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Postby Damien » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:22 pm

Okri wrote:
Akash wrote:...Ron Howard winning over Robert Altman and David Lynch.

That one pisses me off the most. It just cannot believe it.

It's the quintessential Academy result, and is the perfect example of why the Oscars are not to be taken seriously as any kind of arbiter of quality.
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Postby Okri » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:47 pm

Akash wrote:...Ron Howard winning over Robert Altman and David Lynch.

That one pisses me off the most. It just cannot believe it.

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Postby Akash » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:05 pm

Meh, I guess I just don't care anymore. In the end, considering who the other nominees were, Hudson's win wasn't as egregious as say Crash winning over Brokeback Mountain, or Ron Howard winning over Robert Altman and David Lynch.

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Postby dylanfan23 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:06 pm

It was one of those things, it was gonna happen and it was unavoidable...but it was a shame...it was far from the best performance and she was given the award for having a beautiful voice and giving a solid performance. Either of the babel performances were better, so was blanchett, my number 1...and my other top 5 which were streep in prarie, thompson and stranger than fiction, epps in half nelson and blunt in devil wears prada

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Postby Penelope » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:42 pm

Steph2 wrote:
Akash wrote:And more and more, I don't even mind Jennifer Hudson winning. I haven't changed my opinion mind you, but the category itself was so lousy that a viable alternative never surfaced,

Everyone else in that category was more deserving. Even the little girl.

Amen to that, Steph!
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Postby Steph2 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:48 pm

Akash wrote:And more and more, I don't even mind Jennifer Hudson winning. I haven't changed my opinion mind you, but the category itself was so lousy that a viable alternative never surfaced,

Everyone else in that category was more deserving. Even the little girl.

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Postby Akash » Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:36 pm

I was more or less satisfied with 2006. I still can't believe a film as deserving as The Departed actually won, and I'm really glad that the voters showed unusual good taste and restraint in 2004 by awarding Eastwood's elegant film and direction and waiting a few years to find a Scorsese film that could be grouped among the best of his films, and the best of the Academy's films.

And more and more, I don't even mind Jennifer Hudson winning. I haven't changed my opinion mind you, but the category itself was so lousy that a viable alternative never surfaced, and I'm just glad that horrible little witch from Little Miss Sunshine got shafted. I never thought I'd find a child actor more annoying than Dakota Fanning, but we definitely have a new winner folks.

Oh and I'm still pissed Volver wasn't nominated for Best Foreign Film. Worst oversight.

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Postby flipp525 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:11 am

Aceisgreat wrote:BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
*Catherine O'Hara, For Your Consideration

I really think she deserved to be nominated last year. Her performance was fabulous.




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Postby Bog » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:36 am

BEST PICTURE
The Departed
Letters from Iwo Jima
The Lives of Others
Marie Antoinette
The Queen*

BEST DIRECTOR
Sofia Coppola- Marie Antoinette*
Alphonso Cuaron- Children of Men
Clint Eastwood- Letters from Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears- The Queen
Guillermo del Toro- Pan's Labyrinth

BEST ACTOR
Matt Damon- The Departed
Ryan Gosling- Half Nelson
Toby Jones- Infamous
Ulrich Muhe- The Lives of Others*
Forest Whitaker- Last King of Scotland

BEST ACTRESS
Judi Dench- Notes on a Scandal
Laura Dern- Inland Empire
Kirsten Dunst- Marie Antoinette
Maggie Gyllenhaal- Sherrybaby
Helen Mirren- The Queen*

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alec Baldwin- The Departed
Michael Caine- Children of Men
Eddie Murphy- Dreamgirls
Michael Sheen- The Queen*
Mark Wahlberg- The Departed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett- Notes on a Scandal
Emily Blunt- Devil Wears Prada
Sandra Bullock- Infamous
Shareeka Epps- Half Nelson*
Rinko Kikuchi- Babel

no Lynch or Page or Craig or Von Donnersmarck is shameful

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Postby Aceisgreat » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:41 am

BEST PICTURE
*The Departed
Dreamgirls
Pan's Labyrinth
The Queen
United 93

BEST DIRECTOR
Bill Condon, Dreamgirls
Stephen Frears, The Queen
Paul Greengrass, United 93
Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth
*Martin Scorsese, The Departed

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Toby Jones, Infamous
*Peter O'Toole, Venus
Forrest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

BEST ACTRESS
Judi Dench, Notes On A Scandal
Kirsten Dunst, Marie Antoinette
*Helen Mirren, The Queen
Ivana Baquero, Pan's Labyrinth
Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Daniel Craig, Infamous
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Leslie Phillips, Venus
*Michael Sheen, The Queen

