Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And the nominees are...

Wow, I'm really on a roll with posts about movies. Well, I won't apologize. The nominations for the 80th Annual Academy Awards have just been released. Which means, it's time for Gary and I to pursue our annual tradition of seeing every film nominated for best picture. (Movies in italics are ones we've already seen) Let the games begin!

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Michael Clayton

No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Achievement in Directing

Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Jason Reitman, Juno

Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away from Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney, The Savages
Ellen Page, Juno

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

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