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Oscars: the 81st Academy Awards Nominees have been announced
Nominations for the 81st Academy Awards were announced on January 22, 2009 by Academy President Sid Ganis and Oscar winner Forest Whitaker.

The Academy Awards presentation will take place on Sunday, February 22, 2009.

The list of nominees follows below:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Richard Jenkins in "The Visitor" (Overture Films)
  • Frank Langella in "Frost/Nixon" (Universal)
  • Sean Penn in "Milk" (Focus Features)
  • Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
  • Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler" (Fox Searchlight)

    Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Josh Brolin in "Milk" (Focus Features)
  • Robert Downey Jr. in "Tropic Thunder" (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt" (Miramax)
  • Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.)
  • Michael Shannon in "Revolutionary Road" (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)

    Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Anne Hathaway in "Rachel Getting Married" (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Angelina Jolie in "Changeling" (Universal)
  • Melissa Leo in "Frozen River" (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Meryl Streep in "Doubt" (Miramax)
  • Kate Winslet in "The Reader" (The Weinstein Company)

    Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Amy Adams in "Doubt" (Miramax)
  • Pene'lope Cruz in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (The Weinstein Company)
  • Viola Davis in "Doubt" (Miramax)
  • Taraji P. Henson in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
  • Marisa Tomei in "The Wrestler" (Fox Searchlight)

    Best animated feature film of the year

  • "Bolt" (Walt Disney), Chris Williams and Byron Howard
  • "Kung Fu Panda" (DreamWorks Animation, Distributed by Paramount), John Stevenson and Mark Osborne
  • "WALL-E" (Walt Disney), Andrew Stanton

    Achievement in art direction

  • "Changeling" (Universal), Art Direction: James J. Murakami, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt, Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
  • "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Peter Lando
  • "The Duchess" (Paramount Vantage, Pathe' and BBC Films), Art Direction: Michael Carlin, Set Decoration: Rebecca Alleway
  • "Revolutionary Road" (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Art Direction: Kristi Zea, Set Decoration: Debra Schutt

    Achievement in cinematography

  • "Changeling" (Universal), Tom Stern
  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Claudio Miranda
  • "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.), Wally Pfister
  • "The Reader" (The Weinstein Company), Chris Menges and Roger Deakins
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), Anthony Dod Mantle

    Achievement in costume design

  • "Australia" (20th Century Fox), Catherine Martin
  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Jacqueline West
  • "The Duchess" (Paramount Vantage, Pathe' and BBC Films), Michael O’Connor
  • "Milk" (Focus Features), Danny Glicker
  • "Revolutionary Road" (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Albert Wolsky

    Achievement in directing

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), David Fincher
  • "Frost/Nixon" (Universal), Ron Howard
  • "Milk" (Focus Features), Gus Van Sant
  • "The Reader" (The Weinstein Company), Stephen Daldry
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), Danny Boyle

    Best documentary feature

  • "The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)" (Cinema Guild), A Pandinlao Films Production, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath
  • "Encounters at the End of the World" (THINKFilm and Image Entertainment), A Creative Differences Production, Werner Herzog and Henry Kaiser
  • "The Garden" A Black Valley Films Production, Scott Hamilton Kennedy
  • "Man on Wire" (Magnolia Pictures), A Wall to Wall Production, James Marsh and Simon Chinn
  • "Trouble the Water" (Zeitgeist Films), An Elsewhere Films Production, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

    Best documentary short subject

  • "The Conscience of Nhem En" A Farallon Films Production, Steven Okazaki
  • "The Final Inch" A Vermilion Films Production, Irene Taylor Brodsky and Tom Grant
  • "Smile Pinki" A Principe Production, Megan Mylan
  • "The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306" A Rock Paper Scissors Production, Adam Pertofsky and Margaret Hyde

    Achievement in film editing

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.), Lee Smith
  • "Frost/Nixon" (Universal), Mike Hill and Dan Hanley
  • "Milk" (Focus Features), Elliot Graham
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), Chris Dickens

    Best foreign language film of the year

  • "The Baader Meinhof Complex" A Constantin Film Production, Germany
  • "The Class" (Sony Pictures Classics), A Haut et Court Production, France
  • "Departures" (Regent Releasing), A Departures Film Partners Production, Japan
  • "Revanche" (Janus Films), A Prisma Film/Fernseh Production, Austria
  • "Waltz with Bashir" (Sony Pictures Classics), A Bridgit Folman Film Gang Production, Israel

