So Here's the Full Oscar Nominations List

January 22, 2009

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The Oscar nominations have arrived! You've been wondering what 2008 movies had the best sound editing, and I've got the answer. You've been thinking The Dark Knight and WALL-E were two of the best movies of last year, and I can tell you they weren't. You figured, "Well, Charlie Kaufman will probably at least get a Best Original Screenplay nomination," and you were dead wrong. You were pondering why you even bother paying attention to meaningless awards shows, but the Oscars nominations are strangely silent on that matter.

Anyway, here are your 2009 Academy Award nominations:

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

The lack of a Dark Knight nomination makes me think the Academy isn't composed entirely of internet commenters.

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

If the Dark Knight snubbing has made the Oscar nominations too non-nerdy for you, just pretend Langella's nomination is for Skeletor.

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road

I want Ledger to win, but I also don't want Downey to lose because then he and Ben Stiller will probably make some viral video about him losing because of being black.

ACTRESS IS A LEADING ROLE
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kate Winslet - The Reader

You know Angelina Jolie only got nominated because voters wanted a "Brangelina" ticket.

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler

As if Marisa Tomei needs any more accidentally-awarded Oscars.

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E

The Golden Globe went to WALL-E, but the Oscars are known for skewing heavily towards panda-based martial arts, so we'll have to see.

ART DIRECTION
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

God, did you see those ballrooms in The Duchess? They looked just like old ballrooms!

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire


COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road

God, did you see those dresses in The Duchess? They looked just like old dresses!

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

Benjamin Button honestly a higher number of nominations than number of people I've heard of liking Benjamin Button that much.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306

FILM EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

Dark Knight should win for that great cut where you see Batman, then the Joker, then it's like A-BOOOOOSH!

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Baader Meinhof Complex
The Class
Departures
Revanche
Waltz with Bashir


MAKEUP

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

MUSIC (SCORE)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Defiance
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E


MUSIC (SONG)

"Down to Earth" - WALL-E
"Jai Ho" - Slumdog Millionaire
"O Saya" - Slumdog Millionaire

They couldn't narrow it down to one Slumdog Millionaire song to make room for Bruce Springsteen's extremely Bruce Springsteen-esque Wrestler song?

SHORT FILM (animated)
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory - Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

SOUND MIXING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Frozen River
Hapy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Milk
WALL-E

So there you go. Now let's make this the best Oscar night yet!

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