81ST ACADEMY AWARDS

February 22nd, 2009
KODAK THEATRE
Hosted by Hugh Jackman

BEST PICTURE

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
“Slumdog Millionaire”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Richard Jenkins – “The Visitor”
Frank Langella – “Frost/Nixon”
Sean Penn – “Milk”
Brad Pitt – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke – “The Wrestler”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Anne Hathaway – “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie – “Changeling”
Melissa Leo – “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep – “Doubt”
Kate Winslet – “The Reader”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Josh Brolin – “Milk”
Robert Downey, Jr. – “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman – “Doubt”
Heath Ledger – “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon – “Revolutionary Road”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Adams – “Doubt”
Penélope Cruz – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis – “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei – “The Wrestler”

ANIMATED FEATURE

“Bolt”
“Kung Fu Panda”
“WALL-E”

ART DIRECTION

“Changeling” – James J. Murakami and Gary Fettis
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” – Donald Graham Burt and Victor J. Zolfo
“The Dark Knight” – Nathan Crowley and Peter Lando
“The Duchess” – Michael Carlin and Rebecca Alleway
“Revolutionary Road” – Kristi Zea and Debra Schutt

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

COSTUME DESIGN

“Australia” – Catherine Martin
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” – Jacqueline West
“The Duchess” – Michael O’Connor
“Milk” – Danny Glicker
“Revolutionary Road” – Albert Wolsky

DIRECTOR

Danny Boyle – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Stephen Daldry – “The Reader”
David Fincher – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Ron Howard – “Frost/Nixon”
Gus Van Sant – “Milk”

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

“The Betrayal – Nerakhoon”
“Encounters at the End of the World”
“The Garden”
“Man On Wire”
“Trouble the Water”

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

“The Conscience of Nhem En”
“The Final Inch”
“Smile Pinki”
“The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE

“The Baader Meinhof Complex” (Germany)
“The Class” (France)
“Departures” (Japan)
“Revanche” (Austria)
“Waltz with Bashir” (Israel)

FILM EDITING

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” – Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
“The Dark Knight” – Lee Smith
“Frost/Nixon” – Mike Hill and Daniel P. Hanley
“Milk” – Elliot Graham
“Slumdog Millionaire” – Chris Dickens

MAKEUP

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” – Greg Cannom
“The Dark Knight” – John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O’Sullivan
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army” – Mike Elizalde, Thom Floutz

ORIGINAL SCORE

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

ORIGINAL SONG

“Down to Earth” from “WALL-E” – Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
“Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire” – A. R. Rahman
“O Saya” from “Slumdog Millionaire” – A. R. Rahman and M.I.A.

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

“La Maison en Petits Cubes”
“Lavatory”
“Oktapodi”
“Presto”
“This Way Up”

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

“On the Line”
“Manon on the Asphalt”
“New Boy”
“The Pig”
“Toyland”

SOUND EDITING

“The Dark Knight”
“Iron Man”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
 “WALL-E”
“Wanted”

SOUND MIXING

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
 “WALL-E”
“Wanted”

VISUAL EFFECTS

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Iron Man”

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” – Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
“Doubt” – John Patrick Shanley
“Frost/Nixon” – Peter Morgan
“The Reader” – David Hare
“Slumdog Millionaire” – Simon Beaufoy

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

“Frozen River” – Courtney Hunt
“Happy-Go-Lucky” – Mike Leigh
“In Bruges” – Martin McDonagh
“Milk” – Dustin Lance Black
“WALL-E” – Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, and Pete Docter
  1. “Australia”
  2. “The Baader Meinhof Complex”
  3. “The Betrayal: Nerakhoon”
  4. “Bolt”
  5. “Changeling”
  6. “The Class”
  7. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  8. “The Dark Knight”
  9. “Defiance”
  10. “Departures”
  11. “Doubt”
  12. “The Duchess”
  13. “Encounters at the End of the World”
  14. “Frost/Nixon”
  15. “Frozen River”
  16. “The Garden”
  17. “Happy-Go-Lucky”
  18. “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
  19. “In Bruges”
  20. “Iron Man”
  21. “Kung Fu Panda”
  22. “Man On Wire”
  23. “Milk”
  24. “Rachel Getting Married”
  25. “The Reader”
  26. “Revanche”
  27. “Revolutionary Road”
  28. “Slumdog Millionaire”
  29. “Tropic Thunder”
  30. “Trouble the Water”
  31. “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
  32. “The Visitor”
  33. “WALL-E”
  34. “Waltz with Bashir”
  35. “Wanted”
  36. “The Wrestler”
SHORT FILMS
  1. “The Conscience of Nhem En”
  2. “The Final Inch”
  3. “La Maison en Petits Cubes”
  4. “Lavatory”
  5. “Manon on the Asphalt”
  6. “New Boy”
  7. “Oktapodi”
  8. “On the Line”
  9. “The Pig”
  10. “Presto”
  11. “Smile Pinki”
  12. “This Way Up”
  13. “Toyland”
  14. “The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306”

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