ACCA 2008 - The Awards Circuit - By Clayton Davis

ACCA 2008

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Best Motion Picture

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Cean Chaffin; Kathleen Kennedy; Frank Marshall
  • The Dark Knight – Christopher Nolan; Charles Roven; Emma Thomas – WINNER
  • Milk – Bruce Cohen; Dan Jinks; Michael London
  • Slumdog Millionaire – Christian Colson – RUNNER UP
  • WALL-E – Jim Morris

Best Achievement in Directing

  • Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire – WINNER
  • David Fincher – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Sam Mendes – Revolutionary Road
  • Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight – RUNNER UP
  • Gus Van Sant – Milk

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Leonardo DiCaprio - Revolutionary Road
  • Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
  • Sean Penn - Milk – RUNNER UP
  • Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler – WINNER

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Cate Blanchett - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married – RUNNER UP
  • Sally Hawkins - Happy Go Lucky
  • Meryl Streep - Doubt
  • Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road – WINNER

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Josh Brolin - Milk
  • Robert Downey, Jr. - Tropic Thunder
  • James Franco - Milk – RUNNER UP
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
  • Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight – WINNER

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams - Doubt
  • Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona – RUNNER UP
  • Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler
  • Kate Winslet - The Reader – WINNER

Best Original Screenplay 

  • Martin McDonagh - In Bruges
  • Dustin Lance Black - Milk – RUNNER UP
  • Jenny Lumet - Rachel Getting Married
  • Woody Allen - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon - WALL-E – WINNER

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Eric Roth & Robin Swiccord - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan - The Dark Knight – RUNNER UP
  • John Patrick Shanley - Doubt
  • Justin Haythe - Revolutionary Road
  • Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millionaire – WINNER

Best Cast Ensemble

  • Burn After Reading - George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond
  • The Dark Knight - Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal – WINNER
  • Doubt - Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis – RUNNER UP
  • Milk - Sean Penn, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna

Best Cinematography

  • Mandy Walker - Australia
  • Claudio Miranda - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Wally Pfister - The Dark Knight – WINNER
  • Roger Deakins - Revolutionary Road
  • Anthony Dod Mantle - Slumdog Millionaire – RUNNER UP

Best Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer - The Dark Knight – RUNNER UP
  • Thomas Newman - Revolutionary Road
  • A.R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire – WINNER
  • Thomas Newman - WALL-E

Best Film Editing

  • Kirk Baxter & Angus Wall - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Lee Smith - The Dark Knight – WINNER
  • Elliot Graham, Gus Van Sant - Milk
  • Chris Dickens - Slumdog Millonaire – RUNNER UP
  • Stephen Schaffer – WALL-E

Best Visual Effects

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – WINNER
  • The Dark Knight – RUNNER UP
  • Iron Man

Best Animated Feature

  • Kung Fu Panda
  • WALL-E – WINNER
  • Waltz with Bashir – RUNNER UP

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Baadar Meinhof Complex
  • The Class
  • Gommorah
  • Let the Right One In – RUNNER UP
  • Waltz with Bashir – WINNER
Clayton Davis (1579 Posts)

Clayton Davis is the respected and esteemed AwardsCircuit.com editor. Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Movie Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards.