Monday, February 9, 2009

BAFTAs 2009

Best Film: (winners in bold)
Nominiees: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008; Frost/Nixon (2008); Milk (2008);The Reader (2008); Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year
Nominees: Man on Wire (2008); Other Nominees:Hunger (2008); In Bruges (2008); Mamma Mia! (2008); Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Best Actor
Nominees: Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler (2008); Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon (2008); Dev Patel for Slumdog Millionaire (2008); Sean Penn for Milk (2008); Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Best Actress
Nominees: Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008) ;Angelina Jolie for Changeling (2008); Kristin Scott Thomas for Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008); Meryl Streep for Doubt (2008); Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road (2008)

Best Supporting Actor
Nominees: Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008); Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder (2008); Brendan Gleeson for In Bruges (2008); Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt (2008); Brad Pitt for Burn After Reading (2008)

Best Supporting Actress
Nominees: Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008); Amy Adams for Doubt (2008); Freida Pinto for Slumdog Millionaire (2008); Tilda Swinton for Burn After Reading (2008); Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler (2008)

David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
Nominees: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008); Stephen Daldry for The Reader (2008); Clint Eastwood for Changeling (2008); David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon (2008)

Best Screenplay (Original)
Nominees: In Bruges (2008): Martin McDonagh; Burn After Reading (2008): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; Changeling (2008): J. Michael Straczynski; Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008): Philippe Claudel; Milk (2008): Dustin Lance Black

Best Screenplay (Adapted)
Nominees: Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Simon Beaufoy; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Eric Roth; Frost/Nixon (2008): Peter Morgan ; The Reader (2008): David Hare; Revolutionary Road (2008): Justin Haythe

Best Cinematography
Nominees: Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Anthony Dod Mantle; The Changeling (2008): Tom Stern; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Claudio Miranda ; The Dark Knight (2008): Wally Pfister ;The Reader (2008): Chris Menges, Roger Deakins

Best Editing
Nominees: Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Chris Dickens; Changeling (2008): Joel Cox, Gary Roach; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall; The Dark Knight (2008): Lee Smith; Frost/Nixon (2008): Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill ;In Bruges (2008): Jon Gregory

Best Production Design
Nominees: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo ; Changeling (2008): James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis; The Dark Knight (2008): Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando; Revolutionary Road (2008): Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt; Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Mark Digby, Michelle Day

Best Costume Design
Nominees: The Duchess (2008): Michael O'Connor; Changeling (2008): Deborah Hopper; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Jacqueline West; The Dark Knight (2008): Lindy Hemming; Revolutionary Road (2008): Albert Wolsky

Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Nominees:Slumdog Millionaire (2008): A.R. Rahman; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Alexandre Desplat; The Dark Knight (2008): James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer; Mamma Mia! (2008): Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus; WALL·E (2008): Thomas Newman

Best Make Up/Hair
Nominees: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); The Dark Knight (2008); The Duchess (2008); Frost/Nixon (2008); Milk (2008)

Best Sound
Nominees: Slumdog Millionaire (2008); Changeling (2008); The Dark Knight (2008); Quantum of Solace (2008); WALL·E (2008)

Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
Nominees: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); The Dark Knight (2008); Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008); Iron Man (2008); Quantum of Solace (2008)

Best Film not in the English Language
Nominees: Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008); Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008); Gomorra (2008); Persepolis (2007); Vals Im Bashir (2008)

Best Animated Feature Film
Nominees: WALL·E (2008); Persepolis (2007); Vals Im Bashir (2008)

Orange Rising Star Award
Nominees: Noel Clarke; Michael Cera; Michael Fassbender; Rebecca Hall; Toby Kebbell

Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer
Nominees: Steve McQueen for Hunger (2008)(Director/Writer); Simon Chinn for Man on Wire (2008)(Producer); Judy Craymer for Mamma Mia! (2008)(Producer); Garth Jennings for Son of Rambow (2007)(Writer); Sol Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter for Of Time and the City (2008)(Producers)

Best Short Animation
Nominees: Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' (2008) (TV); Codswallop (2008); Varmints

Best Short Film
Nominees: September (2008); Kingsland #1: The Dreamer (2008); Love You More (2008); Ralph (2008); Voyage d'affaires (2008)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

50 Books You Can't Put Down

From the 2008 Books Alive Guide (Australia)

The Household Guide to Dying - Debra Adelaide (fiction)
Breath - Tim Winton (fiction)
People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks (fiction)
The Spare Room - Helen Garner (fiction)
Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis (biography)
The Six Sacred Stones - Matthew Reilly (fiction)
Exit Music - Ian Rankin (fiction)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (fiction)
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali (autobiography)
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini (fiction)
God's Callgirl - Carla van Raay (autobiography)
Change of Heart - Jodi Picoult (fiction)
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert (autobiography)
Those Faraday Girls - Monic McInerney (fiction)
Skin and Bone - Kathryn Fox (fiction)
7th Heaven - James Patterson with Maxine Paetro (fiction)
Secrets of the Red Lantern - Pauline Nguyen with Luke Nguyen and Mark Jensen (autobiography)
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton (fiction)
Somme Mud - EPF Lynch (biography/war)
Vietnam: The Australian War - Paul Ham (war)
Les Norton and the Case of the Talking Pie Crust - Robert G Barrett (fiction)
Turn Turn Turn ... Please - Kerry O'Keeffe (sport)
Over the Top with Jim - Hugh Lunn (autobiography)
That'd Be Right - William McInnes (autobiography)
The Day After Tomorrow - Allan Folsom (fiction)
Nothing to Lose - Lee Child (fiction)
The Memory Room - Christopher Koch (fiction)
Addition - Toni Jordan (fiction)
Voodoo Doll - Leah Giarratano (fiction)
The Rouseabout - Rachael Treasure (fiction)
Avoiding Mr Right - Anita Heiss (fiction)
This Charming Man - Marian Keyes (fiction)
Back from the Brink - Peter Andrews (environment/agriculture)
True Green - Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin (environment)
He'll Be OK - Celia Lashlie (family/health)
Girl Stuff - Kaz Cooke (family/health)
Lucky for Me - Frank Robson (autobiography)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling (fiction/fantasy)
Obernewtyn (book 1 of Obernewtyn Chronicles) - Isobelle Carmody (fiction/fantasy)
The Gift (book 1 of Pellinor series) - Alison Croggon (fiction/fantasy)
Superior Saturday (book 6 of The Keys to the Kingdom series) - Garth Nix (fiction/fantasy)
Twilight - Stephanie Myer (fiction)
George's Secret Key to the Universe - Lucy and Stephen Hawking (children's nonfiction)
Treasure Fever (book 1 in the Schooling Around series) - Andy Griffiths (children's fiction)
Water Witcher - Jan Ormerod (children)
The Waterhole - Graeme Base (children)
Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books - Frances Watts and David Legge (children)
Quest for the Crown (book 1 in the Faraway Fairies series) - Eleanor Coombe (children's fiction)
Go Girl! Angels: Anniversary Edition - Chrissie Perry and Meredith Badger (children's fiction)
Nim's Island - Wendy Orr (children's fiction)