2009 Oscar Winners & PRINT 2009 Oscar Ballot

And Complete List of 2009 Oscar Nominees

Complete List Of "2009 Oscar Winners" and "2009 Oscar Nominees"

2009_Oscars

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"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" racked up 13 "2009 Oscar Nominations," the most for any movie this year. Among the categories in which "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is nominated; Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actress (Taraji P. Henson), Best Adapted Screenplay. Noticably absent from the list of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" nominees, Cate Blanchett.

"Slumdog Millionaire," a crowd favorite and critical darling, grabed 10 "2009 Oscar Nominations." However, none of the actors in "Slumdog Millionaire" nabbed a nod.

Surprise "2009 Oscar Nominees" - Richard Jenkins who received a "2009 Best Actor Oscar Nomination" for his role in "The Visitor." And Melissa Leo who received a "2009 Best Actress Oscar Nomination" for her role in "Frozen River."

And "The Reader." The art house movie "The Reader" - from "Billy Elliott" and "The Hours" director Stephen Daldry - received a plethora of "2009 Oscar Nominations," including "Best Picture," "Best Director," "Best Actress" (Kate Winslet), and "Best Screenplay."

Shockingly missing from the list of "2009 Oscar Nominees" - Clint Eastwood in all major categories for his fantastic 2008 movie "Gran Torino."

And Bruce Springstein's "2009 Golden Globe Winning Song" from "The Wrestler" didn't even get a "2009 Oscar Nomination." In fact, instead of nominating the usual 5 songs for "Best Original Song" the Academy trimmed the list and chose only 3 songs this year in the "Best Original Song" category.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 - the "2009 Oscars" - will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m PST. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide, and here at www.wildaboutmovies.com

"2009 Oscars Host" - Hugh Jackman will host the 81st Academy Awards telecast. This will be Jackman’s first time center stage at the Oscar show, although he has previously been a presenter. Hugh Jackman stars in the current release "Australia," directed by Baz Luhrmann. Hugh Jackman will next be seen in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," having portrayed the title character in the previous three smash-hit "X-Men" movies. A native of "Australia," Hugh Jackman won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in "The Boy from Oz." He has served as host of the Tony Awards ceremony and won a 2005 Emmy for that assignment.

"2009 Academy Awards" ARE BEING given out at the "2009 Oscars Ceremony" in the following categories:


WINNERS INDICATED IN RED

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST PICTURE
1. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
2. Frost/Nixon
3. Milk
4. The Reader
5. "Slumdog Millionaire"

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST DIRECTING
1. David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
2. Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
3. Gus Van Sant, Milk
4. Stephen Daldry, The Reader
5. Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST ACTOR
1. Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
2. Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
3. Sean Penn, Milk
4. Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
5. Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST ACTRESS
1. Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
2. Angelina Jolie, Changeling
3. Melissa Leo, Frozen River
4. Meryl Streep, Doubt
5. Kate Winslet, The Reader

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Josh Brolin, Milk
2. Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
4. Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
5. Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Amy Adams, Doubt
2. Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
3. Viola Davis, Doubt
4. Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
5. Marissa Tomei, The Wrestler

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
1. Bolt
2. Kung Fu Panda
3. Walle

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
2. Doubt
3. Frost/Nixon
4. The Reader
5. "Slumdog Millionaire"

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. Frozen River
2. Happy Go Lucky
3. In Bruges
4. Milk
5. Walle

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST ART DIRECTION
1. Changeling
2. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
3. The Dark Knight
4. The Duchess
5. Revolutionary Road

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. Changeling
2. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
3. The Dark Knight
4. The Reader
5. "Slumdog Millionaire"

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST COSTUME DESIGN
1. Australia
2. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
3. The Duchess
4. Milk
5. Revolutionary Road

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
1. The Betrayal

2. Encounters at the End of the World

3. The Garden

4. Man on Wire

5. Trouble the Water

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
1. The Conscience of Nhem En

2. The Final Inch

3. Smile Pinki

4. The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST FILM EDITING
1. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
2. The Dark Knight
3. Frost/Nixon
4. Milk
5. "Slumdog Millionaire"

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
1. Baader Meinhoff Complex - Germany
2. The Class - France
3. Departures - Japan
4. Revanche - Austria
5. Waltz With Bashir - Israel

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST MAKEUP
1. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
2. The Dark Knight
3. Hellboy 2

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
1. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
2. Defiance
3. Milk
4. "Slumdog Millionaire"
5. Walle

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST ORIGINAL SONG
1. "Slumdog Millionaire": A.R. Rahman, Gulzar("Jai Ho")

2. "Slumdog Millionaire": A.R. Rahman, M.I.A("O Saya")

3. Walle: Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman("Down to Earth")

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
1. Ubornaya istoriya - lyubovnaya istoriya
2. La Maison en Petits Cubes: Kunio Kato

