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2008 Oscars
This year's ceremony took place on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC

The nominees

Learn about the actors and films up for awards this year

Major categories

Ellen Page & Michael Cera in 'Juno'
  • "Atonement"
  • "Juno," pictured
  • "Michael Clayton"
  • "No Country for Old Men"
  • "There Will Be Blood"
Julian Schnabel, director of 'The Diving Bell & the Butterfly'
  • Julian Schnabel
    “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” pictured
  • Jason Reitman
    “Juno“
  • Tony Gilroy
    “Michael Clayton”
  • Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
    “No Country for Old Men”
  • Paul Thomas Anderson
    “There Will Be Blood”
Daniel Day Lewis in 'There Will Be Blood'
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
    "There Will Be Blood," pictured
  • George Clooney
    "Michael Clayton"
  • Johnny Depp
    "Sweeney Todd"
  • Tommy Lee Jones
    “In the Valley of Elah”
  • Viggo Mortensen
    “Eastern Promises”
Julie Christie in 'Away From Her'
  • Cate Blanchett
    "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
  • Julie Christie
    "Away from Her," pictured
  • Marion Cotillard
    "La Vie En Rose"
  • Laura Linney
    "The Savages"
  • Ellen Page
    "Juno"
Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'Charlie Wilson's War'
  • Casey Affleck
    “The Assassination of Jesse James ...”
  • Javier Bardem
    “No Country for Old Men”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman,
    “Charlie Wilson’s War,” pictured
  • Hal Holbrook
    “Into the Wild”
  • Tom Wilkinson
    “Michael Clayton”
Amy Ryan in 'Gone, Baby, Gone'
  • Cate Blanchett
    “I’m Not There”
  • Ruby Dee
    “American Gangster”
  • Saoirse Ronan
    “Atonement”
  • Amy Ryan
    “Gone Baby Gone”, pictured
  • Tilda Swinton
    “Michael Clayton”

Other categories

Foreign Film
• "Beaufort," Israel
• "The Counterfeiters," Austria
• "Katyn," Poland
• "Mongol," Kazakhstan
• "12," Russia
Adapted Screenplay
• Christopher Hampton, "Atonement"
• Sarah Polley, "Away from Her"
• Ronald Harwood, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
• Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, "No Country for Old Men"
• Paul Thomas Anderson, "There Will Be Blood"

Original Screenplay
• Diablo Cody, "Juno"
• Nancy Oliver, "Lars and the Real Girl"
• Tony Gilroy, "Michael Clayton"
• Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava and Jim Capobianco, "Ratatouille"
• Tamara Jenkins, "The Savages"

Animated Feature Film
• "Persepolis"
• "Ratatouille"
• "Surf's Up"

Art Direction
• "American Gangster"
• "Atonement"
• "The Golden Compass
• "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
• "There Will Be Blood"

Cinematography
• "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
• "Atonement"
• "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
• "No Country for Old Men"
• "There Will Be Blood"

Sound Mixing
• "The Bourne Ultimatum"
• "No Country for Old Men"
• "Ratatouille"
• "3:10 to Yuma"
• "Transformers"

Sound Editing
• "The Bourne Ultimatum"
• "No Country for Old Men"
• "Ratatouille"
• "There Will Be Blood"
• "Transformers"

Original Score
• "Atonement" Dario Marianelli
• "The Kite Runner" Alberto Iglesias
• "Michael Clayton" James Newton Howard
• "Ratatouille" Michael Giacchino
• "3:10 to Yuma" Marco Beltrami

Original Song
• "Falling Slowly" from "Once
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
• "Happy Working Song" from "Enchanted
Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
• "Raise It Up" from "August Rush"
Nominees to be determined
• "So Close" from "Enchanted" Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
• "That's How You Know" from "Enchanted"
Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

Costume
• "Across the Universe"
• "Atonement"
• "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
• "La Vie en Rose"
• "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Documentary Feature
• "No End in Sight"
• "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience"
• "Sicko"
• "Taxi to the Dark Side"
• "War/Dance

Documentary (short subject)
• "Freeheld
• "La Corona (The Crown)"
• "Salim Baba"
• "Sari's Mother"

Film Editing
• "The Bourne Ultimatum"
• "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
• "Into the Wild"
• "No Country for Old Men"
• "There Will Be Blood"

Makeup
• "La Vie en Rose"
• "Norbit"
• "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

Animated Short Film
• "I Met the Walrus"
• "Madame Tutli-Putli"
• "Meme Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis" (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)
• "My Love (Moya Lyubov)"
• "Peter & the Wolf"

Live Action Short Film
• "At Night"
• "Il Supplente (The Substitute)"
• "Le Mozart des Pickpockets" (The Mozart of Pickpockets)
• "Tanghi Argentini"
• "The Tonto Woman"

Visual Effects
• "The Golden Compass"
• "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
• "Transformers"

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