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Thursday, January 22, 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"

Posted by Rob Bernard on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 9:07 AM in Movies
 
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