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Written by Rich Swerbinsky

Rich Swerbinsky

In addition to maniacal coverage of the Browns, Cavs, Indians, and Buckeyes ... Swerb's Blurbs will also feature movie previews, reviews, and coverage of the Academy Awards.  Over the next 2-3 weeks, every movie nominated for Best Motion Picture Of The Year will be reviewed by the Swerb's Blurbs staff of talented writers.

The nominees for the Academy Awards were released today.  The Oscars are Sunday, March 5th.

Here are the nominees in the 10 most prominent categories ...

Best Motion Picture Of The Year

Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, Good Night and Good Luck, Munich

Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Phillip Seymour Hoffman for "Capote", Terence Howard for "Hustle And Flow", Heath Ledger for "Brokeback Mountain", Joaquin Phoenix for "Walk The Line", David Strathairn for "Good Night, and Good Luck"

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role

Judi Dench for "Mrs. Henderson Presents", Felicity Huffman for "Transamerica", Keira Knightley for "Pride and Prejudice", Charlize Theron for "North Country", Reese Witherspoon for "Walk The Line"

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role

George Clooney for "Syriana", Matt Dillon for "Crash", Paul Giamatti for "Cinderella Man", Jake Gyllenhaal for "Brokeback Mountain", William Hurt for "A History Of Violence"

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role

Amy Adams for "Junebug", Catherine Keener for "Capote", Frances McDormand for "North County", Rachel Weisz for "The Constant Gardner", Michelle Williams for "Brokeback Mountain"

Best Achievement In Directing

George Clooney for "Good Night and Good Luck", Paul Haggis for "Crash", Ang Lee for "Brokeback Mountain", Bennett Miller for "Capote", Steven Spielberg for "Munich"

Best Achievement In Cinematography

Batman Begins, Brokeback Mountain, Good Night and Good Luck, Memoirs of a Geisha, The New World

Best Achievement In Visual Effects

The Chronicles of Narnia, King Kong, War of the Worlds

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Corpse Bride, Hauru no ugoku shiro, The Curse Of Were Rabbit

Best Documentary

Darwin's Nightmare, Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, Marche de l'emperur La, Murderball, Street Fight

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