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2006 Oscar nominations announced

Oscar.jpgWell the 79th Academy Awards nominees have been announced, and if this editor doesn't crash on me again I'll get them written out and posted. Below (or over the page) you'll see the entire list of nominees for every category.

I've also added my predictions to win which are highlighted in italics. So why don't you have a look through and see if there are any surprises for you, and after that why not make your own list of who you think will win, and then we can compare after the Oscars and see who came closest to across the board.

You know, it might be fun to add in a little prize too. What do you think, worth a competition? Here's the list...

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"

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

Best Documentary Short Subject
"The Blood of Yingzhou District" - Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
"Recycled Life - Leslie Iwerks and Mike Glad
"Rehearsing a Dream - Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
"Two Hands" - Nathaniel Kahn and Susan Rose Behr

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 Music Written For Motion Pictures
"Babel" Gustavo Santaolalla
"The Good German" Thomas Newman
"Notes on a Scandal" Philip Glass
"Pan's Labyrinth" Javier Navarrete
"The Queen" Alexandre Desplat

Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures
"I Need to Wake Up" from "An Inconvenient Truth" Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge
"Listen" from "Dreamgirls" Music by Henry Krieger and Scott Cutle, Lyric by Anne Preven
"Love You I Do" from "Dreamgirls" Music by Henry Kriege, Lyric by Siedah Garrett
"Our Town" from "Cars" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
"Patience" from "Dreamgirls" Music by Henry Kriege, Lyric by Willie Reale

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

Best Animated Short Film
"The Danish Poet" - Torill Kove
"Lifted" - Gary Rydstrom
"The Little Matchgirl" - Roger Allers and Don Hahn
"Maestro" - Geza M. Toth
"No Time for Nuts" - Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier

Best Live Action Short Film
"Binta and the Great Idea" - Javier Fesser and Luis Manso
"Éramos Pocos" - Borja Cobeaga
"Helmer & Son" - Soren Pilmark and Kim Magnusson
"The Saviour" - Peter Templeman and Stuart Parkyn
"West Bank Story" - Ari Sandel

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

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

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

I've avoided a few categories because I really have no idea, I've also taken a couple of wild guesses and actually chosen who I really would like to win rather than who I genuinely think might...still, that's my list.

So, surprises? Now make your predictions and let's see come awards time.





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No Jack Nicholson for Supporting Actor = bullshit!

Filmstalker merchandise as prizes! ;D

Just curious, why did you choose Happy Feet as Best Animated Film instead of Cars?

It's shocking that Apocalypto only got 3 nominations. I couldnt comprehend why Mel Gibson wasnt up there for a Best Director.

Here's my fearless forecast:

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role
Forest Whitaker in "The Last King of Scotland"
(although the underdog in me would like to see Peter O' Toole finally get it after his 8th nomination!)

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
Eddie Murphy in "Dreamgirls"

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role
Helen Mirren in "The Queen"

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Cate Blanchett in "Notes on a Scandal"

Achievement In Directing
"The Departed" Martin Scorsese
(Way to go Marty!!!)

Best Documentary Feature
"An Inconvenient Truth" - Davis Guggenheim

Best Motion Picture Of The Year
"The Departed" or
"The Queen"

Achievement In Visual Effects
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" - John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall

Adapted Screenplay
"The Departed" - Screenplay by William Monahan

Original Screenplay
"The Queen" - Written by Peter Morgan

No DREAMGIRLS in best picture category. Nice. I would've liked to see United 93 or Half Nelson in there instead of Letters, but oh well.

WHY IN THE HELL IS BORAT UP FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY!? Isn't it all improv? What story is there that deserves an Oscar? Please, help me out here.

Little Miss Sunshine unfortunately won't win for anything other than maybe original screenplay. The Academy does not recognize comedy.

You think the Academy is FINALLY going to recognize Scorsese eh? Well, we'll see. I think the last 8 seconds of that film ruined his chances.

Happy Feet over Cars? Not a chance.

Your prediction for an Eddie Murphy win could be spot on. I picked Hounsou, but how crazy would it be if Axel Foley won an Oscar for a dramatic performance!?

all my picks are here: moviepatron.com/blog

Simone,

I think Mel Gibson wasn't nominated for obvious reasons don't you think?

