2008 nominees with the most previous nods20 nominations Kevin O'Connell, sound mixing on Transformers
O'Connell was nominated previously for Terms Of Endearment (1983), Dune (1984), Silverado (1985), Top Gun (1986), Black Rain (1989), Days Of Thunder (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), Crimson Tide (1995), Twister (1996), The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997), The Mask Of Zorro (1998), Armageddon (1998), The Patriot (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005) and Apocalypto (2006). He has never won.
18 nominations Alan Menken, song composer on Enchanted
The three song nominations for Enchanted are added to Menken's 15 previous nominations. He won his first song nod for Little Shop Of Horrors (1986) and went on to win three nods for The Little Mermaid (1989), four for Beauty And The Beast (1991), three for Aladdin (1992), two for Pocahontas (1995), one for The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996) and one for Hercules (1997). He has won eight times.
14 nominations Randy Thom, sound editing and sound mixing on Ratatouille
Thom was nominated previously for Return Of The Jedi (1983), Never Cry Wolf (1983), The Right Stuff (1983, winner), Backdraft (1991), two nominations for Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997), Cast Away (2000), two nominations for The Polar Express (2004) and two nominations for The Incredibles (2004, winner for sound editing).
12 nominations Greg P Russell, sound mixing on Transformers
Russell was nominated previously for Black Rain (1989), The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997), The Mask Of Zorro (1998), Armageddon (1998), The Patriot (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005) and Apocalypto (2006). He has never won.
11 nominations Rick Baker, make-up on Norbit
Baker was nominated previously for An American Werewolf In London (1981, winner), Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (1984), Harry And The Hendersons (1987, winner), Coming To America (1988), Ed Wood (1994, winner), The Nutty Professor (1996, winner), Men In Black (1997, winner), Mighty Joe Young (1998), Life (1999) and How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, winner).
9 nominations Dante Ferretti, art director on Sweeney Todd
Ferretti was nominated previously for art direction on The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988), Hamlet (1991), The Age Of Innocence (1993), Interview With The Vampire (1994), Kundun (1997), Gangs Of New York (2002) and The Aviator (2004, winner). He was also nominated for costume design for Kundun (1997).
John Frazier, visual effects on Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End and Transformers
Frazier was nominated previously for Twister (1996), Armageddon (1998), The Perfect Storm (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004, winner) and Poseidon (2006).
8 nominations Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, producers, directors, writers and editors of No Country For Old Men
Each received four nominations this year for No Country For Old Men as producers, directors, screenwriters and editors (under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes). Ethan Coen was nominated for producing Fargo in 1996, Joel Coen was nominated for directing Fargo and they also shared screenwriting and editing nominations for that film. They also won a screenplay nomination in 2000 for O Brother Where Art Thou' They won the screenwriting Oscar for Fargo.
Ve Neill, make-up on Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
Neill was nominated previously for Beetlejuice (1988, winner), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Hoffa (1992), Batman Returns (1992), Mrs Doubtfire (1993, winner), Ed Wood (1994, winner) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003).
Stephen Schwartz, song composer on Enchanted
Schwartz has two nominations for Pocahontas (1995, winner for both), one for The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996) and two for The Prince Of Egypt (1998, winner).
7 nominations Colleen Atwood, costume designer on Sweeney Todd
Atwood was nominated previously for Little Women (1994), Beloved (1998), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Chicago (2002, winner), Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005, winner).
Roger Deakins, cinematographer on The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and No Country For Old Men
Deakins' two nominations this year join five previous nominations for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Fargo (1996), Kundun (1997), O Brother, Where Art Thou' (2000) and The Man Who Wasn't There (2001).
Francesca Lo Schiavo, set decorator of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Lo Schiavo was nominated previously for set decoration with Dante Ferretti for The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988), Hamlet (1991), The Age Of Innocence (1993), Interview With The Vampire (1994), Kundun (1997), Gangs Of New York (2002) and The Aviator (2004, winner).
Scott Millan, sound mixing on The Bourne Ultimatum
Millan was nominated previously for Schindler's List (1993), Braveheart (1995), Apollo 13 (1995, winner), Gladiator (2000), Road To Perdition (2002, winner) and Ray (2004, winner).
James Newton Howard, composer on Michael Clayton
Howard has six previous nominations, for The Prince Of Tides (1991), The Fugitive (1993), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and The Village (2004) and song nominations for Junior (1994) and One Fine Day (1996).
6 nominations Paul Massey, sound mixing on 3:10 To Yuma
Massey was nominated previously for Legends Of The Fall (1994), Air Force One (1997), Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003), Walk The Line (2005) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006).
Sydney Pollack, producer of Michael Clayton
Pollack was nominated for directing They Shoot Horses, Don't They' (1969), Tootsie (1982) and Out Of Africa (1985, winner) and for producing Tootsie and Out Of Africa (winner).