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Notes On A Scandal
Shareeka Epps, Half Nelson
*Catherine O'Hara, For Your Consideration
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Maribel Verdu, Pan's Labyrinth
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Postby jprobth » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:11 am

Best picture
Children of Men
Letters from Iwo Jima*
The Lives of Others^
The Queen
Pan's Labyrinth

Best director
Alfonso Cuaron - Children of Men*
Clint Eastwood - Letters from Iwo Jima
Paul Greengrass - United 93
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck - The Lives of Others^
Guillermo del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth

Best actor in a leading role
Ryan Gosling - Half Nelson
Ulrich Muhe - The Lives of Others^
Kazunari Niyomiya - Letters From Iwo Jima*
Ken Takakura - Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
Ken Watanabe - Letters from Iwo Jima

Best actress in a leading role
Cate Blanchett - The Good German^
Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal
Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal
Laura Dern - Inland Empire*
Helen Mirren - The Queen

Best actor in a supporting role
Richard Griffiths - History Boys
Jackie Earle Haley - Little Children*
Ryo Kase - Letters From Iwo Jima^
Sergi Lopez - Pan's Labyrinth
Michael Sheen - The Queen

Best actress in a supporting role
Adriana Barraza - Babel
Shareeka Epps - Half Nelson
Rinko Kikuchi - Babel*
Sook-Yin Lee - Shortbus
Meryl Streep - A Prairie Home Companion^

Best ensemble
Babel^
The Departed
The Dead Girl
Letters From Iwo Jima*
Volver

Best original screenplay
Letters from Iwo Jima
The Lives of Others^
The Queen*
Shortbus
Somersault

Best adapted screenplay
Children of Men^
The Departed*
Notes on a Scandal
A Prairie Home Companion
Thank You for Smoking

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Postby anonymous1980 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:53 pm

BEST PICTURE
Children of Men
The Departed
Letters from Iwo Jima
Pan's Labyrinth
Volver

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron, Children of Men
Martin Scorsese, The Departed
Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima
Guillermo Del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth
Paul Greengrass, United 93

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Leonard DiCaprio, The Departed
Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Ken Watanabe, Letters from Iwo Jima
Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Ivana Baquero, Pan's Labyrinth
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
Helen Mirren, The Queen
Kate Winslet, Little Children

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Paul Dano, Little Miss Sunshine
Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Kazunari Ninomiya, Letters from Iwo Jima
Michael Sheen, The Queen

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada
Shareeka Epps, Half Nelson
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Carmen Maura, Volver
Phyllis Sommerville, Little Children

BEST SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
Written by Michiko Yamamoto
L'Enfant
Written by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Letters from Iwo Jima
Screenplay by Iris Yamashita Story by Iris Yamashita and Paul Haggis
Pan's Labyrinth
Written by Guillermo Del Toro
Volver
Written by Pedro Almodovar

BEST SCREENPLAY BASED ON MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED OR PUBLISHED
The Black Dahlia
Screenplay by Josh Friedman
Based on the novel by James Ellroy
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakstan
Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, Peter Baynham and Todd Phillips.
Based on the character 'Borat' created by Sacha Baron Cohen
Children of Men
Screenplay by Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby.
Based on the novel by P.D. James
The Departed
Screenplay by William Monahan
Based on the motion picture Infernal Affairs screenplay by Felix Chong and Alan Mak
Dreamgirls
Screenplay by Bill Condon
Based on the musical Dreamgirls, book by Tom Eyen.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Vilmos Zsigmond, The Black Dahlia
Emmanuel Lubezki, Children of Men
Tom Stern, Letters from Iwo Jima
Lance Acord, Marie Antoinette
Guillermo Navarro, Pan's Labyrinth

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Black Dahlia
Dante Ferreti (art direction); Francesa LoSchiavo (set decoration)
Children of Men
Jim Clay and Geoffrey Kirkland (art direction); Jennifer Williams (set decoration)
The Fountain
James Chinlund (art direction); Daniel Hamelin and Philippe Lord (set decoration)
Pan's Labyrinth
Eugenio Caballero (art direction); Pilar Revuelta (set decoration)
The Prestige
Nathan Crowley (art direction); Julie Ochipinti (set decoration)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Fountain
Composed by Cliff Mansell
Little Children
Composed by Thomas Newman
Pan's Labyrinth
Composed by Javier Navarette
The Queen
Composed by Alexander Desplat
Volver
Composed by Alberto Iglesias

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Jenny Beavan, The Black Dahlia
Chung Man-Yee, Curse of the Golden Flower
Patricia Field, The Devil Wears Prada
Sharen Davis, Dreamgirls
Milena Canonero, Marie Antoinette

