Nominees for the 81st Academy Awards - Winners Highlighted
by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Review by Charles Mohapel
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences News ISBN/ITEM#: CM090223OSCARS
Date: 23 February 2009
Here's a list of all the Oscar nominations and the few winners with a Science Fiction or Fantasy pedigree, including Changeling, written by J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5.
As you can see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button had 13 Nominations and won only 2 minor Oscars. The Dark Knight did better with its 8 Nominations and 2 Oscars, the big one going posthumously to the late Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor as the Joker. Finally, Wall-E parlayed its 6 Nominations into 1 Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, holding off Kung Fu Panda and Bolt.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (13 Nominations, 2 Oscars)
The Dark Knight (8 Nominations, 2 Oscars)
Wall-E (6 Nominations, 1 Oscar)
Changeling (3 Nominations, 0 0scars)
Iron Man (2 Nominations, 0 0scars)
Bolt (1 Nomination, 0 0scars)
Kung Fu Panda (1 Nomination, 0 0scars)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (1 Nomination, 0 0scars)
Presto (Walt Disney), A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Doug Sweetland (1 Nomination, 0 0scars)