FILMS SEEN IN THE YEAR 2008

 

(Films not released or shown in Chicago until 2008)

 

 

1.)  THERE WILL BE BLOOD                               96                                                       

USA                                                                Paul Thomas Anderson

 

2.)  THE FALL                                                          96

India  Great Britain  USA                           Tarsem

 

3.)  MAN ON WIRE                                                  96

Great Britain  USA                                      James Marsh

 

4.)  I DON’T HEAR THE GUITAR ANYMORE (J’Entands Plus La Guitare)           96

(made in 1991, released in Chicago 2008)

France                                                           Philippe Garrel 

 

5.)  STILL LIFE                                                         95

China  Hong Kong                                     Jia Zhang-ke

 

6.)  TÔKYÔ SONATA                                              95

Japan  Netherlands  Hong Kong           Kiyoshi Kurosawa 

 

7.)  THE EDGE OF HEAVEN                                95

Germany  Turkey                                        Fatih Akin

 

8.)  REPRISE                                                            95

Norway                                                         Joachim Trier

 

9.)  JELLYFISH                                                        95

France  Israel                                               Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret

 

10.)  TROUBLE THE WATER                               94

USA                                                                Carl Deal and Tina Lessin

 

11.)  RACHEL GETTING MARRIED                    94

USA                                                                Jonathan Demme

 

12.)  A CHRISTMAS TALE                                    94

France                                                           Arnaud Desplechin

 

13.)  TIMES AND WINDS                                       94

Turkey                                                           Reha Erdem

 

14.)  YOUSSOU N’DOUR:  RETURN TO GORÉE (Retour à Gorée)                       94

Switzerland  Luxembourg  Senegal      Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

 

15.)  ALEXANDRA                                                  94

Russia  France                                            Alexander Sokurov

 

16.)  ELEGY                                                              94

USA                                                                Isabel Coixet

 

17.)  CHERRY BLOSSOMS                                  94

Germany  France                                        Doris Dörrie

 

18.)  PARANOID PARK                                          94

USA  France                                                Gus Van Sant

 

19.)  THE BAND’S VISIT                                        93

Israel  France                                               Eran Kolirin

 

20.)  TERRIBLY HAPPY                                        93

Denmark                                                       Henrik Ruben Genz

 

21.)  OF TIME AND THE CITY                              93

Great Britain                                                Terence Davies

 

22.)  MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY                 93

USA                                                                Barry Jenkins 

 

23.)  HUNGER                                                          93

Great Britain                                                Steve McQueen

 

24.)  ROMAN POLANSKI:  WANTED AND DESIRED            93

USA                                                                Marina Zenovich

 

25.)  THE EXILES                                                    93

(made in 1961, released in Chicago 2008)

USA                                                                Kent MacKenzie 

 

26.)  THE LIFE OF REILLY                                    93

USA                                                                Barry Poltermann and Frank L. Anderson

 

27.)  STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE             93

USA                                                                Errol Morris

 

28.)  BLIND MOUNTAIN                                        93

China                                                             Li Yang

 

29.)  SHOTGUN STORIES                                    92

USA                                                                Jeff Nichols

 

30.)  REVANCHE                                                    92

Austria                                                           Götz Spielmann

 

31.)  GOMORRAH                                                   92

Italy                                                                Matteo Garrone

 

32.)  FUNNY GAMES U.S.                                     92

Great Britain  USA  France  Austria       Michael Haneke

 

33.)  REVOLUTIONARY ROAD                            92

Great Britain  USA                                      Sam Mendes

 

34.)  SUMMER OF ’04                                            92

Germany                                                       Stefan Krohmer

 

35.)  SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK                       92

USA                                                                Charlie Kaufman

 

36.)  TELL NO ONE                                                92

France                                                           Guillaume Canet

 

37.)  SECRET OF THE GRAIN                             92

France                                                           Abdel Kechiche

 

38.)  IN MOM’S HEAD (La Tête de Maman)       92

France                                                           Carine Tardieu 

 

39.)  WOMAN ON THE BEACH                            91

South Korea                                                Hong Sang-soo

 

