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Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Website
Review by Charles Mohapel
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM090122OSCARS
Date: 22 January 2009

Links: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences /

Here's a list of all the Oscar nominations with a Science Fiction or Fantasy pedigree, including Changeling, written by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (13 Nominations)

  • Best Picture
  • David Fincher - Best Director
  • Brad Pitt - Best Actor
  • Taraji P Henson - Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Eric Roth and Robin Swicord)
  • Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat)
  • Art Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Film Editing
  • Makeup
  • Sound Mixing
  • Visual Effects

The Dark Knight (8)

  • Heath Ledger - Best Supporting Actor
  • Art Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Film Editing
  • Makeup
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Mixing
  • Visual Effects

Wall-E (6)

  • Best Animated Feature Film
  • Best Original Screenplay (Andrew Stanton and Jim Reardon)
  • Best Original Score (Thomas Newman)
  • Best Original Song ("Down to Earth," Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman)
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Mixing

Changeling (3)

  • Angelina Jolie - Best Actress
  • Art Direction
  • Cinematography

Iron Man (2)

  • Sound Editing
  • Visual Effects

Bolt (1)

  • Best Animated Feature Film

Kung Fu Panda (1)

  • Best Animated Feature Film

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (1)

  • Makeup

Presto (Walt Disney), A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Doug Sweetland (1)

  • Best Animated Short Film

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