Movies Of the Year Award Nominations: 2008

Kicking off The End Of Cinema’s 2008 Year-End festivities (the latest year-end on the internet!), here are the nominees for our annual awards. The winners will be reveal at the end of the month, along with my annual Oscar predictions. As always, only films I’ve seen that have an imdb date of 2008 are eligible, regardless of when they happened to get released at a theatre near me.

Best Picture:

1. Ashes Of Time Redux
2. Sita Sings The Blues
3. Sparrow
4. WALL-E
5. Waltz With Bashir

Best Director:

1. Wong Kar-wai, Ashes Of Time Redux
2. Nina Paley, Sita Sings The Blues
3. Johnnie To, Sparrow
4. Andrew Stanton, WALL-E
5. Ari Folman, Waltz With Bashir

Actor:

1. Benicio Del Toro, Che
2. Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
3. Colin Ferrell, In Bruges
4. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Redbelt
5. Ben Burtt, WALL-E

Actress:

1. Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
2. Xun Zhou, The Equation Of Love And Death
2. Sally Hawkins, Happy Go Lucky
4. Lina Leandersson, Let The Right One In
5. Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married

Supporting Actor:

1. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
2. Eddie Marsan, Happy Go Lucky
3. Bill irwin, Rachel Getting Married
4. Robert Downey Jr, Tropic Thunder
5. Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Supporting Actress:

1. Brigitte Lin, Ashes Of Time Redux
2. Gwynneth Paltrow, Iron Man
3. Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
4. Kelly Lin, Sparrow
5. Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Original Screenplay:

1. Mike Leigh, Happy Go Lucky
2. Nina Paley, Sita Sings The Blues
3. Kin Chung Chan and Chi Keung Fung, Sparrow
4. Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter, WALL-E
5. Ari Folman, Waltz With Bashir

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Wong Kar-wai, Ashes Of Time Redux
2. Peter Buchman and Benjamen van der Veen, Che
3. Guillermo Del Toro, Hellboy II: The Golden Army
4. John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let The Right One In
5. Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Foreign Language Film:

1. Ashes Of Time Redux
2. The Equation Of Love And Death
3. Let the Right One In
4. Sparrow
5. Waltz With Bashir

Documentary Feature:

1. Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
2. Gonzo: the Lufe And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
3. Man On Wire
4. Waltz With Bashir
5. Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired

Animated Feature:

1. Kung Fu Panda
2. Sita Sings The Blues
3. Speed Racer
4. WALL-E
5. Waltz With Bashir

Film Editing:

1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2. Sparrow
3. Speed Racer
4. WALL-E
5. Waltz With Bashir

Cinematography:

1. Christopher Doyle, Ashes Of Time Redux
2. Steven Soderbergh, Che
3. Siu-keung Cheng, Sparrow
4. Javier Aguirresarobe, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
5. Danielle Feinberg and Jeremy Lasky, WALL-E

Art Direction:

1. Che
2. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
3. Sita Sings The Blues
4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
5. WALL-E

Costume Design:

1. Ashes Of Time Redux
2. Che
3. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
4. Rachel Getting Married
5. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Make-Up:

1. Ashes Of Time Redux
2. The Dark Knight
3. Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Sound:

1. Cloverfield
2. Hellboy II
3. Rachel Getting Married
4. Speed Racer
5. WALL-E

Sound Effects Editing:

1. Che
2. Cloverfield
3. Hellboy II
4. Speed Racer
5. WALL-E

Visual Effects:

1. Cloverfield
2. The Dark Knight
3. Hellboy II
4. Iron Man
5. Speed Racer

Original Score:

1. Frankie Chan and Roel A. García, Ashes Of Time Redux
2. A. R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
3. Xavier Jamaux and Fred Avril, Sparrow
4. Thomas Newman, WALL-E
5. Max Richter, Waltz With Bashir

Original Song:

1. “Dracula’s Lament”, Jason Segal, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
2. “Jai Ho”, A. R. Ragman and Gulzar, Slumdog Millionaire
3. “Down To Earth”, Peter Gabriel, WALL-E

Soundtrack:

1. Gonzo: the Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
2. Rachel Getting Married
3. Sita Sings The Blues
4. Slumdog Millionaire
5. WALL-E

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