Oscar Nominations…

Here they are, the nominations for the 80th Annual Academy Awards. I gotta say I’m surprised by a lot of the noms… it seems the Academy wanted to represent the films that people never saw. I for one never saw “In The Valley Of Elah” and was quite surprised to see Tommy Lee Jones up for that film. Also: “Into the Wild” will be the hardest to see unless it gets a rerelease as its DVD release is a week after the show. I wish some of the more mainstream foreign films had been nominated, but good for the filmmakers who got nominated. I’m also kinda pissed that “Across the Universe” snuck in like a bad case of herpes.

Anyways, I’m very glad that “There Will Be Blood” and “No Country For Old Men” dominated the show with 8 nominations, and “Juno” is seeing the stars that it deserves. I would have loved to see Paul Dano get a nom for “There Will Be Blood.” That would have skyrocketed his career, but that’s alright. Hopefully we’ll get to see him in more roles like this and not in some Hollywood shlock that Oscar noms/winners tend to find themselves. Cate Blanchett got not one but TWO nominations which is pretty cool. Finally, Jason Reitman got the acknowledgement he deserved and that rocks.

Here they are:

Best Picture
There Will Be Blood
No Country For Old Men
Juno
Michael Clayton
Atonement

Best Director
Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – No Country For Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood
Tony Gilroy – Michael Clayton
Jason Reitman – Juno

Best Actor
Tommy Lee Jones – In The Valley of Elah
Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
George Clooney – Michael Clayton
Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Laura Linney – The Savages
Marion Cotillard – La Vie En Rose
Julie Christie – Away From Her
Ellen Page – Juno

Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson – Michael Clayton
Hal Holbrook – Into The Wild
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War
Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
Casey Affleck – Assassination of Jesse James…

Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton
Saorsie Ronan – Atonement
Ruby Dee – American Gangster
Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There
Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone

Best Original Screenplay
Michael Clayton
Juno
Lars and the Real Girl
The Savages
Ratatouille

Best Adapted Screenplay
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Atonement
Away From Her

Best Animated Film
Ratatouille
Surf’s Up
Persepolis

Best Foreign Film
12 – Russia
Beaufort – Israel
The Counterfeiters – Austria
Mongol – Kazakhstan
Katyn – Poland

Best Cinematography
The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Atonement
No Country for Old Men
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
There Will Be Blood

Best Editing
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into The Wild
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Art Direction
American Gangster
Atonement
The Golden Compass
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
There Will Be Blood

Best Costume Design
Across The Universe
Atonement
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
La Vie En Rose
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Makeup
La Vie En Rose
Norbit
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Best Original Score
Atonement
The Kite Runner
Michael Clayton
Ratatouille
3:10 to Yuma

Best Original Song
August Rush – “Raise It Up”
Enchanted – “Happy Working Song”
Enchanted – “So Close”
Enchanted – “That’s How You Know”
Once – “Falling Slowly”

Best Sound
The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
3:10 to Yuma
Transformers

Best Sound Editing
The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
There Will Be Blood
Transformers

Best Visual Effects
The Golden Compass
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Transformers

Best Documentary
No End In Sight
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Sicko
Taxi to the Dark Side
War Dance

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Freeheld
La Corona
Salim Baba
Sari’s Mother

Best Short Film, Animated
Même les pigeons vont au paradis
I Met The Walrus
Madame Tutli-Putli
Moya Iyubov
Peter & the Wolf

Best Short Film, Live Action
At Night
Il Supplente
Le Mozart des Pickpockets
Tanghi argentini
The Tonto Woman

Till the 24th, I’ll be staring at these noms… because I’m a film loser.

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3 responses to “Oscar Nominations…

  1. Gary@onelinereview.blogspot.com

    The surprises were: Jason Reitman for directing and to some extent Laura Linney for Actress (both of which I’m pleased about). Too bad for INTO THE WILD, just a few nods= majorly shut out (not even song!). As I predicted in January ’07– NORBIT would be an Oscar-nominated film (Best make-up: knew it)– and it might be an Oscar-winner come February. Happy to see Sarah Polley get nominated for Best Screenplay for AWAY FROM HER.

  2. reel inspiration

    Talking about surprises! Lars and the Real Girl was nominated for best screenplay. (With Juno that makes two comedies nominated in one year!)

    For me the best surprises where that Juno and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly were nominated for so many awards! Juno was even nominated for best picture!

    I just wish that The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was nominated for best picture. What an amazing film!

    Jana
    http://reelinspiration.blogspot.com/

  3. matt m.

    ratatouille was snubbed, but no surprise there… le sigh.
    otherwise im fine with most of the nominations, I’m actually a bit surprised at the inclusion of Michael Clayton, which is my favorite movie of the year (though I’ve only seen Clayton and No Country of the best picture nominees) I know it got some cred but I thought it was more or less forgotten. I thought something like Eastern Promises or Diving Bell would get it before Clayton. I’m a bit surprised too that The Diving Bell and the Butterfly didn’t get the best picture oscar props after all that positive press about it. Otherwise yeah, still need to see a lot of movies before I speak with true conviction but go Michael Clayton…

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