Blackwolf @ the Oscars 2008: The Nominees
Atonement, Working Title Films/Relativity Media-Studio Canal; Focus Features/NBC Universal. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Paul Webster, producers; Liza Chasin, Richard Eyre, Robert Fox, Debra Hayward and Ian McEwan, executive producers.
Juno, Dancing Elk Prods,-Mr. Mudd, Inc./Mandate Pictures-Fox Searchlight/Newscorp. Lianne Haifon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick and Russell Smith, producers; Joseph Drake, Daniel Dubiecki, Nathan Kahane, executive producers.
Michael Clayton, Castle Rock Pictures-Samuels Media/Mirage Enterprises-Section 8; Time Warner. Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orrent, Sydney Pollack and Steven Samuels, producers; Steven Soderbergh, Anthony Minghella, James A. Holt and George Clooney, executive producers.
No Country for Old Men, Scott Rudin Entertainment/Mike Zoss Prods.-Paramount Vantage/Viacom-Miramax/Buena Vista. Joel and Ethan Coen, Scott Rudin and Mike Zoss, producers; Robert Graf and Mark Roybal, executive producers.
There Will Be Blood, Ghoulardi Films/Paramount Vantage-Viacom-Miramax/Buena Vista. Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi and JoAnne Sellar, producers; Scott Rudin, Eric Schlosser and David Williams, executive producers.
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
George Clooney as Michael Clayton.
Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood.
Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Tommy Lee Jones as Hank Deerfield, In the Valley of Elah.
Viggo Mortensen as Nikolai, Eastern Promises.
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I, Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
Julie Christie as Fiona Anderson, Away from Her.
Marion Cotillard as Dame Edith Piaf, La Vie en Rose.
Laura Linney as Wendy, The Savages.
Ellen Page as Juno.
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Casey Affleck as Robert Ford, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward, Robert Ford.
Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh, No Country for Old Men.
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Gustav Avrakotos, Charlie Wilson's War.
Hal Holbrook as Ron Franz, Into the Wild.
Tom Wilkinson as Arthur Edens, Michael Clayton.
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan, I'm Not There.
Ruby Dee as Mama Lucas, American Gangster.
Saoirse Ronan as Briony Tallis at age 13, Atonement.
Amy Ryan as Helene McCready, Gone Baby Gone.
Tilda Swinton as Karen Crowder, Michael Clayton.
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood.
Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men.
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton.
Jason Reitman, Juno.
Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Diablo Cody, Juno.
Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl.
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton.
Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava and Jim Capobianco, Ratatouille.
Tamara Jenkins, The Savages.
Christopher Hampton, Atonement. Based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
Sarah Polley, Away from Her. Based upon the short story The Bear Came Over the Mountain by Alice Munro.
Ronald Harwood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Based upon the autobiography by Jean-Dominique Bauby.
Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men. Based upon the novel by Cormac McCarthy.
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood. Based upon the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair.
Roger Deakins, B.S.C.; A.S.C., The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward, Robert Ford and No Country for Old Men.
Seamus McGarvey, B.S.C., Atonement.
Janusz Kaminski, A.S.C., The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Robert Elswit, A.S.C., There Will Be Blood.
ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION
Arthur Max and Beth Rubino, American Gangster.
Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer, Atonement.
Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock, The Golden Compass.
Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schaivo, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Jack Fisk and Jim Erickson, There Will Be Blood.
Christopher Rouse, The Bourne Ultimatum.
Juliette Welfling, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Jay Cassidy, Into the Wild.
Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men.
Dylan Tichenor, There Will Be Blood.
Albert Wolsky, Across the Universe.
Jacqueline Durran, Atonement.
Alexandra Byrne, Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
Marit Allen, La Vie en Rose.
Colleen Atwood, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Scott Millan, David Parker, Kirk Francis, The Bourne Ultimatum.
Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland, No Country for Old Men.
Randy Thom, Michael Semanick, Doc Kane, Ratatouiile.
Paul Massey, David Giammarco, Jim Stuebe, 3:10 to Yuma.
Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Peter J. Devlin, Transformers.
SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Karen M. Baker, Per Halberg, The Bourne Ultimatum.
Skip Lievsay, No Country for Old Men.
Randy Thom, Michael Silvers, Ratatouiile.
Matthew Wood, There Will Be Blood.
Mike Hopkins, Ethan van der Ryn, Transformers.
Didier Lavergne and Jan Archibald, La Vie en Rose.
Rick Baker and Kazuhiro Tsuji, Norbit.
Ve Neill and Martin Samuel, Pirates of the Caribbean: @ World's End.
Michael L. Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris and Trevor Wood, The Golden Compass.
John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and John Frazier, Pirates of the Caribbean: @ World's End.
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl and John Frazier, Transformers.
Dario Marianelli, Atonement.
Alberto Iglesias, The Kite Runner.
James Newton Howard, Michael Clayton.
Michael Giacchino, Ratatouille.
Marco Beltrami, 3:10 to Yuma.
"Raise it Up," from August Rush. Words and Music by Jamia Simone Nash and members of the Impact Repertory Theatre.
