2008


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Best Picture:
The Dark Knight
Milk
Rachel Getting Married
WALL-E
The Wrestler

Honorable Mention: The Class, Doubt, Hunger, Ballast, Wendy and Lucy, Burn After Reading, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Man on Wire, Vicky Cristina Barcelona & Elegy


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Best Director:
Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler
Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Andrew Stanton, WALL-E
Gus Van Sant, Milk

Honorable Mention: Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona; Laurent Cantet, The Class; Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, Burn After Reading; Isabel Coixet, Elegy; Lance Hammer, Ballast; Kurt Kuenne, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father; James Marsh, Man on Wire; Steve McQueen, Hunger; Kelly Reichardt, Wendy and Lucy; John Patrick Shanley, Doubt


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Best Actor:
Michael Fassbender, Hunger
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Ben Kingsley, Elegy
Sean Penn, Milk
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Honorable Mention: Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona; Francois Begaudeau, The Class; James Franco, Pineapple Express; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Synecdoche, New York; Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon; Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Alejandro Polanco, Chop Shop; Micheal J. Smith Sr., Ballast


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Best Actress:
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Michelle Williams, Wendy and Lucy

Honorable Mention: Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona; Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading; Tarra Riggs, Ballast; Meryl Streep, Doubt


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Best Supporting Actor:
James Franco, Milk
Bill Irwin, Rachel Getting Married
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky
Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading

Honorable Mention: Brady Corbet, Funny Games; Aaron Eckhart, The Dark Knight; Ralph Fiennes, In Bruges; Gary Oldman, The Dark Knight; Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire; Haaz Sleiman, The Visitor


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Best Supporting Actress:
Patricia Clarkson, Elegy
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Samantha Morton, Synecdoche, New York

Honorable Mention: Vera Farmiga, Nothing But the Truth; Ari Graynor, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist; Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Anjelica Huston, Choke; Mila Kunis, Forgetting Sarah Marshall; Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler; Evan Rachel Wood, The Wrestler; Elsa Zylberstein, I’ve Loved You So Long


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Best Original Screenplay:
Ballast – Lance Hammer
Hunger – Steve McQueen & Enda Walsh
Milk – Dustin Lance Black
Rachel Getting Married – Jenny Lumet
WALL-E – Pete Docter, Jim Reardon & Andrew Stanton

Honorable Mention: Australia, Burn After Reading, Chop Shop, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Happy-Go-Lucky, I’ve Loved You So Long, Pineapple Express, Synecdoche New York, Vicki Cristina Barcelona, The Visitor, The Wrestler & Zack and Miri Make a Porno


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Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Class – Francois Begaudeau, Robin Campillo & Laurent Cantet
The Dark Knight – David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan
Doubt – John Patrick Shanley
Elegy – Nicholas Meyer
Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy

Honorable Mention: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Let the Right One In, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Paranoid Park & Wendy and Lucy


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Best Ensemble:
Burn After Reading
The Class
The Dark Knight
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

Honorable Mention: Doubt, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Pineapple Express, Rachel Getting Married, Synecoche New York, Vicky Cristina Barcelona & Zack and Miri Make a Porno


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Best Limited Performance – Male:
Andre Blake, Rachel Getting Married
Justin Long, Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Denis O’Hare, Milk
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
J.K. Simmons, Burn After Reading

Honorable Mention: Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder; Bill Hader, Pineapple Express; Mitch Pileggi, The X-Files: I Want to Believe; Victor Rasuk, Stop-Loss


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Best Limited Performance – Female:
Patricia Clarkson, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Hope Davis, Synecdoche, New York
Karina Fernandez, Happy-Go-Lucky
Amy Ryan, Changeling
Robin Weigert, Synecdoche, New York

Honorable Mention: Heather Burns, Choke; Jennifer Jason Leigh, Synecdoche, New York; Dianne Wiest, Synecdoche, New York


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Breakthrough Performance:
David Kross, The Reader
Alejandro Polanco, Chop Shop
Tarra Riggs, Ballast
Micheal J. Smith Sr., Ballast
Jess Weixler, Teeth

