This Year’s Oscar Noms…

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The 81st Academy Awards, in Hollywood’s Kodak Theater, will be hosted by Hugh Jackman on Sunday, February 22nd, 2009.  You can watch it on ABC.

Does anyone else feel a little cheated that The Dark Knight didn’t even get a Oscar nom for ‘Best Picture’?

BEST PICTURE:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

DIRECTING:

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

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn – Milk
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Melissa Leo – Frozen River
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kate Winslet – The Reader

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Josh Brolin – Milk
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

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

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
The Baader Meinhof Complex
The Class
Departures
Revanche
Waltz with Bashir

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
Bolt – Chris Williams and Byron Howard
Kung Fu Panda – John Stevenson and Mark Osborne
WALL•E – Andrew Stanton

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

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

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

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) – A Pandinlao Films Production, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath
Encounters at the End of the World – A Creative Differences Production, Werner Herzog and Henry Kaiser
The Garden A Black Valley Films Production, Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Man on Wire – A Wall to Wall Production, James Marsh and Simon Chinn
Trouble the Water – An Elsewhere Films Production, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

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

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

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

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 andMaya Arulpragasam

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. Montaño and Petr Forejt

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

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

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
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

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 – A Gobelins, L’école de l’image Production, Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand
Presto – A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Doug Sweetland
This Way Up – A Nexus Production, Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt – A La Luna Production, Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont
New Boy – 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

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