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2009 Academy Awards (and Razzie Awards) Nominations Announced
« on: January 22, 2009, 02:06:33 pm »
That\'s right. The suppossed best and worst in the world of film from the year 2008 have been announced. So here goes:

Academy Award Nominations

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

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

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 (posthumous)
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. Montaρo, 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

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Jerry Lewis


And now, equally as important, if not moreso, here\'s the Razzie nominations:

Razzie Nominations

Worst Picture
Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans (jointly)
The Happening
The Hottie and the Nottie
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
The Love Guru

Worst Actor
Larry the Cable Guy for Witless Protection
Eddie Murphy for Meet Dave
Mike Myers for The Love Guru
Al Pacino for 88 Minutes and Righteous Kill
Mark Wahlberg for The Happening and Max Payne

Worst Actress
Jessica Alba for The Eye and The Love Guru
Cameron Diaz for What Happens in Vegas
Paris Hilton for The Hottie and the Nottie
Kate Hudson for Fool\'s Gold and My Best Friend\'s Girl
The cast of The Women (Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Meg Ryan)

Worst Supporting Actor
Uwe Boll (as himself) in Postal
Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia!
Ben Kingsley in The Love Guru, War, Inc., and The Wackness
Burt Reynolds in Deal and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Verne Troyer in The Love Guru and Postal

Worst Supporting Actress
Carmen Electra for Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans
Paris Hilton for Repo! The Genetic Opera
Kim Kardashian for Disaster Movie
Jenny McCarthy for Witless Protection
Leelee Sobieski for 88 Minutes and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Worst Screen Couple
Uwe Boll and "any actor, camera, or screenplay" in 1968 Tunnel Rats, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, and Postal
Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher in What Happens in Vegas
Paris Hilton and either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore in The Hottie and the Nottie
Larry the Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy in Witless Protection
"Eddie Murphy IN Eddie Murphy" in Meet Dave

Worst Director
Uwe Boll for 1968 Tunnel Rats, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, and Postal
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer for Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans
Tom Putnam for The Hottie and the Nottie
Marco Schnabel for The Love Guru
M. Night Shyamalan for The Happening

Worst Screenplay
Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans (jointly) (written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer)
The Happening (written by M. Night Shyamalan)
The Hottie and the Nottie (written by Heidi Ferrer)
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (screenplay by Doug Taylor)
The Love Guru (written by Mike Myers & Graham Gordy)

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
The Day the Earth Stood Still (remake of the 1951 film)
Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans (jointly) ("rip-off of everything")
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
Speed Racer (rip-off of the TV series Speed Racer)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (sequel to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, prequel to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)

Worst Career Achievement
Uwe Boll

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 02:13:55 pm »
Bullshit - Bruce won the Golden Glober for original song from The Wrestler and non even nominated.  Screw Wall-E and Slumdog!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 02:21:54 pm »
The Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack was great. But I don\'t see why Springsteen didn\'t get a nomination, considering there are only three nominees at the moment.

Regarding the Razzies... a friend of mine was asked to vote a few years ago. Not that we ever turn to the Razzies for any real insight, but he said that the voting was a sham. The committee nominates the same movies for every category and was, in this particular year, pushing people to vote for Lindsay Lohan (I Know Who Killed Me). This year they\'re clearly gunning for Uwe Boll. I\'m all for criticism in film, and I think an unbiased ceremony for the worst in film would be interesting, but the Razzies are neither. They\'re just mean.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 02:26:33 pm »
I just love the fact that when Bill Cosby "won" his much-deserved Razzie for Leonard Part 6, he actually showed up to claim it. And probably wore a great sweater.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 02:47:51 pm »
Bruce\'s song the wrestler is better than Streets of Philadelphia and that won him an oscar.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 04:20:46 pm »
My predictions:

Academy Award Nominations

Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Gus Van Sant – Milk

Best Actor
Sean Penn – Milk

Best Actress
Meryl Streep – Doubt

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight (posthumous)

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – Doubt

Best Original Screenplay
WALL-E - Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter

Best Adapted Screenplay
Frost/Nixon - Peter Morgan

Best Animated Feature
WALL-E – Andrew Stanton

Best Foreign Language Film
??
Best Animated Short
??

Best Art Direction
The Dark Knight – Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando

Best Cinematography
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Claudio Miranda

Best Costume Design
Revolutionary Road – Albert Wolsky

Best Documentary Feature
Man on Wire


Best Documentary Short
??

Best Film Editing
Slumdog Millionaire – Chris Dickens

Best Live Action Short
??

Best Makeup
The Dark Knight – John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O’Sullivan

Best Original Score
WALL-E – Thomas Newman

Best Original Song
"Down to Earth" from WALL-E – Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman (music), Peter Gabriel (lyrics)


Best Sound Editing
The Dark Knight – Richard King

Best Sound Mixing
The Dark Knight – Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick


Best Visual Effects
The Dark Knight – Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin

And now, equally as important, if not moreso, here\'s the Razzie nominations:

Razzie Nominations

Worst Picture
The Happening

Worst Actor
Al Pacino for 88 Minutes and Righteous Kill

Worst Actress
Paris Hilton for The Hottie and the Nottie

Worst Supporting Actor
Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia!

Worst Supporting Actress
Paris Hilton for Repo! The Genetic Opera

Worst Screen Couple
Paris Hilton and either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore in The Hottie and the Nottie

Worst Director
M. Night Shyamalan for The Happening

Worst Screenplay
The Happening (written by M. Night Shyamalan)


Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark,

Worst Career Achievement
Uwe Boll[/QUOTE]

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009, 04:26:29 pm »
I mean, if \'Repo! The Genetic Opera\' doesn\'t sound like a name fresh off the band names list, then I don\'t know what does. I certainly don\'t think that movie could have been any worse if it was entitled, say, \'Cat in a Backpack\', \'Special Edible Flags\', or \'Fat Men, Bad Sperm\'.

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 06:27:51 pm »
Kate Winslet not being nominated for Revolutionary Road is totally ridiculous. Best performance I\'ve seen all year. And Benjamin Button is SOOO overrated, I really hope it doesn\'t win anything.... well, the cinematography was very good, but everything else was brown shite.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2009, 09:18:51 pm »
The curious taste of benjamin\'s button? you sicko!

I am looking forward to seeing Kate\'s performance in RR. Did you see Rachel Getting Married Gordo? Anne Hathaway was phenomenal, I thought. In my opinion, the movie as whole was fantastic and could have gotten another nom. Now with the Oscar nominations announced, I am frustrated to see more of Benjamin Button (In the Best Picture Category!)
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009, 12:35:46 am »
Quote from: Todaysparkles;217505
The curious taste of benjamin\'s button? you sicko!

I am looking forward to seeing Kate\'s performance in RR. Did you see Rachel Getting Married Gordo? Anne Hathaway was phenomenal, I thought. In my opinion, the movie as whole was fantastic and could have gotten another nom. Now with the Oscar nominations announced, I am frustrated to see more of Benjamin Button (In the Best Picture Category!)


No I haven\'t seen it, but will as soon as it comes out on video. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about Hathaway... looking forward to it.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 10:24:06 am »
slim....i am feeling your picks...

as for revolutionary road...kate was amazing but it made me want to slit my wrists...
maybe the sun will shine today...
the clouds will roll away..
maybe i wont be so afraid..
i will understand that everything has its plan...
either way...