The 80th Academy Award nominations have been announced

Oscar Nominations don’t Generate the Excitement They Once Did

Big Five Oscar Nominees Still Cause a Stir
The nominations for the 80th Academy Awards are announced.

There’s great excitement in the movie industry and in the Hollywood/New York area. But outside that small area, life goes on.

There’s some passing interest, but the days when people stopped what they were doing to find out what pictures and actors have been nominated are in the cultural rearview mirror.

A much shorter list than the 80th Academy nominations might be a list of pictures a broad cross section of society went to the movies and watched–and came out impressed.

There is still some interest in the big 5: Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

But for what it’s worth, here’s the 80th Academy Award nominations.

Best motion picture

“Atonement” (Focus Features) A Working Title Production: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Paul Webster, Producers

“Juno” (Fox Searchlight) A Dancing Elk Pictures, LLC Production: Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick and Russell Smith, Producers

“Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.) A Clayton Productions, LLC Production: Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Fox and Kerry Orent, Producers

“No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production: Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

“There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) A JoAnne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production: JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Lupi, Producers

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (Universal)

Julie Christie in “Away from Her” (Lionsgate)

Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose” (Picturehouse)

Laura Linney in “The Savages” (Fox Searchlight)

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80th Academy Awards Nominations


80th Academy Awards Nominations

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