Chenoweth intends to shake up the 9 PM ceremony, telling the Associated Press, "In the past it's been very by the book. It's not going to be that way at all. It's going to be very fun." The Wicked star will also perform the opening number for the ceremony. Rob Marshall's film adaptation of "Nine" competes against "Precious" and "Avatar" and more for Best Picture. Marion Cotillard is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in "Nine," which is also nominated for Best Acting Ensemble. Maury Yeston's "Cinema Italiano," penned for Kate Husdon in the film, is nominated for Best Song. "Nine" also earned a nod for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Make Up and Best Sound.
Disney's "The Princess and the Frog," starring Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, is nominated for Best Animated Feature, and the film's composer Randy Newman is nominated for Best Score. The HBO movie "Grey Gardens" is nominated for Best Picture Made for TV.
For a complete list of nominees, visit VH1.