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Oscar Nominations 2008

Oscar Nominations 2008

No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood led the pack with eight nominations. Atonement and Michael Clayton followed with seven nominations each.

As expected, Cate Blanchett picked up nods for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. HOORAY for Ellen Page getting her well-deserved Best Actress nomination for Juno. And BOO, Keira Knightley and James McAvoy were snubbed for their roles in Atonement.

Here are the nominations for the 2008 Oscars:

BEST PICTURE
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Viggo Mortenson, Eastern Promises
Tommy Lee Jones, In The Valley of Elah

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson’s War
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

BEST DIRECTOR
Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jason Reitman, Juno
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, Juno
Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Ratatouille (written by Brad Bird; story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird)
Tamara Jenkins, The Savages

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Christopher Hampton, Atonement
Sarah Polley, Away from Her
Ronald Harwood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

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  • Lou

    First !

  • Julianne

    Good for Casey and Cate. Julie Christie will win, cuz Helen Mirren is not nominated this year.

  • angel

    the academy sucks,too much politics,

  • BAfan

    Is Michael Clayton any good? I haven’t seen it.

  • Ha!

    No Country for Old Men is going to sweep this year.

  • i luv music

    Too bad for James McAvoy and Keira Knightley… they got snobbed for giving one of the best performances of their careers! Still they’re young, so there’s a lot more to come.

    I hope JUNO wins! It’s about time a ‘witty comedy’ film actually wins an Oscar! Good luck Ellen Page. =)

  • BAfan

    I think Daniel Day Lewis is going to win. He’s a brilliant actor and very humble.

  • lola

    I love Cate Blanchett- but Elizabeth and the Golden Age was overacted and awful. That space should have gone to Jolie or Knightley instead.

  • anon

    bbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahha

    no jolie.

  • lol

    JUNO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ellen page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s great

  • Julianne

    Very disappointed that Angie did not get nominated. Her fans are prolly more bummed than she is, as her goals in life are stretch so much farther than collecting little trophies.

    The ratings this year will be dismal, to say the least, as the power couple of Hwood won’t be gracing the RC.

    I don’t really get the Ellen Page nom. Yes, she’s a fresh talent and was wonderful in Juno, but Oscar worthy? Not IMHO.

    Oh well, life goes on…..

  • kn

    OMG! WTF! Angie did not get a nomination???????????????
    Cate took her position. Hollywood does not like Angie and Brad, if you ask me. I’m shock people!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I blame it on the Newsweek curse. Last year it was Brad now it’s Angie turn. I want the strike to go on so the Oscar with suffer the same fate as the Golden Globes. This is outrageous!!!!! How can they overlooked Angie’s performance in AMH!
    Totally UNFAIR!!! I’m going to scream!!!!!!!!!!

  • BAfan

    I thought James McAvoy was going to get a nomination.
    It’s funny how Atonement doesn’t have any major nomination but is nominated for Best Picture. Usually, if a movie gets a Best Picture nomination, it followers with a best director nomination. Strange.

  • Julianne

    # 4 BAfan @ 01/22/2008 at 9:36 am Is Michael Clayton any good? I haven’t seen it.
    ___________________________
    Personally, I think it was overrated. The guy next to me ate his popcorn and snored through the next 45 minutes, until it was too loud and my hubby nudged him.

    GC was as good as GC can be….don’t think he will beat DDLewis though.

  • SERA

    I think the academy snubbed Angie and Brad because they did not attend last year, which automatically brings them lower ratings. If they think last year was bad. If Brad and Angie don’t show watch out. I know it probably bothers Brad and Angies fans more than it does them. What happened to Denzel? another mistake on the Academy’s part.

  • Tessy

    YIPPIEEEEEH – Viggo is nominated!!
    Whether he will win is a something completely different thing …

  • BAfan

    Thanks Julianne for feedback. I’ll saved my $4 by not renting MC.

  • Julianne

    # 3 angel @ 01/22/2008 at 9:35 am the academy sucks,too much politics,
    ——————————-
    Totally agree. I wonder how much of Ellen Page’s nom is tied to Box Office dollars???

    I am not saying that she didn’t do a great job in Juno, but she played a teenager facing pregnancy…and the role just did not demand the range that Angelina faced in protraying Marianne Pearl.

    I’ve always thought that it is hard to judge actors when play such diversified roles, and I gotta say there’s alot more behind this than I will pretend to understand. Just will say that I am disappointed, because I fully expected Angelina to be nominated.

