Wednesday, January 23, 2008

80th Academy Awards Nominations Announced - SendMeRSS

The Oscars

The nominations for the 80th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, and without further ado we'll get right down to them. No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood are both tied with 8 nominations a piece, but Michael Clayton and Juno are strong performers as well. Obviously the Academy knows great movies a lot more than that shabby HFPA that runs the Golden Globes. The Oscars will air live on ABC at 5PM (PST) on Sunday, February 24th, 2008 from the Kodak Theatre in LA. The full list of nominees can be found below.

I'm glad to see nearly each and every big nomination that I wanted. Casey Affleck for Supporting Actor, Persepolis for Animated Film, Juno's Diablo Cody for Screenplay, Roger Deakins for both of his amazingly shot movies No Country and Assassination of Jesse James. And I'm really glad Into the Wild didn't get much, especially Sean Penn for director, because he really doesn't even deseve a nomination. Ratatouille also racked up quite a few non-animated noms, showing quite some power. Definitely looks like a great year for the Oscars!

PICTURE
Atonement (Focus Features)
Juno (Fox Searchlight)
Michael Clayton (Warner Bros.)
No Country for Old Men (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)
There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)

DIRECTOR
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jason Reitman - Juno
Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood

ACTOR
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

ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie - Away from Her
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney - The Savages
Ellen Page - Juno

SUPPORTING ACTOR
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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchet - I'm Not There
Ruby Dee - American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Juno - Diablo Cody
Lars and the Real Girl - Nancy Oliver
Michael Clayton - Tony Gilroy
Ratatouille - Brad Bird
The Savages - Tamara Jenkins

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Atonement - Christopher Hampton
Away from Her - Sarah Polley
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Ronald Harwood
No Country for Old Men - Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson

ANIMATED FEATURE
Persepolis
Ratatouille
Surf's Up

ART DIRECTION
American Gangster
Atonement
The Golden Compass
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
There Will Be Blood

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Beaufort - Israel
The Counterfeiters - Austria
Katyn - Poland
Mongol - Kazakhstan
12 - Russia

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - Roger Deakins
Atonement - Seamus McGarvey
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Janusz Kaminski
No Country for Old Men - Roger Deakins
There Will Be Blood - Robert Elswit

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
No End in Sight
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Sicko
Taxi to the Dark Side
War/Dance

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Freeheld - Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth
La Corona (The Crown) - Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega
Salim Baba - Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello
Sari's Mother - James Longley

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
I Met the Walrus - Josh Raskin
Madame Tutli-Putli Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski
Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven) - Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse
My Love (Moya Lyubov) - Alexander Petrov
Peter & the Wolf - Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
At Night - Christian E. Christiansen and Louise Vesth
Il Supplente (The Substitute) - Andrea Jublin
Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets) - Philippe Pollet-Villard
Tanghi Argentini - Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans
The Tonto Woman - Daniel Barber and Matthew Brown

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Golden Compass
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Transformers

COSTUME DESIGN
Across the Universe - Albert Wolsky
Atonement - Jacqueline Durran
Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Alexandra Byrne
La Vie en Rose - Marit Allen
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Colleen Atwood

FILM EDITING
The Bourne Ultimatum - Christopher Rouse
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Juliette Welfling
Into the Wild - Jay Cassidy
No Country for Old Men - Roderick Jaynes
There Will Be Blood - Dylan Tichenor

SOUND MIXING
The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
3:10 to Yuma
Transformers

SOUND EDITING
The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
There Will Be Blood
Transformers

ORIGINAL SCORE
Dario Marianelli - Atonement
Alberto Iglesias - The Kite Runner
James Newton Howard - Michael Clayton
Michael Giacchino - Ratatouille
Marco Beltrami - 3:10 to Yuma

ORIGINAL SONG
"Falling Slowly" - Once, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
"Happy Working Song" - Enchanted, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
"Raise It Up" - August Rush
"So Close" - Enchanted, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
"That's How You Know" - Enchanted, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

MAKEUP
La Vie en Rose - Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald
Norbit - Rick Baker and Kazuhiro Tsuji
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Ve Neill and Martin Samuel

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Link - Comments - Alex Billington - Tue, 22 Jan 2008 08:18:08 GMT - Feed (2 subs)
User comment: By: Travis
I cant believe Jonny Greenwood didn't get nominated for original score, I loved the music in there will be blood.
User comment: By: Jennifer
Paprika not nominated for Best Animated Feature?? Also The Host or 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days not nominated for anything bugs me a bit. It also is a bummer to see the There Will Be Blood score disqualified.
User comment: By: Ryan
Very suprised Jolie got snubbed by Blanchett which was upsetting. I loved Jones in Elah and am happy with everything except.... SURF'S UP over THE SIMPSONS MOVIE?!?!?!?! What the f**k!!!!!
User comment: By: Charlie
Strong hating for Into the Wild, Alex. What's the deal? I don't know about anyone else, but this was high on my list of the favorite films of the year. Penn's been trying to get this made for over a decade and you can see that his passion and desire to bring it to life is as strong as McCandless's. The way the landscape was photographed proved beautiful and fresh as opposed to the same tepid locales from other directors. The casting was wonderful, Emile Hirsh really showing he can act a hell of a lot better than he did in Alpha Dog earlier this year. Hal Holbrook brought the house down in his small role and I'm glad he is being recognized.
User comment: By: PG
Juno doesn't deserve to be on the Best Picture list. Fortunately there's stiff competition and it won't win. Don't get me wrong it wasn't a terrible movie, but it's def not Best Picture material. Just my thoughts. And Transformers will for sure get Best Visual Effects. But what happened to 300?? I thought the visuals in that were pretty groundbreaking.
User comment: By: grendel
Was The Diving Bell and the Butterfly submitted for Best Picture and therefore excluded for Foreign Language Film? I find it surprising it did not land on the list.
User comment: By: Stephen
Same here with Transformers. I hope it wins Visual Effects.
User comment: By: Alex Billington
That's the problem, they'll never go away! They're always too big and they still suck... The Oscars are the one and only true awards in Hollywood! And also I want to make mention of Once getting a nom in the song category - I hope it wins, even over Enchanted. And also, I'm glad to see Transformers end up with 3 nominations as well... :)
User comment: By: Jonas
Again with the Golden Globes dig? Why do you even care that much? Ignore them and maybe they'll go away. :)
User comment: By: Josh
What a boring Oscar year.
User comment: By: shero
I am making my own opinion about the nominations and the winners in myaspace blog and later I will be commnting here too :-) http://blog.myspace.com/shero_rauf
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