BEST FILM EDITING
Stuart Baird, Casino Royale
Alfonso Cuaron and Alex Rodriguez, Children of Men
Thelma Schoonmaker, The Departed
Joel Cox and Gary Roach, Letters from Iwo Jima
Clare Douglas, Richard Pearson and Christopher Rouse, United 93

BEST SOUND
Casino Royale
The Departed
Dreamgirls
Letters from Iwo Jima
Monster House

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Casino Royale
Pan's Labyrinth
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

BEST MAKEUP
Apocalypto
Pan's Labyrinth
The Queen

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Postby J Sylva » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:18 pm

BEST PICTURE
Babel
Inland Empire
*The Lives of Others
Pan's Labyrinth
The Queen

BEST DIRECTOR
*Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, The Lives of Others
Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth
Stephen Frears, The Queen
Paul Greengrass, United 93

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed
Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking
Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Ulrich Muhe, The Lives of Others
*Peter O'Toole, Venus

BEST ACTRESS
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
Laura Dern, Inland Empire
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sherrybaby
*Helen Mirren, The Queen

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Bill Nighy, Notes on a Scandal
Nick Nolte, Clean
*Michael Sheen, The Queen

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Adriana Barazza, Babel
*Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Carmen Maura, Volver
Brittany Murphy, The Dead Girl
Meryl Streep, A Prairie Home Companion

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Babel
*The Lives of Others
Pan's Labyrinth
The Queen
Volver

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Blood Diamond
The Departed
Little Children
*Notes on a Scandal
Thank You for Smoking

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
The Dead Girl
Little Miss Sunshine
*A Prairie Home Companion
Thank You for Smoking
Volver

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Ground Truth
An Inconvenient Truth
*A Lion in the House
...So Goes the Nation
The U.S. Vs. John Lennon

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Black Dahlia
Children of Men
The Illusionist
*Marie Antoinette
Pan's Labyrinth

BEST EDITING
Babel
*Blood Diamond
Dreamgirls
The Lives of Others
United 93

BEST ART DIRECTION
Dreamgirls
*Marie Antoinette
Pan's Labyrinth
The Prestige
V for Vendetta

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Black Dahlia
The Devil Wears Prada
Dreamgirls
*Marie Antoinette
Pan's Labyrinth

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Illusionist
The Lives of Others
*Notes on a Scandal
Pan's Labyrinth
The Queen

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Borat
Casino Royale
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
*A Prairie Home Companion

BEST MAKEUP
Dreamgirls
Marie Antoinette
*Pan's Labyrinth
The Queen
Volver

BEST SOUND
*Dreamgirls
Inland Empire
Letters from Iwo Jima
Pan's Labyrinth
United 93

BEST SOUND EDITING
*Blood Diamond
Letters from Iwo Jima
A Prairie Home Companion
United 93
V for Vendetta

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Letters from Iwo Jima
Pan's Labyrinth
The Prestige
The Science of Sleep
*Superman Returns

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Postby Precious Doll » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:04 am

My updated list though I still need to see Inland Empire. Not based on U.S. release dates.

Best Film

**Borat: Cultural Learning of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Little Children
The Queen
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Volver

Best Director

Pedro Almodovar for Volver
Clint Eastwood for Letters from Iwo Jima
**Todd Field for Little Children
Stephen Frears for The Queen
Michael Winterbottom for Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Best Actor

Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat: Cultural Learning of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
**Toby Jones for Infamous
Sergi Lopez for Pan’s Labyrinth
Ulrich Muhe for The Lives of Others
Kazunari Ninomiya for Letters from Iwo Jima

Best Actress

Penelope Cruz for Volver
Charlotte Gainsbourg for I Do: or How to Get Married and Stay Single
**Helen Mirren for The Queen
Gretchen Mol for The Notorious Bettie Page
Kate Winslet for Little Children

Best Supporting Actor

Andre Dussollier for Private Lives in Public Places
Stephen Fry for V for Vendetta
Jackie Earle Haley for Little Children
Jiri Schmitzer for Beauty in Trouble
**Michael Sheen for The Queen

Best Supporting Actress

Lola Duenas for Volver
Amanda Henderson for I Am a Sex Addict
**Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls
Carmen Maura for Volver
Blanca Portillo for Volver
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Postby dylanfan23 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:23 am

Thats a great comment about brody and lane in black dahlia...they both were great in hollywoodland(along with affleck)...there was only so much they could do with hollywoodland and there was so much more that could have been done with black dahlia. I did rewatch black dahlia because of all the love on this site, and i still think its a dissappointment, and its the fault of the actors and the director.


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