected nod for tormenting Batman in The Dark Knight.
Springsteen will try to hold off Cyrus in Best Song. The two penned nominated cuts for The Wrestler and Bolt, respectively.
Sorting through the other nominations: