‘The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button’ Premieres In France


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who each received acting nominations from the Motion Picture Academy early Thursday morning, were both on hand at the Gaumont Marignan in Paris to attend the French premiere of Brad’s movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (for which he was nominated) later in the day. Brangelina both expressed their excitement at the news of their matching noms, tho you wouldn’t necessarily know it by looking at them on the red carpet last night:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may want to dust off the mantle and make room for matching his and her Oscar trophies after picking up Best Actor and Best Actress nominations Thursday. Pitt, whose film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button collected 13 Oscar nods, including Best Picture, called the nominations “a great honor for the movie,” while giving props to his director. “I’m especially happy for David Fincher, for without him there would be no Ben Button,” said Pitt, who was last nominated for a supporting role in Twelve Monkeys in 1996. Oscars aside, Changeling star Jolie also had words of gratitude for her director: Working with Clint Eastwood “was a reward in itself that will last me a lifetime,” she said. Yet, the actress is still humbled about her nomination for her role as a mother whose son goes missing in Changeling. “To receive a nomination from the Academy on top of that is a privilege beyond any expectation,” she said Thursday. “It has been an exceptional year for acting, and I am honored to be in the company of these talented actors whose performances all deserve this recognition.”

Personally, neither Ange nor Brad are my picks for their categories — I’d have to go with Meryl Streep in Doubt and either Sean Penn in Milk or Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler — but I’m sure they are both very happy to each be nominated for the highest acting award in Hollywood. They’ve attended a few big Award Shows together this season already but have, thus far, gone home empty handed. I fear that they may leave the Oscars empty handed as well (except for those sweet ass nominee gift bags, those have to get some lurve). I do not believe that Benjamin Button will be completely shut out and I wouldn’t be shocked if Clint Eastwood took home the directing prize but I don’t really think these movies will be the big winners of the night. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait long to find out … the Academy Awards air just under a month from now on February 22. Place your bets now, who do YOU think will walk away with little golden statues next month?

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  • Panti Christ

    Despite the possibility of joy from the matching nominations, they sure are looking super gloom-and-doom in their matching foggy grey outfits!

  • I really hope that stache is for a movie because Brad looks awful with it!!!

  • car

    Ang looks really tired. beautiful but really run down.

  • Cherrylips

    She is soooo beautiful its not fair :(

  • Nadine

    Clint Eastwood wasn’t nominated

    • @Nadine — I think she was congratulating Eastwood since he directed her movie ‘Changeling’ for which she was nominated

  • Cynthia

    I think Sean Penn should win for Milk, but I think that movie’s going to get robbed. Mickey O made a great comeback – but it wasn’t a better acting job than Sean Penn’s. And I liked Slumdog, but I really thought Milk was the better movie by far.

  • L

    slumdog for best picture, meryl for best actress, sean penn for best actor, heath for best supporting actor, amy adams for supporting actress

  • Tracy

    I am so over Brangelina. I cant stand Angelina. She is such a kook.

  • Leisha

    I was never a Brad Pitt fan but that fug little ‘stache he has going makes me want to hurl. YUCK!!!!!

  • snoots

    does anyone think she’s pregnant besides me?!

  • Kristen

    ahh i so want kate winslet to win so badly!! i just love her, and i think it’s her turn to win!

  • James

    Trent, did you even watch Benjamin Button yet?

  • vic

    Trent… you said you wouldn’t be surprised if he took home the prize for directing. Not Nadine. He def was not nominated.

  • Prieta Linda

    I believe Brad’s stache is for the movie he’s doin for Quentin Tarentino…but don’t quote me on it. I’m happy for their nom’s but I’m afraid these two cancel each other out because of their big-budget prowess. I’m so pullin for Kate Winslet…this has to be her year!!! Every academy awards ceremony she’s at, the Academy constantly reminds us (and her) that she’s the most nominated with no wins female. This is her year!!! I’d love it if the come-back kid Rourke won…it would be so sweet!!!

  • vic

    If she had been nominated for Revolutionary Road I’d say it was a lock for Winslet. But with a nom for The Reader… Streep will eat her alive. Or Hathaway… But I’d rather it go to Streep if it doesn’t go to Winslet.

  • Rachel

    They always wear the most drab,boring outifts..zzzzzz. I wish Angie would wear something more vibrant!

  • Katie

    Angie looks older by the minute.. It’s her outfits

  • This movie was good, but I don’t know that it deserved the slew of Oscar nominations it received.