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Old 01-23-07, 08:23 AM
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79th Annual Academy Award Discussion! Nominee's inside!

Complete list of the 79th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

1. Best Picture: "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Queen."

2. Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, "Blood Diamond"; Ryan Gosling, "Half Nelson"; Peter O'Toole, "Venus"; Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"; Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland."

3. Actress: Penelope Cruz, "Volver"; Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"; Helen Mirren, "The Queen"; Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"; Kate Winslet, "Little Children."

4. Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children"; Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond"; Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"; Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed."

5. Supporting Actress: Adriana Barraza, "Babel"; Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"; Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"; Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel."

6. Directing: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Babel"; Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"; Clint Eastwood, "Letters From Iwo Jima"; Stephen Frears, "The Queen"; Paul Greengrass, "United 93."

7. Foreign Language Film: "After the Wedding," Denmark; "Days of Glory (Indigenes)," Algeria; "The Lives of Others," Germany; "Pan's Labyrinth," Mexico; "Water," Canada.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Sacha Baron Cohen and Anthony Hines and Peter Baynham and Dan Mazer and Todd Phillips, "Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"; Alfonso Cuaron and Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, "Children of Men"; William Monahan, "The Departed"; Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, "Little Children"; Patrick Marber, "Notes on a Scandal."

9. Original Screenplay: Guillermo Arriaga, "Babel"; Iris Yamashita and Paul Haggis, "Letters From Iwo Jima"; Michael Arndt, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Guillermo del Toro, "Pan's Labyrinth"; Peter Morgan, "The Queen."

10. Animated Feature Film: "Cars," "Happy Feet," "Monster House."

11. Art Direction: "Dreamgirls," "The Good Shepherd," "Pan's Labyrinth," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "The Prestige."

12. Cinematography: "The Black Dahlia," "Children of Men," "The Illusionist," "Pan's Labyrinth," "The Prestige."

13. Sound Mixing: "Apocalypto," "Blood Diamond," "Dreamgirls," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."

14. Sound Editing: "Apocalypto," "Blood Diamond," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."

15. Original Score: "Babel," Gustavo Santaolalla; "The Good German," Thomas Newman; "Notes on a Scandal," Philip Glass; "Pan's Labyrinth," Javier Navarrete; "The Queen," Alexandre Desplat.

16. Original Song: "I Need to Wake Up" from "An Inconvenient Truth," Melissa Etheridge; "Listen" from "Dreamgirls," Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler and Anne Preven; "Love You I Do" from "Dreamgirls," Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett; "Our Town" from "Cars," Randy Newman; "Patience" from "Dreamgirls," Henry Krieger and Willie Reale.

17. Costume: "Curse of the Golden Flower," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Dreamgirls," "Marie Antoinette," "The Queen."

18. Documentary Feature: "Deliver Us From Evil," "An Inconvenient Truth," " Iraq in Fragments," "Jesus Camp," "My Country, My Country."

19. Documentary (short subject): "The Blood of Yingzhou District," "Recycled Life," "Rehearsing a Dream," "Two Hands."

20. Film Editing: "Babel," "Blood Diamond," "Children of Men," "The Departed," "United 93."

21. Makeup: "Apocalypto," "Click," "Pan's Labyrinth."

22. Animated Short Film: "The Danish Poet," "Lifted," "The Little Matchgirl," "Maestro," "No Time for Nuts."

23. Live Action Short Film: "Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)," "Eramos Pocos (One Too Many)," "Helmer & Son," "The Saviour," " West Bank Story."

24. Visual Effects: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Poseidon," "Superman Returns."

Academy Award winners previously announced this year:

HONORARY AWARD (Oscar statuette): Ennio Morricone

JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD (Oscar statuette): Sherry Lansing
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Bummed by the CoM's shutout in best director/picture, but I didn't think there was enough support for the little film that could, so not surprised, just disappointed (especially since I don't get all the love LMS is getting, even now, 6 months after its theatrical release).

