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    The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    The nominess were announced this morning.

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

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

    Best Actor
    Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
    Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
    Sean Penn – Milk
    Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

    Best Actress
    Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
    Angelina Jolie – Changeling
    Melissa Leo – Frozen River
    Meryl Streep – Doubt
    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
    Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

    Best Original Screenplay
    WALL-E - Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter
    Happy-Go-Lucky - Mike Leigh
    Frozen River - Courtney Hunt
    In Bruges - Martin McDonagh
    Milk - Dustin Lance Black

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
    Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan
    The Reader - David Hare
    Slumdog Millionaire - Simon Beaufoy
    Doubt - John Patrick Shanley

    Best Animated Feature
    Bolt – Chris Williams and Byron Howard
    Kung Fu Panda – Mark Osborne and John Stevenson
    WALL-E – Andrew Stanton

    Best Foreign Language Film
    Revanche (Austria) in German
    The Class (France) in French
    The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany) in German
    Departures (Japan) in Japanese
    Waltz with Bashir (Israel) in Hebrew

    Best Animated Short
    La Maison En Petits Cubes - Kunio Kato
    Lavatory - Lovestory - Konstantin Bronzit
    Oktapodi - Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand
    Presto - Doug Sweetland
    This Way Up - Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes

    Best Art Direction
    Changeling – James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
    The Dark Knight – Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando
    The Duchess – Michael Carlin, Rebecca Alleway
    Revolutionary Road – Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt

    Best Cinematography
    Changeling – Tom Stern
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Claudio Miranda
    The Dark Knight – Wally Pfister
    The Reader – Chris Menges, Roger Deakins
    Slumdog Millionaire – Anthony Dod Mantle

    Best 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

    Best Documentary Feature
    Nerakhoon (Nerakhoon)
    Encounters at the End of the World
    The Garden
    Man on Wire
    Trouble the Water

    Best Documentary Short
    The Conscience of Nhem En
    The Final Inch
    Smile Pinki
    The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

    Best Film Editing
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
    The Dark Knight – Lee Smith
    Frost/Nixon – Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
    Milk – Elliot Graham
    Slumdog Millionaire – Chris Dickens

    Best Live Action Short
    On the Line (Auf der Strecke)
    Manon On the Asphalt
    New Boy
    The Pig
    Toyland (Spielzeugland)

    Best 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

    Best 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

    Best Original Song
    "Down to Earth" from WALL-E – Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman (music), Peter Gabriel (lyrics)
    "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire – A. R. Rahman (music), Gulzar (lyrics)
    "O Saya" from Slumdog Millionaire – A. R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

    Best 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

    Best Sound Mixing
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Mark Weingarten
    The Dark Knight – Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick
    Slumdog Millionaire – Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty
    WALL-E – Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Ben Burtt
    Wanted – Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño, Petr Forejt

    Best Visual Effects
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron
    The Dark Knight – Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin
    Iron Man – John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick, Shane Mahan

    Ben Button received the highest amount of nominations with 13. Slumdog came in second with 10. With 6 nominations, WALL-E ties with Beauty and the Beast as the animated feature to receive the most nominations ever.

    Interesting tidbit: Meryl, Phillip, Amy, and Viola all managed to receive an acting nomination for their work in Doubt, but the movie itself failed to be nominated for Best Picture.

    Anything or anyone you believed got snubbed? Who are your favorites to win? Discuss away!
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    Re: The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    I was surprised and disappointed that Wall-E got snubbed for Best Picture.

    It's been winning many of the Best Picture and equivalent awards all around the place (like Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Chicago Film Critics Association, Boston Society of Film Critics, Online Film Critics Society), and was the true underdog for at least A BP nomination at the Academy Awards. I believe it is higher rated by critics than most, if not all, of the Best Picture nominations this year
    But, with the history of the Oscars snubbing Animated, Science Fiction, and Future-oriented films, I guess I should have seen it coming. (I'm now hoping Wall-E can at least get the awards for Original Score and Screenplay, since both are excellent. At least Wall-E is a shoe-in for the Best Animated Feature)

    Anyway, I'm 100% behind Slumdog Millionaire to win now.

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    Re: The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    I'm pleasantly surprised to find that the Best Pic and Best Director nominees match up. Usually, that is a big controversy with one getting a nod and the director snubbed or vice versa.

    Oh and for the record, I've not seen one of the nominees for best picture. I'd like to see Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire before the Oscars though.

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    Re: The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    I'm very excited for the Oscars tomorrow.
    Well, more for the fashions than the awards ceremony really.

    I'll be keeping an eye out for Viola Davis because I thought she looked stunning at the SAG awards.
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    Re: The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    The show's in a few hours! Anyone else as excited as I am?
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    Re: The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    Looking forward to seeing Hugh as host. Ymmers.

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    Re: The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    Okay...just a comment on watching E Live at the Red Carpet. I do not consider Nicole Ritchie to be a "big star"...
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    Re: The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by schmoo2;3341035;
    Looking forward to seeing Hugh as host. Ymmers.
    He did so well on the Tony's a couple of years back, can't wait either.
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    Re: The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by sukee;3341040;
    Okay...just a comment on watching E Live at the Red Carpet. I do not consider Nicole Ritchie to be a "big star"...
    I was just watching E!'s broadcast, but I decided to switch over to ABC. The cast of Slumdog is on the screen right now. I gotta say, Frieda is stunning.

    ETA: Miley's dress just landed on the front page of Yahoo. Thoughts?

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    Re: The 81st Academy Awards - Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossingGuard;3341135;
    I was just watching E!'s broadcast, but I decided to switch over to ABC. The cast of Slumdog is on the screen right now. I gotta say, Frieda is stunning.

    ETA: Miley's dress just landed on the front page of Yahoo. Thoughts?

    There is a telethon on the ABC I get

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