Archive for January 2009

My 2009 Oscar Checklist

“X” marks the movies I’ve seen.
Best Picture
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “Frost/Nixon”
X – “Milk”
X – “The Reader”
X – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Actor
X – Richard Jenkins – “The Visitor”
X – Frank Langella – “Frost/Nixon”
X – Sean Penn – “Milk”
X – Brad Pitt – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – Mickey Rourke – “The Wrestler”
Best Supporting Actor
X – Josh Brolin – “Milk”
X – Robert Downey Jr. – “Tropic Thunder”
X – Philip Seymour Hoffman – “Doubt”
X – Heath Ledger – “The Dark Knight”
X – Michael Shannon – “Revolutionary Road”
Best Actress
X – Anne Hathaway – “Rachel Getting Married”
X – Angelina Jolie – “Changeling”
X – Melissa Leo – “Frozen River”
X – Meryl Streep – “Doubt”
X – Kate Winslet – “The Reader”
Best Supporting Actress
X – Amy Adams – “Doubt” (Miramax)
X – Penelope Cruz – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
X – Viola Davis – “Doubt”
X – Taraji P. Henson – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – Marisa Tomei – “The Wrestler”
Best Director
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” – David Fincher
X – “Frost/Nixon” – Ron Howard
X – “Milk” – Gus Van Sant
X – “The Reader” – Stephen Daldry
X – “Slumdog Millionaire” – Danny Boyle
Best Animated Feature Film
X – “Bolt”
X – “Kung Fu Panda”
X – “WALL-E”
Best Adapted Screenplay
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “Doubt”
X – “Frost/Nixon”
X – “The Reader”
X – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Original Screenplay
X – “Frozen River
X – “Happy-Go-Lucky”
X – “In Bruges”
X – “Milk”
X – “WALL-E”
Best Cinematography
X – “Changeling”
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “The Dark Knight”
X – “The Reader”
X – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Art Direction
X – “Changeling”
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “The Dark Knight”
X – “The Duchess”
X – “Revolutionary Road”
Best Costume Design
X – “Australia”
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “The Duchess”
X – “Milk”
X – “Revolutionary Road”
Best Documentary Feature
   – “The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)”
   – “Encounters at the End of the World”
   – “The Garden”
X – “Man on Wire”
   – “Trouble the Water”
Best Documentary Short Subject
   – “The Conscience of Nhem En”
   – “The Final Inch”
   – “Smile Pinki”
   – “The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306″
Best Editing
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “The Dark Knight”
X – “Frost/Nixon”
X – “Milk”
X – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Foreign Language Film
   – “The Baader Meinhof Complex” – Germany
   – “The Class” – France
   – “Departures” – Japan
   – “Revanche” – Austria
   – “Waltz with Bashir” – Israel
Best Makeup
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “The Dark Knight”
X – “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
Best Original Score
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “Defiance”
X – “Milk”
X – “Slumdog Millionaire”
X – “WALL-E”
Best Original Song
X – “Down to Earth” – “WALL-E”
X – “Jai Ho” – “Slumdog Millionaire”
X – “O Saya” – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Best Animated Short
   – “La Maison en Petits Cubes”
   – “Lavatory – Lovestory”
   – “Oktapodi”
X – “Presto”
   – “This Way Up”
Best Live Action Short
   – “Auf der Strecke (On the Line)”
   – “Manon on the Asphalt”
   – “New Boy”
   – “The Pig”
   – “Spielzeugland (Toyland)”
Best Sound Editing
X – “The Dark Knight”
X – “Iron Man”
X – “Slumdog Millionaire”
X – “WALL-E”
X – “Wanted”
Best Sound Mixing
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “The Dark Knight”
X – “Slumdog Millionaire”
X – “WALL-E”
X – “Wanted”
Best Visual Effects
X – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
X – “The Dark Knight”
X – “Iron Man”
–1/26: Added “The Wrestler” and “Rachel Getting Married”
–2/7: Added “Revolutionary Road”, “The Duchess”, “Man On Wire”, and “The Visitor”
–2/9: Added “Happy-Go-Lucky”
–2/14: Added “Frozen River”
–2/22: Added “Defiance”