Davis Awards 2008

Best Motion Picture

  • “The Dark Knight” – Christopher Nolan; Charles Roven; Emma Thomas
  • “Revolutionary Road” – Bobby Cohen; John Hart; Sam Mendes; Scott Rudin
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” – Christian Colson
  • “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” – Letty Aronson; Stephen Tenenbaum; Gareth Wiley
  • “Wall-E” – Jim Morris

Best Achievement in Directing

  • Woody Allen – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
  • Danny Boyle – “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Sam Mendes – “Revolutionary Road”
  • Christopher Nolan – “The Dark Knight”
  • Gus Van Sant – “Milk”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – “Revolutionary Road”
  • Colin Farrell – “In Bruges”
  • Frank Langella – “Frost/Nixon”
  • Sean Penn – “Milk”
  • Mickey Rourke – “The Wrestler”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Rebecca Hall – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
  • Anne Hathaway – “Rachel Getting Married”
  • Angelina Jolie – “Changeling”
  • Meryl Streep – “Doubt”
  • Kate Winslet – “Revolutionary Road”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Robert Downey, Jr. – “Tropic Thunder”
  • James Franco – “Milk”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – “Doubt”
  • Heath Ledger – “The Dark Knight”
  • Michael Shannon – “Revolutionary Road”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams – “Doubt”
  • Penelope Cruz – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
  • Viola Davis – “Doubt”
  • Rosemarie DeWitt – “Rachel Getting Married”
  • Kate Winslet – “The Reader”

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • John Patrick Shanley – “Doubt”
  • Peter Morgan – “Frost/Nixon”
  • David Hare – “The Reader”
  • Justin Haythe – “Revolutionary Road”
  • Simon Beaufoy – “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Performance by a Cast Ensemble

  • “The Dark Knight”
  • “Doubt”
  • “Rachel Getting Married”
  • “Revolutionary Road”
  • “Tropic Thunder”

Best Original Score

  • David Herschfelder – “Australia”
  • Alexandre Desplat – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer – “The Dark Knight”
  • Thomas Newman – “Revolutionary Road”
  • A.R. Rahman – “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Film Editing

  • Lee Evans – “The Dark Knight”
  • Dan P. Hanley & Mike Hill – “Frost/Nixon”
  • Elliot Graham & Gus Van Sant – “Milk”
  • Chris Dickens – “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Stephen Schaffer – “WALL-E”

Best Cinematography

  • Mandy Walker – “Australia”
  • Claudio Miranda – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Wally Pfister – “The Dark Knight”
  • Harry Savides – “Milk”
  • Anthony Dod Mantle – “Slumdog Millionaire”

Best Costume Design

  • Catherine Martin – “Australia”
  • Deborah Hopper – “Changeling”
  • Jacqueline West – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Danny Glicker – “Milk”
  • Albert Wolsky – “Revolutionary Road”

Best Art Direction

  • “Australia”
  • “Changeling”
  • “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • “The Dark Knight”
  • “Revolutionary Road”

Best Sound

  • “Australia”
  • “The Dark Knight”
  • “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • “Tropic Thunder”
  • “WALL-E”

Best Song From/Used in a Motion Picture

  • “Australia” – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
  • “Forgetting Sarah Marshall – “Dracula’s Lament”
  • “Pineapple Express – “Paper Planes”
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” – “Jai Ho”
  • “The Wrestler” – “The Wrestler”

Honorable Mentions

  • “Australia”
  • “Bolt”
  • “Doubt”
  • “Frost/Nixon”
  • “In Bruges”
  • “Milk”
  • “Rachel Getting Married”
  • “Tropic Thunder”
  • “The Wrestler”
  • “Zack & Miri Make a Porno”