"Doubt" and "Frost/Nixon" Garner Critics' Choice Nominations

News   "Doubt" and "Frost/Nixon" Garner Critics' Choice Nominations The screen adaptations of the lauded Broadway dramas "Doubt" and "Frost/Nixon" continue to wrack up awards and nominations across the country.

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Meryl Streep in "Doubt" and Rosemarie DeWitt (right, with Anne Hathaway) in "Rachel Getting Married" Photo by Andrew Schwartz ("Doubt") and Bob Vergara ("Rachel...")

The cast of "Doubt," featuring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis, earned the Best Acting Ensemble Award from the Washington, DC Area Film Critics' Association. Streep was named Best Actress for her portrayal of Sister Aloysius, while Rosemarie DeWitt earned Best Supporting Actress for "Rachel Getting Married."

On the national front, both "Doubt" and "Frost/Nixon" will compete against "The Reader," "Milk" and "Slumdog Millionaire" for Best Picture at the 14th Critics' Choice Awards, which will be presented on VH1 Jan. 8, 2009.

Critics' Choice also nominated Frank Langella ("Frost/Nixon") alongside Sean Penn ("Milk") for Best Actor, while Meryl Streep ("Doubt") will compete against Melissa Leo ("Frozen River"), Anne Hathaway ("Rachel Getting Married") and Kate Blanchett ("Benjamin Button") for Best Actress.

Supporting nominations went to "Doubt" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Viola Davis, as well as Josh Brolin ("Milk"), Marisa Tomei ("The Wrestler"), Kate Winslet ("The Reader") and Penelope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona").

Nominations for "Doubt" also include Best Acting Ensemble and Best Writer for John Patrick Shanley. "Frost/Nixon" earned nominations for Best Director for Ron Howard and Best Writer for Peter Morgan.