40.)  THE VANISHING POINT (Ce Que Mes Yeux Ont Vu)      91

France                                                           Laurent de Bartillat

 

41.)  XXY                                                                   91

Argentina  France  Spain                         Lucía Puenzo

 

42.)  WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN:  THE DESTRUCTION OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI – video made for TV             91

USA                                                                Steven Okazaki                              

 

43.)  CHICAGO 10                                                   91

USA                                                                Brett Morgen

 

44.)  LOVE AND HONOR                                       91

Japan                                                            Yôji Yamada

 

45.)  AIN’T SCARED (Regarde-Moi)                   91

France                                                           Audrey Estrougo

 

46.)  IN BRUGES                                                     91

Great Britain  Belgium                               Martin McDonagh

 

47.)  24 CITY                                                             91

China  Hong Kong  Japan                       Jia Zhang-ke

 

48.)  THE WRESTLER                                           91

USA                                                                Darren Aronofsky

 

49.)  LET THE RIGHT ONE IN                              91

Sweden                                                         Tomas Alfedson

 

50.)  THE READER                                                 91

USA  Germany                                            Stephen Daldry

 

51.)  MILK                                                                  91

USA                                                                Gus Van Sant

 

52.)  JULIA                                                                91

France                                                           Erick Zonca and Camille Natta

 

53.)  SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE                            91

Great Britain  USA                                      Danny Boyle

 

54.)  BURN AFTER READING                             91

USA  France  Great Britain                       Joel and Ethan Coen

 

55.)  ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD             91

USA                                                                Werner Herzog

 

56.)  MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS                           90

Hong Kong  China  France                      Wong Kar-wai

 

57.)  EZRA                                                                 90

Nigeria  France  USA  Great Britain  Austria                Newton I. Aduaka

 

58.)  VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA                90

Spain                                                             Woody Allen

 

59.)  MY WINNIPEG                                                90

Canada                                                         Guy Maddin

 

60.)  9-3:  THE MEMORY OF A TERRITORY     90

France                                                           Yamina Benguigui

 

61.)  PLANET B-BOY                                             90

USA                                                                Lee Benson

 

62.)  BERLIN – 1ST OF MAY                                   90

Germany                               Jan-Christoph Glaser, Carsten Ludwig, Sven Taddicken, and Jakob Ziemnicki

 

63.)  SHINE A LIGHT                                              90

USA                                                                Martin Scorsese

 

64.)  CANARY                                                          90

(made in 2005, released in Chicago 2008)

Japan                                                            Akihito Shiota

 

65.)  BALLAST                                                         89

USA                                                                Lance Hammer

 

66.)  PHANTOM LOVE                                           89

USA                                                                Nina Menkes

 

67.)  AS TEARS GO BY                                          89

(made in 1988, released in Chicago 2008)

Hong Kong                                                  Wong Kar-wai

 

68.)  THE POOL                                                       89

USA  India                                                    Chris Smith

 

69.)  FROZEN RIVER                                             88

USA                                                                Courtney Hunt

                                   

70.)  YOUNG @ HEART                                         88

Great Britain                                                Stephen Walker

 

71.)  LA FRANCE                                                    88

France                                                           Serge Bozon

 

72.)  SNOW (Snijeg)                                               88

Bosnia-Herzegovina  Germany  France  Iran      Aida Begic

 

73.)  FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA                        88

Poland                                                           Jerzy Skolimowski

 

74.)  TOWELHEAD                                                 88

USA                                                                Alan Ball

 

75.)  THE STRANGERS                                         88

USA                                                                Bryan Bertino

 

76.)  PERSEPOLIS                                                 88

France USA                                                 Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

 

77.)  OFF THE GRID:  LIFE ON THE MESA – video               88

USA                                                                Jeremy and Randy Stulberg

 

78.)  2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HIM       87

Germany                                                       Malte Ludin

 

79.)  KING OF PING PONG                                   87

Sweden                                                         Jens Jonsson

 

80.)  HAPPY-GO-LUCKY                                       87

Great Britain                                                Mike Leigh 

 

81.)  TRUE ENOUGH (La Vérité ou Presque)  87

France                                                           Sam Karmann

                                                           

