2009 Oscar Nominations

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Hermiod, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Hermiod

    Hermiod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 16, 2006
    The main ones are here.

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

    Best picture
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    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

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 26, 2001
    Kira's Mom is in Virginia
    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

    DeafPoet Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 7, 2005
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Lame that The Dark Knight didn't get a nomination, but completely expected.
  5. T'Baio

    T'Baio Admiral Admiral

    Oct 18, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    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

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 4, 2002
    EXILE + ATTON = GUUUUUUSH!!!! (pic by aimo)
    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

    MeanJoePhaser Admiral

    Aug 21, 2003
    Missile Command
    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

    Roger Wilco Admiral Admiral

    Nov 27, 2004
    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

    cultcross #NotAllMods Moderator

    Jul 27, 2001
    This other Eden
    As usual a list populated with arty 'high-brow' films, and too snobby to include TDK for Best Picture.
  10. Roger Wilco

    Roger Wilco Admiral Admiral

    Nov 27, 2004
    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

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007
    Calling it Rourke gets best actor and Slumdog gets best picture
  12. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

    Jan 2, 2003
    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

    aladinsane Captain Captain

    Jan 9, 2003
    Ground Control
    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

    Bad Bishop Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 23, 2001
    The Land of Fruits and Nuts
    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

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
    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

    Roger Wilco Admiral Admiral

    Nov 27, 2004
    Have you seen the film? Imo, it deserves all the praise it can get, politics or not.
  17. Neroon

    Neroon Mod of Balance Moderator

    Oct 31, 2000
    On my ship the Rocinante
    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

    Bad Bishop Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 23, 2001
    The Land of Fruits and Nuts
    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

    Roger Wilco Admiral Admiral

    Nov 27, 2004
    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

    MPH Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 15, 2001
    United Kingdom of Great Britain
    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.