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BEST PICTURE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Slumdog MillionaireChristian ColsonFox Searchlight$141,319,928
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonKathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Cean ChaffinParamount$127,509,326
The ReaderAnthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti and Redmond Morris, ProducersWeinstein Company$34,194,407
MilkDan Jinks and Bruce CohenFocus Features$31,841,299
Frost/NixonBrian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric FellnerUniversal$18,622,031
Total Gross: $353,486,991
Average Gross: $70,697,398


 
BEST DIRECTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Slumdog MillionaireDanny BoyleFox Searchlight$141,319,928
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonDavid FincherParamount$127,509,326
The ReaderStephen DaldryWeinstein Company$34,194,407
MilkGus Van SantFocus Features$31,841,299
Frost/NixonRon HowardUniversal$18,622,031
Total Gross: $353,486,991
Average Gross: $70,697,398


 
BEST ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonBrad PittParamount$127,509,326
MilkSean PennFocus Features$31,841,299
The WrestlerMickey RourkeFox Searchlight$26,238,243
Frost/NixonFrank LangellaUniversal$18,622,031
The VisitorRichard JenkinsOverture Films$9,427,089
Total Gross: $213,637,988
Average Gross: $42,727,598


 
BEST ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
ChangelingAngelina JolieUniversal$35,739,802
The ReaderKate WinsletWeinstein Company$34,194,407
DoubtMeryl StreepMiramax$33,446,470
Rachel Getting MarriedAnne HathawaySony Classics$12,796,841
Frozen RiverMelissa LeoSony Classics$2,511,476
Total Gross: $118,688,996
Average Gross: $23,737,799


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Dark KnightHeath LedgerWarner Bros.$533,345,358
Tropic ThunderRobert Downey, Jr.Paramount (DreamWorks)$110,515,313
DoubtPhilip Seymour HoffmanMiramax$33,446,470
MilkJosh BrolinFocus Features$31,841,299
Revolutionary RoadMichael ShannonParamount Vantage$22,911,480
Total Gross: $732,059,920
Average Gross: $146,411,984


 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonTaraji P. HensonParamount$127,509,326
DoubtViola DavisMiramax$33,446,470
DoubtAmy AdamsMiramax$33,446,470
The WrestlerMarisa TomeiFox Searchlight$26,238,243
Vicky Cristina BarcelonaPenelope CruzMGM (Weinstein)$23,216,709
Total Gross: $243,857,218
Average Gross: $48,771,444


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
WALL-EScreenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon. Story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter.Buena Vista$223,808,164
MilkWritten by Dustin Lance BlackFocus Features$31,841,299
In BrugesWritten by Martin McDonaghFocus Features$7,800,824
Happy-Go-LuckyWritten by Mike LeighMiramax$3,512,016
Frozen RiverWritten by Courtney HuntSony Classics$2,511,476
Total Gross: $269,473,779
Average Gross: $53,894,756


 
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Slumdog MillionaireScreenplay by Simon BeaufoyFox Searchlight$141,319,928
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonScreenplay by Eric Roth. Screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord. Paramount$127,509,326
The ReaderScreenplay by David HareWeinstein Company$34,194,407
DoubtWritten by John Patrick ShanleyMiramax$33,446,470
Frost/NixonScreenplay by Peter MorganUniversal$18,622,031
Total Gross: $355,092,162
Average Gross: $71,018,432


 
BEST EDITING
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Dark KnightLee Smith Warner Bros.$533,345,358
Slumdog MillionaireChris DickensFox Searchlight$141,319,928
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonKirk Baxter and Angus WallParamount$127,509,326
MilkElliot GrahamFocus Features$31,841,299
Frost/NixonMike Hill and Dan HanleyUniversal$18,622,031
Total Gross: $852,637,942
Average Gross: $170,527,588


 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Dark KnightWally PfisterWarner Bros.$533,345,358
Slumdog MillionaireAnthony Dod MantleFox Searchlight$141,319,928
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonClaudio MirandaParamount$127,509,326
ChangelingTom SternUniversal$35,739,802
The ReaderChris Menges and Roger DeakinsWeinstein Company$34,194,407
Total Gross: $872,108,821
Average Gross: $174,421,764


 
BEST ART DIRECTION
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Dark KnightNathan Crowley (Art Direction); Peter Lando (Set Decoration)Warner Bros.$533,345,358
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonDonald Graham Burt (Art Direction); Victor J. Zolfo (Set Decoration)Paramount$127,509,326
ChangelingJames J. Murakami (Art Direction); Gary Fettis (Set Decoration)Universal$35,739,802
Revolutionary RoadKristi Zea (Art Direction); Debra Schutt (Set Decoration) Paramount Vantage$22,911,480
The DuchessMichael Carlin (Art Direction); Rebecca Alleway (Set Decoration)Paramount Vantage$13,848,978
Total Gross: $733,354,944
Average Gross: $146,670,989