82.)  LAKEVIEW TERRACE                                 87

USA                                                                Neil LaBute

 

83.)  COUNTRY WEDDING (Sveitabrúðkaup)             87

Iceland                                                          Valdís Óskarsdóttir

 

84.)  13 m²                                                                 87

France                                                           Barthélémy Grossman

 

85.)  THE VISITOR                                                  87

USA                                                                Tom McCarthy

 

86.)  THE SPARROW                                             87

Hong Kong                                                  Johnny To

 

87.)  DARK MATTER                                              87

USA                                                                Chen Shi-zheng

 

88.)  DISTANT TREMORS                                     86

Belgium  France                                         Manuel Poutte 

 

89.)  THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES                  86

USA                                                                Vadim Perelman

 

90.)  CLOVERFIELD                                               86

USA                                                                Matt Reeves

 

91.)  LAST STOP FOR PAUL                               86

USA                                                                Neil Mandt

 

92.)  HONEYDRIPPER                                           85

USA                                                                John Sayles

 

93.)  THE AXE IN THE ATTIC                               85

USA                                                                Lucia Small and Ed Pincus

 

94.)  PRAYING WITH LIOR                                    85

USA                                                                Ilana Trachtman

 

95.)  REDBELT                                                        84

USA                                                                David Mamet

 

96.)  HALLAM FOE (Mister Foe)                          84

Great Britain                                                David Mackenzie

 

97.)  AUSTRALIA                                                    84

Australia  USA                                             Baz Luhrman

 

98.)  MIRACLE OF ST. ANNA                               84

USA  Italy                                                      Spike Lee

 

99.)  TWO LOVERS                                                84

USA                                                                James Gray

 

100.)  DOUBT                                                           84

USA                                                                John Patrick Shanley

 

101.)  TIMECRIMES (Los Cronocrímenes)       83

Spain                                                             Nacho Vigalando

 

102.)  HOW SHE MOVE                                         82

Canada                                                         Ian Iqbal Rashid

 

103.)  HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS SPENT THE SUMMER                 82

USA                                                                Georgina Garcia Riedel

 

104.)  A THOUSAND YEARS OF GOOD PRAYERS                82

USA                                                                Wayne Wang

 

105.)  EVERLASTING MOMENTS                       82

Sweden  Denmark  Finland  Norway  Germany                     Jan Troell  

 

106.)  CHOKE                                                          82

USA                                                                Clark Gregg

 

107.)  THE FRIEND (Der Freund)                        81

Switzerland                                                  Micha Lewinsky 

 

108.)  FROST/NIXON                                              81

USA  Great Britain  France                       Ron Howard

 

109.)  TOKYO GORE POLICE                              81

Japan  USA                                                  Yoshihiro Nishimura

 

110.)  MISTER LONELY                                         81

USA  Great Britain  France  Ireland        Harmony Korine

 

111.)  FROWNLAND                                               81

USA                                                                Ronald Bronstein

 

112.)  TUYA’S MARRIAGE                                    81

China                                                             Wang Quan An

 

113.)  A THROW OF DICE                                     81

(made in 1929, released in Chicago 2008)

India  Great Britain  Germany                  Franz Osten

 

114.)  BOMB IT                                                        80

USA                                                                Jon Reiss

 

115.)  ON THE ROPES                                          80

France                                                           Magaly Richard-Serrano 

 

116.)  LATE BLOOMER                                         80

(made in 2004, released in Chicago 2008)

Japan                                                            Shibata

 

117.)  SNOW ANGELS                                           79

USA                                                                David Gordon Green

 

118.)  QUIET CHAOS                                             79

Italy                                                                Antonio Luigi Grimaldi

 

119.)  SANGRE DE MI SANGRE                          78

USA                                                                Christopher Zalla

 

120.)  DELTA                                                            78

Hungary  Germany                                    Kornél Mundruczó

 

121.)  LOOK                                                              78

USA                                                                Adam Rifkin

 

122.)  ROMAN DE GARE                                       77

France                                                           Claude Lelouch

 

123.)  THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON          77

USA                                                                David Fincher

 

124.)  DAYS IN BETWEEN                                    77

Germany                                                       Lola Randl

 

