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The 79th Annual Academy Awards nominations list


Best motion picture of the year
BABEL
THE DEPARTED
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE QUEEN

Best foreign language film of the year
AFTER THE WEDDING
DAYS OF GLORY (INDIGÈNES)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
PAN'S LABYRINTH
WATER

Best documentary feature
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
JESUS CAMP
MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY

Best animated feature film of the year
CARS
HAPPY FEET
MONSTER HOUSE

Achievement in directing
BABEL
THE DEPARTED
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
THE QUEEN
UNITED 93

Adapted screenplay
BORAT CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE DEPARTED
LITTLE CHILDREN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL

Original screenplay
BABEL
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN

Performance by an actor in a leading role
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

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jackie Earle Haley - LITTLE CHILDREN
Djimon Hounsou - BLOOD DIAMOND
Eddie Murphy - DREAMGIRLS
Mark Wahlberg - THE DEPARTED

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Penélope Cruz - VOLVER
Judi Dench - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Helen Mirren - THE QUEEN
Meryl Streep - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Kate Winslet - LITTLE CHILDREN

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Adriana Barraza - BABEL
Cate Blanchett - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Abigail Breslin - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jennifer Hudson - DREAMGIRLS
Rinko Kikuchi - BABEL

Achievement in art direction
DREAMGIRLS
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
PAN'S LABYRINTH
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
THE PRESTIGE

Achievement in cinematography
THE BLACK DAHLIA
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE ILLUSIONIST
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE PRESTIGE

Achievement in costume design
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
DREAMGIRLS
MARIE ANTOINETTE
THE QUEEN

Best documentary short subject
THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT
RECYCLED LIFE
REHEARSING A DREAM
TWO HANDS

Achievement in film editing
BABEL
BLOOD DIAMOND
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE DEPARTED
UNITED 93

Achievement in makeup
APOCALYPTO
CLICK
PAN'S LABYRINTH

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
BABEL
THE GOOD GERMAN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
"I Need to Wake Up" - AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
"Listen" - DREAMGIRLS
"Love You I Do" - DREAMGIRLS
"Our Town" - CARS
"Patience" - DREAMGIRLS

Best animated short film
THE DANISH POET
LIFTED
THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL
MAESTRO
NO TIME FOR NUTS

Best live action short film
BINTA AND THE GREAT IDEA (BINTA Y LA GRAN IDEA)
ÉRAMOS POCOS (ONE TOO MANY)
HELMER & SON
THE SAVIOUR
WEST BANK STORY

Achievement in sound editing
APOCALYPTO
BLOOD DIAMOND
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

Achievement in sound mixing
APOCALYPTO
BLOOD DIAMOND
DREAMGIRLS
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

Achievement in visual effects
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
POSEIDON
SUPERMAN RETURNS
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Big snub on Children of Men IMO, suprised that Greengrass got a nod for Uninted 93 and that Dreamgirls got nothing for best pic?
otherwise I would say those are some pretty good picks
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Well I have heard great sounding reviews for (APOCALYPTO) so I'll be watching the live broadcast online next moth to see if sound and sound effects editing goes over to (APOCALYPTO).
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David Neven, does anyone remember? And that naked man that streaked across the stage! ROTFLMAO
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The Oscars were in some ways refreshingly better in the old days (e.g., watch special features on BEN-HUR DVD set and THE WIZARD OF OZ, IIRC). There seemed to be less sense of self-importance and significance exhuded by the actors and about film. Or maybe I'm just getting crotchety as I age.
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I have zero, zip, nada, nil, null interest in the Oscars(tm). It has no bearing on what movies I watch or enjoy and I couldn't care less about the so called glamor of Hollywood bending over and collectively blowing itself.

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I have zero, zip, nada, nil, null interest in the Oscars(tm). It has no bearing on what movies I watch or enjoy and I couldn't care less about the so called glamor of Hollywood bending over and collectively blowing itself.

Thanks, and have a nice day!

My "nostalgic" post was basically to say the same thing. I can't remember when I last watched the Academy Awards Show-off.
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Yeah, that's how I read your post- I just put it more colorfully There certainly was a time when the awards meant something.

