Thursday, January 15, 2009

BAFTA 2008 Nominations

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best British Film
In Bruges
Mamma Mia
Man on Wire
Slumdog Millionaire

Carl Foreman Award (Special for British Director, Writer or Producer for First Feature Film)
Simon Chinn (Producer) - Man on Wire
Judy Craymer (Producer) - Mamma Mia
Garth Jennings (Writer) - Son of Rambow
Steve McQueen (Director/Writer) - Hunger
Solon Papadoulos, Roy Boulter (Producers) - Of Time and the City

Best Director
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry - The Reader
Clint Eastwood - Changeling
David Fincher - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon

Best Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black - Milk
Phillip Claudel - I've Loved You So Long
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - Burn After Reading
Martin McDonagh - In Bruges
J. Michael Stracyznski - Changeling

Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
David Hare - The Reader
Justin Haythe - Revolutionary Road
Peter Morgan - Frost/Nixon
Eric Roth - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Film Not in the English Language
The Baader Meinhof Complex
I've Loved You So Long
Waltz With Bashir

Best Animated Film
Waltz With Bashir

Leading Actor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Leading Actress
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Kristen Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kate Winslet - The Reader
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road

Supporting Actor
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Brendan Gleeson - In Bruges
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Brad Pitt - Burn After Reading

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Freida Pinto - Slumdog Millionaire
Tilda Swinton - Burn After Reading
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler

Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus - Mamma Mia
Alexandre Desplat - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Thomas Newman - WALL-E
A.R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight

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

Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Joel Cox & Gary D. Roach - Changeling
Chris Dickens - Slumdog Millionaire
Jon Gregory - In Bruges
Mike Hill & Dan Hanley - Frost/Nixon
Lee Smith - The Dark Knight

Production Design
Donald Graham Burt & Victor J. Zolfo - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Nathan Crowley & Peter Lando - The Dark Knight
Mark Digby & Michelle Day - Slumdog Millionaire
James J. Murakami & Gary Fettis - Changeling
Kristi Zea & Debra Schutt - Revolutionary Road

Costume Design
Lindy Hemming - The Dark Knight
Deborah Hopper - Changeling
Michael O'Connor - The Duchess
Jacqueline West - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Albert Wolsky - Revolutionary Road

Jimmy Boyle, Eddy Joseph, Chris Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith, Mark Taylor - Quantum of Solace
Ben Burtt, Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Matthew Wood - WALL-E
Glenn Freemantle, Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp - Slumdog Millionaire
Lora Hirschberg, Richard King, Ed Novick, Gary Rizzo - The Dark Knight
Walt Martin, Alan Robert Murray, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff - Changeling

Special Visual Effects
Eric Barba, Craig Barron, Nathan McGuinness, Edson Williams - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Chris Corbould, Nick Davis, Paul Franklin, Tim Webber - The Dark Knight
Chris Corbould, Kevin Tod Haug - Quantum of Solace
Pablo Helman - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Shane Patrick Mahan, John Nelson, Ben Snow - Iron Man

Makeup & Hair
Steven E. Anderson, Michael White - Milk
Jean Black, Colleen Callaghan - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Edouard Henriques, Kim Santantonio - Frost/Nixon
Daniel Phillips, Jan Archibald - The Duchess
Peter Robb-King - The Dark Knight

Short Animation
Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Short Film
Kingsland #1 the Dreamer
Love You More
Voyage D'Affaires (The Business Trip)

Notes: It's not very surprising The Reader makes the top 5 instead of The Dark Knight but it is weird Christopher Nolan, a British director, does not make the cut for Best Director. It will be funny to sort out whether Dev Patel will be nominated, either in the Leading or Supporting category. Bravo for Brad Pitt for a double nom: it's nice to finally see him recognized for Burn After Reading. We have a strong idea who to vote for the technical categories. What do you think?

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