    Achievement in makeup

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Greg Cannom
  • "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.), John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O’Sullivan
  • "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (Universal), Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Alexandre Desplat
  • "Defiance" (Paramount Vantage), James Newton Howard
  • "Milk" (Focus Features), Danny Elfman
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), A.R. Rahman
  • "WALL-E" (Walt Disney), Thomas Newman

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • "Down to Earth" from "WALL-E" (Walt Disney), Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, Lyric by Peter Gabriel
  • "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Gulzar
  • "O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), Music and Lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

    Best motion picture of the year

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), A Kennedy/Marshall Production, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Cea'n Chaffin, Producers
  • "Frost/Nixon" (Universal), A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Production, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric Fellner, Producers
  • "Milk" (Focus Features), A Groundswell and Jinks/Cohen Company Production, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers
  • "The Reader" (The Weinstein Company), A Mirage Enterprises and Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH Production, Nominees to be determined
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), A Celador Films Production, Christian Colson, Producer

    Best animated short film

  • "La Maison en Petits Cubes" A Robot Communications Production, Kunio Kato
  • "Lavatory - Lovestory" A Melnitsa Animation Studio and CTB Film Company Production, Konstantin Bronzit
  • "Oktapodi" (Talantis Films), A Gobelins, L’e'cole de l’image Production, Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand
  • "Presto" (Walt Disney), A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Doug Sweetland
  • "This Way Up" A Nexus Production, Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes

    Best live action short film

  • "Auf der Strecke (On the Line)" (Hamburg Shortfilmagency), An Academy of Media Arts Cologne Production, Reto Caffi
  • "Manon on the Asphalt" (La Luna Productions), A La Luna Production, Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont
  • "New Boy" (Network Ireland Television), A Zanzibar Films Production, Steph Green and Tamara Anghie
  • "The Pig" An M & M Production, Tivi Magnusson and Dorte H?gh
  • "Spielzeugland (Toyland)" A Mephisto Film Production, Jochen Alexander Freydank

    Achievement in sound editing

  • "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.), Richard King
  • "Iron Man" (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment), Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), Glenn Freemantle and Tom Sayers
  • "WALL-E" (Walt Disney), Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood
  • "Wanted" (Universal), Wylie Stateman

    Achievement in sound mixing

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark Weingarten
  • "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.), Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty
  • "WALL-E" (Walt Disney), Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt
  • "Wanted" (Universal), Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montan~o and Petr Forejt

    Achievement in visual effects

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron
  • "The Dark Knight" (Warner Bros.), Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin
  • "Iron Man" (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment), John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan

    Adapted screenplay

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Screenplay by Eric Roth, Screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
  • "Doubt" (Miramax), Written by John Patrick Shanley
  • "Frost/Nixon" (Universal), Screenplay by Peter Morgan
  • "The Reader" (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Hare
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

    Original screenplay

  • "Frozen River" (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Courtney Hunt
  • "Happy-Go-Lucky" (Miramax), Written by Mike Leigh
  • "In Bruges" (Focus Features), Written by Martin McDonagh
  • "Milk" (Focus Features), Written by Dustin Lance Black
  • "WALL-E" (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

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      Thu January 22, 2009 | Source: AMPAS

    PGA: The 2009 nominees have been announced
    The Producers Guild of America announced Monday the nominees for 2009.

    Here are the film-related categories:

    The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures

    • THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
      Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin
    • THE DARK KNIGHT
      Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas
    • FROST/NIXON
      Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Eric Fellner
    • MILK
      Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen
    • SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
      Christian Colson

    The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

    • MAN ON WIRE
      Simon Chinn
    • STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
      Julie Bilson Ahlberg, Errol Morris
    • TROUBLE THE WATER
      Carl Deal, Tia Lessin

    The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

    • BOLT
      Clark Spencer
    • KUNG FU PANDA
      Melissa Cobb
    • WALL-E
      Jim Morris

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      Mon January 5, 2009 | Source: PGA

    Critics Choice Awards: The BFCA announces nominees for 2008
    New York, NY -- December 9, 2008 -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 14th annual Critics' Choice Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics' Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. VH1 will again broadcast this year's ceremony Live at 9:00 PM (ET/PT).

