Best PictureEdit

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  • "Frost/Nixon"
  • "Milk"
  • "The Reader"
  • "Slumdog Millionaire"

Best DirectorEdit

  • Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"
  • Stephen Daldry, "The Reader"
  • David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  • Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"
  • Gus Van Sant, "Milk"

Best ActressEdit

  • Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"
  • Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
  • Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"
  • Meryl Streep, "Doubt"
  • Kate Winslet, "The Reader"

Best ActorEdit

  • Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"
  • Sean Penn, "Milk"
  • Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  • Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"
  • Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"

Best Supporting ActressEdit

  • Amy Adams, "Doubt"
  • Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
  • Viola Davis, "Doubt"
  • Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
  • Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"

Best Supporting ActorEdit

  • Josh Brolin, "Milk"
  • Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
  • Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"
  • Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road"

Animated FeatureEdit

  • "Bolt," Chris Williams and Byron Howard
  • "Kung Fu Panda," John Stevenson and Mark Osborne
  • "Wall-E," Andrew Stanton

Foreign-language FilmEdit

  • "The Baader Meinhof Complex," Germany
  • "The Class," France
  • "Departures," Japan
  • "Revanche," Austria
  • "Waltz With Bashir," Israel

Adapted ScreenplayEdit

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," screenplay by Eric Roth; story by Roth and Robin Swicord
  • "Doubt," John Patrick Shanley
  • "Frost/Nixon," Peter Morgan
  • "The Reader," David Hare
  • "Slumdog Millionaire," Simon Beaufoy

Original ScreenplayEdit

  • "Frozen River," Courtney Hunt
  • "Happy-Go-Lucky," Mike Leigh
  • "In Bruges," Martin McDonagh
  • "Milk," Dustin Lance Black
  • "Wall-E," screenplay by Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon; original story by Stanton and Pete Docter


  • "Changeling," Tom Stern
  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Claudio Miranda
  • "The Dark Knight," Wally Pfister
  • "The Reader," Chris Menges and Roger Deakins
  • "Slumdog Millionaire," Anthony Dod Mantle

Film EditingEdit

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • "The Dark Knight," Lee Smith
  • "Frost/Nixon," Mike Hill and Dan Hanley
  • "Milk," Elliot Graham
  • "Slumdog Millionaire," Chris Dickens

Documentary FeatureEdit

  • "The Betrayal" (Nerakhoon), Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath
  • "Encounters at the End of the World," Werner Herzog and Henry Kaiser
  • "The Garden," Scott Hamilton Kennedy
  • "Man on Wire," James Marsh and Simon Chinn
  • "Trouble the Water," Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

Documentary Short SubjectEdit

  • "The Conscience of Nhem En," Steven Okazaki
  • "The Final Inch," Irene Taylor Brodsky and Tom Grant
  • "Smile Pinki," Megan Mylan
  • "The Witness -- From the Balcony of Room 306," Adam Pertofsky and Margaret Hyde

Animated ShortEdit

  • "La Maison en Petits Cubes," Kunio Kato
  • "Lavatory -- Lovestory," Konstantin Bronzit
  • "Oktapodi," Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand
  • "Presto," Doug Sweetland
  • "This Way Up," Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes

Live Action ShortEdit

  • "Auf der Strecke" (On the Line), Reto Caffi
  • "Manon on the Asphalt," Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont
  • "New Boy," Steph Green and Tamara Anghie
  • "The Pig," Tivi Magnusson and Dorte Høgh
  • "Spielzeugland" (Toyland), Jochen Alexander Freydank

Art DirectionEdit

  • "Changeling," James J. Murakami, art direction; Gary Fettis, set decoration
  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Donald Graham Burt, art direction; Victor J. Zolfo, set decoration
  • "The Dark Knight," Nathan Crowley, art direction; Peter Lando, set decoration
  • "The Duchess," Michael Carlin, art direction; Rebecca Alleway, set decoration
  • "Revolutionary Road," Kristi Zea, art direction; Debra Schutt, set decoration

Costume DesignEdit

  • "Australia," Catherine Martin
  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Jacqueline West
  • "The Duchess," Michael O'Connor
  • "Milk," Danny Glicker
  • "Revolutionary Road," Albert Wolsky


  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Greg Cannom
  • "The Dark Knight," John Caglione Jr. and Conor O'Sullivan
  • "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz

Original ScoreEdit

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Alexandre Desplat
  • "Defiance," James Newton Howard
  • "Milk," Danny Elfman
  • "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman
  • "Wall-E," Thomas Newman

Original SongEdit

  • "Down to Earth" from "Wall-E," music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; lyrics by Gabriel
  • "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire," music by A.R. Rahman; lyrics by Gulzar
  • "O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire," music and lyrics by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

Sound EditingEdit

  • "The Dark Knight," Richard King
  • "Iron Man," Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes
  • "Slumdog Millionaire," Tom Sayers
  • "Wall-E," Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood
  • "Wanted," Wylie Stateman

Sound MixingEdit

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark Weingarten
  • "The Dark Knight," Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick
  • "Slumdog Millionaire," Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty
  • "Wall-E," Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt
  • "Wanted," Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño and Petr Forejt

Visual EffectsEdit

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron
  • "The Dark Knight," Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin
  • "Iron Man," John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan

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