2008 Nominees

by foxandhisfriends | created - 03 Jun 2011 | updated - 03 Jun 2011 | Public

2008 Nominees for Oskar Awards

1. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), the ...

Actor: Redbelt

2. Michael Fassbender

Actor | Shame

Michael Fassbender was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele (originally from Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland). Michael was raised in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland, where his family moved to when he was two years old. ...

Actor: Hunger

3. Jacques Nolot

Actor | La chatte à deux têtes

Jacques Nolot was born on 31 August 1943 in Marcillac, France and is a well known stage and character actor whose first feature film L'arrière pays (1998) won the First Film Special Distinction Award at the Montreal World Film Festival and a FIPRESCI Special Mention Award at the Venice Film ...

Actor: Before I Forget

4. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints.

Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the ...

Milk

5. Cornelio Wall

Actor | Stellet Licht

Cornelio Wall was born in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico as Cornelio Wall Fehr. He is an actor, known for Silent Light (2007).

Actor: Silent Light

6. Asia Argento

Actress | Land of the Dead

Asia Argento was born in Rome, Italy, into a family of actors and filmmakers, both occupations which she has herself pursued. She made her debut when she was only nine years old in Sergio Citti's Sogni e bisogni (1985). In 1988 she had the leading role in Cristina Comencini's first film, Zoo (1988)...

Actress: The Last Mistress

7. Juliette Binoche

Actress | The English Patient

Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only...

Actress: The Flight of the Red Balloon

8. Sally Hawkins

Actress | The Shape of Water

Sally Cecilia Hawkins was born in 1976 in Lewisham hospital, London, England, to Jacqui and Colin Hawkins, authors and illustrators of children's books. She is of English and Irish descent. Hawkins was brought up in Greenwich, in southeast London. She attended James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich...

Actress: Happy-Go-Lucky

9. Miriam Toews

Actress | Stellet Licht

Miriam Toews is an actress and writer, known for Silent Light (2007), Charlotte and That Mennonite Joke (2016).

Actress: Silent Light

10. Michelle Williams

Actress | Blue Valentine

A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was ...

Actress: Wendy and Lucy

11. Emile Hirsch

Actor | Into the Wild

Emile Davenport Hirsch was born in Palms, California, to Margaret Esther (Davenport), a teacher and visual artist, and David M. Hirsch, an entrepreneur and producer. He grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and having been introduced to acting while still at school, he got his first ...

Supporting: Milk

12. Bill Irwin

Actor | Rachel Getting Married

Bill Irwin was born on April 11, 1950, in Santa Monica, California, to Elizabeth (Mills), a teacher, and Horace G. Irwin, an aerospace engineer. He is the oldest of three children, and is of English, Irish, and German descent. Irwin spent a year in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as an exchange student....

Supporting: Rachel Getting Married

13. Eddie Marsan

Actor | Happy-Go-Lucky

Eddie Marsan was born in Stepney, East London, to a lorry driver father and a school employee mother, and raised in Bethnal Green. He served an apprenticeship as a printer before becoming an actor twenty years ago. During this time he has worked with directors such asMartin Scorsese, Michael Mann, ...

Supporting: Happy-Go-Lucky

14. Jean-Paul Roussillon

Actor | Un conte de Noël

Jean-Paul Roussillon was born on March 5, 1931 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on A Christmas Tale (2008), Revenge of the Musketeers (1994) and The Girl from Paris (2001). He was married to Catherine Ferran. He died on July 31, 2009 in Auxerre, Yonne, France.

Supporting: A Christmas Tale

15. Brad Pitt

Actor | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

Supporting: Burn After Reading

16. Emmanuelle Béart

Actress | 8 femmes

Emmanuelle Béart was born August 14, 1963, in Gassin, France. She lived with her mother, brothers, and sister on a farm not far from Saint-Tropez in Provence (southern France), because her father, singer and poet Guy Béart, did not want his children to be affected by the glamour world of Paris. ...

Supporting: The Witnesses

17. Emmanuelle Devos

Actress | Rois et reine

Emmanuelle Devos was born on May 10, 1964 in Puteaux, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. She is an actress, known for Kings & Queen (2004), Read My Lips (2001) and Le temps de l'aventure (2013).

Supporting: A Christmas Tale

18. Chiara Mastroianni

Actress | Persepolis

Chiara Mastroianni was born on May 28, 1972 in Paris, France as Chiara Charlotte Mastroianni. She is an actress, known for Persepolis (2007), Beloved (2011) and Ready to Wear (1994). She was previously married to Benjamin Biolay.

Supporting: A Christmas Tale

19. Samantha Morton

Actress | Minority Report

Samantha Morton has established herself as one of the finest actors of her generation, winning Oscar nominations for her turns in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown (1999) and Jim Sheridan's In America (2002). She has the talent to become one of the major performers in the cinema of this young century.

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Supporting: Synecdoche, New York

20. Alexis Zegerman

Actress | Happy-Go-Lucky

Alexis Zegerman was born in 1977 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Albatross (2011) and Disobedience (2017).

Supporting: Happy-Go-Lucky