viernes, 23 de enero de 2009

And the Oscar goes to....

Oscar Nominations Are In....

benjaminbutton2.jpgThe Oscar nominations were announced bright and early this morning, with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button coming out on top with a whopping 13 nominations. Fan-favorite Slumdog Millionaire came in second with 10. On a bittersweet note, Heath Ledger's nominations for his supporting role in The Dark Knight fell on the one-year anniversary of his death. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were also nominated, as they were at the Golden Globes. Kate Winslet was recognized for her role in The Reader, but she failed to score a second nod for her work in Revolutionary Road. Leonardo DiCaprio was left out of the running completely. -- Jacki Garfinkel

Check out the rest of the nominations:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Jenkins for The Visitor
Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn for Milk
Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie for Changeling
Melissa Leo for Frozen River
Meryl Streep for Doubt
Kate Winslet for The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Josh Brolin for Milk
Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams for Doubt
Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis for Doubt
Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler

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

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Frozen River
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Milk
WALL·E

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Cinematography
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire


Best Achievement in Editing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire


Best Achievement in Art Direction
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road


Best Achievement in Costume Design
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road

Best Achievement in Makeup
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army


Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Defiance
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL·E


Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire ("Jai Ho")
Slumdog Millionaire ("O Saya")
WALL·E ("Down to Earth")


Best Achievement in Sound
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL·E
Wanted


Best Achievement in Sound Editing
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL·E
Wanted


Best Achievement in Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man


Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL·E


Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (Germany)
Entre les murs (France)
Revanche (Austria)
Okuribito (Japan)
Vals Im Bashir (Israel)


Best Documentary, Features
The Betrayal - Nerakhoon
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water


Best Documentary, Short Subjects
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306


Best Short Film, Animated
Ubornaya istoriya - lyubovnaya istoriya
La Maison en Petits Cubes: Kunio Kato
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up