‘Wrestler’ leads with five OFCS nominations

Posted by · 9:25 am · January 5th, 2009

(from left) Evan Rachel Wood and Mickey Rourke in The WrestlerA little late coming around to the Online Film Critics Society nominations, but eh, nothing terribly unique about them, beyond mentions for Benicio Del Toro in lead actor and “The Wrestler” in Best Pic (which led the field with five nominations).  I also like the novel choice of “Let the Right One In” as an adapted screenplay nominee (well, not THAT novel).

It’s interesting to note a total lack of acting nominations for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Best Picture
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“WALL-E”
“The Wrestler”

Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, “The Wrestler”
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”
Andrew Stanton, “WALL-E”

(More after the jump.)

Best Actor
Benicio Del Toro, “Che”
Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor”
Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”
Sean Penn, “Milk”
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky”
Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
Michelle Williams, “Wendy and Lucy”
Kate Winslet , “Revolutionary Road”

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Downey, Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”
Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Eddie Marsan, “Happy-Go-Lucky”
Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road”

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, “Doubt”
Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis, “Doubt”
Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”
Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

Best Original Screenplay
“In Bruges” (Martin McDonagh)
“Milk” (Dustin Lance Black)
“Synecdoche” (New York, Charlie Kaufman)
“WALL-E” (Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon)
“The Wrestler” (Robert D. Siegel)

Best Adapted Screenplay
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Eric Roth)
“The Dark Knight” (Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan)
“Frost/Nixon” (Peter Morgan)
“Let the Right One In” (John Ajvide Lindqvist)
“Slumdog Millionaire” (Simon Beaufoy)

Best Documentary
“Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father”
“Encounters at the End of the World”
“I.O.U.S.A.”
“Man On Wire”
“My Winnipeg”

Best Foreign Film
“A Christmas Tale”
“The Counterfeiters”
“I’ve Loved You So Long”
“Let the Right One In”
“Waltz with Bashir”

Best Animated Feature Film
“Bolt”
“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who”
“Kung Fu Panda”
“WALL-E”
“Waltz with Bashir”




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9 responses so far

  • 1 1-05-2009 at 9:29 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I really like these nominations, not that they mean anything. But yay for Michelle Williams, and “Synecdoche” in screenplay.

  • 2 1-05-2009 at 9:58 am

    Alfredo said...

    Switch Sally Hawkins for Melissa Leo and you would have my dream Oscar line up for Best Actress.

  • 3 1-05-2009 at 10:03 am

    Hans said...

    5 animated movie nods? Now that’s novel.

  • 4 1-05-2009 at 10:18 am

    John Foote said...

    Love them for nominating Del Toro in “Che” as best actor but agree with Guy, they are meaningless except to those who did the nominating and the voting on the winners.

  • 5 1-05-2009 at 11:45 am

    Paulo said...

    I just saw they didnt even nominate Million Dollar Baby. These are terrible when it comes to predict the oscars.

  • 6 1-05-2009 at 12:14 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Well, Paulo, that’s hardly their reason for existence.

  • 7 1-05-2009 at 1:04 pm

    Foreigner said...

    OFCS consist of 128 men and 8 women. They should be called The Guy´s Online Film Critics Society.
    And The National Society of Film Critics: 50 men and 10 women.
    I bet all the other critics groups look much the same. I think I just lost interest in the Awards season.

  • 8 1-05-2009 at 1:04 pm

    Paulo said...

    I know that. Clint Backlash isnt it Lodgy?