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It still does like those who come on to rant about something for there own curse for there own political propaganda.
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This was funny look out for Mr. Moore in it

Oscar Intro 2004
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pN4npDti38
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Yeah, but even that doesn't have the entertainment value of, say, a Marlon Brando (or lack thereof )

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So, Marky Mark has an Oscar nom. Wow.

Who's next, the Fresh Prince?

What???
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why isn't beyonce nominated?
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LMAO.....um...you were joking weren't you?

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Well, if Mark Wahlberg got a nod why not Beyonce?

The Academy in todays world; ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Sad!
The Hollywood Walk of Fame; (Ryan Seacrest has one) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Sad!
The once symbolic meaning of "THX",,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Sad!

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BORAT for Adapted Screenplay? Adapted from what? Maybe they're referring to the HBO television show...

As I understand it, each of the individual branches vote for their own nominees, all branches vote for the Best Picture nominees and then all branches vote to pick the eventual winners in all categories.

So, with all the grousing among screenwriters about the prevelance of "reality" drama/comedy taking jobs away from them, does anyone else find it odd that the screenwriting branch of the Academy nominated BORAT, a movie whose comedy is supposedly predominantly based on an actor's improvised, in-character responses to real people in real situations, for Best Screenplay? Hmm.
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Departed is a remake of a movie called Infernal Affairs that might win for best picture. How would people feel if 2001 or Rocky was remade and went on to win best picture.
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Ben Hur was a remake and won many oscars as was Romeo and Juliet....Cleopatra...The Ten Commandments.....Scent of a Woman ( remake of a french movie ).......all remakes which got a nomination for best picture ( i think but don't flame me if i'm wrong )
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Departed is a remake of a movie called Infernal Affairs that might win for best picture. How would people feel if 2001 or Rocky was remade and went on to win best picture.

ROCKY was remade: as Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, etc., etc.

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So, Marky Mark has an Oscar nom. Wow.

Who's next, the Fresh Prince?

What???

If you refer to Will Smith, there he is of course:

Performance by an actor in a leading role
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

No reason either actor should be excluded from acknowledgement for outstanding achievement in acting. Or are you preferring something a little more pre-biased?
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It was a ironically humorous statement, I believe.

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It was a ironically humorous statement, I believe.

Oh yes, but here is another irony: one of the strong themes I've gleaned from my limited exposure to HAPPYNESS, the latest Will Smith effort. is that one should not be constrained by the unfortunate mindset others would impose upon you. Thankfully Smith did not, stepped outside of his expected persona and delivered, by all accounts, a fine performance. Same with the former "Marky Mark."

Thankfully Sally Field and Tom Hanks had the courage of their muse to drive them into unanticipated arenas. I very distinctly remember my reaction to Fields' casting in the titular role of SYBIL -- I had just read the book, so I was appauled. Jamie Fox did some fine work as that big ugly broad on IN LIVING COLOR, but thankfully he had higher vision. Then after the Oscar and, some might feel, thereby entitled to allowing himself to be pigeonholed as a fine actor, released a best-selling CD.

Those mentioned have won OSCARS; not at all unlikely for Smith or Walberg either. That was my point -- not intended to be ironic in the least.
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Well, I don't think the implication was that those guys can't and shouldn't win Oscars- it's that at one time no one would have thought it possible, based on their early careers. Case in point- go back in a time machine to the early 80's, turn Bosom Buddies on the TV and try and tell anyone within earshot the dark haired idiot in the dress would become one of the most popular and respected actors in history, matching Spencer Tracy's back-to-back Oscar wins.

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Now here is at least one I can throw out there based on what actually got delivered -- I just rewatched my old tape of last years Oscars, and for 3 6 MAFIA to win for IT'S HARD OUT HERE FOR A PIMP, was pitiful, given the offering.

Hopefully though, after Fields delivering on a brilliant career following upon the weak FLYING NUN, and Hanks doing so much great stuff, I won't be making those kind of errors of judgment as easily.

Essentially though, I expect we are on the same page here, Fred.
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Yeah, pretty much! You could probably add Bill Murray and Robin Williams to the list- Mork was certainly not an accurate omen of things to come, and while I've never accepted Williams as a great actor he's certainly a good one. Murray had a better start but has certainly risen above his comic beginnings. It does seem to be the comic actors that turn around and do well in drama more often than the other way.

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