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    BBC News

    Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7202652.stm



    Oscars 2008: The nominees



    Here is the full shortlist for the 80th Academy Awards, to be held at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, on 24 February:





    Best picture

    Atonement

    Juno

    Michael Clayton

    No Country for Old Men

    There Will Be Blood





    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 actor

    George Clooney, Michael Clayton

    Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

    Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd

    Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah

    Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises







    Cate Blanchett is nominated for playing Elizabeth I and Bob Dylan

    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 actress

    Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There

    Ruby Dee, American Gangster

    Saoirse Ronan, Atonement

    Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

    Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton







    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 foreign language film

    Beaufort, Israel

    The Counterfeiters, Austria

    Katyn, Poland

    Mongol, Kazakhstan

    12, Russia







    Best animated feature film

    Persepolis

    Ratatouille

    Surf's Up





    Best adapted screenplay

    Atonement

    Away from Her

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    No Country for Old Men

    There Will Be Blood







    Best original screenplay

    Juno

    Lars and the Real Girl

    Michael Clayton

    Ratatouille

    The Savages







    Best music (score)

    Atonement

    The Kite Runner

    Michael Clayton

    Ratatouille

    3:10 to Yuma





    Best music (song)

    Falling Slowly - Once (performed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)

    Happy Working Song - Enchanted (performed by Amy Adams)

    Raise It Up - August Rush (performed by Jamia Simone Nash and Impact Repertory Theatre)

    So Close - Enchanted (performed by Jon McLaughlin)

    That's How You Know - Enchanted (performed by Amy Adams)









    Best documentary feature

    No End in Sight

    Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

    Sicko

    Taxi to the Dark Side

    War/Dance







    Best documentary short subject

    Freeheld

    La Corona (The Crown)

    Salim Baba

    Sari's Mother





    Best visual effects

    The Golden Compass

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Transformers









    Best cinematography

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    Atonement

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    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 animated short film

    I Met the Walrus

    Madame Tutli-Putli

    Meme Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)

    My Love (Moya Lyubov)

    Peter & the Wolf







    Best short film

    At Night

    Il Supplente

    Le Mozart des Pickpockets

    Tanghi Argentini

    The Tonto Woman









    Best costume design

    Across the Universe

    Atonement

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    La Vie en Rose

    Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street







    Best make-up

    La Vie en Rose

    Norbit

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End







    Best sound mixing

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    No Country for Old Men

    Ratatouille

    3:10 to Yuma

    Transformers





    Sound editing

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    No Country for Old Men

    Ratatouille

    There Will Be Blood

    Transformers







    Best film editing

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Into the Wild

    No Country for Old Men

    There Will Be Blood

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    Surprised that James McEvoy didn't get a nomination for Atonement.



    Also Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd) and Kelly MacDonald (No Country for Old Men) have been getting rave reviews but have missed out...

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    It's nice to see Julie Christie in the frame again. I remember when Katharine Hepburn won her second oscar at the age of sixty. She sent a telegram to the Academy saying something along the lines of 'they usually don't give awards to us old girls', and I agreed with the aged star. Now Christie is in line for her second Academy Award - and she is only sixty-six!

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    As a youth I remember fancying Julie like hell in the series 'A for Andromeda'.

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    I know I laughed in an earlier thread regarding Sacha Baron Cohen playing alongside Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd, but I popped along to our local cinema, only a quid to get in, reminds me of the 70's, and I have to say that it's a brilliant movie, no sign of Ali G anywhere.



    I would love Johnny Depp to win the Oscar, but in my heart, I feel it will be Daniel Day Lewis, that guy does not get out of bed for any old rubbish and if you look at his list of movies, Oscars, Baftas all over the place. A superb actor par excellence.



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    name='julian_craster']BBC News

    Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7202652.stm



    Oscars 2008: The nominees



    Here is the full shortlist for the 80th Academy Awards, to be held at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, on 24 February:





    Best picture

    Atonement

    Juno

    Michael Clayton

    No Country for Old Men

    There Will Be Blood





    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 actor

    George Clooney, Michael Clayton

    Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood

    Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd

    Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah

    Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises







    Cate Blanchett is nominated for playing Elizabeth I and Bob Dylan

    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 actress

    Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There

    Ruby Dee, American Gangster

    Saoirse Ronan, Atonement

    Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone

    Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton







    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 foreign language film

    Beaufort, Israel

    The Counterfeiters, Austria

    Katyn, Poland

    Mongol, Kazakhstan

    12, Russia







    Best animated feature film

    Persepolis

    Ratatouille

    Surf's Up





    Best adapted screenplay

    Atonement

    Away from Her

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    No Country for Old Men

    There Will Be Blood







    Best original screenplay

    Juno

    Lars and the Real Girl

    Michael Clayton

    Ratatouille

    The Savages







    Best music (score)

