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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 2008 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 2008, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


The Dark Knight, The Best Film of 2008

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ACTOR
Josh Brolin in W.
Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road
Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn in Milk
Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway in Rachel Getting Married
Meryl Streep in Doubt
Melissa Leo in Frozen River
Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road
Kate Winslet in The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin in Milk
Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder
Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder
Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler
Debra Winger in Rachel Getting Married
Viola Davis in Doubt

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight
Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant for Milk

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
In Bruges
Frozen River
Milk
Vicky Christina Barcelona
Wall-E

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Dark Knight
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire
Revolutionary Road
The Reader

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ramin Djawadi for Iron Man
Danny Elfman for Milk
Thomas Newman for Revolutionary Road
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard for The Dark Knight

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"Down to Earth" from Wall-E -- Performed by Peter Gabriel
"Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire -- Performed by AR Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, & Mahalaxmi Iyer
"The Wrestler" from The Wrestler -- Performed by Bruce Springsteen
"By The Boab Tree" from Australia -- Performed by Angela Little
"The Call" from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian -- Performed by Regina Spektor

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Revolutionary Road
The Dark Knight
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire
Tropic Thunder

BEST FILM EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Iron Man

BEST ART DIRECTION
Australia
The Dark Knight
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess

BEST MAKEUP
The Dark Knight
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess

BEST SOUND MIXING
Iron Man
The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Wall-E

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Iron Man
The Dark Knight
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Doubt
The Dark Knight
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire
Tropic Thunder

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 2008 MOTION PICTURE
Wall-E first being pulled into space and his journey to the Axiom in Wall-E
Les Grossman (Tom Cruise) doing a final dance during the end credits in Tropic Thunder
Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) making love for the first time accompanied by Live's Hold Me Up in Zack and Miri Make a Porno
The final dance over the end credits to the song "Jai Ho" in the film in Slumdog Millionaire
The devastating breakfast that April makes for Frank towards the end in Revolutionary Road

BEST FILM QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"I know who I am! I'm a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude!" from Tropic Thunder
"I'm glad I'm not going to be that kid!" from Revolutionary Road
"Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos." from The Dark Knight
"Some men just want to watch the world burn" from The Dark Knight
"Money and women. The reasons for make most mistakes in life. Looks like you've mixed up both." from Slumdog Millionaire
"Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss." from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire
The Dark Knight
Tropic Thunder
Zack and Miri Make A Porno

BEST MOVIE POSTER
The Dark Knight
Blindness
Cloverfield
Burn After Reading
Man on Wire

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM/DOCUMENTARY
Frozen River
The Visitor
Baghead
Cook County
Good Dick

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM
The Cave: An Adaptation of Plato's Allegory in Clay (directed by Michael Ramsey)
Christmas Cookies
Departure (directed by Clint Till)
Presto (directed by Doug Sweetland)
Good Night (directed by Daniel Scheinert)