3. Oktapodi

4. Presto

5. This Way Up

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
1. On The Line
2. Manon on the Asphalt
3. New Boy
4. The Pig
5. Toyland

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST SOUND
1. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
2. The Dark Knight
3. "Slumdog Millionaire"
4. Walle
5. Wanted

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST SOUND EDITING
1. The Dark Knight
2. Iron Man
3. "Slumdog Millionaire"
4. Walle
5. Wanted

"2009 Oscar Nominees" - BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
1. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
2. The Dark Knight
3. Iron Man


PRINT YOUR "2009 OSCAR BALLOT"


To Go Behind The Scenes of All Movies Released in Movie Theaters During 2008 - All Movies Eligible for "2009 Oscars"... (continue)

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Weeks before the "2009 Oscar Nominations" were announced, Wild About Movies predicted a number of the major nominees. See how well or badly we did, below...

Gran Torino
Slumdog Millionaire
Frost/Nixon
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Doubt

Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Clint Eastwood - Gran Torino
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Sally Hawkins - Happy Go Lucky
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Emma Thompson - Last Chance Harvey

David Fincher - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Clint Eastwood - Gran Torino
Woody Allen - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Amy Adams - Doubt

Viola Davis - Doubt
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
Kate Winslet - The Reader
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Tom Cruise - Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt

The little & BIG Movies That Couldn't at the "2009 Oscars"


here were also a lot of movies, movies released during "Oscar Season," that didn't even get any Oscar nominations.

Take a look at the Big 9 (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Animated Film) Oscar Categories (click here).

In total, 43 Oscar Nominatons.

December of each year, typically the last three weekends of the month, are penciled in by major and mini movie studios for "Oscar Hopefuls." Friday December 17, Christmas Day 2008 and December 31 saw the release of no less than 25 "Oscar Hopefuls."

Among them: "Seven Pounds," "Yes Man," "Gomorrah," "The Wrestler," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Marley & Me," "Valkyrie," "Revolutionary Road," "Last Chance Harvey," "Defiance," "Good."

Only one movie released during the last three weekends of 2009, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," released on Christmas Day 2008, earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination. And only three of the films released after December 12, 2008, "The Wrestler," "Revolutionary Road," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" earned major 2009 Oscar nominations.

"Milk" and "Slumdog Millionaire," 2009 Best Picture Oscar nominees, were released in November 2008.

Three of the five 2009 Best Actress 2009 Oscar nominees had their movies released in or before October 2008.

As for Best Screenplay 2009 Oscar nominees - among the 10 nominees - only 1, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," was released in the coveted 'last three weeks of the year' period. Nine were released on or before December 12, 2008. And six were released in November or earlier 2008.

It's apparent that "Oscar Season" is no longer the last half of December for movies vying for Oscar contention.

The RoadOne Final "2009 Oscars" editorial by Tim Nasson:

I still think the incompetent Harvey Weinstein - the fat tranny mess, not in a good way, behind "Crossing Over" - was at the height of his idiocy when he chose to rush out "The Reader," (currently nominated for 5 Oscars, including three biggies, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture), in lieu of "The Road."

I saw a rough cut of "The Road" in October of 2008. And I, along with literally every other person who has seen ""The Road," agree it would have been the movie to beat at the "2009 Oscars" for Best Picture, Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Best Supporting Actor (Robert Duvall), Best Director (John Hillcoat), as well as Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography and a number of other technical Oscar nominations. Oh! And if "The Road" had been released in 2008, and won the "Best Picture 2009 Oscar" it would have been the first time in history a Best Picture Oscar went, consecutively, to the same writer - Cormac McCarthy.

The only way that Harvey Weinstein will live down the fact that he foolishly 'demanded' "The Reader" rather than "The Road" as a 2008 Oscar candidate is if by some miracle "The Reader" wins Best Picture at the "2009 Oscars." Our money is on "Benjamin Button."

But, had "The Road" hit movie theaters on November 14, 2008, as was originally intended, the movie - without question - would have run "Slumdog Millionaire"

"The Road" now, likely will hit movie theaters November 2009, one year, to the date, after it was initially scheduled for release; just in time for "2010 Oscar" competition. But "The Road" will be competing with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's "Shutter Island" and Mira Nair and Hilary Swank's "Amelia."

Hmm. Maybe Harvey Weinstein isn't as stupid as we all think - and hope - he is. If "The Reader" wins the "2009 Best Picture Oscar," he'll theoretically have two "Best Picture Oscars" in a row - "The Reader" in 2009 and "The Road" in 2010. Or at the very, very least, a Weinstein Co. title nominated for the Best Picture Oscar two years in a row. Tick tock. The results for the "2009 Oscars" are less than a week away.