Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Oscar nominations announced

Despite the continuing uncertainty of the Writers Strike in Hollywood, the show must at least try to go on. And that includes award shows. After the debacle that was the Golden Globes I'm not sure anyone wants to relive that with the oscars, but for now lets just enjoy todays announcement of the Oscar nominees. As usual I'll put my picks in orange. See you after the jump.

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ACTOR -- LEADING

George Clooney - MICHAEL CLAYTON
Daniel Day-Lewis - THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Johnny Depp - SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Tommy Lee Jones - IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
Viggo Mortensen - EASTERN PROMISES

ACTOR -- SUPPORTING

Casey Affleck - THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
Javier Bardem - NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Philip Seymour Hoffman - CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR
Hal Holbrook - INTO THE WILD
Tom Wilkinson - MICHAEL CLAYTON

ACTRESS -- LEADING

Cate Blanchett - ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
Julie Christie - AWAY FROM HER
Marion Cotillard - LA VIE EN ROSE
Laura Linney - THE SAVAGES
Ellen Page - JUNO

ACTRESS -- SUPPORTING

Cate Blanchett - I’M NOT THERE
Ruby Dee - AMERICAN GANGSTER
Saoirse Ronan - ATONEMENT
Amy Ryan - GONE BABY GONE
Tilda Swinton - MICHAEL CLAYTON

ANIMATED FEATURE

PERSEPOLIS
RATATOUILLE
SURF’S UP

CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
ATONEMENT
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD

COSTUME DESIGN

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
ATONEMENT
ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
LA VIE EN ROSE
SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

DIRECTING

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
JUNO
MICHAEL CLAYTON
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

NO END IN SIGHT
OPERATION HOMECOMING:
WRITING THE WARTIME EXPERIENCE
SICKO
TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE
WAR/DANCE

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BEAUFORT
THE COUNTERFEITERS
KATYŃ
MONGOL
12

ORIGINAL SCORE

ATONEMENT
THE KITE RUNNER
MICHAEL CLAYTON
RATATOUILLE
3:10 TO YUMA

ORIGINAL SONG

"Falling Slowly" - ONCE
"Happy Working Song" - ENCHANTED
"Raise It Up" - AUGUST RUSH
"So Close" - ENCHANTED
"That’s How You Know" - ENCHANTED

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

FREEHELD
LA CORONA (THE CROWN)
SALIM BABA
SARI’S MOTHER

ART DIRECTION

AMERICAN GANGSTER
ATONEMENT
THE GOLDEN COMPASS
SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
THERE WILL BE BLOOD

MAKEUP

LA VIE EN ROSE
NORBIT
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END

FILM EDITING

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
INTO THE WILD
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD

VISUAL EFFECTS

THE GOLDEN COMPASS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END
TRANSFORMERS

SOUND EDITING

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
RATATOUILLE
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
TRANSFORMERS

SCREENPLAY -- ADAPTED

ATONEMENT
AWAY FROM HER
THE DIVING BELL
AND THE BUTTERFLY
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD

SCREENPLAY -- ORIGINAL

JUNO
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
MICHAEL CLAYTON
RATATOUILLE
THE SAVAGES

SOUND MIXING

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
RATATOUILLE
3:10 TO YUMA
TRANSFORMERS

SHORT FILM -- LIVE ACTION

AT NIGHT
IL SUPPLENTE (THE SUBSTITUTE)
LE MOZART DES PICKPOCKETS
(THE MOZART OF PICKPOCKETS)
TANGHI ARGENTINI
THE TONTO WOMAN

BEST PICTURE

ATONEMENT
JUNO
MICHAEL CLAYTON
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
THERE WILL BE BLOOD


SHORT FILM -- ANIMATED

I MET THE WALRUS
MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI
MÊME LES PIGEONS VONT
AU PARADIS
(EVEN PIGEONS GO TO HEAVEN)
MY LOVE (MOYA LYUBOV)
PETER & THE WOLF

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Since its late at night, and I'm tired, I don't want to 100% commit to those choices, but for the moment, they'll definitely do...

Check out more at the official Oscar site, The Oscars, for the time being at least, will air live on ABC, Sunday February 24th at 5pm Pacific Time. Until next time, lates everyone.
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1 comment:

Mike T. said...

As usual I've heard of only a handful of these movies and seen only one (Ratatouille...and that was on an airplane to England). Hopefully they step it up next year and have no nominations for movies that people have actually seen.