125.)  48 HOURS A DAY                                        76

France                                                           Catherine Castel    

 

126.)  GOD MAN DOG                                            76

Taiwan                                                          Chen Hsin-hsuan (Singing Chen)

 

127.)  KATYN                                                           75

Poland                                                           Andrzej Wajda

 

128.)  THE HOMECOMING (I Epistrofi)              74

Greece                                                           Vasilis Douvlis

 

129.)  SANTOURI THE MUSIC MAN                   74

Iran                                                                 Dariush Mehrjui

 

130.)  INTIMIDAD                                                     73

USA                                                                David Redmon and Ashley Sabin

 

131.)  PINEAPPLE EXPRESS                              73

USA                                                                David Gordon Green

 

132.)  DEADLY DELICIOUS                                  72

China                                                             Zhao Tianyu

 

133.)  DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM – video        72

USA                                                                Bari Pearlman

 

134.)  DIDINE                                                           71

France                                                           Vincent Dietschy

 

135.)  GRAN TORINO                                             71

USA                                                                Clint Eastwood

 

136.)  RUN FATBOY RUN                                     71

Great Britain  USA                                      David Schwimmer

 

137.)  DECEPTION                                                 71

USA                                                                Marcel Langenegger

 

138.)  THE FAVOR – video                                   70

USA                                                                Eva Aridjis

 

139.)  BEFORE THE RAINS                                 70

India  Great Britain  USA                           Santosh Sivan

 

140.)  VANTAGE POINT                                        70

USA                                                                Pete Travis

 

141.)  THE SKY, THE EARTH, AND THE RAIN            68

Chile                                                              José Luis Torres Leiva

 

142.)  LA VIE D’ARTISTE                                      68

France                                                           Marc Fitoussi

 

143.)  FULL BATTLE RATTLE                             68

USA                                                                Tony Gerber and Jesse Moss

 

144.)  MONSTER CAMP                                        67

USA                                                                Cullen Hoback

 

145.)  YOUNG YAKUZA                                         67

France                                                           Jean-Pierre Limosin

 

146.)  THE CHANGLING                                        63

USA                                                                Clint Eastwood

 

147.)  THE MAIDEN AND THE WOLVES (La Jeune Fille et Les Loups)               59

France                                                           Gilles Legrand

 

148.)  TRE                                                                 56

USA                                                                Eric Byler

 

149.)  UNTRACEABLE                                          54

USA                                                                Gregory Hoblit

 

150.)  THE MEMORY THIEF – video                   52

USA                                                                Gil Kofman

 

151.)  FADE                                                              40

USA                                                                Anthony Stagliano

 

152.)  CROSSING DATES                                    9

Romania  Finland                                       Anca Damian

 

 

BEST ACTOR

*Daniel Day Lewis – There Will Be Blood

Danny Glover – Honeydripper

Colin Ferrell – In Bruges

Kim Seung-woo – Woman On the Beach

Baki Davrak – The Edge of Heaven

Sasson Gabai – The Band’s Visit

Benoît Régent – I Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore

Richard Jenkins – The Visitor

Chiwetel EjioforRedbelt

*Anders Danielsen Lie – Reprise

Dominique Pinon – Roman de Gare

Takuya Kimura – Love and Honor

Michael Shannon – Shotgun Stories

François Cluzet – Tell No One

Andy Lau – As Tears Go By

Dore Mann – Frownland

Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Ben Kingsley – Elegy

Samuel L. Jackson – Lakeview Terrace

Jamie Bell – Hallam Foe (Mister Foe)

Sam Rockwell – Choke

Hoshi Ishida – Canary 

Henry O – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Simon Yam – Sparow

Elmar Wepper – Cherry Blossoms

Mikael Persbrandt – Everlasting Moments

*Michael Fessbender – Hunger

Joaquin Phoenix – Two Lovers

Johannes KrischRevanche

Mathieu Amalric – A Christmas Tale

Jakob Cedergren – Terribly Happy

*Philip Seymour Hoffman – Synecdoche, New York  (1) + Doubt (2)

