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Old 01-21-09, 08:08 PM
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Complete List of Nominees...

Best motion picture of the year
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, A Kennedy/Marshall Production...
Frost/Nixon, A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Production...
Milk, A Groundswell and Jinks/Cohen Company Production, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers
The Reader, A Mirage Enterprises and Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH Production, Nominees to be determined
Slumdog Millionaire, A Celador Films Production, Christian Colson, Producer

Performance by an actor in a leading role
• Richard Jenkins in The Visitor
• Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon
• Sean Penn in Milk
• Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
• Josh Brolin in Milk
• Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder
• Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt
• Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
• Michael Shannon in Revolutionary Road

Performance by an actress in a leading role
• Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married
• Angelina Jolie in Changeling
• Melissa Leo in Frozen River
• Meryl Streep in Doubt
• Kate Winslet in The Reader

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
• Amy Adams in Doubt
• Penιlope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
• Viola Davis in Doubt
• Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler

Best animated feature film of the year
Bolt, Chris Williams and Byron Howard
Kung Fu Panda, John Stevenson and Mark Osborne
WALL•E, Andrew Stanton

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

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

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

Achievement in 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 feature
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath
Encounters at the End of the World, Werner Herzog and Henry Kaiser
The Garden, Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Man on Wire, James Marsh and Simon Chinn
Trouble the Water, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

Best documentary short subject
The Conscience of Nhem En, Steven Okazaki
The Final Inch, Irene Taylor Brodsky and Tom Grant
Smile Pinki A Principe Production, Megan Mylan
The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306, Adam Pertofsky and Margaret Hyde

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

Best foreign language film of the year
The Baader Meinhof Complex, Germany
The Class, France
Departures, Japan
Revanche, Austria
Waltz with Bashir, Israel

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

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (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

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
• “Down to Earth” from WALL•E, Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, Lyric by Peter Gabriel
• “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire, Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Gulzar
• “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire, Music and Lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

Best animated short film
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 live action short film
Auf der Strecke (On the Line), Reto Caffi
Manon on the Asphalt, Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont
New Boy, Steph Green and Tamara Anghie
The Pig, Tivi Magnusson and Dorte Hψgh
Spielzeugland (Toyland), Jochen Alexander Freydank

Achievement in 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

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

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

Adapted screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay by Eric Roth, Screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
Doubt, Written by John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon, Screenplay by Peter Morgan
The Reader, Screenplay by David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire, Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Original screenplay
Frozen River, Written by Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky, Written by Mike Leigh
In Bruges, Written by Martin McDonagh
Milk, Written by Dustin Lance Black
WALL•E, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

Thanks very much to 'DonnachaOne' for compiling the great list!

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Re: The 81st Academy Awards — 2008 Nominations Discussion.

I set my DVR to record the morning news so I can watch when I get up. I hope we get a few surprises this year, as usual.
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards — 2008 Nominations Discussion.

any else getting up at 530am to watch it?
i am rooting for the dark knight!
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards — 2008 Nominations Discussion.

if someone could post the full list after the announcement i will add to first post later today. thanks in advance.
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards — 2008 Nominations Discussion.

totally forgot these were today...gives me something to look forward to at work today.
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards — 2008 Nominations Discussion.

I hope Wall-E gets a nod for Best Picture :-\
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards — 2008 Nominations Discussion.

I'll post a list of nominees once they are released.
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards — 2008 Nominations Discussion.

I'll be posting them live as they come out: http://thefilmstage.com/2009/01/22/2...r-nominations/

They just announced 5 minutes until broadcast.
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3 minutes....
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards — 2008 Nominations Discussion.

Originally Posted by JPRaup View Post
I'll be posting them live as they come out: http://thefilmstage.com/2009/01/22/2...r-nominations/
Wow, you are shameless.
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Looks like it'll be Slumdog Millionaire's year.
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Re: The 81st Academy Awards — 2008 Nominations Discussion.

Well, I can't say I'm surprised about the lack of nominations for The Dark Knight (aside from Ledger).
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nevermind.

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which guy?

RDJ for Tropic Thunder. Thats a surprise
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Benjamin Button: 13 nominations

Slumdog Millonaire: 10 nominations

The Reader: 6 nominations
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Unbelievable. Leaving out The Dark Knight and Chris Nolan and nominating dreck like Benjamin Button and Frost Nixon.. They can say hello to one of their lowest viewing audiences. Good job Academy.
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Another nomination for Kate Winslet.
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Dark Knight got screwed.

I was glad to see Michael Shannon got a Best Supporting Actor nod for Revolutionary Road. He stole that movie in his brief screentime. Heath Ledger should win though.

Hopefully Mickey Rourke wins Best Actor. I'm really worried that politics will push Sean Penn over the top though.

Honestly I can't think of much else to say. Once again the Academy nominated a handful of solid choices, but completely shut out some damn fine movies that I suppose they considered too mainstream. And they wonder why no one watches their show anymore.
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Damn it >:0
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I said many times TDK could get left out. I thought Doubt would take its place, but not The Reader.
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as if Dark Knight would've won. can't wait to read what the fanboys at aintitcool say. however Nolan should've been nominated for director. huge oversight.
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I'm very excited to watch the Batman fanboys implode this morning as tears stream down their Joker-makeup faces.
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Well, the seven people who saw The Reader will be happy.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose View Post
Another nomination for Kate Winslet.
but only 1... and best actress is a tight race this year
i have a feeling she's not going to win again...

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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs View Post
as if Dark Knight would've won. can't wait to read what the fanboys at aintitcool say. however Nolan should've been nominated for director. huge oversight.
It never would've won, but a comic book movie being nominated for Best Picture would've been a major breakthrough. And if The Dark Knight couldn't do it, no film in that genre ever will.

You could almost say the same for Wall-E although at least Beauty and the Beast managed to crack that glass ceiling back in 1992.

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