2006 Oscar nominations announced
Well 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
"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
"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.