*Sean Penn – Milk

Hugh JackmanAustralia 

Kåre Hedebrant – Let the Right One In

*Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

Rutina Wesley – How She Move

Zhao Tao – Still Life

Ko Hyeon-jeong – Woman On the Beach

Naomi Watts – Funny Games

Martina Gedeck – Summer of ‘04

Hannah Schygulla – The Edge of Heaven

*Ronit Elkabetz – The Band’s Visit

Johanna ter Steege – I Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore

Evan Rachel Wood – The Life Before Her Eyes

Sarah Adler – Jellyfish

Elizabeth Peña – How the Garcia Girls Spent the Summer

America Ferrara – How the Garcia Girls Spent the Summer

Lucy Galiardo – How the Garcia Girls Spent the Summer

Samantha Morton – Mister Nobody

Audrey Dana – Roman de Gare

Catinca Untaru – The Fall

Huang Lu – Blind Mountain

Marie-José Crozée – Tell No One

Maggie Cheung – As Tears Go By

Galina Vishnevskaya – Alexandra

Melissa Leo – Frozen River

Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

*Sylvie Testud – La France (1) + The Vanishing Point (2) 

*Penélope Cruz – Elegy

Inés Efron – XXY 

Summer BishilTowelhead

Sophia Miles – Hallam Foe

Kelly Macdonald – Choke

Mitsuki Tanimura – Canary

*Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married

Hafsia Herzi – Secret of the Grain

Maria Heiskanan – Everlasting Moments

Kyoko Koizumi – Tokyo Sonata

Tarra Riggs – Ballast

Gwyneth Paltrow – Two Lovers

Maria Skoula – The Homecoming

*Tilda Swinton – Julia

Catherine Deneuve – A Christmas Tale

Lene Maria Christensen – Terribly Happy

Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky

Eihi Shiina – Tokyo Gore Police

Nicole Kidman – Australia 

Lina Leandersson – Let the Right One In

*Kate WinsletRevolutionary Road (1) + The Reader (2)

 

 

BEST SUPP ACTOR

Charles S. Dutton – Honeydripper

Keb’ Mo’ – Honeydripper

*Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges

Robert Seeliger – Summer of ‘04

Saleh Bakri – The Band’s Visit

Yann Collette – I Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore

David Strathairn – My Blueberry Nights

Takashi Sasano – Love and Honor

Douglas Ligon – Shotgun Stories

Jesús Ochoa – Sangre de Mi Sangre

*Gilles Lillouche – Tell No One

Jackie Cheung – As Tears Go By

*James Franco – Milk (1) + Pineapple Express (2)

Ricardo Darín – XXY

Martín Piroyansky – XXY

Aaron EckhartTowelhead

Matteo Sciabordi – Miracle at St. Anna

Brad William Henke – Choke

Jesper Christensen – Everlasting Moments

*Kai InowakiTokyo Sonata

JimMyron Ross – Ballast

Alessandro Gasman – Quiet Chaos

Hannes Thanheiser – Revanche

Kim Bodnia – Terribly Happy

*Eddie Marsan – Happy-Go-Lucky

Tom Noonan – Synecdoche, New York

James Thiérrée – The Vanishing Point

David Gulpilil – Australia 

André Dussolier – True Enough

Jared Harris – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

*Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road

 

 

BEST SUPP ACTRESS

Dr. Mabel John – Honeydripper

Clémence Poésy – In Bruges

Svea Lohde – Summer of ‘04

Nurgül Yesilçay – The Edge of Heaven

Rachel Weisz – My Blueberry Nights

Hiam Abbass – The Visitor

Jodi Russell – Dark Matter

*Viktoria Winge – Reprise

Catinca Untaru – The Fall

Fanny Ardent – Roman de Gare  

Kristin Scott Thomas – Tell No One

*Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Patricia Clarkson – Elegy 

Golshifteh FarahaniSantouri The Music Man

Debra Winger – Rachel Getting Married

Farida Benkhetache – Secret of the Grain

*Leila D’Issernio – Secret of the Grain

*Aya Irizuki – Cherry Blossoms

Haruka IgawaTokyo Sonata

Isabella Rossellini – Two Lovers

Alicia Stewén – King of Ping Pong

Blu Di Martino – Quiet Chaos

Chiara Mastroianni – A Christmas Tale

Alexis Zegerman – Happy-Go-Lucky

Karina Fernandez – Happy-Go-Lucky

Samantha Morton – Synecdoche, New York

*Dianne Wiest – Synecdoche, New York

Karine Viard – In Mom’s Head (La Tête de Maman)

