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Old 01-22-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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Oscar Nominations & Awards Show

You know, when I was younger and more of a fanatic I used to make a point of waking up in time to catch the nominations. Living on the East Coast, or even in Chicago, made this a lot easier. But getting up at 5:30am here in Los Angeles? Fuck that.

On top of it, I have a cold and I was in no state of mind to interrupt my sleep.

Well wouldn't you know it, but I woke up a few times in the middle of the night, and the last time I said to myself "Well, it couldn't hurt to see what time it is."

5:15.

FUCK.

Hopefully I'll be able to get back to sleep after this. It might be hard to if I punch in my television screen in the even that Benjamin Button or Fincher fail to get the big noms.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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Official list to follow, I wrote these as they came out:

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

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr, Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

LEAD ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

LEAD ACTOR
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

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

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonough, In Bruges
Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Andrew Stanton & others, Wall-E

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Roth & Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

FOREIGN FILM
The Bader-Meinhoff Complex (Germany)
The Class (France)
Departures (Japan)
Revanche (Austria)
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)

ANIMATED
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

ART DIRECTION
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight,
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

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

SOUND MIXING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
James Newton Howard, Defiance,
Danny Elfman, Milk
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Thomas Newman, WALL-E

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.
(incomplete?)

COSTUMES
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road

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

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

EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

ANIMATED SHORT
"La Maison en Petits Cubes,"
"Lavatory -- Lovestory,"
"Oktapodi,"
"Presto,"
"This Way Up."

LIVE ACTION SHORT
"Auf der Strecke (On the Line),"
"Manon on the Asphalt,"
"New Boy,"
"The Pig,"
"Spielzeugland (Toyland)."

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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no to Kung Fu Panda!

(bet it does too!)



anyhow, I have only ever stayed up twice to watch the Oscars, cause they used to be here at 1am til like 5am so with 2 hours sleep I was like a dead pile the next day.

I have not seen all films to comment. However this Benjamin one looks interesting.

I have a feeling thou (not seen it yet) Mickey for Best Lead?
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Couple noteworthy things:

Sally Hawkins NOT getting a nom, esp. when the screenplay did.
Melissa Leo and Richard Jenkins (non-stars in indie films) get noms.
Winslet not nominated for Rev Road, but for The Reader, and in LEAD.
The Reader getting Best Picture and Director (although the Academy LOVES their Holocaust films)
Frozen River screenplay nom over Woody Allen.
Pitt getting in over Clint.
And perhaps, not very shocking, The Dark Knight not getting a Best Picture nom.

I'm bummed that Cate Blanchett and Benicio Del Tori aren't up there, but I'm so happy that Gran Torino and Clint got that shaft that I'll live.
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I have a feeling that Oscar night will be a good night to be a Slumdog.
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Robert Downey Jr?? Fantastic! Not a chance in hell he'll win but still...
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oh feck I LOVE Cate! she is one fantastic actress!!
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I agree that Dark Knight most likely will not get BP.
especially since it's not nominated
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Robert Downey Jr?? Fantastic! Not a chance in hell he'll win but still...
I'm just glad I get to see that crazy hotness (I say that in a good way) on the red carpet.
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I don't know why, to me, these noms were anticlimactic. Anyhow, I've got a lot I need to catch up on. Amazing to see how many acting nods Doubt got. I really need to catch that one.

And RDJ? Should I bite the bullet and see Tropic Thunder now? I thought it looked terrible.
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jaysus riding on a circus ball! where is my head at! LOL! thanks Elfa

anyhow anyhow. no matter what its prob fixed that Ledger wins BSA.
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The list above has been completed.
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Well, "Man on Wire" is a lock.

Also...


JAI HO!
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some day I want to see Leo DiCaprio back up there in the Leading Noms.
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No Bruce or Miley for Original Song? Shameful, Oscar, shameful.

ETA: Yeah, that shit's gotta be incomplete Laz. I always thought there were 5 nominees for Original Song.
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