 
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonJacqueline WestParamount$127,509,326
AustraliaCatherine MartinFox$49,554,002
MilkDanny GlickerFocus Features$31,841,299
Revolutionary RoadAlbert WolskyParamount Vantage$22,911,480
The DuchessMichael O'ConnorParamount Vantage$13,848,978
Total Gross: $245,665,085
Average Gross: $49,133,017


 
BEST MAKEUP
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Dark KnightJohn Caglione, Jr. and Conor O'SullivanWarner Bros.$533,345,358
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonGreg CannomParamount$127,509,326
Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyMike Elizalde and Thom FloutzUniversal$75,986,503
Total Gross: $736,841,187
Average Gross: $245,613,729


 
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Dark KnightNick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul FranklinWarner Bros.$533,345,358
Iron ManJohn Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane MahanParamount$318,412,101
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonEric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig BarronParamount$127,509,326
Total Gross: $979,266,785
Average Gross: $326,422,262


 
BEST SOUND
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Dark KnightLora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed NovickWarner Bros.$533,345,358
WALL-ETom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben BurttBuena Vista$223,808,164
Slumdog MillionaireIan Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul PookuttyFox Searchlight$141,319,928
WantedChris Jenkins, Frank A. Montano and Petr ForejtUniversal$134,508,551
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonDavid Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark WeingartenParamount$127,509,326
Total Gross: $1,160,491,327
Average Gross: $232,098,265


 
BEST SOUND EDITING
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The Dark KnightRichard KingWarner Bros.$533,345,358
Iron ManFrank Eulner and Christopher BoyesParamount$318,412,101
WALL-EBen Burtt and Matthew WoodBuena Vista$223,808,164
Slumdog MillionaireTom SayersFox Searchlight$141,319,928
WantedWylie StatemanUniversal$134,508,551
Total Gross: $1,351,394,102
Average Gross: $270,278,820


 
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
WALL-EThomas NewmanBuena Vista$223,808,164
Slumdog MillionaireA.R. RahmanFox Searchlight$141,319,928
The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonAlexandre DesplatParamount$127,509,326
MilkDanny ElfmanFocus Features$31,841,299
DefianceJames Newton HowardParamount Vantage$28,644,813
Total Gross: $553,123,530
Average Gross: $110,624,706


 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
WALL-E"Down to Earth" -- Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; Lyric by Peter GabrielBuena Vista$223,808,164
Slumdog Millionaire"O Saya" -- Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by A.R. Rahman and Maya ArulpragasamFox Searchlight$141,319,928
Slumdog Millionaire"Jai Ho" -- Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by GulzarFox Searchlight$141,319,928
Total Gross: $506,448,020
Average Gross: $168,816,007


 
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
WALL-EAndrew StantonBuena Vista$223,808,164
Kung Fu PandaJohn Stevenson and Mark OsborneParamount (DreamWorks)$215,434,591
BoltChris Williams and Byron HowardBuena Vista$114,053,579
Total Gross: $553,296,334
Average Gross: $184,432,111


 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
The ClassFranceSony Classics$3,766,810
Waltz with BashirIsraelSony Classics$2,283,849
Total Gross: $6,050,659
Average Gross: $3,025,330
DeparturesJapan--
RevancheAustria--
The Baader Meinhof ComplexGermany--


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - FEATURE
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Man on WireJames Marsh and Simon ChinnMagnolia$2,962,242
Encounters at the End of the WorldWerner Herzog and Henry KaiserThinkFilm$944,933
Trouble the WaterTia Lessin and Carl DealZeitgeist$520,151
The BetrayalEllen Kuras and Thavisouk PhrasavathCinema Guild$41,271
Total Gross: $4,468,597
Average Gross: $1,117,149
The GardenScott Hamilton Kennedy --


 
BEST DOCUMENTARY - SHORT SUBJECT
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Smile PinkiMegan Mylan--
The Conscience of Nhem EnSteven Okazaki--
The Final InchIrene Taylor Brodsky and Tom Grant--
The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306Adam Pertofsky and Margaret Hyde--


 
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
La Maison En Petits CubesKunio Kato--
Lavatory - LovestoryKonstantin Bronzit--
OktapodiEmud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand--
PrestoDoug Sweetland--
This Way UpAlan Smith and Adam Foulkes--


 
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
PictureNomineesStudioBox Office
Auf Der Strecke (On the Line)Reto Caffi--
Manon on the AsphaltElizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont--
New BoySteph Green and Tamara Anghie--
Spielzeugland (Toyland)Jochen Alexander Freydank--
The PigTivi Magnusson and Dorte Hogh--