Atonement up for seven Oscars

BRITISH film Atonement has scored seven Oscar nominations, including best picture.Its 13-year-old star, Irish schoolgirl Saoirse Ronan, is in the running for the title of best supporting actress.

BRITISH film Atonement has scored seven Oscar nominations, including best picture.

Its 13-year-old star, Irish schoolgirl Saoirse Ronan, is in the running for the title of best supporting actress.

These are the main categories for the 80th Academy Awards:

Best performance by an actor in a leading role

George Clooney - Michael Clayton

Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood

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Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Tommy Lee Jones - In The Valley Of Elah

Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role

Casey Affleck - The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Javier Bardem - No Country For Old Men

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War

Hal Holbrook - Into The Wild

Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

Best performance by an actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Julie Christie - Away From Her

Marion Cotillard - La Vie En Rose

Laura Linney - The Savages

Ellen Page - Juno

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role

Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There

Ruby Dee in - American Gangster

Saoirse Ronan - Atonement

Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone

Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

Best animated feature film of the year

Persepolis

Ratatouille

Surf's Up

Best director

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly - Julian Schnabel

Juno - Jason Reitman

Michael Clayton - Tony Gilroy

No Country For Old Men - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson

Best motion picture of the year

Atonement

Juno

Michael Clayton

No Country For Old Men

There Will Be Blood

Best adapted screenplay

Atonement - Christopher Hampton

Away From Her - Sarah Polley

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly - Ronald Harwood

No Country For Old Men - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson

Best original screenplay

Juno - Diablo Cody

Lars And The Real Girl - Nancy Oliver

Michael Clayton - Tony Gilroy

Ratatouille - Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco

The Savages - Tamara Jenkins

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