Albert Wolsky, costume designer on Across The Universe
Wolsky was nominated previously for All That Jazz (1979, winner), Sophie's Choice (1982), The Journey Of Natty Gann (1985), Bugsy (1991, winner) and Toys (1992).
5 nominations Paul Thomas Anderson, producer, director and writer of There Will Be Blood
Anderson's three nominations this year for producing, directing and writing There Will Be Blood join previous nominations for writing Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999).
Cate Blanchett, actor in Elizabeth: The Golden Age and I'm Not There
Blanchett's two nominations this year for lead actress (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) and supporting actress (I'm Not There) follow a best actress nomination for Elizabeth (1997) and supporting nods for The Aviator (2004, winner) and Notes On A Scandal (2006).
Scott Farrar, visual effects on Transformers
Farrar was nominated previously for Cocoon (1985, winner), Backdraft (1991), AI Artificial Intelligence (2001) and The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005).
John Knoll, visual effects on Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
Knoll was nominated previously for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (2002), Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006, winner).
Michael Semanick, sound mixing on Rataouille
Semanick was nominated previously for The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001), Lotr: The Two Towers (2002), Lotr: The Return Of The King (2003, winner) and King Kong (2005, winner).
4 nominations Brad Bird, writer and director of Ratatouille
Bird's animated feature film and screenplay nominations for Ratatouille follow his previous nominations for animated feature film and screenplay for The Incredibles (2004, winner for animated feature).
Alexandra Byrne, costume designer on Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Byrne was nominated previously for Hamlet (1996), Elizabeth (1997) and Finding Neverland (2004).
Julie Christie, actor in Away From Her
Christie won best actress for Darling (1965) and was nominated for McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971) and Afterglow (1997).
George Clooney, actor in Michael Clayton
Clooney was nominated for writing and directing Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) and won the best supporting actor Oscar for Syriana in the same year.
Daniel Day-Lewis, actor in There Will Be Blood
Day-Lewis was nominated previously in the best actor category for My Left Foot (1989, winner), In The Name Of The Father (1993) and Gangs Of New York (2002).
Dennis Gassner, art director on The Golden Compass
He was nominated previously for art direction on Barton Fink (1991) and Bugsy (1991, winner), and for Road To Perdition (2002).
Janusz Kaminski, cinematographer on The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Kaminski was nominated for Schindler's List (1993, winner), Amistad (1997) and Saving Private Ryan (1998, winner).
Doc Kane, sound mixing on Ratatouille
Kane has also been nominated for Beauty And The Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and The Incredibles (2004).
David Parker, sound mixing on The Bourne Ultimatum
Parker was nominated previously for Never Cry Wolf (1983), The English Patient (1996, winner) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003).
Michael Silvers, sound editing on Ratatouille
Silvers was nominated previously for Monsters Inc (2001), Finding Nemo (2003) and The Incredibles (2004, winner).
Top films by nomination
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
The Bourne Ultimatum
La Vie En Rose
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
FOREIGN-LANGUAGE OSCAR NOMINEES BY COUNTRY
This is the fifth nomination for Russia after Close To Eden aka Urga (1992), Burnt By The Sun (1994, winner), Prisoner Of The Mountains (1996) and The Thief (1997). As the Ussr, the country received nine nominations for War And Peace (1968, winner), The Brothers Karamazov (1969), Tchaikovsky (1971), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), Dersu Uzala (1975, winner), White Bim Black Ear (1978), Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears (1980, winner), Private Life (1982) and Wartime Romance (1984).
Israel's seventh nomination following Sallah (1964), The Policeman (1971), I Love You Rosa (1972), The House On Chelouche Street (1973), Operation Thunderbolt (1977) and Beyond The Walls (1984),
The Counterfeiters (Austria)
Austria has only one previous nomination, for 38 (1986).
This is the eighth nomination for Poland after Knife In The Water (1963), Pharaoh (1966), The Deluge (1974), Land Of Promise (1975), Nights And Days (1976), The Maids Of Wilko (1979) and Man Of Iron (1981).
This is the first ever nomination for Kazakhstan.
Top distributors by nominations
No Country For Old Men (8), There Will Be Blood (8), The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (4), Gone Baby Gone (1)
No Country For Old Men (8), There Will Be Blood (8), Into The Wild (2), The Kite Runner (1)
WARNER BROS PICTURES
Michael Clayton (7), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (3), The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2), August Rush (1)
WALT DISNEY PICTURES
Ratatouille (5), Enchanted (3), Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (2)
Atonement (7), Eastern Promises (1)
The Bourne Ultimatum (3), American Gangster (2), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2), Charlie Wilson's War (1)
Juno (4), The Savages (2), Once (1)
PARAMOUNT PICTURES/DREAMWORKS PICTURES
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (3), Transformers (3), Norbit (1)
Away From Her (2), 3:10 To Yuma (2)
La Vie En Rose (3), Mongol (1).