2008 EDA Awards Nominees

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The members of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists have nominated the following for the 2008 EDA Awards, which will be celebrated at a by-invitation-only event on December 15.

Listed by category and in alphabetical order, the nominees are:

Best Film

  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director

  • Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire
  • Mike Leigh – Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Gus Van Sant – Milk

Best Screenplay, Original

  • Ballast – Lance Hammer
  • Frozen River – Courtney Hunt
  • Happy-Go-Lucky – Mike Leigh
  • The Visitor – Tom McCarthy
  • Wall-E – Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Jim Reardon

Best Screenplay, Adapted

  • Frost/Nixon – Peter Morgan
  • The Reader – David Hare
  • Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy

Best Documentary

  • Man On Wire – James Marsh
  • Standard Operating Procedure – Errol Morris
  • Trouble The Water – Tia Lessin, Carl Deal

Best Actress

  • Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Meryl Streep – Doubt
  • Kate Winslet – The Reader/Revolutionary Road
  • Michelle Williams – Wendy and Lucy

Best Actress In Supporting Role

  • Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Viola Davis – Doubt
  • Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Actor

  • Richard Jenkins – The Visitor
  • Mickey Rourke -The Wrestler
  • Sean Penn – Milk

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Robert Downey Jr – Tropic Thunder
  • Heath Ledger – Dark Knight
  • Eddie Marsan – Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Ensemble Cast

  • A Christmas Tale
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Milk
  • Rachel Getting Married

Best Editing

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
  • Frost/Nixon – Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
  • Shine A Light – David Tedeschi

Best Foreign Film

  • A Christmas Tale
  • I’ve Loved You So Long
  • Tell No One

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

Best Woman Director

  • Isabel Coixet – Elegy
  • Courtney Hunt – Frozen River
  • Kimberly Peirce – Stop Loss
  • Kelly Reichert – Wendy and Lucy

Best Woman Screenwriter

  • Courtney Hunt – Frozen River
  • Jenny Lumet – Rachel Getting Married
  • Kelly Reichert – Wendy and Lucy

Best Breakthrough Performance

  • Rebecca Hall -Vicky Christina Barcelona
  • Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Melissa Leo – Frozen River

Best Newcomer

  • Zoe Kazan – Revolutionary Road
  • David Kloss – The Reader
  • Misty Upham – Frozen River

Women’s Image Award

  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Meryl Streep
  • Emma Thompson

Hanging in There Award for Persistence

  • Courtney Hunt
  • Ellen Kuras
  • Melissa Leo
  • Kristin Scott Thomas

Actress Defying Age and Ageism

  • Catherine Deneuve – A Christmas Tale
  • Meryl Streep – Mamma Mia!
  • Emma Thompson – Last Chance Harvey

Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry

  • Sheila Nevins, Producing/Programming at HBO
  • Kathleen Kennedy, Producer, The Curious Tale of Benjamin Button
  • Kate Winslet for her performances in The Reader and Revolutionary Road

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Catherine Deneuve
  • Dame Judi Dench
  • Meryl Streep

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism

  • Angelina Jolie
  • All of the Women in Pray The Devil Back To Hell
  • Courtney Hunt

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award

  • 27 Dresses

  • Choke
  • House Bunny
  • My Blueberry Nights

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent

  • Kate Hudson
  • Diane Keaton
  • Nicole Kidman

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn‘t

  • Mad Money
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The Women

Best Of The Fests

  • Cook Country
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Moving Midway
  • Hunger

Unforgettable Moment Award

  • Joker’s first scene in Dark Knight
  • Mickey Rourke getting stapled in The Wrestler
  • Slumdog Millionaire, when young Jamal jumps into the poop
  • Slumdog Millionaire, eye gouging
  • Viola Davis’ scenes in Doubt
  • Sabrina Harmon interview in Standard Operating Procedure

Best Depiction Of Nudity or Sexuality

  • Elegy
  • The Reader
  • The Wrestler

Best Seduction

  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • The Visitor

Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Saw V
  • Step Up 2: The Streets

The Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award

  • Death Race
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • The Women

Cultural Crossover Award

  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Waltz With Bashir

Bravest Performance Award

  • Melissa Leo – Frozen River
  • Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
  • Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Leap from Actress to Director Award

  • . Greta Gerwig – Nights and Weekends
  • Helen Hunt – Then She Found Me
  • Amy Redford – The Guitar

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award

  • 88 Minutes – Al Pacino and Alicia Witt
  • Righteous Kill – Robert DeNiro and Carla Guigino
  • The Wackness – Ben Kingsley and Mary-Kate Olsen
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