Edith Scob – Didine

Emilie de PreissacAin’t Scared (Regarde-Moi)

*Viola Davis – Doubt

Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler

Tilda Swinton  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Ahney Her – Gran Torino

 

                                                                       

BEST DIRECTOR

*Paul Thomas Anderson          USA                 There Will Be Blood

Jia Zhang-ke                            China               Still Life

Li Yang                                    China               Blind Mountain

Stefan Krohmer                       Germany          Summer of ‘04

Fatih Akin                    Germany  Turkey         The Edge of Heaven

Eran Kolirin                 Israel  France              The Band’s Visit

Philippe Garrel                        France             I Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore

Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret       Israel          Jellyfish

Joachim Trier                          Norway            Reprise

*Tarsem           India  Great Britain  USA         The Fall

*James Marsh            Great Britain  USA         Man on Wire

Jonathan Demme                    USA                 Rachel Getting Married          

Isabel Coixet                           USA                 Elegy

*Kiyoshi Kurosawa                   Japan              Tokyo Sonata

Steve McQueen                       Great Britain    Hunger

Erick Zonca                              USA                 Julia

*Götz Spielmann                     Austria             Revanche

*Arnaud Desplechin                 France             A Christmas Tale

Henrik Ruben Genz                 Denmark          Terribly Happy

Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan    Great Britain  USA       Slumdog Millionaire

 

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

Paul Thomas Anderson, adapted from Upton Sinclair – There Will Be Blood

Martin McDonagh – In Bruges

Hong Sang-soo – Woman On the Beach

Daniel Nocke – Summer of ‘04

*Fatih Akin – The Edge of Heaven

*Eran Kolirin – The Band’s Visit

Philippe Garrel, Marc Cholodenko, and Jean-François Goyet – I Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore

*Shira Geffen – Jellyfish

*Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt – Reprise 

Yang Li – Blind Mountain

Guillaume Canet and Philippe Lefebvre, adapted from Harlan Coben – Tell No One

Alexander Sokurov – Alexandra

Jenny Lumet – Rachel Getting Married

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Max Mannix, and Sachiko Tanaka – Tokyo Sonata

Sreve McQueen and Enda Walsh – Hunger

*Arnaud Desplechin and Emmanuel Bourdieu – A Christmas Tale

Aida Begic – Snow (Snijeg)  

*Charlie Kaufman – Synecdoche, New York

Simon Beaufoy, adapted from Vikas SwarupSlumdog Millionaire

Dustin Lance Black – Milk

Carine Tardieu and Michel Leclerc – In Mom’s Head (La Tête de Maman)

Laurent de Bartillat and Alain Ross – The Vanishing Point

John Ajvide Lindqvist – Let the Right One In

Justin Haythe, adapted from Richard Yates – Revolutionary Road

 

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

*Robert Elswit – There Will Be Blood

*Florent Herry – Times and Winds

Yu Lik-wai – Still Life

Eigil Bryld – In Bruges

Christopher Doyle and Rain Kathy Li – Paranoid Park

Caroline ChampetierI Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore

Darius Khondji – My Blueberry Nights

Antoine Héberlé – Jellyfish

Jakob Ihre – Reprise 

*Colin Watkinson – The Fall

Adam Stone – Shotgun Stories

Peter Sowa – The Strangers

Lin JongBlind Mountain

Christophe Offenstein – Tell No One

Alexander Burov – Alexandra

Sean Price Williams – Frownland

*Jean-Claude Larrieu – Elegy

Giles NuttgensHallam Foe (Mister Foe)

Yutaka Yamasaki – Canary

Declan Quinn – Rachel Getting Married

Patrick Lindenmaier – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Cheng Siu-keung – Sparrow

