The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Jason Flemyng, Jared Harris, Tilda Swinton, Mahershalhashbaz Ali, Elias Koteas, Rampai Mohadi, Troi Bechet, Paula Gray, Phyllis Somerville, Richmond Arquette, Don Creech, Joshua DesRoches, Christopher Maxwell, Josh Stewart. Screenplay: Eric Roth (based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald).

Photo © 2008 Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. D–

(in December 2008: C–)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: David Fincher
Best Actor: Brad Pitt
Best Supporting Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Adapted Screenplay: Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda
Best Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt; Victor J. Zolfo
Best Costume Design: Jacqueline West
Best Film Editing: Angus Wall & Kirk Baxter
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat
Best Sound: David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, and Mark Weingarten
Best Visual Effects: Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, and Craig Barron
Best Makeup: Greg Cannom

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: David Fincher
Best Actor (Drama): Brad Pitt
Best Screenplay: Eric Roth and Robin Swicord
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Director; Best Adapted Screenplay (tie)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Production Design; Best Visual Effects; Best Makeup

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