Monday, January 26, 2009

81st Academy Award Nominations

I'm not much of a fan of award shows. But you can bet I watch the Oscar's every year. It kind of gives me an idea as to where the major players in the industry stand when it comes to what they think is "best", and it also reminds me of important American films I should really get out and see.

Having said that, here is the list of the 81st Annual Academy Award Nominees:

Best Picture:

'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'



'The Reader'

'Slumdog Millionaire'

Best Actor:

Richard Jenkins 'The Visitor'

Brad Pitt 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

Frank Langella 'Frost/Nixon'

Sean Penn 'Milk'

Mickey Rourke 'The Wrestler'

Best Actress:

Anne Hathaway 'Rachel Getting Married'

Melissa Leo 'Frozen River'

Meryl Street 'Doubt'

Angelina Jolie 'Changeling'

Kate Winslet 'The Reader'

Best Supporting Actor:

Josh Brolin 'Milk'

Robert Downey Jr. 'Tropic Thunder'

Philip Seymour Hoffman 'Doubt'

Heath Ledger 'The Dark Knight'

Michael Shannon 'Revolutionary Road'

Best Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams 'Doubt'

Penelope Cruz 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'

Viola Davis 'Doubt'

Taraji P. Henson 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

Best Director:

David Fincher 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

Ron Howard 'Frost/Nixon'

Gus Van Sant 'Milk'

Stephen Daldry 'The Reader'

Danny Boyle 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Best Animated Feature Film:


'Kung Fu Panda'


Best Adapted Screenplay:

'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'



'The Reader'

'Slumdog Millionaire'

Best Original Screenplay:

'Frozen River'


'In Bruges'




I really have to see more of these films before I can make any predictions. For all my New York friends out there, I will be having an Oscar party and you better all be there.

1 comment:

Princess Leah said...

Of all of the yet unseen, nominated films, I want most to see The Visitor. Because Six Feet Under + Flirting With Disaster = Jenkins Love Forever!

Is this a musical table?

Also--gotta love the Hollywood press abbreviation 'nom'. Calls to mind images of emaciated actresses gnawing on their statuettes backstage.