I'm surprised that Babel got so many noms, I guess Hollywood isn't tired of the fractured narrative storytelling device yet. I guess it being the "International" version of Crash helped.

Dreamgirls didn't deserve a BP or BD nom because there were more worthy nominees this year in those categories.

If Scorsese gets his BD oscar, I think it's going to be for body of work because amongst the 5 nominees this year, I'd rank his effort in "The Departed" only 3rd (Eastwood and Greengrass over Scorsese).
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I'm happy with the nominations (kind of went over it in the other thread but what the hell). Loved Little Miss Sunshine (not my favorite movie of the year, but certainly in my top 5), glad Monster House got nominated, glad Pan's got six nominations, glad Children of Men got some recognition, and glad Dreamgirls got shutout of Best Pic.

I think part of the recogniition for Little Miss Sunshine was that it was the little film that could, I've been reading a lot of disgruntled reviews of it lately (IGN's DVD review comes to mind, who seems to review it squarely off the hype that it didn't live up to), but on top of that, I've been hugely entertained by it the 3 times I've seen it, plus it gave me the biggest laughs of the year for a film not called Borat. Children of Men wasn't so much a little film that could, it was a massive film ($72m+ budget) that was under publicized, but still prevailed somewhat.

Also happy Curse of the Golden Flower and The Prestige got some recognition.

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Beyonce's daddy isn't going to be happy...
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After seeing the Editing list, I'm saying the race is between the favorite, The Departed, and the runner up, Babel. I believe it's now been 26? consecutive years since a film won Best Picture, but failed to get nominated for Editing.
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Which is odd, since editing was one of the few areas I felt The Departed was lacking.

Click being an oscar nominated movie just makes me laugh hysterically.

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I'm mostly happy. I was thrilled that Dreamgirls didn't make the cut, but am still kind of bitter that The Queen did so well. It was a very good movie...but it was an acting showcase - the rest felt TV movie-ish to me. I think the fact that other great movies like Little Children and Children of Men (a sure thing for cinematography) got shut out of this category and especially directing, yet The Queen managed to land in both just pisses me off.

I'm thrilled that Mark Wahlberg and Abagail Breslin got noms. Not surprised that the academy didn't have the balls to nominate Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat, but at least they gave Ryan Gosling a much deserved nod.

I'm really glad that Letters From Iwo Jima got some serious love, as well as Pan's Labyrinth. These are two movies that people NEED to see. And I'm glad there was no upset with the Departed, because I just love the hell out of that movie. Should be a very interesting Oscars this year IMO.

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Originally Posted by madcougar
Beyonce's daddy isn't going to be happy...
Why?

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*Excited for Little Miss Sunshine.
*Stinks that Jack was bumped especially for a performance that was beyond excellent.
*Excited for Dreamgirls snub in the two big categories. Not that great a film.
*Knowing Children of Men wasn't getting in the two big categories, the smaller love is great!
*Paul Greengrass was a pleasant surprise.
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Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children"

OMG - isn't that the little kid from 1976's The Bad News Bears? With the long stringy hair?! This kid is having what is supposed to be a huge comeback, and not one person is even discussing him! Amazing.
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I think it's because most people haven't seen Little Children. If they had, they'd know that Haley gives a very chilling, restrained performance that is really surprising. I don't think he has a great chance of winning, but the nomination is greatly deserved.
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Mark Wahlberg - "The Departed" (Best Supporting Actor)

Holy Crap!! That guy --- I tried to buy drugs from him once a long time ago, then he beat the shit out of me and robbed me! Now he's nominated for an Academy Award?!

In all seriousness (?), I'm very happy to see Wahlberg getting even more successful as the years go on. You talk about an inauspicious beginning - that's Mark. A high school drop-out drug dealer, thief, busted and thrown in jail. If that were my kid, I'd think he would wind up a career-criminal and I would hide my valuables every time he came to visit. I wouldn't think he'd have much going for him.

