Movies Oscars!

Livingstone

Registered Member
#1
I've been watching alot of Oscar nominated films lately and just wanted to get everyone's opinions on any of the films nominated.
 

Livingstone

Registered Member
#3
1. Best Picture: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," "The Reader," "Slumdog Millionaire."


2. Actor: Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"; Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"; Sean Penn, "Milk"; Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler."

3. Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"; Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"; Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"; Meryl Streep, "Doubt"; Kate Winslet, "The Reader."


4. Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, "Milk"; Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"; Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"; Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road."

5. 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."


6. 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."


7. Foreign Film: "The Baader Meinhof Complex," Germany; "The Class," France; "Departures," Japan; "Revanche," Austria; "Waltz With Bashir," Israel.


8. Adapted Screenplay: Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt"; Peter Morgan, "Frost/Nixon"; David Hare, "The Reader"; Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire."

9. Original Screenplay: Courtney Hunt, "Frozen River"; Mike Leigh, "Happy-Go-Lucky"; Martin McDonagh, "In Bruges"; Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"; Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter, "WALL-E."

10. Animated Feature Film: "Bolt"; "Kung Fu Panda"; "WALL-E."

11. Art Direction: "Changeling," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "The Duchess," "Revolutionary Road."

12. Cinematography: "Changeling," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "The Reader," "Slumdog Millionaire."

13. Sound Mixing: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Slumdog Millionaire," "WALL-E," "Wanted."

14. Sound Editing: "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "Slumdog Millionaire," "WALL-E," "Wanted."

15. Original Score: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Alexandre Desplat; "Defiance," James Newton Howard; "Milk," Danny Elfman; "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman; "WALL-E," Thomas Newman.


16. Original Song: "Down to Earth" from "WALL-E," Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; "O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam.


17. Costume: "Australia," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Duchess," "Milk," "Revolutionary Road."

18. Documentary Feature: "The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)," "Encounters at the End of the World," "The Garden," "Man on Wire," "Trouble the Water."

19. Documentary (short subject): "The Conscience of Nhem En," "The Final Inch," "Smile Pinki," "The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306."

20. Film Editing: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," "Slumdog Millionaire."

21. Makeup: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Hellboy II: The Golden Army."

22. Animated Short Film: "La Maison en Petits Cubes," "Lavatory - Lovestory," "Oktapodi," "Presto," "This Way Up."

23. Live Action Short Film: "Auf der Strecke (On the Line)," "Manon on the Asphalt," "New Boy," "The Pig," "Spielzeugland (Toyland)."

24. Visual Effects: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man."

Academy Award winners previously announced this year:
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Oscar statuette): Jerry Lewis
Gordon E Sawyer Award (Oscar statuette): Pixar Animation co-founder Ed Catmull
AP
 

Wade8813

Registered Member
#4
I don't understand how Benjamin Button got so many nominations. It was an alright movie, but there was nothing special about it.
 

Stab-o-Matic5000

Cutting Edge in Murder
#5
I don't understand how Benjamin Button got so many nominations. It was an alright movie, but there was nothing special about it.
The people who run the Oscars love that kind of movie. I wouldn't be surprised if it cleans up the awards, even though I haven't seen it.

It's weird, I saw a lot of great movies last year, but only WALL-E, Dark Knight, and Tropic Thunder got nominated for any category out of the movies I saw. I thought for sure Cloverfield would have been nominated for cinematography, but I guess the people who run the Oscars can't grasp the fact that a year is a whole 12 months.
 

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
V.I.P.
#6
I'm a big fan of the Oscars, I'll definitely be watching them again this year. I'll be rooting for Heath Ledger in the best supporting actor category. Also I hope that Mickey Rourke wins the best actor award.

I am really disapointed that Dark Knight didnt get nominated for Best Picture.
 

Stab-o-Matic5000

Cutting Edge in Murder
#7
I'm a big fan of the Oscars, I'll definitely be watching them again this year. I'll be rooting for Heath Ledger in the best supporting actor category. Also I hope that Mickey Rourke wins the best actor award.

I am really disapointed that Dark Knight didnt get nominated for Best Picture.
Read my above comment about the Oscars and being biased towards certain types of movies. :p

Batman Begins didn't get nominated for best picture the year it came out, and I personally think that Batman Begins was better than Dark Knight. Just like Dark Knight, it only got nominated for Cinematography, which it lost to Memoirs of a Geisha. Now, I haven't seen Memoirs of a Geisha, but they better have had some fucking amazing cinematography.

I do think Dark Knight should take Best Cinematography as well. Those guys really do some amazing camerawork.