    Atonement

    The Kite Runner

    Michael Clayton

    Ratatouille

    3:10 to Yuma





    Best music (song)

    Falling Slowly - Once (performed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova)

    Happy Working Song - Enchanted (performed by Amy Adams)

    Raise It Up - August Rush (performed by Jamia Simone Nash and Impact Repertory Theatre)

    So Close - Enchanted (performed by Jon McLaughlin)

    That's How You Know - Enchanted (performed by Amy Adams)









    Best documentary feature

    No End in Sight

    Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience

    Sicko

    Taxi to the Dark Side

    War/Dance







    Best documentary short subject

    Freeheld

    La Corona (The Crown)

    Salim Baba

    Sari's Mother





    Best visual effects

    The Golden Compass

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Transformers









    Best cinematography

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    Atonement

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    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 animated short film

    I Met the Walrus

    Madame Tutli-Putli

    Meme Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)

    My Love (Moya Lyubov)

    Peter & the Wolf







    Best short film

    At Night

    Il Supplente

    Le Mozart des Pickpockets

    Tanghi Argentini

    The Tonto Woman









    Best costume design

    Across the Universe

    Atonement

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    La Vie en Rose

    Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street







    Best make-up

    La Vie en Rose

    Norbit

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End







    Best sound mixing

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    No Country for Old Men

    Ratatouille

    3:10 to Yuma

    Transformers





    Sound editing

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    No Country for Old Men

    Ratatouille

    There Will Be Blood

    Transformers







    Best film editing

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Into the Wild

    No Country for Old Men

    There Will Be Blood


    Would members be interested in having a choice from each category and posting it in the thread and on the day checking out to see how they have done, just for fun. Some I have not heard off or seen but I will make a choice anyway.



    My choices are:

    Best picture

    Atonement



    Best director

    Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton



    Best actor

    Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood



    Best actress

    Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age



    Best supporting actress

    Ruby Dee, American Gangster



    Best supporting actor

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War



    Best foreign language film

    Mongol, Kazakhstan



    Best animated feature film

    Ratatouille



    Best adapted screenplay

    Atonement



    Best original screenplay

    Michael Clayton



    Best music (score)

    3:10 to Yuma



    Best music (song)

    Raise It Up - August Rush (performed by Jamia Simone Nash and Impact Repertory Theatre)



    Best documentary feature

    Sicko



    Best documentary short subject

    La Corona (The Crown)



    Best visual effects

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End



    Best cinematography

    No Country for Old Men



    Best art direction

    Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street



    Best animated short film

    Peter & the Wolf



    Best short film

    Tanghi Argentini



    Best costume design

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age



    Best make-up

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End



    Best sound mixing

    No Country for Old Men



    Sound editing

    Transformers



    Best film editing

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly



    Let's see. Looking forward to the big day now.



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    Best Foreign Film



    The Counterfeiters

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    It is wide open this year, with only Julie Christie perhaps being clear favourite. I think Johnny Depp will get best actor over Daniel Day Lewis - it will be one of those times when someone is awarded for their collective body of work rather than just one single performance.

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    It�s been a while since I cared much about the Oscars and I wonder how many other Britmovie Forumites think the same as the 80th ceremony approaches.



    I had always loved the Oscars though it was years before I saw my first ceremony, mainly because British TV never took the whole thing, preferring a cheap highlights programme the next day. My first Oscar show coincided with my first trip to the States - on 9 April 1979 I sprawled in my room of the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco and soaked up every minute of it. That was the year of the Vietnam war - between Coming Home and The Deer Hunter and Coppola presenting Best Director and the Duke presenting Best Picture.



    I caught many Oscar shows in the States after that, and then Rupert Murdoch appeared on the scene and suddenly the Oscars were available in the UK. But not for me. No dish ever sullied my pristine Victorian brickwork. So I booked rooms at hotels and saw the show there. Then the BBC took over for a year or two and then it went to Sky for keeps. The last time I saw an Oscarcast was in Florida in 1999. It was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and was unspeakably awful. I vowed then I�d never watch another.



