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January 22, 2008

Johnny got another nomination from Academy Awards, for his Sweeney Todd!
He will dispute with: Daniel Day Lewis, George Clooney, Tommy Lee Jones and Viggo Mortensen.

Congratulations, and go Johnny!

Johnny Depp received his third Academy Award nomination for best actor for his role as the title character in Tim Burton’s gothic musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” though no nods went to the film, its director or co-star Helena Bonham-Carter.

The nominees for the 80th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday from Beverly Hills, California, with Johnny Depp seeing his portrayal of the psychotic criminal whom he managed to make endearing to the audiences receive a nomination in the best actor category.

Depp, previously nominated for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2004 and “Finding Neverland” in 2005, will compete against George Clooney in “Michael Clayton,” Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood,” Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah” and Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises.”

While “Sweeney Todd” was not nominated in the best picture category, the trophy will be fought over between “Michael Clayton,” “There Will Be Blood,” “Atonement,” “Juno” and “No Country for Old Men.”

The organizers of the Academy Awards ceremony have been adamant that the event will take place regardless of the ongoing WGA strike, on the scheduled date of Feb. 24 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.

Jon Stewart is scheduled to host.

  • Jan 22Clare says:  

    Yay Johnny!!

    And, actually Sweeney Todd was also nominated for Art Direction & Costume. The article said that the film didn’t receive nods other than Best Actor.

  • Jan 22Sarah saunders says:  

    Congrats Johnny

    Keep up the execllent work.

    You are an awesome actor.

    I would like to meet you one day.

    sarah saunders

  • Jan 22Sandra says:  

    Oh yeah, babay! That is some – pardon the language – fan-fucking-tastic news! A much deserved nomination; many warm congratulations to Johnny on the Oscar-nod and the success of Sweeney Todd! Let’s hope he isn’t wrongfully snubbed of the award this year, as I firmly believe he was the previous two times.

  • Jan 24MIne says:  

    Yeaaah! johnny you can do it!!! u r a great actor! we support u!!!!! keep working!!! congratz!

  • Jan 26Anonymous says:  

    donna mulhern
    well done johnny,went to c sweeny todd the first day it was released,i was well impressed considering you hate singing.I admire u so much and love the work u do.I may get my wish one day and meet you.Keep up the work,hope ur daughter has well recovered from her illness.

  • Jan 26Capital says:  

    i think johnny depp is a fag and i fucking hate his work


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