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Oscar 2008 nominees


#1

1. Best Picture:

“Atonement,” “Juno,” “Michael Clayton,” “No Country for Old Men,” “There Will Be Blood.”



2. Actor:

George Clooney, “Michael Clayton”; Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”; Johnny Depp, “Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street”; Tommy Lee Jones, “In the Valley of Elah”; Viggo Mortensen, “Eastern Promises.”



3. Actress:

Cate Blanchett, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”; Julie Christie, “Away From Her”; Marion Cotillard, “La Vie en Rose”; Laura Linney, “The Savages”; Ellen Page, “Juno.”



4. Supporting Actor:

Casey Affleck, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”; Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”; Hal Holbrook, “Into the Wild”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Charlie Wilson’s War”; Tom Wilkinson, “Michael Clayton.”



5. Supporting Actress:

Cate Blanchett, “I’m Not There”; Ruby Dee, “American Gangster”; Saoirse Ronan, “Atonement”; Amy Ryan, “Gone Baby Gone”; Tilda Swinton, “Michael Clayton.”



6. Director:

Julian Schnabel, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”; Jason Reitman, “Juno”; Tony Gilroy, “Michael Clayton”; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”; Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood.”



7. Foreign Film:

“Beaufort,” Israel; “The Counterfeiters,” Austria; “Katyn,” Poland; “Mongol,” Kazakhstan; “12,” Russia.



8. Adapted Screenplay:

Christopher Hampton, “Atonement”; Sarah Polley, “Away from Her”; Ronald Harwood, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”; Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”; Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood.”



9. Original Screenplay:

Diablo Cody, “Juno”; Nancy Oliver, “Lars and the Real Girl”; Tony Gilroy, “Michael Clayton”; Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava and Jim Capobianco, “Ratatouille”; Tamara Jenkins, “The Savages.”



10. Animated Feature Film: “Persepolis”; “Ratatouille”; “Surf’s Up.”



11. Art Direction:

“American Gangster,” “Atonement,” “The Golden Compass,” “Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “There Will Be Blood.”



12. Cinematography:

“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “Atonement,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” “No Country for Old Men,” “There Will Be Blood.”



13. Sound Mixing:

“The Bourne Ultimatum,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Ratatouille,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Transformers.”



14. Sound Editing:

“The Bourne Ultimatum,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Ratatouille,” “There Will Be Blood,” “Transformers.”



15. Original Score:

“Atonement,” Dario Marianelli; “The Kite Runner,” Alberto Iglesias; “Michael Clayton,” James Newton Howard; “Ratatouille,” Michael Giacchino; “3:10 to Yuma,” Marco Beltrami.



16. Original Song:

“Falling Slowly” from “Once,” Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova; “Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted,” Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz; “Raise It Up” from “August Rush,” Nominees to be determined; “So Close” from “Enchanted,” Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz; “That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted,” Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.



17. Costume:

“Across the Universe,” “Atonement,” “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “La Vie en Rose,” “Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”



18. Documentary Feature:

“No End in Sight,” “Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience,” “Sicko,” “Taxi to the Dark Side,” “War/Dance.”



19. Documentary (short subject): “Freeheld,” “La Corona (The Crown),” “Salim Baba,” “Sari’s Mother.”



20. Film Editing:

“The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” “Into the Wild,” “No Country for Old Men,” “There Will Be Blood.”



21. Makeup: “

La Vie en Rose,” “Norbit,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”



22. Animated Short Film:

“I Met the Walrus,” “Madame Tutli-Putli,” “Meme Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven),” “My Love (Moya Lyubov),” “Peter & the Wolf.”



23. Live Action Short Film:

“At Night,” “Il Supplente (The Substitute),” “Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets),” “Tanghi Argentini,” “The Tonto Woman.”



24. Visual Effects:

“The Golden Compass,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” “Transformers.”



Academy Award winners previously announced this year: HONORARY AWARD (Oscar statuette): Robert Boyle


#2

A big up to all the Brits, wish them all the best and hope they win in their respective categories. In particular, Atonement and Roger Deakins (for cinematography, he’s nominated TWICE, woooo). Disappointed to see the lack of props to Brad Bitt (as Jesse James) and James McCavoy (as Robbie in Atonement). Oh and, the lack of Tarantino in the best director category ;D ;D ;D



Equally, would like to see the Coen’s finally get the props they deserve.


#3

I refuse to watch Juno. A teenage pregnancy story? Sounds very lame.

No country was much better than Atonement IMO. I will watch Michael Clayton and There will be blood this weekend.


