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Hermiod January 22 2009 03:34 PM

2009 Oscar Nominations
 
The main ones are here.

No Best Picture nomination for The Dark Knight or The Wrestler.

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

Best director

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

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 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 supporting actor
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road

Kira's Mom January 22 2009 03:45 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
Lots of nice surprises on that list, like Richard Jenkins and Melissa Leo. I was hoping Sally Hawkins would be nominated for Happy-Go-Lucky, though. :(

I really wasn't expecting a Best Picture nod for The Dark Knight.

Stone_Cold_Sisko January 22 2009 03:46 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
The Reader? I only saw previews for that movie - was it really that good? it's waaay behind the other films (and TDK) in terms of reviews at metacritic or rottentomatoes

DeafPoet January 22 2009 04:14 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
Lame that The Dark Knight didn't get a nomination, but completely expected.

T'Baio January 22 2009 04:36 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder! That's the greatest nomination the Oscars have ever made! I love Ledgers performance, but I hope RDJ wins, as the nomination and performance is more courageous than Ledgers.

Way to go, RDJ!

firehawk12 January 22 2009 04:40 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
Ron Howard for best director? Frost/Nixon was so dry as a film it made me wish that they just filmed a performance of the play.

MeanJoePhaser January 22 2009 04:41 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
The best picture list seems utterly boring this year.

And Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei (previous winner, but a brunt of jokes ever since) in acting noms...hmmm.

They need a best "cameo" award.

Roger Wilco January 22 2009 04:49 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
Quote:

Hermiod wrote: (Post 2529561)
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

This one I find strange, I thought his perfomance was weak, especially compared to his colleagues on the film. But I was unimpressed with the movie in general, and don't understand why it got so many nominations.

Go Milk!

cultcross January 22 2009 04:49 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
As usual a list populated with arty 'high-brow' films, and too snobby to include TDK for Best Picture.

Roger Wilco January 22 2009 04:53 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
btw. Waltz with Bashir has got to get the Oscar for best foreign-language movie, I don't know all the other candidates, but this one is a phantastic movie!

Samurai8472 January 22 2009 05:11 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
Calling it Rourke gets best actor and Slumdog gets best picture

OdoWanKenobi January 22 2009 05:15 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
This is a very difficult Oscars to predict. Reason being that this was a fairly lackluster year for films, and almost everything on the nominees list was good but not great. Of the nominees for best picture, the only one I feel is deserving is Slumdog Millionaire. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Frost/Nixon didn't even deserve nominations. I hate to sound like a fan boy (becuase I do fancy myself a film aficionado, and make it a point to see all those movies that may be nominated) but the best picture I saw all year really was The Dark Knight. It's sad to see that the Academy is still unable to overcome its prejudices against genre pictures.

aladinsane January 22 2009 05:50 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
Yes, the academy does harbor some prejudices toward genre films, but I really think The Dark Knight's greatness has been overstated and that it doesn't deserve a best picture nomination. It was a very fun, well made film, but not a great film. I truly do not believe that it will be a movie that will be as highly regarded in even 10 years time.

Bad Bishop January 22 2009 05:58 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
Quote:

Samurai8472 wrote: (Post 2529835)
Calling it Rourke gets best actor

I hope so, but I'm afraid it'll go to Sean Penn of Milk. Penn's win will be a political statement.

Starbreaker January 22 2009 06:01 PM

Re: 2009 Oscar Nominations
 
Maybe the Academy simply didn't like The Dark Knight? There's a big difference between the average moviegoer and film critics.


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