Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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The Shortlists

Is the suspense killing you? Can't wait until tomorrow to see if your favorites were dropped or kept in the running? Fret no more, for this is the point of the shortlist!

You won't see all categories here. Just Picture, Director, the Acting Categories, the Screenplay Categories and Original Song.


Burn After Reading
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Frozen River
In Bruges
Iron Man
Married Life
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Pineapple Express
Rachel Getting Married
Son of Rambow
Speed Racer
Step Brothers
Synecdoche, NY
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The Wrestler


Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Etan Coen/Joel Coen, Burn After Reading
Jonathan Demme, Rachel Getting Married
Mabrouk El Machri, JCVD
Jon Favreau, Iron Man
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
David Gordon Greene, Pineapple Express
Alex Holdridge, In Search of a Midnight Kiss
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Garth Jennings, Son of Rambow
Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, NY
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
Matt Reeves, Cloverfield
Ira Sachs, Married Life
Bryan Singer, Valkyrie
Andrew Stanton, WALL-E
Ben Stiller, Tropic Thunder
Oliver Stone, W.
Gus Van Sant, Milk


Christian Bale, The Dark Knight
Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Josh Brolin, W.
Chris Cooper, Married Life
Tom Cruise, Valkyrie
Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road
Robert Downey, Jr., Iron Man
Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
Colin Firth, Then She Found Me
James Franco, Pineapple Express
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Synecdoche, NY
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Ben Kingsley, Elegy
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Bill Milner, Son of Rambow
Mos Def, Be Kind Rewind
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Will Poulter, Son of Rambow
John C. Reilly, Step Brothers
Sam Rockwell, Choke
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon
Jean-Claude Van Damme, JCVD


Amy Adams, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Elizabeth Banks, Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Patricia Clarkson, Married Life
Penelope Cruz, Elegy
Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Helen Hunt, Then She Found Me
Scarlett Johansson, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Angelina Jolie, Wanted
Keira Knightley, The Duchess
Olga Kurylenko, Quantum of Solace
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Jessica Lucas, Cloverfield
Frances McDormand, Burn After Reading
Frances McDormand, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Julianne Moore, Savage Grace
Christina Ricci, Penelope
Sara Simmonds, In Search of a Midnight Kiss
Jessica Stevenson, Son of Rambow
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Renee Zellweger, Leatherheads


Roger Allam, Speed Racer
Mathieu Amalric, Quantum of Solace
Kevin Bacon, Frost/Nixon
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
Aaron Eckhart, The Dark Knight
Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
Jason Flemyng, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Matthew Fox, Speed Racer
Morgan Freeman, The Dark Knight
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Danny Glover, Be Kind Rewind
John Goodman, Speed Racer
Jared Harris, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Emile Hirsch, Milk
Bill Irwin, Rachel Getting Married
Richard Jenkins, Burn After Reading
Richard Jenkins, Step Brothers
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
John Malkovich, Burn After Reading
Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky
Bill Nighy, Valkyrie
Tom Noonan, Synecdoche, NY
Gary Oldman, The Dark Knight
Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading


Hiam Abbass, The Visitor
Amy Adams, Doubt
Elizabeth Banks, W.
Cate Blanchett, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Ellen Burstyn, W.
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Hope Davis, Synecdoche, NY
Viola Davis, Doubt
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Shirley Henderson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Anjelica Huston, Choke
Kelly Macdonald, Choke
Samantha Morton, Synecdoche, NY
Catherine O'Hara, Penelope
Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man
Christina Ricci, Speed Racer
Susan Sarandon, Speed Racer
Mary Steenburgen, Step Brothers
Tilda Swinton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Misty Upham, Frozen River
Dianne Wiest, Synecdoche, NY
Michelle Williams, Synecdoche, NY
Alexis Zegerman, Happy-Go-Lucky

[only ones i've read are eligible]
Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Ethan Coen/Joel Coen, Burn After Reading
Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen, Pineapple Express
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, NY
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married
Tom McCarthy, The Visitor
Nick Schenck, Gran Torino
Andrew Stanton, WALL-E
J. Michael Straczynski, Changeling

[only ones i've read are eligible]
Jeffrey Archer/Saul Dibb/Anders Thomas Jensen, The Duchess
Guillermo del Toro, Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Justin Haythe, Revolutionary Road
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
Christopher Nolan/Jonathan Nolan, The Dark Knight
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt

Boats 'n' Hoes, Step Brothers
Down to Earth, WALL-E
Jai Ho, Slumdog Millionaire
Little Person, Synecdoche, NY
Pineapple Express, Pineapple Express
The Wrestler, The Wrestler

And that's all. Tune in tomorrow for nominees!


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