Thursday, January 22, 2009

No Clint Eastwood?

Where's the love? The man, Clint Eastwood did not got nominated for his last acting role in Gran Torino. And the Academy did not nominate The Dark Knight or director Christopher Nolan for the higher categories. That's too bad.

Here is the list of nominees for the 81st Academy Awards.

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost / Nixon
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

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

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

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

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

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

I still have to see The Reader, Frozen River, The Visitor and Changeling, but man I'm disappointed Gran Torino, The Dark Knight and Rachel Getting Married didn't receive more nominations.

To see the full list of nominees for categories like Cinematography, Screenplay, Art Direction, and the rest click here.

One cool thing coming out of these nominations was from the Foreign Film Category. Check out the trailer for the Palme D'Or nominated and Golden Globe winning Israeli film Waltz With Bashir

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