Honorable Mention: Ari Graynor, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist; Kare Hedebrant, Let the Right One In; Lina Leandersson, Let the Right One In; Gabe Nevins, Paranoid Park; Brandon Walters, Australia


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Best Film Editing:
The Dark Knight – Lee Smith
Hunger – Joe Walker
Man on Wire – Jinx Godfrey
Rachel Getting Married – Tim Squyres
Slumdog Millionaire – Chris Dickens

Honorable Mention: Australia, Burn After Reading, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Elegy, Let the Right One In, Milk, Speed Racer & The Wrestler


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Best Cinematography:
Australia – Mandy Walker
Ballast – Lol Crawley
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Claudio Miranda
The Dark Knight – Wally Pfister
The Wrestler – Maryse Alberti

Honorable Mention: Changeling, Hunger, Let the Right One In, Paranoid Park, Rachel Getting Married, Slumdog Millionaire, Standard Operating Procedure & Synecdoche, New York


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Best Original Score:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Alexandre Desplat
The Dark Knight – James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer
Milk – Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire – A.R. Rahman
WALL-E – Thomas Newman

Honorable Mention: Australia, Iron Man, Kung Fu Panda & Waltz with Bashir


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Best Original Song:
High School Musical 3: Senior Year – “I Want It All” – Matthew Gerrard & Robbie Nevil
Slumdog Millionaire – “Jai Ho” – Gulzar & A.R. Rahman
Synecdoche, New York – “Little Person” – Jon Brion & Charlie Kaufman
WALL-E – “Down to Earth” – Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman
The Wrestler – “The Wrestler” – Bruce Springsteen

Honorable Mention: Bolt – “Barking at the Moon”; Cadillac Records – “Once in a Lifetime”; Forgetting Sarah Marshall – “Dracula’s Lament”; High School Musical 3: Senior Year – “High School Musical”; High School Musical 3: Senior Year – “Just Wanna Be with You”; Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – “Ottoman”; Sex and the City – “All Dressed in Love”


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Best Art Direction:
Australia – Beverly Dunn & Catherine Martin
Changeling – Gary Fettis & James J. Murakami
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Donald Graham Burt & Victor J. Zolfo
Pineapple Express – Robert Kensinger & Chris Spellman
Synecdoche, New York – Mark Friedberg & Lydia Marks

Honorable Mention: The Dark Knight, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Hunger, Milk, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Revolutionary Road, Speed Racer & WALL-E


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Best Costume Design:
Australia – Catherine Martin
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Jacqueline West
Milk – Danny Glicker
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Michael O’Connor
Sex and the City – Patricia Field

Honorable Mention: The Counterfeiters, The Dark Knight, Doubt, Revolutionary Road & Speed Racer


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Best Makeup:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hunger
Synecdoche, New York
The Wrestler

Honorable Mention: Cadillac Records, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Milk & W.


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Best Sound Mixing:
Australia
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Speed Racer
WALL-E

Honorable Mention: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Get Smart, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pineapple Express & Slumdog Millionaire


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Best Sound Editing:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Speed Racer
WALL-E

Honorable Mention: Australia, Cloverfield, Get Smart, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Kung Fu Panda & Tropic Thunder


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Best Visual Effects:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Iron Man
Speed Racer

Honorable Mention: Cloverfield, Get Smart, The Incredible Hulk & WALL-E


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Best Foreign-Language Film:
The Class – Laurent Cantet
The Counterfeiters – Stefan Ruzowitzky
I’ve Loved You So Long – Philippe Claudel
Let the Right One In – Tomas Alfredson
Waltz with Bashir – Ari Folman

Honorable Mention: JCVD


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Best Documentary:
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father – Kurt Kuenne
Man on Wire – James Marsh
Taxi to the Dark Side – Alex Gibney
Trouble the Water – Carl Deal & Tia Lessin
Young@Heart – Stephen Walker

Honorable Mention: Bigger Stronger Faster, Encounters at the End of the World, Religulous, Standard Operating Procedure & Waltz with Bashir


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Best Animated Film:
Kung Fu Panda – Mark Osborne & John Stevenson
WALL-E – Andrew Stanton
Waltz with Bashir – Ari Folman

Honorable Mention: Bolt

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