Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Oscar nominations are out...

3 nominations for Rahman. 10 for Slumdog. 13 for Benjamin Button. 8 for Milk. 5 for Doubt, Wall-E & Frost/Nixon. The list that matters is below:

Best Film
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor
Richard Jenkins for The Visitor
Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn for Milk
Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie for Changeling
Melissa Leo for Frozen River
Meryl Streep for Doubt
Kate Winslet for The Reader

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin for Milk
Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams for Doubt
Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis for Doubt
Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler

Best Director
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry for The Reader
David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant for Milk

Best Original Screenplay
Frozen River: Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky: Mike Leigh
In Bruges: Martin McDonagh
Milk: Dustin Lance Black
WALL•E: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt: John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon: Peter Morgan
The Reader: David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire: Simon Beaufoy

Best Cinematography
Changeling: Tom Stern
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Claudio Miranda
The Dark Knight: Wally Pfister
The Reader: Roger Deakins, Chris Menges
Slumdog Millionaire: Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Editing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Art Direction
Changeling: James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
The Dark Knight: Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando
The Duchess: Michael Carlin, Rebecca Alleway
Revolutionary Road: Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt

Best 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

Best Original Song
Slumdog Millionaire: A.R. Rahman, Gulzar("Jai Ho")
Slumdog Millionaire: A.R. Rahman, M.I.A("O Saya")
WALL•E: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman("Down to Earth")

Best Animated Film
Kung Fu Panda

Best Foreign Language Film
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (Germany)
Entre les murs (France)
Revanche (Austria)
Okuribito (Japan)
Vals Im Bashir (Israel)

Posted by Anantha.


anantha said...

prediction: 2 oscars for rehman. best original script: in bruges.

Übermaniam said...

And if SDM wins best picture ... well, I'm not even going to think about it. Just finished watching the film last night. Rather disappointing after a frenetic first 30 minutes. And on the whole, quite contrived. I'm pretty sure, it's mostly Tandan's film.

Fresh@Orchard said...

feel good, underdog always turns on a jury. but i am almost certain slumdog won't win the best picture. there are many shades of city of god, there. where it has a strong chance is cinematography, adapted screenplay, song, music & direction.

Übermaniam said...

Not even Screenplay. SDM is a poorly conceived film. A nice idea shabbily executed. Milk and The curious case of BB are infinitely superior.

Frank said...

Notice, Danny never talks much about the film. He keeps saying he loves the spirit of mumbai. I'm pretty sure he oversaw a bit of the stuff in the beginning, then he sat back as Tandan took over and tried to do a Salaam Bombay all over again. Anil Kapoor is hilariously, naturally mediocre. See how he exulted after they got the Golden looked like the shoot was still on. The children were superb. The rest were as bad seemed like an amateur troupe trying to do an English play in Nagpur. Irfan Khan must discover new personas. In the long run Rahman will disown this film. Both O saya and Jaya Ho are sound like first cut efforts done with an eye on the deadline. They don't have the layered nuances that Rahamna is famous for. In fact the two tracks that stand out are from MIA (Paper Plane and the remix of it). Interestingly these two tracks are missing in the CD sold in India. Why? I wonder. Meanwhile Rahman is back to being superb. Just listen to Masakali. Yeah, no bite in the barking Slumdog.

Übermaniam said...

Speaking of which, for those who like to be spoonfed: that done, you'll have to find yourself the remix. it's pretty frikkin awesome too. and if danny did let it go after the first twenty minutes or so, it shows. the first twenty minutes are, to use a much abused and misunderstood word, effin' edgy.