  • amle

    ANGELINA DIDNT GET THE NOD BECAUSE SHE WASNT GOOD ENOUGH PEOPLE. Geezzzzzz!
    One day fans are going on and on about how awesome it is she will probably be winning an oscar. Then when she doesnt get the nod, it suddenly becomes “its all politics”, “the academy doesnt like her”, ” she is too busy anyway” blah blah blah.
    Get over it…… the bad wig and fake french accent did her in

  • BAfan

    I recalled last year rating was very low. It was much lower than the year before that. The GG rating last year was good.

  • amle

    I am now praying for the end of the writers strike. I must see Johnny Depp win.

  • Patti

    amie #19, I agree with you. What’s so hard to get about “her acting sucks”? Funny, how attitudes and opinions change when it doesn’t work out to the Brangelina benefit, isn’t it?

    Congrats to all the nominees. They deserve it. I, for one, will be watching, since I won’t have to look at the smug face of Angelina Jolie and her little lost boy!

  • pingy_pongy

    Dint know that Brad wrote Ratatouille.
    I am happy for Cate Blanchett – i hope she gets both!

  • amle

    She has to play a drugged out, crazy, lesbian beatch to win an award. In other words, herself.

    GO johnny wooo hoooo

  • Angelina

    I really hope Marion Cottillard will win because she was stunning in la vie en rose

  • Janepitt

    The academy sucks however, it was smart enough to see through the shallow, worthless performances by Brad Stupitt and Angelina Ska ka lina. Yeah!

  • CG

    LOL at Jolie fans

    They have been claiming like there are no other actresses in the world other than Jolie to get the Oscar …but seriously its true she doesnt deserve an oscar

  • pingy_pongy

    Ops i read Brad Pitt not Bird.
    My mistake sorry.

  • stefanie

    No Denzel Washington for “American Gangsta”…not even Russell Crowe, which was his best role in years!

    I’m not going to enjoy this year’s Oscars. Lots of snubs.

  • massey

    james mcavoy should have gotten a nomination. i’ve never seen him in any other movie though…so i’m not sure how this performance rated in regards to his other performances. but in this movie he was wonderful. atonement was such a touching and heartbreaking movie….very haunting. i’m sad he didn’t get a nod.

  • amle

    Patti @ 01/22/2008 at 9:54 am

    amie #19, I agree with you. What’s so hard to get about “her acting sucks”? Funny, how attitudes and opinions change when it doesn’t work out to the Brangelina benefit, isn’t it?

    Congrats to all the nominees. They deserve it. I, for one, will be watching, since I won’t have to look at the smug face of Angelina Jolie and her little lost boy!
    ——
    I left something out of this
    …… the bad wig and fake french accent did her in
    …… the bad wig, fake french accent, and two facial expressions did her in

  • lylian

    As a fan of Angelina’s who thought her performance in AMH was very powerful, I’m disappointed that she wasn’t nominated. But, she’s had plenty of recognition from other movie buffs and critics. Not every deserving actress can get nominated, not every deserving actress gets to win. (Remember Gwyneth and Cate way back??)

    Let’s not call foul on the voters. in cricket, you are supposed to respect the umpires, and we should do so now.

  • +++

    I can’t beleive it ? Laura Linney was not included in any critics award, she was in the list instead of Angelina ? oscar suck !
    Oscar was too politics, I notice none of the war related movies were included.

  • amle

    stefanie @ 01/22/2008 at 9:55 am

    No Denzel Washington for “American Gangsta”…not even Russell Crowe, which was his best role in years!

    ___
    Excellent performances

  • http://yahoo Yes

    Too bad Angelina is not there. I wont say you suck but you have favourites. Favouritism going on here boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooobbbbbbbooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    bbbbbpoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Roisin

    I loooove the sudden change of opinion regarding the Oscars, by the fans, now that Angie wasn’t nominated.
    The Oscars “used” to be so wonderful, blah, blah, blah…..now it’s political, biased, etc etc etc…..
    I hope none of the their heads flew off changing their minds soooo quickly and so completely! Ha!

  • Ketevan

    most ugle,stupid and the worst award…
    where are angie and brad????????????
    where is JAMES mac….??
    or keira????
    I really have no words…

  • Julianne

    # 19 amle @ 01/22/2008 at 9:50 am
    _________________________
    No, the wig and accent is only a part of it. Her ability to transform herself into one of her best friend’s worst week of her life is what earned all the critical acclaim she HAS received.

    If you saw both Angelina and Ellen play their respective roles, can you honestly say that Ellen had to even get close to the range of emotion that Jolie had to? No, no, nooooooo.

    Ellen Page is a new, wonderfully talented actor, but I just don’t think her performance was worthy of an Oscar nom.

