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I've only seen one of the movies up for Best Picture so I best get my finger out and see the other 4. Heath Ledger has got a Best Supporting Actor nod, which will please a lot of people, and Mickey Rourke for the Wrestler is up for Best Actor, which will also please a lot of people. "Doubt" seems to have a lot of nominations, I've never heard of it, but Philip Seymour Hoffman makes any film watchable, so I'll probably try to see that. Robert Downey Jr for Tropic Thunder is an odd one, as the Academy tends to ignore comedy films. And horror for that matter. Bastards. Where's Johnny Depp's Oscar eh?!?!?!?

Best Picture

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button



The Reader

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director

David Fincher The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Stephen Daldry The Reader

Gus Van Sant Milk

Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire

Ron Howard Frost/Nixon

Best Actor

Richard Jenkins The Visitor

Sean Penn Milk

Frank Langella Frost/Nixon

Mickey Rourke The Wrestler

Brad Pitt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Actress

Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married

Angelina Jolie Changeling

Melissa Leo Frozen River

Meryl Streep Doubt

Kate Winslet The Reader

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin Milk

Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Thunder

Philip Seymour Hoffman Doubt

Michael Shannon Revolutionary Road

Heath Ledger The Dark Knight (posthumous)

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams Doubt

Penelope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Viola Davis Doubt

Taraji P. Henson The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Marisa Tomei The Wrestler

Best Original Screenplay

WALL-E - Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter

Happy-Go-Lucky - Mike Leigh

Frozen River - Courtney Hunt

In Bruges - Martin McDonagh

Milk - Dustin Lance Black

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Eric Roth and Robin Swicord

Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan

The Reader - David Hare

Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy

Doubt - John Patrick Shanley

Best Animated Feature

Bolt Chris Williams and Byron Howard

Kung Fu Panda Mark Osborne and John Stevenson

WALL-E Andrew Stanton

Best Foreign Language Film

Revanche Austria

The Class France

The Baader Meinhof Complex Germany

Departures Japan

Waltz With Bashir Israel

Best Animated Short

La Maison En Petits Cubes - Kunio Kato

Lavatory - Lovestory - Konstantin Bronzit

Oktapodi - Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand

Presto - Doug Sweetland

This Way Up - Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes

Best Art Direction

Changeling James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo

The Dark Knight Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando

The Duchess Michael Carlin, Rebecca Alleway

Revolutionary Road Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt

Best Cinematography

Changeling Tom Stern

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Claudio Miranda

The Dark Knight Wally Pfister

The Reader Chris Menges, Roger Deakins

Slumdog Millionaire Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Costume Design

Australia Catherine Martin

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Jacqueline West

The Duchess Michael O'Connor

Milk Danny Glicker

Revolutionary Road Albert Wolsky

Best Documentary FeatureNerakhoon (Nerakhoon)

Encounters at the End of the World

The Garden

Man on Wire

Trouble the Water

Best Documentary Short

The Conscience of Nhem En

The Final Inch

Smile Pinki

The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

Best Film Editing

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

The Dark Knight Lee Smith

Frost/Nixon Mike Hill, Dan Hanley

Milk Elliot Graham

Slumdog Millionaire Chris Dickens

Best Live Action Short

On the Line (Auf der Strecke)

Manon On the Asphalt

New Boy

The Pig

Toyland (Spielzeugland)

Best Makeup

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Greg Cannom

The Dark Knight John Caglione, Jr. and Conor OSullivan

Hellboy II: The Golden Army Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz

[edit] Best Original Score

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Alexandre Desplat

Defiance James Newton Howard

Milk Danny Elfman

Slumdog Millionaire A.R. Rahman

WALL-E Thomas Newman

Best Original Song

"Down to Earth" from WALL-E Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman (music), Peter Gabriel (lyrics)

"Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire A. R. Rahman (music), Gulzar (lyrics)

"O Saya" from Slumdog Millionaire A. R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

Best Sound Editing

The Dark Knight Richard King

Iron Man Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes

Slumdog Millionaire Tom Sayers

WALL-E Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood

Wanted Wylie Stateman

Best Sound Mixing

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Mark Weingarten

The Dark Knight Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick

Slumdog Millionaire Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty

WALL-E Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Ben Burtt

Wanted Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montao, Petr Forejt

Best Visual Effects

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron

The Dark Knight Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin

Iron Man John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick, Shane Mahan

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Jerry Lewis

Films with multiple nominations

13 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

10 Slumdog Millionaire

8 The Dark Knight, Milk


5 Doubt, Frost/Nixon, The Reader

3 Changeling, Revolutionary Road

2 The Duchess, Frozen River, Wanted, The Wrestler, Iron Man

81st Academy Awards nominees and winners - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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For what?! Playing the same cookey-goth character in Tim Burton's "films"?

Burton used to be great ('Edward Scissorhands', 'Mars Attacks' etc), but is a shitey parody of himself now, same for Depp.

I agree with you on Burton. He hasn't made a decent film since Ed wood and yet is still every goth's hero. (Might have to rewatch Mars Attacks, remeber it being pish apart from Jack Nicholson)

Depp is still a legend in my eyes though. Can't stand pirates of the caribean but he was great in the first one. He was good in that peter pan one too.

As for the Oscars... Can't believe Gomorrah didn't get nominated. It is excellent. Saying that, I haven't seen the other films in the foreign language category.

Whilst we're on the topic... Does anyone remember the Oscars show a few years back presented by Jonathan Ross with guests Ronni Ancona and Rob Brydon? I remember it being one of the most cringeworthy television shows ever. Ancona was acting all pissed up and Brydon was ripping into her at every opportunity while Ross was taking the piss out of Brydon. It totally messed with my head because I couldn't figure out whether it was all just a bit of 'schtick' or whether they all genuinely fell out.

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