2008

2008
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Best Picture:
The Dark Knight
Milk
Rachel Getting Married
WALL-E
The Wrestler

HONORABLE MENTION: Doubt, The Class, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Burn After Reading, Wendy and Lucy, Man on Wire, Hunger, Ballast, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Happy-Go-Lucky, Synecdoche New York

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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: Laurent Cantet, The Class; Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, Burn After Reading; David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Lance Hammer, Ballast; Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York; Kurt Kuenne, Dear Zachary; Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky; 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: Francois Begeaudeau, The Class; Michael Cera, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist; Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man; Colin Farrell, In Bruges; James Franco, Pineapple Express; Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt; Philip Seymour Hoffman, Synecdoche New York; Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon; Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Michael Pitt, Funny Games; Alejandro Polanco, Chop Shop; Jason Segel, Forgetting Sarah Marshall; Micheal J. Smith Sr., Ballast; Anton Yelchin, Charlie Barlett

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

HONORABLE MENTION: Amy Adams, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day; Kate Beckinsale, Nothing But the Truth; Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona; Scarlett Johansson, Vicky Cristina Barcelona; Nicole Kidman, Australia; Melissa Leo, Frozen River; Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading; Frances McDormand, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day; Tarra Riggs, Ballast; Jess Weixler, Teeth; Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

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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: Russell Brand, Forgetting Sarah Marshall; Josh Brolin, Milk; Brady Corbet, Funny Games; Liam Cunningham, Hunger; Aaron Eckhart, The Dark Knight; Ralph Fiennes, In Bruges; Danny McBride, Pineapple Express; Liam McMahon, Hunger; Mos Def, Cadillac Records; Gary Oldman, The Dark Knight; Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire; Haaz Sleiman, The Visitor

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Best Supporting Actress:
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Samantha Morton, Synecdoche, New York
Evan Rachel Wood, The Wrestler

HONORABLE MENTION: Hiam Abbass, The Visitor; Amy Adams, Doubt; Patricia Clarkson, Elegy; 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; Beyonce Knowles, Cadillac Records; Sophie Okonedo, The Secret Life of Bees; Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire; Tilda Swinton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler; Debra Winger, Rachel Getting Married; Elysa Zylberstein, I’ve Loved You So Long

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Best Original Screenplay:
Burn After Reading – Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
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, Ballast, Charlie Barlett, Chop Shop, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Happy-Go-Lucky, In Bruges, I’ve Loved You So Long, Pineapple Express, Synecdoche New York, Vicky 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 Counterfeiters, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Iron Man, Let the Right One In, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Speed Racer, Wendy and Lucy

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

HONORABLE MENTION: Australia, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Funny Games, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Rachel Getting Married, Speed Racer, Synecdoche 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: Alan Alda, Flash of Genius; Michael Caine, The Dark Knight; Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder; Bill Hader, Pineapple Express; David Rasche, Burn After Reading; Victor Rasuk, Stop-Loss; Mark Rendall, Charlie Barlett

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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; Zoe Kazan, Revolutionary Road; Jennifer Jason Leigh, Synecdoche New York; Lena Olin, The Reader; Amy Sedaris, Snow Angels; Sigourney Weaver, Vantage Point; Dianne Wiest, Synecdoche New York; Kristen Wiig, Ghost Town

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Breakthrough Performance:
Ari Graynor, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Alejandro Polanco, Chop Shop
Tarra Riggs, Ballast
Micheal J. Smith Sr., Ballast
Jess Weixler, Teeth

HONORABLE MENTION: David Kross, The Reader; Lina Leandersson, Let the Right One In; Charlie McDermott, Frozen River; Gabe Nevins, Paranoid Park; Esmeralda Ouertani, The Class; Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire; Rachel Regulier, The Class; Brandon Walters, Australia

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Best Film Editing:
The Dark Knight – Lee Smith
Hunger – Joe Walker
Rachel Getting Married – Tim Squyres
Slumdog Millionaire – Chris Dickens
The Wrestler – Andrew Weisblum

HONORABLE MENTION: Australia, Ballast, Burn After Reading, Chop Shop, The Class, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Dear Zachary, Doubt. Funny Games, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Iron Man, Let the Right One In, Man on Wire, Milk, Paranoid Park, Pineapple Express, Speed Racer

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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: Burn After Reading, Changeling, Chop Shop, Doubt, Elegy, Funny Games, Hunger, Let the Right One In, Milk, Paranoid Park, Rachel Getting Married, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Slumdog Millionaire, Synecdoche New York, Wendy and Lucy

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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, Burn After Reading, Changeling, In Bruges, I’ve Loved You So Long, Kung Fu Panda, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Revolutionary Road, Speed Racer, The Visitor, Waltz with Bashir, The X-Files: I Want to Believe

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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: Australia – “By the Boab Tree”; Bolt – “Barking at the Moon”; Cadillac Records – “Once in a Lifetime”; High School Musical 3: Senior Year – “High School Musical”; High School Musical 3: Senior Year – “A Night to Remember”; My Blueberry Nights – “The Story”; Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – “Ottoman”; Sex and the City – “All Dressed in Love”; Slumdog Millionaire – “O Saya”; Trouble the Water – “Trouble the Water”; Twilight – “I Caught Myself”

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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
Revolutionary Road – Debra Schutt & Kristi Zea
Synecdoche, New York – Mark Friedberg & Lydia Marks

HONORABLE MENTION: Burn After Reading, The Counterfeiters, The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Iron Man, Milk, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Pineapple Express, Sex and the City, Slumdog Millionaire, Speed Racer, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

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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: Burn After Reading, Cadillac Records, Changeling, The Counterfeiters, The Dark Knight, Doubt, Frost/Nixon, Happy-Go-Lucky, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Iron Man, Revolutionary Road, Slumdog Millionaire, Speed Racer, Synecdoche New York, W., The Wrestler

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Best Makeup:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Hunger
The Wrestler

HONORABLE MENTION: Cadillac Records, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Iron Man, Let the Right One In, Milk, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Saw V, Sex and the City, Slumdog Millionaire, Speed Racer, Synecdoche New York, Tropic Thunder, Twilight, W.

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

HONORABLE MENTION: Australia, Cadillac Records, Cloverfield, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Get Smart, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, The Incredible Hulk, Kung Fu Panda, Let the Right One In, Mamma Mia!, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Slumdog Millionaire, Tropic Thunder, The Wrestler

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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, The Incredible Hulk, Kung Fu Panda, Pineapple Express, Saw V, Slumdog Millionaire, Tropic Thunder, The Wrestler, The X-Files: I Want to Believe

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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: Australia, Cloverfield, Eagle Eye, Get Smart, The Incredible Hulk, Tropic Thunder

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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: HONORABLE MENTION: Bigger Stronger Fast, Encounters at the End of the World, Religulous, Standard Operating Procedure, Waltz with Bashir

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Best Animated Film:
Bolt – Byron Howard & Chris Williams
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who – Jimmy Hayward & Steve Martino
Kung Fu Panda – Mark Osborne & John Stevenson
WALL-E – Andrew Stanton
Waltz with Bashir – Ari Folman

Every 2008 Film I’ve Seen: Ranked

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