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And Ze Nominees Are...

This post was supposed to be titled "Oscars de la Joya" but someone begged me not to use that title. Fine then.

This year's list of Academy Award nominees are similar to, but not the same as, the Golden Globe nominees. Like I kept stressing before, these are two distinct award-giving bodies, so don't expect their choices to be the same.

So here's the list of this year's Oscar nominees, shamelessly copied from their official website.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

BEST ART DIRECTION:
  • James J. Murakami and Gary Fettis for Changeling
  • Donald Graham Burt and Victor J. Zolfo for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Nathan Crowley and Peter Lando for The Dark Knight
  • Michael Carlin and Rebecca Alleway for The Duchess
  • Kristi Zea and Debra Schutt for Revolutionary Road

BEST MAKEUP:

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
  • La Maison en Petits Cubes
  • Lavatory - Lovestory
  • Oktapodi
  • Presto
  • This Way Up

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:
  • Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
  • Manon on the Asphalt
  • New Boy
  • The Pig
  • Spielzeugland (Toyland)

BEST SOUND EDITING:

BEST SOUND MIXING:

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
  • The Conscience of Nhem En
  • The Final Inch
  • Smile Pinki
  • The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING:

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
  • "Down to Earth", music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; lyric by Peter Gabriel, from WALL-E
  • "Jai Ho", music by A.R. Rahman; lyric by Gulzar, from Slumdog Millionaire
  • "O Saya", music by A.R. Rahman; lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam, from Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
  • The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
  • Encounters at the End of the World
  • The Garden
  • Man on Wire
  • Trouble the Water

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
  • Dustin Lance Black for Milk
  • Courtney Hunt for Frozen River
  • Mike Leigh for Happy Go Lucky
  • Martin McDonagh for In Bruges
  • Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, and Pete Docter for WALL-E

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
  • Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Germany
  • Entre Les Murs (The Class), France
  • Okuributo (Departures), Japan
  • Revanche, Austria
  • Vals Im Bashir (Waltz with Bashir), Israel

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

BEST 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 ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

BEST DIRECTOR:

and finally...

BEST PICTURE:

Exciting race this year, with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button leading the pack with a total of thirteen (13) nominations, while "the feel-good movie of the New Depression" Slumdog Millionaire earned a total of ten (10) nominations. And tying for third place with eight (8) nominations each are Milk and The Dark Knight. Let's cross our fingers for a posthumous Oscar for the late Heath Ledger.

And finally, to the Academy: Where the hell is U2 3D? And why didn't it even qualify as a documentary? I'd very much like to see a transcript of your deliberations and find out exactly what you old geezers thought of it.

Well, maybe the Academy isn't too keen yet on accepting 3D films as serious cinematic works. Maybe five more years? Who knows.

1 comments :

interesting they ignored michael sheen as david frost - i guess he's english playing an englishman! but he is brilliant.

Oscars de la Joya FTW!

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