Sunday, January 27, 2008

Hurray for Hollywood - the 2008 Oscar nominations

In 2007-2008, U. and I vigilantly went to the movies, determined to see the all the best movies of the year. I thought we did pretty well, until I saw the nominations for the 80th Annual Academy Awards (announced on Tuesday). So the following list is more of a reminder to myself which movies I still have to see.

*Movies/Performances I've seen

Nominations for Best Picture
  1. Atonement*
  2. Juno
  3. Michael Clayton*
  4. No Country For Old Men*
  5. There Will Be Blood*
Nominations for Best Actor
  1. George Clooney (Michael Clayton)*
  2. Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)*
  3. Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd)
  4. Tommy Lee Jones (In The Valley of Elah)
  5. Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)

Nominations for Best Actress

  1. Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age)
  2. Julie Christie (Away From Her)*
  3. Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)*
  4. Laura Linney (The Savages)*
  5. Ellen Page (Juno)

Nominations for Best Supporting Actor

  1. Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)
  2. Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men)*
  3. Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson's War)*
  4. Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild)
  5. Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)*
Nominations for Best Supporting Actress

  1. Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There)
  2. Ruby Dee (American Gangster)*
  3. Saoirse Ronan (Atonement)*
  4. Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone)
  5. Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)*

Nominations for Best Director

  1. Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)*
  2. Jason Reitman (Juno)
  3. Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)*
  4. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen (No Country For Old Men)*
  5. Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)

Nominations for Best Documentary

  1. No End In Sight
  2. Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
  3. Sicko
  4. Taxi to the Dark Side
  5. War/Dance

Nominations for Best Foreign Language Film

  1. Beaufort
  2. The Counterfeiters
  3. Katyn
  4. Mongol
  5. 12

Nominations for Best Original Screenplay

  1. Juno
  2. Lars and the Real Girl
  3. Michael Clayton*
  4. Ratatouille
  5. The Savages*

Nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. Atonement*
  2. Away From Her*
  3. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly*
  4. No Country for Old Men*
  5. There Will Be Blood*

Click here to view all the nominations.

1 comment:

Sphincter said...

Just saw Atonement. It was the most depressing movie I've seen in an age. When the credits rolled, people were flattened to their seats, consumed by existential crisis.