2008 Academy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
2008 Academy Awards | Oscar winners and nominees

The 2008 Academy Awards were presented on February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre. All of the nominees are listed below; the Oscar winners are in bold.

Best Picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Best Animated Picture Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Actor in a Leading Role Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Actress in a Leading Role Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader
Actor in a Supporting Role Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
Actress in a Supporting Role Amy Adams, Doubt
Penlope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Directing David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Original Screenplay Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, WALL-E
Adapted Screenplay Screenplay by Eric Roth, Screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Cinematography Tom Stern, Changeling
Claudio Miranda, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight
Chris Menges and Roger Deakins, The Reader
Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire
Art Direction Changeling, Art Direction: James J. Murakami, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt, Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
The Dark Knight, Art Direction: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Peter Lando
The Duchess Art Direction: Michael Carlin, Set Decoration: Rebecca Alleway
Revolutionary Road Art Direction: Kristi Zea, Set Decoration: Debra Schutt
Editing Richard King, The Dark Knight
Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes, Iron Man
Glenn Freemantle and Tom Sayers, Slumdog Millionaire
Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood, WALL-E
Wylie Stateman, Wanted
Mixing David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark Weingarten, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick, The Dark Knight
Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty, Slumdog Millionaire
Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt, WALL-E
Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montao and Petr Forejt, Wanted
Song "Down to Earth" from WALL-E; Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, Lyric by Peter Gabriel
"Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire; Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Gulzar
"O Saya" from Slumdog Millionaire; Music and Lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya
Original Score Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
James Newton Howard, Defiance
Danny Elfman, Milk
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Thomas Newman, WALL-E
Film Editing Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Lee Smith, The Dark Knight
Mike Hill and Dan Hanley, Frost/Nixon
Elliot Graham, Milk
Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire
Costume Design Catherine Martin, Australia
Jacqueline West, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Michael O'Connor, The Duchess
Danny Glicker, Milk
Albert Wolsky, Revolutionary Road
Makeup Greg Cannom, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O'Sullivan, The Dark Knight
Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz, Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Visual Effects Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin, The Dark Knight
John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan, Iron Man
Short Films
Animated 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
Feature 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 Hgh
Spielzeugland (Toyland), Jochen Alexander Freydank
Short Subject 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
Feature 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
Foreign Language Film The Baader Meinhof Complex, Germany
The Class, France
Departures, Japan
Revanche, Austria
Waltz with Bashir, Israel

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2008 Academy Awards | Oscar winners and nominees