Reel Blog

Academy Award nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards.

***UPDATE***

Variety and The Hollywood Reporter both take notice of the expanded box office possibilities of the Oscar-nominated films. This year is a bit unusual for the number of films still in release.

Here are the big ones (the ones in bold are still in movie theaters):

BEST PICTURE

“Atonement” (Focus Features)

A Working Title Production

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Paul Webster, Producers

“Juno” (Fox Searchlight)

A Dancing Elk Pictures, LLC Production

Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick and Russell Smith, Producers

“Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)

A Clayton Productions, LLC Production

Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Fox and Kerry Orent, Producers

“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)

A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production

Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)

A JoAnne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production

JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Lupi, Producers

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

George Clooney in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)

Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)

Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (DreamWorks and Warner Bros.,

Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)

Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah” (Warner Independent)

Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises” (Focus Features)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (Warner Bros.)

Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage)

Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild” (Paramount Vantage and River Road Entertainment)

Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Universal)

Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (Universal)

Julie Christie in “Away from Her” (Lionsgate)

Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose” (Picturehouse)

Laura Linney in “The Savages” (Fox Searchlight)

Ellen Page in “Juno” (Fox Searchlight)

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There” (The Weinstein Company)

Ruby Dee in “American Gangster” (Universal)

Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement” (Focus Features)

Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone” (Miramax)

Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)

DIRECTOR

Paul Thomas Anderson – “There Will Be Blood”

Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – “No Country For Old Men”

Tony Gilroy – “Michael Clayton”

Jason Reitman – “Juno”

Julian Schnabel - “The Diving Bell And The Butterfly”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Brad Bird – “Ratatouille”

Diablo Cody - “Juno”

Tony Gilroy – “Michael Clayton”

Tamara Johnson – “The Savages”

Nancy Oliver – “Lars and the Real Girl”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Paul Thomas Anderson – “There Will Be Blood”

Ethan & Joel Coen – “No Country for Old Men”

Christopher Hampton – “Atonement”

Ronald Harwood – “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”

Sarah Polley – “Away from Her”