And I forgot to mention Apocalypto totally should've been nominated for best Cinematography. What a crime.

Drewbacca, I am guessing you liked Apocalypto - did you review it on your site, I guess I better check eh, and check your own picks. But if they didnt nominate him for the obvious reasons, then this is why I have lost faith in the Academy because it's all about campaigning to be voted by your own peers. And I couldnt agree more with you about Apocalypto should have bagged a nomination for cinematography too.

Oh please, I dont want another win for Eastwood (I meant no disrespect) they have to hand it to Marty!!!

I'm not sold on Murphy taking home the Prize for Best Supporting Actor - I just don't think his performance was deserving of it.

Happy Feet over Cars? Well that was just a random choice to be honest, I thought that perhaps there might be a few inches of morality in the Academy and they might choose it as it's more environmentally conscious.

I'm fooling myself aren't I?!

Drew I would have liked Hounsou to win, but I think Murphy will get it.

As for Marty getting an award, this is where I see personal politics again and again in the Academy. Because Marty has a run of great films and he hasn't had a decent award for them, let's give him this Best Picture for compensation, even if another film might deserve it more.

I don't agree with that. That majority of awards are for this year and this year alone, unless it's an achievement award which he should win. Each nominee should be up against each other for this nomination alone and without prior history.

I don't agree with that. That majority of awards are for this year and this year alone, unless it's an achievement award which he should win. Each nominee should be up against each other for this nomination alone and without prior history.

Rich what are you referring to? The Scorsese nomination?

I havent seen Cars actually, have seen Happy Feet though.


These laughable nominations make me lose all interest in the Oscars this year.

My personal choices, in order (not what I think will win, but what I think should win):

-Leo Dicaprio

-Mark Wahlberg

-Meryl Streep

-Cate Blanchett

-Happy Feet

-The Prestige

-The Black Dahlia

-The Chinese one

-Scorsese

-The Al Gore thing

-Recycled Life

-The Departed

-Pan´s Labyrinth

-Apocalypto

-The Good German

-The Cars song

-The Departed

-The Little Matchgirl

-Éramos Pocos

-Apocalypto

-Superman Returns

-Borat

-Letters from Iwo Jima

Sayonara.


Ah Simone, I was referring to the trend of saying "deserves it" for past work. That's been said a lot about Scorsese this time and I just thought you might not have meant that here.

I wish Apocalypto was in there more, and we know why he's not being represented well and it's so unfair. Judge the film, not the man.

Drew, I'm with you on the Borat screenplay. It's an improvised comedy. Perhaps they've pulled together the situation and some things to do in the situation, but from there on it's improvised. Give him the comedy award by all means.

Peter, I like that "The Al Gore thing" and "The Chinese one".

Water is down as Canada, though its totally an Indian Film but funded by Canada.

I think Pan's Labyrinth (Mexico) will get it & probably deserves it, but I can't wait to see Water anyway on general release, Deepa Mehta's previous two filma 'Fire' & '1947 Earth' were awesome!

Richard, yes you're right, I didnt mean that in this occassion. I truly feel that Marty did well in The Departed, I havent seen Letters from Iwo Jima so I cannot really comment.

Amen to 'judge the film, not the man' comment on Mel Gibson. He's been robbed big time, I'll them that.

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role
Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland)
(I'm quite surprised DiCaprio got nominated for Blood Diamond over The Departed)

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond)
(WHERE'S JACK?!?!)

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role
Helen Mirren (The Queen)

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Cate Blanchett (Notes on a Scandal)

Best Animated Feature Film Of The Year
Happy Feet

Achievement In Art Direction
The Prestige

Achievement In Cinematography
The Prestige

Achievement In Costume Design
Curse of the Golden Flower

Achievement In Directing
Martin Scorsese (The Departed)

Best Documentary Feature
An Inconvenient Truth

Achievement In Film Editing
The Departed

Best Foreign Language Film Of The Year
Pan's Labyrinth

Achievement In Sound Editing
Flags of our Fathers

Achievement In Sound Mixing
Flags of our Fathers

Achievement in Visual Effects
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Adapted Screenplay
The Departed

Original Screenplay
Little Miss Sunshine

Best Motion Picture Of The Year
The Departed

I'm surprised Volver is not up for best Foreign "Language" film.


I am not surprised of that. I am pleased.

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