Lubomir Bakchev – Secret of the Grain

Hanno Lentz – Cherry Blossoms

Mátyás Erdély – Delta

*Akiko AshizawaTokyo Sonata

Yorick Le Saux – Julia

Askild Edvarsen – King of Ping Pong

Martin Gschlacht – Revanche

Eric Gautier – A Christmas Tale

Anthony Dod Mantle – Slumdog Millionaire (1) + Country Wedding (2)

Adam Sikora – Four Nights With Anna

Erol Zubcevic – Snow (Snijeg)

Fred Elmes – Synecdoche, New York

John Morrill, Erik Daarstad, and Robert Kaufman – The Exiles

*Jean-Marc Selva – The Vanishing Point

Colin Wandersman13 m²

Hoyte Van Hoytema – Let the Right One In

Maryse Alberti – The Wrestler

 

 

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING

Honeydripper

How She Move

In Bruges

Woman On the Beach

Summer of ‘04

*The Edge of Heaven

I Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore

The Visitor

*Reprise

Shotgun Stories

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Tell No One

Elegy

*Burn After Reading

Choke

*Rachel Getting Married

Secret of the Grain

Tokyo Sonata

Gomorrah

Berlin – 1st of May

Revanche

*A Christmas Tale

Snow (Snijeg)

*Synecdoche, New York

 

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

*There Will Be Blood

Times and Winds

In Bruges

Phantom Lover

*Paranoid Park

My Blueberry Nights

*The Fall

Shotgun Stories

My Winnipeg

As Tears Go By

Alexandra

*Elegy

Rachel Getting Married

Sparrow

Tokyo Sonata

Gomorrah

A Christmas Tale

Four Nights With Anna

*Synecdoche, New York

*The Vanishing Point

Let the Right One In

 

           

BEST EDITING

How She Move

Woman On the Beach

Funny Games

*Paranoid Park

*The Edge of Heaven

The Band’s Visit

I Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore

*Jellyfish

Reprise

The Fall

Shotgun Stories

Blind Mountain

My Winnipeg

Tell No One

*Man on Wire

Alexandra

Elegy

Burn After Reading

Rachel Getting Married

Tokyo Sonata

Gomorrah

*Revanche

A Christmas Tale

Four Nights With Anna

Snow (Snijeg)

Slumdog Millionaire

Milk

*In Mom’s Head (La Tête de Maman)

The Vanishing Point

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Let the Right One In

 

 

BEST COSTUMES

*The Band’s Visit

Tuya’s Marriage

Mister Nobody

*The Fall

Love and Honor

Blind Mountain

*Cherry Blossoms

Everlasting Moments

Snow (Snijeg)

Tokyo Gore Police

*Slumdog Millionaire

Australia

The Wrestler

 

 

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

*Jonny Greenwood – There Will Be Blood

*Giong Lim – Still Life

Carter Burwell – In Bruges (1) + Burn After Reading (2)

Habib Shadah – The Band’s Visit

Faton CahenI Don’t Hear the Guitar Anymore

James Horner – The Life Before Her Eyes

Stephan EndelmanRedbelt

*Ola Fløttum and Knut Schreiner – Reprise

Krishna Levy – The Fall

Lucero and Pyramid – Shotgun Stories

Tomandandy – The Strangers

Mathieu Chedid as M – Tell No One

Andrei Sigle – Alexandra

Didier Leplae and Joe Wong – The Pool

Terence Blanchard – Miracle at St. Anna

Eric Taxier – Intimidad 

*Fred Avril and Xavier Jamaux – Sparrow

Claus Bantler – Cherry Blossoms

Kazumasa Hashimoto – Tokyo Sonata

*Krzysztof Penderecki – Katyn

Michal Lorenc – Four Nights With Anna

Igor Camo – Snow (Snijeg)

Jon Brion – Synecdoche, New York

World’s End Girlfriend – Late Bloomer

*A.R. RahmanSlumdog Millionaire

Éric Neveux In Mom’s Head (La Tête de Maman)

David Moreau – The Vanishing Point

Johan Söderqvist – Let the Right One In

Thomas Newman – Revolutionary Road

 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Man on Wire

Trouble the Water

Youssou N'Dour: Return to Gorée

Of Time and the City

Roman Polanski:  Wanted and Desired

The Life of Reilly

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