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BEST PICTURE

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"Frost/Nixon"
"Milk"
"The Reader"
"Slumdog Millionaire" - WINNER

BEST DIRECTOR

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," David Fincher
"Frost/Nixon," Ron Howard
"Milk" Gus Van Sant
"The Reader,' Stephen Daldry
"Slumdog Millionaire," Danny Boyle - WINNER

BEST ACTOR

Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"
Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"
Sean Penn, "Milk" - WINNER
Brad Pitt , "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"

BEST ACTRESS

Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"
Meryl Streep, "Doubt"
Kate Winslet, "The Reader" - WINNER


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Josh Brolin, "Milk"
Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight" - WINNER
Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, "Doubt"
Penélope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" -WINNER
Viola Davis, "Doubt"
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
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"Frozen River," Written by Courtney Hunt
"Happy-Go-Lucky," Written by Mike Leigh
"In Bruges," Written by Martin McDonagh
"Milk," Written by Dustin Lance Black -WINNER
"WALL-E," Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by
Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Screenplay by Eric Roth, Screen
story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
"Doubt," Written by John Patrick Shanley
"Frost/Nixon," Screenplay by Peter Morgan
"The Reader," Screenplay by David Hare
"Slumdog Millionaire," Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy - WINNER

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

"The Baader Meinhof Complex" - Germany
"The Class"  - France
"Departures" - Japan - WINNER
"Revanche" - Austria
"Waltz with Bashir" - Israel

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

"The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)"
"Encounters at the End of the World"
"The Garden"
"Man on Wire" - WINNER
"Trouble the Water"

ANIMATED FILM

"Bolt"
"Kung Fu Panda"
"WALL-E" - WINNER

ART DIRECTION

"Changeling"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - WINNER
"The Dark Knight"
"The Duchess"
"Revolutionary Road"

CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

COSTUME DESIGN

"Australia," Catherine Martin
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Jacqueline West
"The Duchess," Michael O'Connor - WINNER
"Milk," Danny Glicker
"Revolutionary Road," Albert Wolsky

FILM EDITING

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"Frost/Nixon"
"Milk"
"Slumdog Millionaire" -WINNER

MAKEUP

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" - WINNER
"The Dark Knight"
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army"

MUSIC (SCORE)

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Alexandre Desplat
"Defiance," James Newton Howard
"Milk," Danny Elfman
"Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman - WINNER
"WALL-E," Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Down to Earth," from "WALL-E"
"Jai Ho," from "Slumdog Millionaire" - WINNER
"O Saya," from "Slumdog Millionaire"

SOUND EDITING

"The Dark Knight" - WINNER
"Iron Man"
"Slumdog Millionaire"
"WALL-E"
"Wanted"

SOUND MIXING

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"Slumdog Millionaire" - WINNER
"WALL-E"
"Wanted"

VISUAL EFFECTS

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" -WINNER
"The Dark Knight"
"Iron Man"

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

"The Conscience of Nhem En"
"The Final Inch"
"Smile Pinki" - WINNER
"The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306"

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

"La Maison en Petits Cubes" - WINNER
"Lavatory - Lovestory"
"Oktapodi"
"Presto"
"This Way Up"

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

"Auf der Strecke (On the Line)"
"Manon on the Asphalt"
"New Boy"
"The Pig"
"Spielzeugland (Toyland)" - WINNER

 

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