Gus Van Sant's Milk, the biopic about slain San Francisco supervisor and gay activist Harvey Milk, was nominated for eight Oscars this morning. In addition to a Best Picture nomination, Dustin Lance Black (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen), Van Sant (Best Directing), Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor), Sean Penn (Best Actor), and Danny Elfman (Best Score) all received Oscar love.

The film, if you recall, was shot here in San Francisco last year, which featured many locals in bit parts and as extras.

The only movie to land more nominations was that long Brad Pitt movie about getting younger, which scored 13 noms.