January 22, 2009

Oscar Nominations Are Here!

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So, Oscar Nominations came out this morning! Woo hoo! I've included a list below of the biggest categories for your reading pleasure, and here are my thoughts on it...
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button came out of it with 13 nominations. That's a lot. The record for number of nominations is a tie - both All About Eve and Titanic had 14 nominations, and they both won Best Picture.
  • Milk also had tons of nominations, and Slumdog Millionaire had 10.
  • I was surprised that Revolutionary Road only had 3 nominations (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design) after the number of Golden Globe nominations (and wins) it got. I haven't seen it yet, but I want to.
Movies I am DEFINITELY going to see before the Oscars:
  • Doubt
  • Milk
  • Frost/Nixon
And, movies I am going to TRY to see before the Oscars:
  • The Visitor (I hadn't heard of this one, but I watched the preview on it's website, and it looks very good)
  • Frozen River (I wanted to see this when it was out, but didn't have a chance)
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • The Wrestler
The first three are already out on DVD, so that will make it more likely I'll actually get to see them!

Below is the list of nominess, and I've highlighted those available on DVD with blue text.

2009 Oscar Nominations

BEST 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

BEST 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

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

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

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen River
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
Milk
Wall-E

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Roth--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley--Doubt
Peter Morgan--Frost/Nixon
David Hare--The Reader
Simon Beaufoy--Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

1 comment :

Momo Fali said...

I want to see all of these, but we NEVER go to the movies anymore! It's cheaper to just buy the DVD when it comes out! We have quite the collection.

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