Then...because of his brother Donnie and New Kids On The Block, Mark is taken under Donnie's wing. The rest is history (underware fashion model/rap star-turned-actor)...I guess if Donnie Wahlberg didn't exist, Mark Wahlberg would not be a house-hold name today. Obviously, if Mark didn't have the talent he has, he wouldn't have made it very far either, but if he does happen to win the trophy and honor for his turn as Det. Dignam at the Oscars, I hope he has enough foresight to thank his brother.

On another note, I wonder if Denis Leary is eating his heart out (he was originally slated to play the role that got Mark his Oscar-nomination).
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On to the techs, both Eastwood movies get Sound Editing noms. Superman gets 0 sound nominations. 0 for Casino Royale. Poseidon with 1 nomination (fx)!

Blood Diamond was liked more than I thought. Actor, Supporting Actor, Editing, 2 for Sound

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Children of Men being shut out of Best Picture and Director categories is a crime.
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Apocolypto got 3 noms. think mel is happy?
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Originally Posted by Buttmunker
Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children"

OMG - isn't that the little kid from 1976's The Bad News Bears? With the long stringy hair?! This kid is having what is supposed to be a huge comeback, and not one person is even discussing him! Amazing.
I believe hardly anyone has had the chance to see that movie.
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Just realized Emily Blunt didn't get a nomination for supporting actress for "The Devil Wears Prada". Thought that was a shoe in. Wish "The Illusionist" had received more nominations but glad it got one for cinematography. And nothing for "The Painted Veil". Which surprises me.

But a big oh hell yeah for "Pan's Labyrinth" getting 6 nominations!!!
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I hope Eddie Murphy wins and accepts his award in his Bill Cosby voice.
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Originally Posted by beatccr
Apocolypto got 3 noms. think mel is happy?
he has already started his acceptance speech.

Originally Posted by Drunken Mel Gibson
I just want to thank all of you Jews.
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In all, I'm quite happy with this year's choices. Departed, Pan's Labyrinth, United 93, Children of Men, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Children all got recognized pretty well. I have got to see Letters and Pan's Labyrinth this weekend.
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of the animated films, I thought the underrated Ant Bully was my personal fave, to bad the Academy didn't consider it for inclusion. Props to Hoodwinked, Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman and I enjoyed it.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
After seeing the Editing list, I'm saying the race is between the favorite, The Departed, and the runner up, Babel. I believe it's now been 26? consecutive years since a film won Best Picture, but failed to get nominated for Editing.
Correct, not since Ordinary People in 1980.

Although of Babel and The Departed, I would say Babel is the favorite. I mean how hard is it to get Jack Nicholson nominated?
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Click being an oscar nominated movie just makes me laugh hysterically.

WTF? Did you see how much work went into FX/Make-up for that film?

It deserves the nomination and the win.
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Just realized Emily Blunt didn't get a nomination for supporting actress for "The Devil Wears Prada". Thought that was a shoe in. Wish "The Illusionist" had received more nominations but glad it got one for cinematography. And nothing for "The Painted Veil". Which surprises me.
If I had my druthers, I'd put Emily Blunt in Abigail Breslin's spot in the Best Supporting Actress category.
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It's almost like there's only a dozen good actresses, and they keep getting nominated. Seems like the same names keep popping up year after year.

KATE WINSLET - 3 Actress & 2 Supporting Actress
MERYL STREEP - 11 Actress & 3 Supporting Actress
JUDI DENCH - 4 Actress & 2 Supporting Actress
HELEN MIRREN - 1 Actress & 2 Supporting Actress
CATE BLANCHETT - 1 Actress & 2 Supporting Actress

Total of 31 acting nominations.
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My initial reactions:

I'm glad to see Leo get just the 1 nod.
Also glad to see Jackie Earle Haley and Wahlberg mentioned
The year that Scorsese probably will win, he does not necessarily deserve it.

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