The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Benjamin Button's life begins at the close of World War I, when he is born with the body of an old man. As the years pass, however, Benjamin discovers that he is gradually becoming younger even as he grows older in experience and wisdom--a situation that informs his relationship with the lovely Daisy, who reenters his life periodically as they grow closer together in physical age.
Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ceán Chaffin
Following his 1974 resignation, Richard Nixon withdraws from public life until talk show host David Frost persuades him--with the help of a sizeable payment--to participate in a series of television interviews. For Frost, the much-anticipated event offers a chance to establish himself as a serious journalist, while the disgraced former president regards the interviews as an opportunity to reestablish himself on the political stage.
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Eric Fellner
As the emerging Gay Pride movement gathers force in the 1970s, it finds a champion and a public face in San Francisco camera store owner Harvey Milk. Leaving his closeted life in New York behind, Milk moves to California with his lover and soon turns his efforts to politics, campaigning for a spot on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors--a quest that will make him the country's first openly gay man to be elected to public office.
Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen
In late 1950s Germany, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg begins an affair with Hanna, a woman in her mid-thirties. Hanna's past contains a dark secret, however, the revelation of which, in the decades following the period of his first experience with love, will both shock Michael and force him to confront his country's history.
Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti and Redmond Morris
An eighteen-year-old from the slums of Mumbai finds himself competing on the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," where the questions he must answer offer a look back at his earlier life. The show's host, however, insists that he must be cheating and takes steps to force young Jamal to admit that a boy from such an impoverished background could not possibly possess the knowledge necessary to win the show's top prize.
Richard Jenkins: THE VISITOR
Frank Langella: FROST/NIXON
Sean Penn: MILK
Brad Pitt: THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Mickey Rourke: THE WRESTLER
Anne Hathaway: RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
Angelina Jolie: CHANGELING
Melissa Leo: FROZEN RIVER
Meryl Streep: DOUBT
Kate Winslet: THE READER TITANIC (1997) -- Nominee,