    The other person that played a role with alot more range and demands is Kiera Knightly.

    If you (like Patti) just don’t like Angelina, OK. But, it is what it is, and life goes on.

    Oscar ratings will plummet cuz even if you like the JP’s or not, the red carpet does….

  • trolls enjoy your last hoorah

    I wish children would not post on this blogs. It’s so unfortunate that the adults have to tolerate such immature and narrowminded rants. The Academy is like any other political machine with much less to do with real talent recognition and much more to do with the alliances, overdue compensations and PR(public relations). It’s sad that you have know how to play the game to get recognition. It shouldn’t matter if this person is nominated then we need to shut this person out or they have an award already and we this person doesn’t or if we nominate them then they might steal the show or take the thunder from our ego salicious academy friendly friend…It’s sad. The Academy has lost all credibility for me because I don’t like politics and I don’t appreciate the good ole boy system and I won’t accept bias or prejudice on any level. BOYCOTT the Oscars and support the WGA(Writer’s Guild Asssociation)…

  • Ketevan

    ))i do so the mistake that you…pingy-pongy

  • [~F a m o u s~]

    um, where’s denzels name?!? wow..

    ellen page rocked. angie did not – no nom! lmaoo

    depp, for sweet garbage??? cant be serious!

  • donna

    overall, there were some surprises, but past history proves that the Academy will do what they want in regards to nominees…

    a lot of people are fuming over Angelina’s snub…I think the argument of politics or that they dislike them is a mute point…after all, the Academy has more motive to dislike past winners like Sean Penn and Russell Crowe who have publicly criticized the Academy members and their decisions…I think their fans are stretching it a bit by making excuses…

    Overall, I liked Angelina in AMH, but I was more impressed by the performance of her costar who played the General. He blew me away! I do believe that if Cate Blanchett wouldn’t have been nominated for Elizabeth, then Angelina may have grabbed a nod…but I wasn’t completely surprised by the snub…

    And as for Brad, no one ever put him the race for any nomination…I heard positive things about AOJJ, but a lot of people said that unless you were interested in the topic or love dialogue films (as I do), then it was a snooze fest and way too long…so not disappointing there…

    I was so proud that Juno received recognition…it is time for a well written, witty comedy to get some wins…and I was thrilled for Daniel Day Lewis and Viggo Mortensen (I loved Eastern Promises)!!

    Interesting nod choices though…oh well, this year doesn’t seem to be as enthusiastic as past year shows…I may skip it all together…

  • Bunny

    I hope the writters strike will keep the Oscars off the air and all the actors at home. WAY TOO much is made of winning and loseing. Many those winners never act in a good role again , making their big win a shot in the dark. How do you know with a new face if the role was just easy for them or they can really act?

    For me I will do what I have been doing for the past few years-watch something else.

  • Julianne

    # 32 lylian @ 01/22/2008 at 9:58 am As a fan of Angelina’s who thought her performance in AMH was very powerful, I’m disappointed that she wasn’t nominated. But, she’s had plenty of recognition from other movie buffs and critics. Not every deserving actress can get nominated, not every deserving actress gets to win. (Remember Gwyneth and Cate way back??)

    Let’s not call foul on the voters. in cricket, you are supposed to respect the umpires, and we should do so now.
    ____________________________
    Well said. You are so right, not every deserving actor gets nominated. I guess I have zoned in on the Angelina factor, only because I am biased, but reading your thoughts have brought it into perspective for me. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

  • elba

    Johnny Depp better win for best actor

  • Sophia

    I can’t believe it James was snubbed??? That was a fantastic performance from him, so moving. Keira as well, they were both so good. At least the film was recognised.

  • cmo

    if american gangster was nominated then they really would be scraping the bottom of the barrell. no where near crowe of washingtons best peformances.

  • ………

    WTF was Ellen Page nominated?? And they snubbed James McAvoy. What a piece of typical Oscar BS. Granted I’m not a big fan of Jolie sometimes, but I will say this her character had more range than Page’s did. I thought Page came off very wooden and 2D in her role *shrugs*. If any young talent was to be nominated for “actress in a leading role” I was hoping it would be Amy Adams again or Nikki from Hairspray. IMO Ellen Page is overrated, and it will be interesting if she can succeed after Juno. Cause, honestly, thus far and no ill intent to Page. Right now her acting in X-Men 3 is basically similar to her acting style in Juno.

    This is why I like the Golden Globes better……..

  • http://yahoo Yes

    Damn you voters. Where is ANGELINA??

  • Bunny

    ‘Johnny Depp better win for best actor ‘

    I would not count on that-his nom was a thank you for his big box office.