Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Academy Award (Oscar) nominations
The Oscar nominations are out! Frankly I haven't seen most of them. Unfortunately, they take their own sweet time getting to this part of the globe. Oh well for what it is worth, I'm sure they (the people in the Hollywood film industry) deserve some due recognition and the accolades for churning out movies, roles and scripts year after year.

Here are the nominees for the major categories:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah)
Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age)
Julie Christie (Away from Her)
Marion Cotillard (Môme, La)
Laura Linney (The Savages)
Ellen Page (Juno)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Charlie Wilson's War)
Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild)
Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There)
Ruby Dee (American Gangster)
Saoirse Ronan (Atonement)
Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone)
Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)

Best Achievement in Directing
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men)
Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton)
Jason Reitman (Juno)
Julian Schnabel (Scaphandre et le papillon, Le)

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Persepolis: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
Ratatouille: Brad Bird
Surf's Up: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Fälscher, Die (Austria)
Beaufort (Israel)
Mongol (Kazakhstan)
Katyn (Poland)
12 (Russia)

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Em Dy said...

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Panaderos said...

Hi Daphne,

I hope Javier Bardem gets the Best Supporting Actor nod. He was great at No Country for Old Men. That movie is a must-see.

Btw, thank you very much for visiting my blog earlier this week. It's much appreciated. :)

D@phn3 L@ur@ said...

Panaderos well judging by the list of nominees in that category, I figure that Javier Bardem is a shoo in to win. He is such a forceful actor in both Spanish and English films. I hope he finally gets the recognition he truly deserves. :)

Thanks for dropping by!


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