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International Press Academy announces awards nominations

Gus Van Sant, director of the movie "Milk", poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, California November 8, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Getting a jump on rival awards groups, the International Press Academy announced its nominees Sunday for its 13th annual Satellite Awards.

Vying for best motion picture drama are “The Reader,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Milk” and “Frozen River.”

In the best comedy or musical motion picture category, the nominees are “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” “Vicky Christina Barcelona,” “Tropic Thunder,” “In Bruges” and “Choke.”

The 12-year-old entertainment press organization also announced its 10 best films of 2008, citing, in alphabetical order, “Ballast,” “Changeling,” “Doubt,” “The Dark Knight,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Frozen River,” “Milk,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Among the TV nominees, the best drama series contenders are “Brotherhood,” “In Treatment,” “Primeval,” “Life on Mars,” “Dexter” and “Mad Men.”

Best comedy or musical series nominees are “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “30 Rock,” “Pushing Daisies,” “State of the Union,” “The Colbert Report” and “Skins.”

The group chose nominees in 22 film categories, 12 TV categories, six DVD categories and five DVD categories. The winners will be announced at awards ceremonies December 14 at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter