Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oscar Academy Awards 2009 nominations list

January 22, 2009 (Wednesday) - Beverly Hills, California. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Forest Whitaker and Sciences President Sid Ganis announced the nominations for the 2009 Academy Awards held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscar academy awards 2009 nominations ceremony will be hosted by Hugh Jackman on February 22 at LA’s Kodak Theater. See the Oscar nominations 2009 list below:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Richard Jenkins - The Visitor "Overture Films"
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon "Universal"
Sean Penn - Milk "Focus Features"
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros."
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler "Fox Searchlight"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Josh Brolin - Milk "Focus Features"
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder "DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt "Miramax"
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight "Warner Bros."
Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road "DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage"

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married "Sony Pictures Classics"
Angelina Jolie - Changeling "Universal"
Melissa Leo - Frozen River "Sony Pictures Classics"
Meryl Streep - Doubt "Miramax"
Kate Winslet - The Reader "The Weinstein Company"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Amy Adams - Doubt "Miramax"
Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona "The Weinstein Company"
Viola Davis - Doubt "Miramax"
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros."
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler "Fox Searchlight"

Best animated feature film of the year

Bolt "Walt Disney" - Chris Williams and Byron Howard
Kung Fu Panda "DreamWorks Animation, Distributed by Paramount" - John Stevenson and Mark Osborne
WALL-E "Walt Disney" - Andrew Stanton

Achievement in art direction

Changeling "Universal" - Art Direction: James J. Murakami, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt, Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
The Dark Knight "Warner Bros." - Art Direction: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Peter Lando
The Duchess "Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films" - Art Direction: Michael Carlin, Set Decoration: Rebecca Alleway
Revolutionary Road "DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage" - Art Direction: Kristi Zea, Set Decoration: Debra Schutt

Achievement in cinematography

Changeling "Universal" - Tom Stern
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - Claudio Miranda
The Dark Knight "Warner Bros." - Wally Pfister
The Reader "The Weinstein Company" - Chris Menges and Roger Deakins
Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - Anthony Dod Mantle

Achievement in costume design

Australia "20th Century Fox" - Catherine Martin
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - Jacqueline West
The Duchess "Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films" - Michael O’Connor
Milk "Focus Features" - Danny Glicker
Revolutionary Road”  (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage" - Albert Wolsky

Achievement in directing

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - David Fincher
Frost/Nixon "Universal" - Ron Howard
Milk "Focus Features" - Gus Van Sant
The Reader "The Weinstein Company" - Stephen Daldry
Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - Danny Boyle

Best documentary feature

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) "Cinema Guild" - A Pandinlao Films Production, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath
Encounters at the End of the World "THINKFilm and Image Entertainment" - A Creative Differences Production, Werner Herzog and Henry Kaiser
The Garden” A Black Valley Films Production, Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Man on Wire "Magnolia Pictures" - A Wall to Wall Production, James Marsh and Simon Chinn
Trouble the Water "Zeitgeist Films" - An Elsewhere Films Production, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

Best documentary short subject

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

Achievement in film editing

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
The Dark Knight "Warner Bros." - Lee Smith
Frost/Nixon "Universal" - Mike Hill and Dan Hanley
Milk "Focus Features" - Elliot Graham
Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - Chris Dickens

Best foreign language film of the year

The Baader Meinhof Complex” A Constantin Film Production, Germany
The Class "Sony Pictures Classics" - A Haut et Court Production, France
Departures "Regent Releasing" - A Departures Film Partners Production, Japan
Revanche "Janus Films" - A Prisma Film/Fernseh Production, Austria
Waltz with Bashir "Sony Pictures Classics" - A Bridgit Folman Film Gang Production, Israel

Achievement in makeup

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - Greg Cannom
The Dark Knight "Warner Bros." - John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O’Sullivan
Hellboy II: The Golden Army "Universal" - Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." -Alexandre Desplat
Defiance "Paramount Vantage" - James Newton Howard
Milk "Focus Features" - Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - A.R. Rahman
WALL-E "Walt Disney" - Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

Down to Earth” from WALL-E "Walt Disney" - Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, Lyric by Peter Gabriel
Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Gulzar
O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - Music and Lyric by A.R. Rahman andMaya Arulpragasam 
Best motion picture of the year

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - A Kennedy/Marshall Production, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
Frost/Nixon "Universal" - A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Production,Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric Fellner, Producers
Milk "Focus Features" - A Groundswell and Jinks/Cohen Company Production, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers
The Reader "The Weinstein Company" - A Mirage Enterprises and Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH Production, Nominees to be determined
Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - A Celador Films Production,Christian Colson, Producer

Best 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 "Talantis Films" A Gobelins, L’école de l’image Production, Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand
Presto "Walt Disney" A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Doug Sweetland
This Way Up”, A Nexus Production, Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes

Best live action short film

Auf der Strecke (On the Line" "Hamburg Shortfilmagency" - An Academy of Media Arts Cologne Production, Reto Caffi
Manon on the Asphalt "La Luna Productions" - A La Luna Production, Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont
New Boy "Network Ireland Television" - 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

Achievement in sound editing

The Dark Knight "Warner Bros." - Richard King
Iron Man "Paramount and Marvel Entertainment" - Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes
Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - Tom Sayers
WALL-E "Walt Disney" - Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood
Wanted "Universal" -Wylie Stateman

Achievement in sound mixing

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark Weingarten
The Dark Knight "Warner Bros." - Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick
Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty
WALL-E "Walt Disney" -Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt
Wanted "Universal" - Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño and Petr Forejt

Achievement in visual effects

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron
The Dark Knight "Warner Bros." - Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin
Iron Man "Paramount and Marvel Entertainment" - John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan

Adapted screenplay

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button "Paramount and Warner Bros." - Screenplay by Eric Roth, Screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
Doubt "Miramax" - Written by John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon "Universal" - Screenplay by Peter Morgan
The Reader "The Weinstein Company" - Screenplay by David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire "Fox Searchlight" - Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Original screenplay

Frozen River "Sony Pictures Classics" - Written by Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky "Miramax" - Written by Mike Leigh
In Bruges "Focus Features" - Written by Martin McDonagh
Milk "Focus Features" - Written by Dustin Lance Black
WALL-E "Walt Disney" - Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

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