Davis Awards 2008 - AwardsCircuit.com - By Clayton Davis

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”
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Clayton Davis

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Clayton Davis started to write professionally in his sophomore year of college when Johnny Alba, the editor and owner of the old Oscar prediction site, The Oscar Igloo, had an opening for staff writers. Clayton wrote for The Igloo for nearly four years before being appointed editor and revamping and renaming The Oscar Igloo into the now popular mega-site, The Awards Circuit. Since then, 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 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. In June 2014 he became the year's first accepted member to New York Film Critics Online. He has been quoted in various outlets (CNN.com, Bloomberg.com, TheWrap.com, AceShowbiz.com, SlashFilm.com, ScottFeinberg.com) and continues to raise the bar for film-talking enthusiasts around the globe.