Top news for year 2008 | new movies awards


Date Headline
January 1, 2008 Oil prices reach record high of $100 per barrel
February 5, 2008 Super Tuesday primary elections held in the United States
March 14, 2008 Bear Stearns, a major investment bank, collapses
April 2, 2008 Barack Obama wins the Democratic nomination for President of the United States
May 12, 2008 Earthquake in China kills over 69,000 people
June 3, 2008 Barack Obama becomes the presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the United States
July 8, 2008 Oil prices reach record high of $147 per barrel
August 8, 2008 Opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China
September 15, 2008 Lehman Brothers, a major investment bank, files for bankruptcy
October 3, 2008 U.S. Congress passes $700 billion bailout package for financial institutions
November 4, 2008 Barack Obama elected President of the United States
December 1, 2008 General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler CEOs testify before Congress requesting bailout funds

Movies of the year

Movie Title Director Genre IMDb Rating
The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan Action, Crime, Drama 9.0
Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle Drama, Romance 8.0
WALL-E Andrew Stanton Animation, Adventure, Family 8.4
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button David Fincher Drama, Fantasy, Romance 7.8
Frost/Nixon Ron Howard Biography, Drama, History 7.7
Milk Gus Van Sant Biography, Drama 7.5
The Wrestler Darren Aronofsky Drama, Sport 7.9
Gran Torino Clint Eastwood Drama 8.1
Iron Man Jon Favreau Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi 7.9
Revolutionary Road Sam Mendes Drama, Romance 7.3

Oscar award winner of year

Award Winner Description
Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire A drama film about a young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on a game show and recounts his life story to answer the questions.
Best Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) The director of Slumdog Millionaire, a British filmmaker known for his work on Trainspotting and 28 Days Later.
Best Actor Sean Penn (Milk) An American actor known for his roles in Mystic River, Milk, and Dead Man Walking.
Best Actress Kate Winslet (The Reader) A British actress known for her roles in Titanic, The Reader, and The Holiday.
Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) An Australian actor known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight, and A Knight's Tale.
Best Supporting Actress Pen´┐Żlope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) A Spanish actress known for her roles in Volver, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Best Original Screenplay Dustin Lance Black (Milk) An American screenwriter known for his work on Milk, J. Edgar, and When We Rise.
Best Adapted Screenplay Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) A British screenwriter known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, and The Full Monty.
Best Animated Feature WALL-E An American animated film about a robot named WALL-E who falls in love with another robot named EVE while cleaning up a polluted Earth.
Best Foreign Language Film Departures (Japan) A Japanese drama film about a cellist who becomes a mortician and learns about the beauty and dignity of life and death.