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Performance by an actor in a leading role

* Richard Jenkins in “The Vitor” (Overture Films) * Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal) * Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features) * Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) * Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

* Josh Brolin in “Milk” (Focus Features) * Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount) * Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” (Miramax) * Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.) * Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)

Performance by an actress in a leading role

* Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married” (Sony Pictures Clascs) * Angelina Jolie in “Changeling” (Universal) * Melissa Leo in “Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Clascs) * Meryl Streep in “Doubt” (Miramax) * Kate Winslet in “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

* Amy Adams in “Doubt” (Miramax) * Penélope Cruz in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (The Weinstein Company) * Viola Davis in “Doubt” (Miramax) * Taraji P. Henson in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.) * Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)

Best animated feature film of the year

* “Bolt” (Walt Disney), Chris Williams and Byron Howard * “Kung Fu Panda” (DreamWorks Animation, Distributed by Paramount), John Stevenson and Mark Osborne * “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Andrew Stanton

Achievement in art direction

* “Changeling” (Universal), Art Direction: James J. Murakami, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis * “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt, Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo * “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Peter Lando * “The Duchess” (Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films), Art Direction: Michael Carlin, Set Decoration: Rebecca Alleway * “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Art Direction: Kristi Zea, Set Decoration: Debra Schutt

Achievement in cinematography

* “Changeling” (Universal), Tom Stern * “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Claudio Miranda * “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Wally Pfister * “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), Chris Menges and Roger Deakins * “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Anthony Dod Mantle

Achievement in costume degn

* “Australia” (20th Century Fox), Catherine Martin * “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Jacqueline West * “The Duchess” (Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films), Michael O’Connor * “Milk” (Focus Features), Danny Glicker * “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Albert Wolsky

Achievement in directing

* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), David Fincher * “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Ron Howard * “Milk” (Focus Features), Gus Van Sant * “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), Stephen Daldry * “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Danny Boyle

Best documentary feature

* “The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)” (Cinema Guild), A Pandinlao Films Production, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath * “Encounters at the End of the World” (THINKFilm and Image Entertainment), A Creative Differences Production, Werner Herzog and Henry Kaiser * “The Garden” A Black Valley Films Production, Scott Hamilton Kennedy * “Man on Wire” (Magnolia Pictures), A Wall to Wall Production, James Marsh and mon Chinn * “Trouble the Water” (Zeitgeist Films), An Elsewhere Films Production, Tia Lesn and Carl Deal

Best documentary short subject

* “The Conscience of Nhem En” A Farallon Films Production, Steven Okazaki * “The Final Inch” A Vermilion Films Production, Irene Taylor Brodsky and Tom Grant * “Smile Pinki” A Principe Production, Megan Mylan * “The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306” A Rock Paper Scissors Production, Adam Pertofsky and Margaret Hyde

Achievement in film editing

* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall * “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Lee Smith * “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Mike Hill and Dan Hanley * “Milk” (Focus Features), Elliot Graham * “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Chris Dickens

Best foreign language film of the year

* “The Baader Meinhof Complex” A Constantin Film Production, Germany * “The Class” (Sony Pictures Clascs), A Haut et Court Production, France * “Departures” (Regent Releang), A Departures Film Partners Production, Japan * “Revanche” (Janus Films), A Prisma Film/Fernseh Production, Austria * “Waltz with Bashir” (Sony Pictures Clascs), A Bridgit Folman Film Gang Production, Israel

Achievement in makeup

* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Greg Cannom * “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O’Sullivan * “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (Universal), Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz

Achievement in muc written for motion pictures (Original score)

* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.),Alexandre Desplat * “Defiance” (Paramount Vantage), James Newton Howard * “Milk” (Focus Features), Danny Elfman * “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), A.R. Rahman * “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Thomas Newman

Achievement in muc written for motion pictures (Original song)

* “Down to Earth” from “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Muc by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, Lyric by Peter Gabriel * “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Muc by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Gulzar * “O Saya” from “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Muc and Lyric by A.R. Rahman andMaya Arulpragasam

Best motion picture of the year

* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), A Kennedy/Marshall Production, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin, Producers * “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), A Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Working Title Production,Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric Fellner, Producers * “Milk” (Focus Features), A Groundswell and Jinks/Cohen Company Production, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Producers * “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), A Mirage Enterprises and Neunte Babelsberg Film GmbH Production, Nominees to be determined * “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), A Celador Films Production,Christian Colson, Producer

Best animated short film

* “La Maison en Petits Cubes” A Robot Communications Production, Kunio Kato * “Lavatory - Lovestory” A Melnitsa Animation Studio and CTB Film Company Production, Konstantin Bronzit * “Oktapodi” (Talantis Films) A Gobelins, L’école de l’image Production, Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand * “Presto” (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Doug Sweetland * “This Way Up”, A Nexus Production, Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes

Best live action short film

* “Auf der Strecke (On the Line)” (Hamburg Shortfilmagency), An Academy of Media Arts Cologne Production, Reto Caffi * “Manon on the Asphalt” (La Luna Productions), A La Luna Production, Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont * “New Boy” (Network Ireland Televion), A Zanzibar Films Production, Steph Green and Tamara Anghie * “The Pig” An M & M Production, Tivi Magnusson and Dorte Høgh * “Spielzeugland (Toyland)” A Mephisto Film Production, Jochen Alexander Freydank

Achievement in sound editing

* “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Richard King * “Iron Man” (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment), Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes * “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Tom Sayers * “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood * “Wanted” (Universal),Wylie Stateman

Achievement in sound mixing

* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark Weingarten * “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick * “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty * “WALL-E” (Walt Disney),Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt * “Wanted” (Universal), Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño and Petr Forejt

Achievement in visual effects

* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron * “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin * “Iron Man” (Paramount and Marvel Entertainment), John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan

Adapted screenplay

* “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Screenplay by Eric Roth, Screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord * “Doubt” (Miramax), Written by John Patrick Shanley * “Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Screenplay by Peter Morgan * “The Reader” (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Hare * “Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Screenplay by mon Beaufoy

Original screenplay

* “Frozen River” (Sony Pictures Clascs), Written by Courtney Hunt * “Happy-Go-Lucky” (Miramax), Written by Mike Leigh * “In Bruges” (Focus Features), Written by Martin McDonagh * “Milk” (Focus Features), Written by Dustin Lance Black * “WALL-E” (Walt Disney), Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter
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