Oscar Nominations

Oscars-PicWell here it is folks, the nominees for the 2007 Oscar Awards. Thank god they didn’t nominate Dreamgirls for Best Picture. Too bad they still nominated Babel. But oh well, no one can be perfect. So here is your list of nominees with my personal picks how who I think SHOULD win in red

Best Motion Picture Of The Year
“Babel” – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik and Steve Golin, Producers
“The Departed” – Nominees to be determined
“Letters from Iwo Jima” – Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and Robert Lorenz, Producers
“Little Miss Sunshine” – Nominees to be determined
“The Queen” – Andy Harries, Christine Langan and Tracey Seaward, Producers

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role
Leonardo DiCaprio in “Blood Diamond”
Ryan Gosling in “Half Nelson”
Peter O’Toole in “Venus”
Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness”
Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland”

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
Alan Arkin in “Little Miss Sunshine”
Jackie Earle Haley in “Little Children”
Djimon Hounsou in “Blood Diamond”
Eddie Murphy in “Dreamgirls”
Mark Wahlberg in “The Departed”

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role
Penélope Cruz in “Volver”
Judi Dench in “Notes on a Scandal”
Helen Mirren in “The Queen”
Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada”
Kate Winslet in “Little Children”

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Adriana Barraza in “Babel”
Cate Blanchett in “Notes on a Scandal”
Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine”
Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls”
Rinko Kikuchi in “Babel”

Original Screenplay
“Babel” – Written by Guillermo Arriaga
“Letters from Iwo Jima” – Screenplay by Iris Yamashit, Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis
“Little Miss Sunshine” – Written by Michael Arndt
“Pan’s Labyrinth” – Written by Guillermo del Toro
“The Queen” – Written by Peter Morgan

Adapted Screenplay
“Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” – Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Maze, Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips
“Children of Men” – Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & HawkOstby

“The Departed” – Screenplay by William Monahan
“Little Children” – Screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta
“Notes on a Scandal” – Screenplay by Patrick Marber

Best Animated Feature Film Of The Year
“Cars” John Lasseter
“Happy Feet” George Miller
“Monster House” Gil Kenan

Achievement In Art Direction
“Dreamgirls” – Art Direction: John Myhre, Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
“The Good Shepherd” – Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewal, Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau and Leslie E. Rollins
“Pan’s Labyrinth” – Art Direction: Eugenio Caballer, Set Decoration: Pilar Revuelta
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” – Art Direction: Rick Heinrich, Set Decoration: Cheryl A. Carasik
“The Prestige” – Art Direction: Nathan Crowle, Set Decoration: Julie Ochipinti

Achievement In Cinematography
“The Black Dahlia” Vilmos Zsigmond
“Children of Men” Emmanuel Lubezki
“The Illusionist” Dick Pope
“Pan’s Labyrinth” Guillermo Navarro
“The Prestige” Wally Pfister

Achievement In Costume Design
“Curse of the Golden Flower” Yee Chung Man
“The Devil Wears Prada” Patricia Field
“Dreamgirls” Sharen Davis

“Marie Antoinette” Milena Canonero
“The Queen” Consolata Boyle

Achievement In Directing
“Babel” Alejandro González Iñárritu
“The Departed” Martin Scorsese
“Letters from Iwo Jima” Clint Eastwood
“The Queen” Stephen Frears
“United 93” Paul Greengrass

Best Documentary Feature
“Deliver Us from Evil” – Amy Berg and Frank Donner
“An Inconvenient Truth” – Davis Guggenheim
“Iraq in Fragments” – James Longley and John Sinno
“Jesus Camp” – Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
“My Country, My Country” – Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer

Achievement In Film Editing
“Babel” – Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise
“Blood Diamond” – Steven Rosenblum
“Children of Men” – Alex Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón
“The Departed” – Thelma Schoonmaker
“United 93” – Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse and Richard Pearson

Best Foreign Language Film Of The Year
“After the Wedding – Denmark
“Days of Glory ” – Algeria
“The Lives of Others” – Germany
“Pan’s Labyrinth” – Mexico
“Water” – Canada

Achievement In Makeup
“Apocalypto” Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
“Click” Kazuhiro Tsuji and Bill Corso
“Pan’s Labyrinth” David Marti and Montse Ribe

Achievement In Sound Editing
“Apocalypto” – Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar
“Blood Diamond” – Lon Bender
“Flags of Our Fathers” – Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
“Letters from Iwo Jima” – Alan Robert Murray
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” – Christopher Boyes and George Watters II

Achievement In Sound Mixing
“Apocalypto” – Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Camara
“Blood Diamond” – Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ivan Sharrock
“Dreamgirls” – Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton
“Flags of Our Fathers” – John Reitz, Dave Campbell, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” – Paul Massey, Christopher Boyes and Lee Orloff

Achievement In Visual Effects
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” – John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall
“Poseidon” – Boyd Shermis, Kim Libreri, Chaz Jarrett and John Frazier
“Superman Returns” – Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum

So there you have it. What do you think of the list? Any obvious films missing according to you? Anything that didn’t deserve to get nominated? What are your picks?

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