Saturday, August 1, 2009

First Half Oscar Contenders

Now that I have listed my favorite, here is a more inclusive list of some of the films/actors/technicals from the first half of the year to keep an eye on come Oscar time.

Best Picture
An Education
Star Trek
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Public Enemies
Funny People

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow “The Hurt Locker”
David Yates “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
J.J. Abrams “Star Trek”
Michael Mann “Public Enemies”
Judd Apatow “Funny People”
Pete Docter and Bob Peterson “Up”
Lone Scherfig “An Education”

Best Actor
Johnny Depp “Public Enemies “
Adam Sandler “Funny People”
Jeremy Renner “The Hurt Locker”Sam Rockwell “Moon”
Joaquin Phoenix “Two Lovers”
Peter Sarsgaard “An Education”
Hugh Dancy “Adam”

Best Actress
Carey Mulligan “An Education”
Michelle Pfeiffer “Cheri”
Shohreh Agdashloo “The Stoning of Soraya M.”
Julia Roberts “Duplicity”Gwyneth Paltrow “Two Lovers”

Best Supporting Actor
Anthony Mackie “The Hurt Locker”
Billy Crudup “Public Enemies”
Seth Rogen “Funny People”
Brian Geraghty “The Hurt Locker”
Jamie Foxx “The Soloist”
Jim Broadbent “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
Michael Gambon “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
Alfred Molina “An Education”

Best Supporting Actress
Marion Cotillard “Public Enemies”
Leslie Mann “Funny People”
Rosamund Pike “An Education”
Patricia Clarkson “Whatever Works”
Helen Bonham Carter “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

Technicals/Other Awards

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – Visual Effects, Costume Design, Cinematography, Art Direction, Original Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Makeup
Public Enemies – Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Costume Design, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Film Editing, Makeup, Original Score,
The Hurt Locker – Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Film Editing, Cinematography, Original Screenplay,
Star Trek – Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay, Visual Effects, Original Score, Art Direction
An Education – Film Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design, Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay
Watchmen – Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Makeup, Sound Editing, Original Score
Up – Animated Feature, Original Score, Original Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen – Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Visual Effects
Cheri – Costume Design, Art Direction, Makeup
Terminator Salvation – Visual Effects
Earth – Documentary
Food, Inc. – Documentary
The Hannah Montana Movie – Best Original Song for “The Climb”
Coraline – Animated Feature
Monsters vs. Aliens – Animated Feature

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