The 81st Academy Awards: Nominations Announcement


Good morning!
Well, by now we’ve heard the listings for this years Academy Awards nominations, and we’ve decided to list them all here, in one easy place. After this weeks Presidential Inauguration, it’s a little strange to suddenly have the next big thing occur so soon afterwards, and I guess everybody’s forgotten about the Nominations Announcement (they wont forget about the awards telecast next month though!)

Have a look at them, see which one’s you think will win, and which won’t. Admittedly, some of the below films have yet to see a big screen release here in Australia, however, taking that into account, over the next month, we’ll give you a little bit of our own ideas on who and what we think will be successful on Oscar night. Feb 22nd, (actually Feb 23rd here in Australia, by the time the show is broadcast!) is the date with destiny for the below listed features: so sit back and enjoy the countdown to cinema’s night of nights!! We’ll have our tips on the winners closer to the broadcast date, and after the event we’ll post the list of winners, and our response to yet another Oscar show, online in due course. Lot’s of fun and games coming your way!!!

So, without further ado, here are the nominations for this years Academy Awards:

Best Picture Nominations

  • The Curious Case Of benjamin Button
  • Milk
  • Frost/Nixon
  • 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
  • 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 Supporting Actor

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

 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 Adapted Screenplay

  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Doubt

Best Art Direction

  • The Changeling
  • Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dutchess
  • Revolutionary Road

 Best Cinematography

  • The Changeline – Tom Stern
  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – Claudio Miranda
  • The Dark Knight – Wally Pfister
  • The Reader – Chris Menges, Roger Deakins
  • Slumdog Millionaire – Anthony Doug Mantle

 Best Film Editing

  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Best Visual Effects

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Iron Man

 Best Sound Editing

  • The Dark Knight
  • Iron Man
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Wall-E
  • Wanted

Best Sound Mixing

  • The Curious Case of benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Wall-E
  • Wanted

 Best Original Screenplay

  • Wall-E
  • Happy Go Lucky
  • Frozen River
  • In Bruges
  • Milk

 Best Original Song

  • “Down To Earth” – from Wall-E
  • “Jai-Ho” – from Slumdog Millionaire
  • “Oo Saya” – from Slumdog Millionaire

 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 Animated Feature Film

  • Bolt (Disney Pictures)
  • Wall-E (Disney Pixar)
  • Kung Fu Panda (Dreamworks)

 Best Animated Short Subject

  • La Maison En Petit Cubes
  • Lavatory
  • Oktapodi
  • Presto
  • This Way Up

 Best Documentary Short Subject

  • The Conscience of Nhem En
  • The Final Inch
  • Smile Pinki
  • The Witness – From The Balcony Of Room 306

 Best Documentary Feature

  • Nerakhoon
  • Encounters At The End Of The World
  • The Garden
  • Man on Wire
  • Trouble The Water

 Best Foreign Language Film

  • Revanche (Austria)
  • The Class (France)
  • The Baader Meinhoff Complex (German)
  • Departures (Japan)
  • Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

Best Costume Design

  • Australia – Catherine Martin
  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – Jaqueline West
  • The Dutchess – Michael O’Connor
  • Milk – Danny Glicker
  • Revolutionary Road – Albert Wolsky

Best Makeup

  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

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