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No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood Lead 2008 Oscar Nominations

Announcing the 2008 Oscar Nominations!

No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood led the field this morning when the Oscar nominations were announced in Hollywood. Each film snagged eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

After it raked in a huge number of Golden Globe nominations, Atonement made less of a splash here, scoring nods for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress but largely getting shut out of other major categories.

Juno and Michael Clayton are the other two films that will compete for Best Picture when the awards are presented Feb. 24. Juno scored a total of four nominations, while Michael Clayton nabbed seven. To see the full list of nominees, just

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BEST PICTURE
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

BEST DIRECTOR
Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jason Reitman, Juno
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Laura Linney, The Savages
Ellen Page, Juno

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, Juno
Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl
Tony Gilroy, Michael Clayton
Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Ratatouille
Tamara Jenkins, The Savages

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Christopher Hampton, Atonement
Sarah Polley, Away from Her
Ronald Harwood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men
Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Beaufort (Israel)
The Counterfeiters (Austria)
Katyn (Poland)
Mongol (Kazakhstan)
12 (Russia)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Persepolis
Ratatouille
Surf's Up

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
American Gangster
Atonement
The Golden Compass
Sweeney Todd
There Will Be Blood

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Atonement
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Across the Universe
Atonement
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
La Vie en Rose
Sweeney Todd

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
No End in Sight
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
Sicko
Taxi to the Dark Side
War/Dance

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Freeheld
La Corona (The Crown)
Salim Baba
Sari's Mother

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Into the Wild
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP
La Vie en Rose
Norbit
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Atonement
The Kite Runner
Michael Clayton
Ratatouille
3:10 to Yuma

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Falling Slowly" from Once
"Happy Working Song" from Enchanted
"Raise It Up" from August Rush
"So Close" from Enchanted
"That's How You Know" from Enchanted

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
I Met the Walrus
Madame Tutli-Putli
Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)
My Love (Moya Lyubov)
Peter and the Wolf

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
At Night
Il Supplente
Le Mozard des Pickpockets
Tanghi Argentini
The Tonto Woman

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
There Will Be Blood
Transformers

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
The Bourne Ultimatum
No Country for Old Men
Ratatouille
3:10 to Yuma
Transformers

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
The Golden Compass
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Transformers

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Crysalis Crysalis 8 years
Well, I hope this time they will let Johnny go home with his statue!! Maybe without the party and all those celebrations it could be the right time!!
magalaya magalaya 8 years
Go Juno!!!
Wicked Wicked 8 years
A nod for Norbit? Ha.
Just_me Just_me 8 years
I wanted Amy Adams to be nominated! :( Well, at least I hope to see her perform in the ceremony. If there is one...
pequeña pequeña 8 years
I'm happy for Daniel Day Lewis and for Ellen Page but the rest is very predictable. They should risk a little more. I know the Oscars are not the Independent Spirit Awards but come on, Michael Clayton? Seriously? Christian Bale should get some recognition, he's a great actor.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Oh and I agree with McAvoy being snubbed. He made "Atonement" what it was, I thought. Then again I still haven't gotten over Ewan McGregor being snubbed for "Moulin Rouge". Guess someone doesn't appreciate hot, talented Scottish guys in the Academy. ;)
em1282 em1282 8 years
nuttmegs--I agree, Bale is looooong overdue for some recognition. He also is apparently the coolest guy--he stopped into my friend's pub a few months ago while he was here shooting. Nicest guy to chat with AND a big tipper. :)
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
Yay, Casey Affleck! I'm also glad Amy Ryan was nominated!
lyrical_angel lyrical_angel 8 years
I'm thrilled that "Falling Slowly" is nominated. :)
Brittfish Brittfish 8 years
Juno, Juno, Juno, Ellen Page, Ellen Page, Ellen Page, but aside from that - I really hope there's a ceremony - just for the sake of seeing the three musical numbers from Enchanted.
-Maryan- -Maryan- 8 years
Yay, Johnny Depp!! He's been nominated so many times, hope he'll win!
nuttmegs17 nuttmegs17 8 years
I'm sure everyone on the list is deserving, but WHEN will Christian Bale ever get his due? Rescue Dawn, 3:10 to Yuma--every performance of his is amazing...he's got to be the most underrated actor in Hollywood.
kittyhawk kittyhawk 8 years
Wow. "Into the Wild", totally snubbed (besides supporting actor nom). Not even original score or original song? I'm not a big Eddie Vedder fan but as a musician, those songs were some of the most powerful part of the movie. Oscars are fun, but they are not without politics...
laneylaney laneylaney 8 years
miss-britt, i agree. i loved juno because it was cute and feel good and ellen page won my heart but it wasn't oscar worthy to me. to be honest, i thought knocked up had a better screenplay. into the wild and the diving bell were better films overall.
halfbakedjake halfbakedjake 8 years
also wished I could've seen Amy Adams get a nod for her turn in Enchanted. I know its just a family film, but she so PERFECTLY played the character. In my opinion, that's good acting.
0danielle0 0danielle0 8 years
Yay Juno <3
Advah Advah 8 years
I'm with the people who expected Josh Brolin to be on the list - I thought he was really amazing in No Country, and also so much better than Javier Bardem (really, all he did was not smile and have a freaky haircut).
yaliyah yaliyah 8 years
I think James McAvoy got robbed. He should have been part of the best actor nominee list. I'm also shocked that Joe Wright wasn't nominated for directing Atonement. It was so beautifully done and I tend to believe that movies with Best Picture Noms should also get Best Director Noms. Loved 'Juno' but don't think that any of the acting was Oscar-worthy. Ellen Page is cute though and has a bright future ahead of her.
yaliyah yaliyah 8 years
I think James McAvoy got robbed. He should have been part of the best actor nominee list. I'm also shocked that Joe Wright wasn't nominated for directing Atonement. It was so beautifully done and I tend to believe that movies with Best Picture Noms should also get Best Director Noms. Loved 'Juno' but don't think that any of the acting was Oscar-worthy. Ellen Page is cute though and has a bright future ahead of her.
elizabelle elizabelle 8 years
looking at this list I'm reminded of how many great movies there were this past year... too many to honor each properly. how lucky for us!
halfbakedjake halfbakedjake 8 years
So "Juno" is this year's "Little Miss Sunshine", the indie might in with the big dogs for best picture. I liked Juno, but I would be a little disappointed if it one Best Picture. No offense, I just think some of the other choices left more of an impact on audiences. Well, me anyway. Totally unlikely, but wouldn't it be cool if Cate won in both actress categories? Haha. Very pleased to see Enchanted triple nominated for best song. That's well deserved. Btw, this might sound stupid, but I really can't see the difference between sound mixing and sound editing. Can't you just give out one oscar for "sound"? Just my opinion.
Mädchen Mädchen 8 years
workin9to5, for some reason I'm pretty confident the show won't be cancelled. I don't know why. :) It would be a real shame, if Glen and Marketa didn't get to perform their song...
workin9to5 workin9to5 8 years
Madchen, I really doubt there will be an Oscar's show this year :(. It's a shame.
sfmastiffmom sfmastiffmom 8 years
em1282, I agree with you about Josh Brolin & 3:10 to Yuma! I haven't seen Ryan's performance yet in Lars, but I plan to soon. All in all, I'm really psyched to know the winners!
Mädchen Mädchen 8 years
I'm SO happy "Falling Slowly" got nominated! Can't wait to see them perform it at the show. :)
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