"The Happy Working Song," "So Close," and "That's How You Know," from Enchanted!. Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
"Falling Slowly," from Once. Words and Music by Glen Hansard and Marketa lrglova
Persepolis, 2.4.7 Films/Kennedy-Marshall Co./Diaphana Films/France 3 Cinema; Sony Pictures Classics. Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi, writers-producers-directors. Xavier Rigault and Marc-Antoine Robert, co-producers; Kathleen Kennedy and Marc Jousset, executive producers.
Ratatouille, Disney-Pixar. Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava, directors; Brad Lewis, producer; John Lasseter, executive producer.
Surf's Up!, Sony Pictures Animation. Ash Brannon and Chris Buck, directors; Chris Jenkins, producer.
No End in Sight, Red Envelope Entertainment/Representational Pictures-Magnolia Pictures. Charles Ferguson, writer-director; Jennie Amais, Audrey Marrs and Jessie Vogelson, producers; Alex Gibney, executive producer.
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, The Documentary Group. Richard Robbins, producer-director; Tom Yellin, executive producer.
Sicko, Dog Eat Dog Entertainment/The Weinstein Co. Michael Moore, writer-producer-director; Meghan O'Hara, co-producer; Bob & Harvey Weinstein and Kathleen Glynn, executive producers.
Taxi to the Dark Side, Jigsaw Prods.-Tall Woods Pictures/Wider Film Projects in association with X-Ray Prods. Alex Gibney, writer-producer-director; Susannah Shipman and Eva Orner, producers; Sidney Blumenthal, Donald Glascoff, Robert Johnson and Todd & Jedd Wider, executive producers.
War/Dance, Rogues Harbor Studios/Shine Global/Fine Films. Sean Fine and Andrea Fine-Nix, writers-producers-directors; Albie Hecht, co-producer; Erik Cleage, Doug Eger, Daniel Katz, Stephen Nemeth and Mark Urman, executive producers.
Freeheld, Lieutenant Films. Cynthia Wade, producer-director; Vanessa Roth and Mathew Syrett, executive producers.
La Corona. Amanda Micheli and Iasbel Vega, producers.
Salim Baba. Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello, producers.
Sari's Mother, The Daylight Factory. James Longley, producer-director.
@ Night, Zentropa Entertainments. Christian E. Christiansen, writer-director; Louise Vesth, producer.
The Substitute. Andera Jublin, director.
The Mozart of Pickpockets, Kare Prods.-Adami for Canal+. Phillipe Pollet-Villard, writer-director; Fabrice Goldstein and Antoine Rein, producers.
Tanghi Argentini, Another Dimension of an Idea and Dreams in Motion LLC with VAF. Guy Thys, director; Anja Daelemans and Dries Phlypo, producers.
The Tonto Woman. Daniel Barber and Matthew Brown, producers.
I Met the Walrus, Josh Raskin, writer-director.
Madame Tutli-Putli, National Film Board of Canada. Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, writers-directors; Marcy Page, producer.
Even Pigeons Go to Heaven, Le Compagnie Buf. Samuel Tourneux, director; Pierre Buffin, producer; Vanessa Simon, executive producer.
My Love (Moya Lyubov), Dag Film Studios. Alexander Petrov, director; Konstatin Ernst and Dmitri Yurkov, producers.
Peter and the Wolf, BreakThru Films-Archangel Studios and Se-ma-for Studios in association with Storm Studios for Channel Four. Suzie Templeton, director; Alan Dewhurst and Hugh Welchman, producers; Lars Andreas Hellebust, Simon Olswang and Jean-Luc Toutounghi, executive producers.
From Austria: The Counterfeiters. Babelsberg Film/Beta Cinema with ZDF; Sony Pictures Classics. Stefan Ruzowitzky, writer-director; Babette Schroeder, Josef Aichholzer and Nina Bohimann, producers.
From Israel: Beaufort, United King Films/Kino International Corp. Joseph Ceder, director; Dudi Zilber, David Mandil and Chilik Michaeli, producers; Moshe Edery, executive producer.
From Kazakhstan: Mongol, Andreevsky Flag Film Co.-Kinofabrika/X-Filme Creative Pool; Picturehouse/Time Warner. Sergei Bodrov, producer-director; Anton Melnik and Manuela Stehr, co-producers; Alec Schulman, Bob Berney and Bulat Galimgereyev, executive producers.
From Poland: Katyn, Akson Studios. Andrzej Wajda, director; Michal Kwiecinski, producer.
From Russia: 12, TriTe. Nikita Mikhalkov, director.
And there you have it, Mortals! The links to the various films' websites took me a few days to put up, of course, but we'll learn what happens next on Sunday evening, February 24th! Do join your humble Dragonmaster, along with Jon Stewart (your host), ol' Gilly boy Cates (producer) and Loooooie! (Louis J. Hovitz, director) at ye olde Kodak Theatre, as we bore the Planet to death --- again -- goof off and do a few silly things in general --- and just take the world by storm! See ye thither, dearies!