#4

I’ve seen one nominated movie; Eastern Promises (but it wasn’t that great) 8)


#5

“The Counterfeiters,” Austria.



I haven’t seen it but I bet it’s crap. I will see it someday.



Go Austria! anyway, lol.


#6

there’s been a lot of talk about Juno lately…has anyone seen it? It doesn’t really look like something that I would like, but it sure is getting a lot of attention.


#7

[quote=“Kilgore Trout”]
there’s been a lot of talk about Juno lately…has anyone seen it? It doesn’t really look like something that I would like, but it sure is getting a lot of attention.
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I haven’t seen it, but I intend too. It’s especially big here in Halifax, because thats where Ellen Page is from. I’ve heard from a lot of people (whose opinions I respect) that it was a GOOD movie, but that people are blowing it out of proportion.


#8

i think it is a fantastic year… it’s so rare to have at least TWO favorites in the main category. i can’t tell which one i love more: no country or there will be blood.


#9

I think Quentin said that his favorite of the nominees was There Will Be Blood (same goes for Daniel Day-Lewis). Okay, it was for the Golden Globes, but it’s the same film.


#10

How many times did Cate Blanchett get nominated for an oscar during her career? The Academy must really love her.


#11

I think Quentin said that his favorite of the nominees was There Will Be Blood



Mine too glad to know we both have the same great taste in films


#12

[quote=“Scarface”]
How many times did Cate Blanchett get nominated for an oscar during her career? The Academy must really love her.
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She deserves it, and I hope she’s gonna win it for the best supporting role. I’d like again Marion Cotillard to get the best actress, would be sooo awesome ! I’d like Casey Affleck, Johnny Depp, The Coen Bros to get it too.



I still haven’t seen There Will Be Blood (not yet released) and Atonement (still a bit afraid of Keira Knightley, even if her performance is supposed to be good, I don’t like her much).


#13

My picks:


  1. Best Picture:

    “There Will Be Blood.”


  2. Actor:

    Daniel Day-Lewis


  3. Actress:

    :-</E>


  4. Supporting Actor:

    Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”


  5. Supporting Actress:

    Tilda Swinton, “Michael Clayton.”


  6. Director:

    Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood.”




  7. Adapted Screenplay:

    Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood.”


  8. Original Screenplay:

    Diablo Cody, “Juno”

#14

[quote=“Biohazard”]
3. Actress:

:-</E>
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I think Cate Blanchett should win it, her performance was the best but as I said before, I’d like to have the surprise of Marion Cotillard.


#15

Cate Blanchett, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”;



But the movie sucked! She shouldn’t get shit…


#16

Why is everybody raving on Elizabeth - The Golden Age sucking when it’s the actor that’s nominated, not the film? Example: if Raging Bull was a crap film, but Robert De Niro still gave the same extraordinary performance, shouldn’t he deserve the Oscar still?



I haven’t seen Elizabeth, but everybody is saying the same thing: she didn’t deserve it because the movie was bad. That’s like saying a movie shouldn’t win Best Makeup because the editing was bad…


#17

[quote=“Dantes Inferno”]
Why is everybody raving on Elizabeth - The Golden Age sucking when it’s the actor that’s nominated, not the film? Example: if Raging Bull was a crap film, but Robert De Niro still gave the same extraordinary performance, shouldn’t he deserve the Oscar still?



I haven’t seen Elizabeth, but everybody is saying the same thing: she didn’t deserve it because the movie was bad. That’s like saying a movie shouldn’t win Best Makeup because the editing was bad…
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Trust me, her performance is not that great. Ellen Page did a better job in portraying a quirky, pregnant teenager - I think everyone forgets that she’s only 20 years old!


#18

Okay, that I can understand, but I’ve been seeing it in other forums too, “why is Cate Blanchett nominated when Elizabeth sucked?”. If the performance is not the best, then I can understand it.


#19

[quote=“Biohazard”]
Trust me, her performance is not that great. Ellen Page did a better job in portraying a quirky, pregnant teenager - I think everyone forgets that she’s only 20 years old!
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Is she really only 20 ?? If she is, I won’t be shy to look younger anymore, ahah, even if I do look closer to 20 than her :stuck_out_tongue:


#20

looky looky, Austria won for Die Fälscher (The Counterfeiters).

I haven’t seen it, but I bet I won’t like it.



I talked with the director once. who wants to touch me?



Good think Diablo Cody won, I guess. Too bad Sweeney Todd didn’t get anything. I have yet to see both No Country and TWB Blood.