Best Picture - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, Slumdog Millionare
Actor - Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
Actress - Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Melissa Leo (Frozen River), Meryl Streep (Doubt), Kate Winslet (The Reader)
Supporting Actor - Josh Brolin (Milk), Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt), Heather Ledger (The Dark Knight), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road)
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)
Director - David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon), Gus Van Sandt (Milk), Stephen Daldry (The Reader), Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Foreign Film -The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany), The Class (France), Departures (Japan), Revanche (Austria), Walts With Bashir (Israel)
Adapted Screenplay -Eric Roth and Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benajamin Button), John Patrick Shanley (Doubt), Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon), David Hare (The Reader), Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)
Original Screenplay - Courtney Hunt (Frozen River), Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky), Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), Dustin Lance Black (Milk), Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter (WALL-E)
Animated Feature Film - Bolt, Kung Fu Panda, WALL-E
Art Direction - Changeling, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, The Duchess, Revolutionary Road
Cinematography - Changeling, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire
Sound Mixing - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E, Wanted
Sound Editing - The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E, Wanted
Original Score - Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), James Newton Howard (Defiance), Danny Elfman (Milk), A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire), Thomas Newman (WALL-E)
Original Song - "Down to Earth" from "WALL-E," Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; "O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam.
Costume - Australia, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Duchess, Milk, Revolutionary Road
Documentary Feature - The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), Encounters at the End of the World, The Garden, Man on Wire, Trouble the Water
Documentary (short subject) - The Conscience of Nhem En, The Final Inch, Smile Pinki, The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306
Film Editing - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire
Makeup - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Animated Short Film - La Maison en Petits Cubes, Lavatory — Lovestory, Oktapodi, Presto, This Way Up
Live Action Short Film - Auf der Strecke (On the Line), Manon on the Asphalt, New Boy, The Pig, Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Visual Effects - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Iron Man
For each category, state who you think should win out of the nominated.
For each category, state who/what should have been nominated in place of ___ and what should win, but can't, if applicable.
Message Posted On Thursday, January 22nd 2009 at 9:34 pm
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire Actor: Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon) or Sean Penn (Milk) Actress: Kate Winslet (The Reader) Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) Supporting Actress: Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) Director: David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) Animated Feature Film: WALL-E
Message Posted On Sunday, February 22nd 2009 at 1:16 pm
On Monday, February 23rd 2009 12:05 am, holophonor wrote:
I somehow had no idea Hugh Jackman was hosting, so that was exciting.
No one reads my summaries I add each day for the schedule if you had, then you would have known Hugh Jackman was indeed hosting AND that the show took place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California...all from the first line!!! (You earned 3 exclamation points for that faux pas)
Now, read this....memorize it! There will be a test later on:
Hugh Jackman hosts the 81st Annual Academy Awards ceremony, live from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. The top nominated movie this year is "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," with 13 nominations, including Best Picture along with "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," "The Reader" and "Slumdog Millionaire."
Message Posted On Monday, February 23rd 2009 at 9:28 am
Sorry, I didn't think about reading the summary. I figured it would say, like, "Movie stars get Oscars for their work."
My favorite part of the night was with James Franco and Seth Rogen. The skit was pretty funny, but the best part was the award they presented. James mispronounced the winner, and Seth just bust out laughing. I watched it a few times.
Message Posted On Monday, February 23rd 2009 at 7:47 pm