The awards season has been kicked off as International Press Academy announces its nominees for the 13th Annual Satellite Awards on Sunday, November 30. Through the 22 categories for feature film, it is revealed that "Frost/Nixon", "Milk", "The Dark Knight", "Slumdog Millionaire", "Revolutionary Road", "Australia" and "Quantum of Solace" are among the strong contenders for the coveted awards since each of them receives multiple nods.
Competing for the Best Drama Film category are The Reader", "Slumdog Millionaire", "Revolutionary Road", "Frost/Nixon", "Milk" and "Frozen River". Meanwhile, "Happy-Go-Lucky", "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist", "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", "Tropic Thunder", "In Bruges" and "Choke" are listed as the contenders for Best Comedy or Musical Film.
The nominations also see actresses, like Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Kat Dennings and Debra Messing, and actors, such as Mickey Rourke, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Ricky Gervais, Michael Cera and Mark Ruffalo, in the performers categories. Additionally, directors, Thomas McCarthy, Ron Howard, Gus Van Sant, Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry are up for the Best Director title.
Apart from the 22 movie categories, the 13th Annual Satellite Awards also chose nominees in 12 TV categories, six DVD categories and five DVD categories. The winners will be announced at awards gala held on December 14 at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City. While the complete list of the nominees can be seen via International Press Academy's official site, partial list for the movie nominees can be read below.
Partial Nominees List of the 13th Annual Satellite Awards: