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« on: January 22, 2009, 01:39:51 PM »

http://www.oscar.com/nominees/?pn=nominees

Best Picture

The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk


Best Actor

Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Actress

Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, The Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Director

David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Doubt
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Christina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

Best Screenplay

Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon, Wall-E

Best Screenplay (Adapted)

Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Art Direction

James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis, Changeling
Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando, The Dark Knight
Michael Carlin, Rebecca Alleway, The Duchess
Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt, Revolutionary Road

Best Cinematography

Tom Stern, Changeling
Claudio Miranda, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight
Chris Menges, Roger Deakins, The Reader
Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionarie

Best Costume Design

Catherine Martin, Australia
Jacqueline West, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Michael O'Connor, The Duchess
Danny Glicker, Milk
Albert Wolsky, Revolutionary Road

Best Documentary

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water


Best Documentary - Short Feature

The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306


Best Editing

Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lee Smith, The Dark Knight
Mike Hill, Dan Hanley, Frost/Nixon
Elliot Graham, Milk
Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Film

The Baader Meinhof Complex
The Class
Departures
Revanche
Waltz with Bashir


Best Makeup

Greg Cannom, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Caglione, Jr., Conor O'Sullivan, The Dark Knight
Mike Elizalde, Thom Floutz, Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Best Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
James Newton Howard, Defiance
Danny Elfman, Milk
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Thomas Newman, WALL-E

Best Original Song

"Down to Earth", WALL-E
"Jai Ho", Slumdog Millionaire
"O Saya", Slumdog Millionaire

Best Animated Feature

Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL·E


Best Animated Short Film

La Maison de Petits Cubes
Lavatory - Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up


Best Live Action Short Film

Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland (Toyland)


Best Sound Editing

Richard King, The Dark Knight
Frank Eulner, Christopher Boyes, Iron Man
Tom Sayers, Slumdog Millionaire
Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood, WALL-E
Wylie Stateman, Wanted

Best Sound Mixing

David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Mark Weingarten, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick, The Dark Knight
Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty, Slumdog Millionaire
Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Ben Burtt, WALL-E
Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño, Petr Forejt, Wanted

Best Visual Effects

Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin, The Dark Knight
John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick, Shane Mahan, Iron Man




So...

The Dark Knight
brought home 8 nominations. It's cool seeing Wally Pfister up for Best Cinematography. He was previously nominated for The Prestige and Batman Begins; both Nolan films... hmmmm.... and of course Heath Ledger securing a Best Supporting Actor nomination. What confuses me is Robert Downey Jr getting a nod. Ok, I liked him in Tropic Thunder (notsomuch the movie itself) but really? A nomination? As far as I'm concerned this is a Best Actor nod for Iron Man.

Not seeing Bruce Springsteen get a nomination for "The Wrestler" for Best Song is weird. I figured that was a for sure lock. One nomination I'm really happy to see is Richard Jenkins for The Visitor. Such a fantastic performance. If it came down to seeing him or Clint sneaking in for the fifth nomination, I'd easily give it to Jenkins. He was great in Burn After Reading too and had some funny moments in Step Brothers.

I haven't seen The Wrestler but not seeing Darren Aronofsky nominated for Best Director hurts. This man needs some love!
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 06:05:36 PM »


Let's see, Clint got snubbed for BEST ACTOR, The Wrestler got snubbed for BEST PICTURE, The Dark Knight got snubbed for BEST PICTURE and DIRECTOR, Bruce Springsteen got snubbed for BEST ORIGINAL SONG.

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 06:44:49 PM »

I was really hoping for a nomination for Clint.  I'm not up to par on time lines, but being that it was just released,  is there a chance he could be nominated next year, or not possible.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 07:43:47 PM »

I was really hoping for a nomination for Clint.  I'm not up to par on time lines, but being that it was just released,  is there a chance he could be nominated next year, or not possible.

It was released in late 2008 to be eligible for this years OSCARS so there's no chance of it getting nominated next year.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 03:04:24 PM »

 :)   This is just for fans of Hugh Jackman .    ;)

       http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/oscarlegacy/2000-present/2009/host.html 
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 04:03:57 AM »

All one of them? ;)

 ;D

Since Clint Eastwood`s not up for best actor oscar I do hope that Mickey Rourke gets it.
Obviously it would be great if Changeling would win in best actress(even though Jolie was not that wonderful) and best cinematography category but all the rest of the oscars they could give to The Dark Knight.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009, 04:15:21 AM »

All one of them? ;)

OK   I own up the one is me.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

:)   This is just for fans of Hugh Jackman .    ;)

       http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/oscarlegacy/2000-present/2009/host.html 

But with that beard in the picture AB could be another candidate for a Jackman fan.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Clint is still my number 1.   O0
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 05:48:25 AM »


Clint is still my number 1.   O0
    :D   O0
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