The Nominees

by admin on January 26, 2009

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – MOTION PICTURE NOMINATIONS – 81ST AWARDS – NOMINEES

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

Richard Jenkins – THE VISITOR
Frank Langella – FROST/NIXON
Sean Penn – MILK
Brad Pitt – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Mickey Rourke – THE WRESTLER

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Anne Hathaway – RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
Angelina Jolie – CHANGELING
Melissa Leo – FROZEN RIVER
Meryl Streep – DOUBT
Kate Winslet – THE READER

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Josh Brolin – MILK
Robert Downey Jr. – TROPIC THUNDER
Philip Seymour Hoffman – DOUBT
Heath Ledger – THE DARK NIGHT
Michael Shannon – REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Adams – DOUBT
Penelope Cruz – VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
Viola Davis – DOUBT
Taraji P. Henson – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTOON
Marissa Tomei – THE WRESTLER

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Chris Williams and Byron Howard – BOLT
John Stevenson and Mark Osborne – KUNG FU PANDA
Andrew Stanton – WALL-E

ART DIRECTION

CHANGELING – Art Direction: James J. Murakami
Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON -
Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt
Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
THE DARK KNIGHT – Art Direction: Nathan Crowley
Set Decoration: Peter Lando
THE DUCHESS – Art Direction: Michael Carlin
Set Decoration: Rebecca Alleway
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD – Art Direction: Kristi Zea
Set Decoration: Debra Schutt

CINEMATOGRAPHY

CHANGELING – Tom Stern
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON – Claudio Miranda
THE DARK KNIGHT – Wally Pfister
THE READER – Chris Menges and Roger Deakins
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE – Anthony Dod Mantle

COSTUME DESIGN

Catherine Martin – AUSTRALIA
Jacqueline West – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Michael O’Connor – THE DUCHESS
Danny Glicker – MILK
Albert Wolsky – REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

DIRECTING

David Fincher – THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Ron Howard – FROST NIXON
Gus Van Sant – MILK
Stephen Daldry – THE READER
Danny Boyle – SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON) (Cinema Guild)
A Pandinlao Films Production – Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (THINKFilm and Image Entertainment) A Creative Differences Production – Werner Herzog and Henry Kaiser
THE GARDEN A Black Valley Films Production – Scott Hamilton Kennedy
MAN ON WIRE (Magnolia Pictures)
A Wall to Wall Production – James Marsh and Simon Chinn
TROUBLE THE WATER (Zeitgeist Films)
An Elsewhere Films Production – Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

THE CONSCIENCE OF NHEM EN – A Farallon Films Production- Steven Okazaki
THE FINAL INCH- A Vermilion Films Production- Irene Taylor Brodsky and Tom Grant
SMILE PINKI -A Principe Production- Megan Mylan
THE WITNESS -FROM THE BALCONY OF ROOM 306 -A Rock Paper Scissors Production – Adam Pertofsky and Margaret Hyde

FILM EDITING

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON – Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
THE DARK KNIGHT – Lee Smith
FROST/NIXON – Mike Hill and Dan Hanley
MILK – Elliot Graham
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE – Chris Dickens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Germany – THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX – A Constantin Film Production
France – THE CLASS – (Sony Pictures Classics) A Haut et Court Production
Japan – DEPARTURES – (Regent Releasing) A Departures Film Partners Production
Austria – REVANCHE – (Janus Films) A Prisma Film/Fernseh Production
Israel – WALTZ WITH BASHIR – (Sony Pictures Classics) A Bridgit Folman Film Gang Production

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

ACADEMY AWARD(S)®, OSCAR(S)®, OSCAR NIGHT® and OSCAR® statuette design mark are the registered trademarks and service marks, and the OSCAR® statuette the copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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