January 24, 2007

Oscar Nominations- Complete List

Filed under: Movies,opinions — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 10:52 am
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Hey folks,

‘Water’ has made it the final five..Bravo Deepa!

Courtesy is the complete list of Oscar nominees:

Complete list of the 79th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday

at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

1. Best Picture: “Babel”, “The Departed,” “Letters From Iwo Jima ,” “Little Miss Sunshine ,” “The Queen.”

2. Actor: 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.”

3. Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Volver”; Judi Dench, “Notes on a Scandal”; Helen Mirren, “The Queen”; Meryl Streep, “The Devil Wears Prada”; Kate Winslet, “Little Children.”

4. Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine”; Jackie Earle Haley, “Little Children”, “Blood Diamond”; Eddie Murphy, “Dreamgirls”; Mark Wahlberg, “The Departed.”

5. Supporting Actress: Adriana Barraza, “Babel”; Cate Blanchett, “Notes on a Scandal”; Abigail Breslin ,”Little Miss Sunshine”; Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”; Rinko Kikuchi, “Babel.”

6. Directing: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Babel”; Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”; Clint Eastwood”Letters From Iwo Jima”; Stephen Frears, “The Queen”; Paul Greengrass, “United 93.”

7. Foreign Language Film: “After the Wedding,” Denmark; “Days of Glory (Indigenes),” Algeria; “The Lives of Others,” Germany; “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Mexico; “Water,” Canada.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Sacha Baron Cohen and Anthony Hines and Peter Baynham and Dan Mazer and Todd Phillips, “Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhsta”; Alfonso Cuaron and Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, “Children of Men”; William Monahan, “The Departed”; Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, “Little Children”; Patrick Marber, “Notes on a Scandal.”

9. Original Screenplay: Guillermo Arriaga, “Babel”; Iris Yamashita and Paul Haggis, “Letters From Iwo Jima”; Michael Arndt, “Little Miss Sunshine”; Guillermo del Toro, “Pan’s Labyrinth”; Peter Morgan, “The Queen.”

10. Animated Feature Film: “Cars,” “Happy Fee,” “Monster House.”

11. Art Direction: “Dreamgirls,” “The Good Shepher,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “The Prestige.”

12. Cinematography: “The Black Dahlia,” “Children of Men,” “The Illusionist,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Prestige.”

13. Sound Mixing: “Apocalypt,” “Blood Diamond,” “Dreamgirls,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”

14. Sound Editing: “Apocalypto,” “Blood Diamond,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Letters From Iwo Jima,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”

15. Original Score: “Babel,” Gustavo Santaolalla; “The Good German,” Thomas Newman; “Notes on a Scandal,” Philip Glass; “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Javier Navarrete; “The Queen,” Alexandre Desplat.

16. Original Song: “I Need to Wake Up” from “An Inconvenient Truth,” Melissa Etheridge; “Listen” from “Dreamgirls,” Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler and Anne Preven; “Love You I Do” from “Dreamgirls,” Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett; “Our Town” from “Cars,” Randy Newman; “Patience” from “Dreamgirls,” Henry Krieger and Willie Reale.

17. Costume: “Curse of the Golden Flowe,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Dreamgirls,” “Marie Antoinett,” “The Queen.”

18. Documentary Feature: “Deliver Us From Evil,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Iraq in Fragments,” “Jesus Camp,” “My Country, My Country.”

19. Documentary (short subject): “The Blood of Yingzhou District,” “Recycled Life,” “Rehearsing a Dream,” “Two Hands.”

20. Film Editing: “Babel,” “Blood Diamond,” “Children of Men,” “The Departed,” “United 93.”

21. Makeup: “Apocalypto,” “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

22. Animated Short Film: “The Danish Poet,” “Lifted,” “The Little Matchgirl,” “Maestro,” “No Time for Nuts.”

23. Live Action Short Film: “Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea),” “Eramos Pocos (One Too Many),” “Helmer & Son,” “The Saviour,” “West Bank Story.”

24. Visual Effects: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Poseidon,” “Superman Returns.”

Academy Award winners previously announced this year:

HONORARY AWARD (Oscar statuette): Ennio Morricone

JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD (Oscar statuette): Sherry Lansing


  1. hi..
    did ya watch babel?? blood diamond?? really the nominationz are like too hot to handle but again… sumwhere a judgement has to be stamped!!
    really… the cycles of time n the pages of history are all that we have to boast of – the past!! from literature to fine arts, to movies to sports… the past tense prevails.. the smell of a distant whiff of perfume!!

