Milk - Sean Penn
The Wrestler - Mickey Rourke
Best Supporting Actor
The Dark Knight - Heath Ledger - bet the house. This is the closest to a lock I have ever seen.
Changeling - Angelina Jolie
The Reader - Kate Winslet
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt - Viola Davis
Best Animated Feature
WALL·E - Andrew Stanton - nearly as safe a bet as Ledger.
Best Art Direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
The Dark Knight - Wally Pfister - because it's the best photographed movie I have seen in 2008, nothing less. It is my favourite kind of blockbuster, luxurious and expensive stuff - expert cinematography.
Slumdog Millionaire - Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Costume Design
Australia - Catherine Martin - throwing it a frickin' bone, because it's the one thing it got right.
Milk - Gus Van Sant - insanely good authorship of a movie.
Slumdog Millionaire - Danny Boyle - bet against the Director's Guild at your peril.
Best Documentary Feature
Man On Wire - James Marsh, Simon Chinn - Never before in a documentary has my heart thudded against my windpipe in delirious excitement, shock, suspense and full blown horror.
Best Film Editing
The Dark Knight - Lee Smith
Slumdog Millionaire - Chris Dickens
Best Foreign Language Film
Waltz with Bashir - Israel - Gommorrah from Italy was robbed! This makes the entire FL nomination list invalid.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Greg Cannom - because it was professional and brilliantly done.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Mike Elizalde, Thom Floutz - because it was imaginative and brilliantly done.
Best Original Score
Slumdog Millionaire - A.R. Rahman
WALL·E - Thomas Newman
WALL·E - "Down to Earth"
Milk - best of a reasonable lot. Not since 1994 has there been such an insipid collection of Best Picture Nominees.
Slumdog Millionaire - The juggernaut continues.
Best Sound Editing
WALL·E - Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood - Like the animation, the sound editing lent unparalleled characterisation to all the characters. It is a milestone work.
Best Sound Mixing
The Dark Knight - Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick - uniformly brilliant sound mixing choices. Professional, and backing up an incredible film.
Best Visual Effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron
Best Adapted Screenplay
Doubt - John Patrick Shanley
Best Original Screenplay
Milk - Dustin Lance Black