    Milk and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button lead the pack with eight nominations for the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. Milk received nominations for Best Picture, a Best Actor nod for Sean Penn, two Best Supporting Actor nominations for James Franco and Josh Brolin, Best Director for Gus Van Sant, Best Writer for Dustin Lance Black, and Best Composer for Danny Elfman. The eight nominations for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are for Best Picture, a Best Actor nomination for Brad Pitt, Best Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Supporting Actress for Taraji P. Henson, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Writer for Eric Roth, and Best Composer for Alexandre Desplat.

    The Dark Knight, Doubt and Slumdog Millionaire all tied with six nominations, each including a Best Picture nod. (Listed below) Clint Eastwood received a Best Actor nomination for Gran Torino and a Best Composer nomination for Changeling, which added two nominations for Best Picture and Best
    Actress (Angelina Jolie).

    The BFCA, the largest film critics' organization with more than 200 members in the United States and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, selected nominees in each of the 17 categories. The Critics' Choice Awards were created by the BFCA to recognize excellence in cinematic achievement. Eligible films were released in 2008. The accounting firm of Gregory A. Mogab tallied the written ballots.
    Historically, the Critics' Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.


    THE LIST NOMINEES FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS

    Top Nods Go to:
    Milk (Eight Nominations)
    Best Picture, Best Actor, Two Best Supporting Actor Nominations, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Writer, and Best Composer
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Eight Nominations)
    Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Writer, and Best Composer
    The Dark Knight (Six Nominations)
    Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Action Movie, and Best Composer
    Doubt (Six Nominations)
    Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Writer
    Slumdog Millionaire (Six Nominations)
    Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Young Actor/Actress, Best Song, and Best Composer

    BEST PICTURE
  • Changeling
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Doubt
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Wall-E
  • The Wrestler

    BEST ACTOR
  • Clint Eastwood – Gran Torino
  • 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
  • Kate Beckinsale – Nothing But the Truth
  • Cate Blanchett – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie – Changeling
  • Melissa Leo – Frozen River
  • Meryl Streep – Doubt

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Josh Brolin – Milk
  • Robert Downey, Jr. – Tropic Thunder
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
  • Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
  • James Franco – Milk

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Viola Davis – Doubt
  • Vera Farmiga – Nothing But the Truth
  • Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
  • Kate Winslet – The Reader

    BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Doubt
  • Milk
  • Rachel Getting Married

    BEST DIRECTOR
  • Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
  • David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Ron Howard – Frost/Nixon
  • Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight
  • Gus Van Sant – Milk

    BEST WRITER (Original or Adapted Screenplay)
  • Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Dustin Lance Black – Milk
  • Peter Morgan – Frost/Nixon
  • Eric Roth – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • John Patrick Shanley – Doubt

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
  • Bolt
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Wall-E
  • Waltz With Bashir

    BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS (Under 21)
  • Dakota Fanning – The Secret Life of Bees
  • David Kross – The Reader
  • Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Brandon Walters – Australia

    BEST ACTION MOVIE
  • The Dark Knight
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Iron Man
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Wanted

    BEST COMEDY
  • Burn After Reading
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Role Models
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
  • "John Adams"
  • "Recount"
  • "Coco Chanel"

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • A Christmas Tale
  • Gomorrah
  • I've Loved You So Long
  • Let the Right One In
  • Mongol
  • Waltz With Bashir

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
  • I.O.U.S.A.
  • Man On Wire
  • Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • Young At Heart

    BEST SONG
  • "Another Way to Die" – Jack White and Alicia Keys/Jack White – Quantum of Solace
  • "Down to Earth" – Peter Gabriel/Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman – Wall-E
  • "I Thought I Lost You" – Miley Cyrus and John Travolta/Miley Cyrus and Jeffrey Steele – Bolt
  • "Jaiho" – Sukhwinder Singh/A.R. Rahman and Gulzar – Slumdog Millionaire
  • "The Wrestler" – Bruce Springsteen/Bruce Springsteen – The Wrestler

    BEST COMPOSER
  • Alexandre Desplat – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Clint Eastwood – Changeling
  • Danny Elfman – Milk
  • Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard – The Dark Knight
  • A.R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire

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      Tue December 9, 2008 | Source: BFCA



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