    I think the reason was Billy Crystal. I was turning up, so to speak, to see his unfailingly brilliant breeze through the show. And then you also had people like Beatty, Nicholson, Billy Wilder, Audrey Hepburn and Fellini show up and give the proceedings a touch of class. And there was also Chuck Workman�s annual workout at the Moviola, a dependably stunning compilation on some theme or other. Then Crystal bowed out - he never lost his sparkle - and the show went downhill. It also meant less and less to me. I stopped going out to the movies, I stopped going to Hollywood, my heroes and heroines died.



    So here I am, wondering if I can be bothered next Sunday. I will actually be in Guatemala, so I looked up an Oscar website to see which channel is running it. It�s on Channel Hey Gringo at 6pm. Perfect. And then I scanned down the other countries and saw that the UK appears to be the only country in the entire world that the Oscars is on a pay-per-view subscription basis. Everywhere else it�s on a free-to-air sort of state or national network. Is this true? Is Murdoch actually demanding extra money on top of the annual subscription? Is this yet another British rip-off? And how many of you are wondering if you�ll wake up to see how jittery Julie Christie is and to see if Daniel Day Lewis has combed his hair.

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    I'm hoping Atonement does well, I've yet to see There Will be Blood, so can't comment. IIRC the BBC will be running an edited repeat the next day, so I won't have the pleasure of trying to stay awake until 4.00am throughout the interminable ad breaks......

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    haven't seen atonement yet, but am pretty sure Daniel Day-Lewis will get the award.

    There will be blood is worth watching so enjoy.

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    I'm not really bothered although I do like to see the Brits and the Aussies doing well.



    The whole awards thing is too political for my liking.



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    I haven't been interested in the Oscars in a long while--they are politically motivated

    and reek of the whole 'A list/big box office' thing.

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    name='AdrianTurner']It�s been a while since I cared much about the Oscars and I wonder how many other Britmovie Forumites think the same as the 80th ceremony approaches.




    They would be more valid if they suspended the ceremony indefinitely until someone made a decent film!

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    British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, as expected. has won this years Academy Award for best actor. He won it for his performance in the film 'There Will Be No Blood'.



    Brit actress Tilda Swinton won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 'Michael Clayton'.



    A good night for the Brits.



    It was also a good night for Europe. Spain's Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his part in 'No Country For Old Men' and French actress Marion Cotillard won best actress for her role as Edith Piaf in the film 'La Vie En Rose'.



    The Coen brothers film 'No Country For Old Men' won the best film Academy Award.



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    name='David Brent']British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, as expected. has won this years Academy Award for best actor. He won it for his performance in the film 'There Will Be No Blood'.


    At least the BBC news reports have the grace to say "British born actor Daniel Day-Lewis". He moved to Ireland and took Irish citizenship in 1993. I think he now has joint Irish-British citizenship.



    Nice of him to dedicate it to his grandfather, Michael Balcon and to his dad, Cecil Day-Lewis. Although I expect that most of the audience were saying "Who?" to both names



    There was also a British win for Peter and the Wolf as the Best Animated Short Film. That was made by Brits Suzie Templeton & Hugh Welchman



    Steve

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    name='Frank63']Best Foreign Film



    The Counterfeiters


    Spot on with this one, but I guess I got it wrong with most of my choices. But I was spot on with Daniel Day-Lewis as the best actor, should have a slight wager on this. This guy is brilliant and I look forward to catching as many of the best films as possible. Looking forward to watching The Counterfeiters very much, but most companies here don't follow the Oscar or media trends. It's more like what sells, Superman, Spiderman, action movies and so on. Shame. But there you go.



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    The SNL parody:

    Milkshakes

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    Just a small input, I do not care vary much for most of Hollywood's modern film output or ours for that matter, but I did enjoy watching the Oscars on television.

    I do find it totally patronizing and annoying that the BBC should send a very expensive expedition to Hollywood to attend this annual festivity of grandeur and mutual admiration and then bore us each morning over last week

    telling us about it all and 'what we are missing' because they will not show the event any more.



    Some of the programming each morning has been trite to the extreme - a parade of dresses worn in past films being one subject - 'but we only have time to show you these two' although that particular broadcast went on for five minutes (TV people can not stop talking nonsense!) but the lead story of the day was given just two minutes!



    I would suggest that the total and expensive time spend by the BBC covering these pre-Oscar mornings would have bought the real programme for us to see last evening! But that just might please us stupid license payers and this is not a thought of the BBC.



    I might add that the same applies to the Skating Gala when the best of skaters would perform fantastic entertainment 'doing their own thing' - this has also been dropped, no-doubt because it found popularity!

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