2009 Oscar Nominations

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  1. Hermiod

    Hermiod Admiral Admiral

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    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
     
  2. Kira's Mom

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    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.
     
  3. 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
     
  4. DeafPoet

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    Lame that The Dark Knight didn't get a nomination, but completely expected.
     
  5. T'Baio

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    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!
     
  6. firehawk12

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    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.
     
  7. MeanJoePhaser

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    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.
     
  8. Roger Wilco

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    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!
     
  9. cultcross

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    As usual a list populated with arty 'high-brow' films, and too snobby to include TDK for Best Picture.
     
  10. Roger Wilco

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    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!
     
  11. Samurai8472

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    Calling it Rourke gets best actor and Slumdog gets best picture
     
  12. OdoWanKenobi

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    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.
     
  13. aladinsane

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    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.
     
  14. Bad Bishop

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

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    Maybe the Academy simply didn't like The Dark Knight? There's a big difference between the average moviegoer and film critics.
     
  16. Roger Wilco

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    Have you seen the film? Imo, it deserves all the praise it can get, politics or not.
     
  17. Neroon

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    TDK did get a host of technical nominations along with the Best Supporting Actor nomination. If there's a bias on the part of the Academy, it may be more against films that make huge sums of money.
     
  18. Bad Bishop

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    I'm planning to rent Milk whenever it's available from Netflix. I'm aware of the good reviews. But I'm afraid that social/political issues (Prop. 8) will serve to favor Milk at the Oscars.
     
  19. Roger Wilco

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    Yeah, that's often a factor. Also for Frost/Nixon imo (I really can't explain that nomination any other way); possibly even for Slumdog Millionaire too to some degree.
     
  20. MPH

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    What the hell is Milk or The Reader? Has any average film goer even heard of these films? I never thought The Dark Knight was brilliant but surley due to its succes at the box office and its good word of mouth it should of atleast got a nomination.