    Comment by saptarshi — January 24, 2007 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  2. I was thrilled that Deepa’s movie is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film(Canada)

    1)I am Canadian
    2)Loved the film!!

    Her films are talked about here on some shows, and she’s gaining a huge fan-base of her works.

    Oscar for “Water.”

    with loving kindness,

    Comment by North — January 24, 2007 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

  3. Chances of water getting it seems remote..Pans labyrinth is a sure winner.

    Comment by dilip — January 25, 2007 @ 11:29 am | Reply

  4. Water is very popular as a contender here in Canada–it just won a Canadian award for something else today… I forget what it was called though(blush)

    Kaveetaa–just a quick hello and goodbye, as I am disconnectng from the net this weekend.

    It was my pleasure, reading your blog, and getting to know you this past year+

    keep up the good work of great journalism!!

    with loving kindness, I will miss you…

    Comment by North — January 26, 2007 @ 9:34 am | Reply

  5. Hi Sapt,

    You manage to bring poetry into even Nominations..:)

    You know what I really feel like doing? Closeting myself with all the nominated films , with just a room service to look after gastronomical needs and emerging with a complete list of my faves…sigh.. How? when? the compulsions of living deny you even your basic rights of watching films by the dozen!! How terribly unfair. Na?

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — January 26, 2007 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

  6. North..dont say are going nowhwere. All will be well. You are as inextricably woven with Sachiniti as we are to you..Kepp the faith dearest..believe me.

    Will write to you separately…love

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — January 26, 2007 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

  7. poetry is ‘taal’ that binds the happy sad stories of life… n movies kinda reflect ’em!
    but sumtimes, sum movies reach out into distant radii of this globe n uphold the vagaries of life- sum strong emotionz which aint rubbed off easy..
    indian cinema shud have looked beyond the mushy locales or sordid stories of have-not’s n injustice.. they can pan the cameras’ capturing life per se n not sensationz!

    movies like food for thought.. alas! the burden rests with the hills of hollywood n hence they tower above us..

    water faced so much garbage- in so many colors- RELIGIOUS! POLITICAL! n now its up thr glorified, wearing the canadian colorz :)) guess life aint for stopping, it meanders around the obstacle!!

    n find time, chalk out sum timeT, buy sum chips or kurkure (or coffee wud do!), sink in2 the comfortz of the multiplex n watch those movies… don say u busy 🙂 u shud always find time to know abt this beautiful thing called life- ya, with puzzles n problems n garbage to handle… its always worth it!!

    Comment by saptarshi — January 26, 2007 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

  8. Dear Kaveetaa; it will be a weekend of deep contemplation; what to keep, what to sacrifice further…

    but, life is all about sacrifice, and often compromising, just to keep a healthy balance f things..

    I feel terribly torn about what to do… does one hunger, for entertainment, connection to this world of inter-connecting?

    And, then I berate myself for my self-pity in this; when I realize the fact that so many at your end of the world, starve to death. Their suffering does not give me comfort; it gives me the rude awakening; that my loss’s are so small, in comparison… and so should I be feeling so deprived at all?

    deep, deep thoughts.. I hope they do not keep me awake all night…(gentle smiles.)

    with loving kindness,

    Comment by North — January 27, 2007 @ 9:17 am | Reply

  9. Alas Alas Sapt..the sands of time keep slipping by, ne’er to return. I wonder sometimes, is the journey and action of each moment pre-decided, or do we struggle to imbue it with the color we’d like to paint it with..

    N films in India.. till the audience does not reject trash and accept a sincere effoert, the majority will be garbage, with only a handful daring to exlore the realm of the artistic. I truly wish I could make a film some day..Inshallah 🙂

    N Sapt you must update the Singur post.. there are quite a few readers wanting to now more.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — January 27, 2007 @ 10:46 am | Reply

  10. Dear North,

    Live each moment, complete and in faith with Peace. Questions for which you do not have answers, simply surrender to the Consciousness of the Universe. Act in knowledge of your own invincibility,even if it is the last thing you feel now, and Pray.. I do that for you whenever I think of you..May the Almighty shower you with His Blessings.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — January 27, 2007 @ 10:50 am | Reply

  11. thankyou Kaveetaa… for sharing your wisdom and strength.

    Comment by North — January 28, 2007 @ 8:19 am | Reply

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