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2007 Oscar Nominations

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Best Motion Picture of the Year

Nominees:

Babel (2006):

Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, Steve Golin, Jon Kilik

The Departed (2006):

Graham King

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

The Queen (2006):

Andy Harries, Christine Langan, Tracey Seaward

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Nominees:

Leonardo DiCaprio

for Blood Diamond (2006)

Ryan Gosling

for Half Nelson (2006)

Peter O'Toole

for Venus (2006/I)

Will Smith

for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Forest Whitaker

for The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Nominees:

Penlope Cruz

for Volver (2006/I)

Judi Dench

for Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Helen Mirren

for The Queen (2006)

Meryl Streep

for The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Kate Winslet

for Little Children (2006)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominees:

Alan Arkin

for Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Jackie Earle Haley

for Little Children (2006)

Djimon Hounsou

for Blood Diamond (2006)

Eddie Murphy

for Dreamgirls (2006)

Mark Wahlberg

for The Departed (2006)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominees:

Adriana Barraza

for Babel (2006)

Cate Blanchett

for Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Abigail Breslin

for Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Jennifer Hudson

for Dreamgirls (2006)

Rinko Kikuchi

for Babel (2006)

Best Achievement in Directing

Nominees:

Clint Eastwood

for Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Stephen Frears

for The Queen (2006)

Paul Greengrass

for United 93 (2006)

Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu

for Babel (2006)

Martin Scorsese

for The Departed (2006)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Nominees:

Babel (2006):

Guillermo Arriaga

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006):

Iris Yamashita

Little Miss Sunshine (2006):

Michael Arndt

Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006):

Guillermo del Toro

The Queen (2006):

Peter Morgan

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Nominees:

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006):

Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, Dan Mazer, Todd Phillips

Children of Men (2006):

Alfonso Cuarn, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby

The Departed (2006):

William Monahan

Little Children (2006):

Todd Field, Tom Perrotta

Notes on a Scandal (2006):

Patrick Marber

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I'm pretty suprised Little Miss Sunshine is up for best picture.

having seen it, I'm not! Great film, saw it in one of those free preview screenings at The Belmont. In fact I'm going to another tonight, Bobby. Yes, I am a cheapskate.

The nom for Letters from Iwo Jima was more of a surprise, can't remember the last time a foreign language film was nominated in that category, although I'm sure it has happened.

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mark wahlberg's nomination is a great shout, he pretty much stole every scene he was in in "the departed"

i don't understand all the praise that is being directed at babel though

irritu is the least subtle director ever (OH NOES GUNZ R BAD LALZ) and he is essentially recycling the fragmented narrative gimmick he employed in his past two features

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mark wahlberg's nomination is a great shout, he pretty much stole every scene he was in in "the departed"

Agreed, although I'm still suprised as everyone had been saying DiCaprio would get a best supporting nomination for The Departed.

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Spielberg, Lucas, Scorsese, Cameron and Scott.

Subtle? No. Successful? Yes. Great film-makers? Yes.

Inarritu is one of the most exciting directors around at the moment. Apart from Nolan, PT Anderson and Aronofsky, I can't think of anyone whose films I'd make a point of going to see, just going on his track record so far.

The Oscar winners are very predictable this year though:

Film: The Departed

Actor: Whitaker

Actress: Helen Mirren

Director: Scorsese

unless Babel wins film/director. which would be a shock but not undeserving.

AKM

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The Oscar winners are very predictable this year though:

Film: The Departed

Actor: Whitaker

Actress: Helen Mirren

Director: Scorsese

Hmm, I wouldn't put money on The Departed winning Best Picture, and Scorsese might not be a shoe in either.

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mark wahlberg's nomination is a great shout, he pretty much stole every scene he was in in "the departed"

that is the truth, preacher man!

will smith is excellent in the pursuit of happyness, but out of those i've seen i'd take whitaker for the win.

/x

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mark wahlberg's nomination is a great shout, he pretty much stole every scene he was in in "the departed"

Wahlberg's is very good in his role, but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Alec Baldwin contribution (I do appreciate that he's not on the nominations list) - he was excellent, his character was wound so tight that you expected him to blow as gasket at any time :laughing:

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I haven't seen any of those films so my knowledge is poor but...

''Children of Men (2006):

Alfonso Cuarn''

...directed Harry Potter and the Prison of Azkaban.

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Letters From Iwo Jima had the release put forward in time for Oscar season to snag Clint Eastwood a nomination for director, and there's talk of him pinching the Oscar from Scorcese again.

But Robert Altman never one an Oscar until the lifetime achievement one and he was an outstanding director.

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my shouts/preferences

best film - the departed OR little miss sunshine....both outstanding films worthy of the wee gold man

best actor - after seeing peter o' toole last night in 'venus' he gets my vote, but forest whitaker is in with the biggest chance.

best actress - judi dench could take it from mirren if her performance in 'notes on a scandal' is everything it's being hyped up to be.

supporting actor - i want alan arkin to win it. he was brilliant. failing that, i hope whalberg gets it.

supporting actress - little miss sunshine gets my vote again - abigail breslin for the win!

director - scorsese. and it would be about fucking time. if eastwood steals it from under him again i'm going to see to it that i get to spit on his grave. however, as opposed to say, eastwood stealing it...i think the surprise win could go to paul greengrass for 'united 93'.

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Scorcese finally won! The guy was the reason I went to film school when I was 17. I've never felt so moved during the awards in the entire time I've been watching them. Welling up I was!

Glad Pan's Labyrinth got credits where it really deserved it.

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Abso-fucking-lutely delighted that Scorcese won the awards, I actually cannot stress how happy I am that he FINALLY won the best picture AND director awards. I'm glad Pan's Labyrinth won several, but I'd have liked to see it win 'Best Foreign Language Film'.

And a big well done to Helen Mirren, a very deserved win!!

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23-01-2007, 15:24

The Oscar winners are very predictable this year though:

Film: The Departed

Actor: Whitaker

Actress: Helen Mirren

Director: Scorsese

If only I were a betting man.

AKM

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If only I were a betting man.

Console yourself in the knowledge that the results were so predictable you would have got crap odds.

Good for Scorsese, but although The Departed is excellent, there's no way it's up there with Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas or even The King of Comedy or Casino.

The Departed winning Best Picture while Goodfellas gets beat by Dances With Wolves just highlights what a load of crap the Oscars are.

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