Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Oscar Nominations

And the nominees are:

Best Picture
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Ethan and Joel Coen, No Country For Old Men
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Jason Reitman, Juno
Julian Schanbel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney, The Savages
Ellen Paige, Juno

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Ethan and Joel Coen, No Country For Old Men
Christopher Hampton, Atonement
Ronald Harwood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Sarah Polley, Away From Her

No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood led the nominations with eight each. The big surprise, at least for me, is the exclusion of Kiera Knightley for her performance in Atonement, and Ben Affleck for his adaption of Gone Baby Gone.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for February 24th.

3 comments:

Heidi the Hick said...

I need to go see some movies. And read some books that got made into movies.

It's a pretty darn wonderful world that I live in... I don't think I'll ever run out when people keep writing and creating!

moonrat said...

woohoo!! i read it here first.

Anonymous said...

No love for Original Screenplay?

Harry