Friday, January 23, 2009

Oscar nominations - 2008

The following is the complete list of nominations announed for the 81st Academy Awards:
Performance by an actor in a leading role
- Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films) 
- Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal) 
- Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features) 
- Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) 
- Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight) 
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
- Josh Brolin in “Milk” (Focus Features) 
- Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount) 
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” (Miramax) 
- Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.) 
- Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage) 
Performance by an actress in a leading role
- Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married” (Sony Pictures Classics) 
- Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” (Universal) 
- Melissa Leo in “Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Classics) 
- Meryl Streep in “Doubt” (Miramax) 
- Kate Winslet in “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company) 
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
- Amy Adams in “Doubt” (Miramax) 
- Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (The Weinstein Company) 
- Viola Davis in “Doubt” (Miramax) 
- Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) 
- Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight) 
Best animated feature film of the year
- “Bolt” (Walt Disney), Chris Williams and Byron Howard 
- “Kung Fu Panda” (DreamWorks Animation, Distributed by Paramount), John Stevenson and Mark Osborne 
- “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Andrew Stanton 
Achievement in art direction
- “Changeling” (Universal), Art Direction: James J. Murakami, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis 
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt, Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo 
- “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Peter Lando 
- “The Duchess” (Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films), Art Direction: Michael Carlin, Set Decoration: Rebecca Alleway 
- “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Art Direction: Kristi Zea, Set Decoration: Debra Schutt 
Achievement in cinematography
- “Changeling” (Universal), Tom Stern 
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Claudio Miranda 
- “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Wally Pfister 
- “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), Chris Menges and Roger Deakins 
- “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Anthony Dod Mantle 
Achievement in costume design
- “Australia” (20th Century Fox), Catherine Martin 
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Jacqueline West 
- “The Duchess” (Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films), Michael O’Connor 
- “Milk” (Focus Features), Danny Glicker 
- “Revolutionary Road”  (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Albert Wolsky 
Achievement in directing
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), David Fincher 
- “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Ron Howard 
- “Milk” (Focus Features), Gus Van Sant 
- “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), Stephen Daldry 
- “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Danny Boyle 
Best documentary feature
- “The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)” (Cinema Guild), A Pandinlao Films Production, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath 
- “Encounters at the End of the World” (THINKFilm and Image Entertainment), A Creative Differences Production, Werner Herzog and Henry Kaiser 
- “The Garden” A Black Valley Films Production, Scott Hamilton Kennedy 
- “Man on Wire” (Magnolia Pictures), A Wall to Wall Production, James Marsh and Simon Chinn 
- “Trouble the Water” (Zeitgeist Films), An Elsewhere Films Production, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal 
Best documentary short subject
- “The Conscience of Nhem En” A Farallon Films Production, Steven Okazaki 
- “The Final Inch” A Vermilion Films Production, Irene Taylor Brodsky and Tom Grant 
- “Smile Pinki” A Principe Production, Megan Mylan 
- “The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306” A Rock Paper Scissors Production, Adam Pertofsky and Margaret Hyde 
Achievement in film editing
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall 
- “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Lee Smith 
- “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Mike Hill and Dan Hanley 
- “Milk” (Focus Features), Elliot Graham 
- “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Chris Dickens 
Best foreign language film of the year
- “The Baader Meinhof Complex” A Constantin Film Production, Germany 
- “The Class” (Sony Pictures Classics), A Haut et Court Production, France 
- “Departures” (Regent Releasing), A Departures Film Partners Production, Japan 
- “Revanche” (Janus Films), A Prisma Film/Fernseh Production, Austria 
- “Waltz with Bashir” (Sony Pictures Classics), A Bridgit Folman Film Gang Production, Israel 
Achievement in makeup
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Greg Cannom 
- “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O’Sullivan 
- “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (Universal), Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz 
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.),Alexandre Desplat 
- “Defiance” (Paramount Vantage), James Newton Howard 
- “Milk” (Focus Features), Danny Elfman 
- “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), A.R. Rahman 
- “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Thomas Newman 
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
- “Down to Earth” from “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, Lyric by Peter Gabriel 
- “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Gulzar 
- “O Saya” from “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Music and Lyric by A.R. Rahman andMaya Arulpragasam                   
Best motion picture of the year
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), A Kennedy/Marshall Production, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin, Producers 
- “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Production,Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric Fellner, Producers 
- “Milk” (Focus Features), A Groundswell and Jinks/Cohen Company Production, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers 
- “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), A Mirage Enterprises and Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH Production, Nominees to be determined 
- “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), A Celador Films Production,Christian Colson, Producer 
Best animated short film
- “La Maison en Petits Cubes” A Robot Communications Production, Kunio Kato 
- “Lavatory - Lovestory” A Melnitsa Animation Studio and CTB Film Company Production, Konstantin Bronzit 
- “Oktapodi” (Talantis Films) A Gobelins, L’école de l’image Production, Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand 
- “Presto” (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Doug Sweetland 
- “This Way Up”, A Nexus Production, Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes 
Best live action short film
- “Auf der Strecke (On the Line)” (Hamburg Shortfilmagency), An Academy of Media Arts Cologne Production, Reto Caffi 
- “Manon on the Asphalt” (La Luna Productions), A La Luna Production, Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont 
- “New Boy” (Network Ireland Television), A Zanzibar Films Production, Steph Green and Tamara Anghie 
- “The Pig” An M & M Production, Tivi Magnusson and Dorte Høgh 
- “Spielzeugland (Toyland)” A Mephisto Film Production, Jochen Alexander Freydank 
Achievement in sound editing
- “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Richard King 
- “Iron Man” (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment), Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes 
- “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Tom Sayers 
- “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood 
- “Wanted” (Universal),Wylie Stateman 
Achievement in sound mixing
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark Weingarten 
- “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick 
- “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty 
- “WALL-E” (Walt Disney),Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt 
- “Wanted” (Universal), Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño and Petr Forejt 
Achievement in visual effects
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron 
- “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin 
- “Iron Man” (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment), John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan 
Adapted screenplay
- “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Screenplay by Eric Roth, Screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord 
- “Doubt” (Miramax), Written by John Patrick Shanley 
- “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Screenplay by Peter Morgan 
- “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Hare 
- “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy 
Original screenplay
- “Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Courtney Hunt 
- “Happy-Go-Lucky” (Miramax), Written by Mike Leigh 
- “In Bruges” (Focus Features), Written by Martin McDonagh 
- “Milk” (Focus Features), Written by Dustin Lance Black 
- “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

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