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Monday, February 26, 2007

Oscars: The Wrap-up

The women were gorgeous in their gowns (Best: Rachel Weisz), the men equally dashing (Hugh Jackman! slay me now). But, we'll do another dish on the Oscar Red Carpet fashions in a minute. Ellen DeGenerous did a fab job keeping the show running, and the whole shebang was well produced. A very enjoyable evening. The biggest upset for me was Pan's Labyrinth losing out to the German film The Lives of Others—a delightful surprise was the recognition received by the film Little Miss Sunshine.

Here is the list of the winners in the major categories (you can compare with my predictions in the post below.

BEST PICTURE
® Babel
® The Departed
® Letters From Iwo Jima
® Little Miss Sunshine
® The Queen

BEST DIRECTOR
® Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – "Babel"
® Martin Scorsese – "The Departed"
® Clint Eastwood – "Letters From Iwo Jima"
® Stephen Frears – "The Queen"
® Paul Greengrass – "United 93"

BEST 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"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
® Alan Arkin – "Little Miss Sunshine"
® Jackie Earle Haley – "Little Children"
® Djimon Hounsou – "Blood Diamond"
® Eddie Murphy – "Dreamgirls"
® Mark Wahlberg – "The Departed"

BEST ACTRESS
® Penelope Cruz – "Volver"
® Judi Dench – "Notes on a Scandal"
® Helen Mirren – "The Queen"
® Meryl Streep – "The Devil Wears Prada"
® Kate Winslet – "Little Children"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
® Adriana Barraza – "Babel"
® Cate Blanchett – "Notes on a Scandal"
® Abigail Breslin – "Little Miss Sunshine"
® Jennifer Hudson – "Dreamgirls"
® Rinko Kikuchi – "Babel"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
® Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham,
Dan Mazer and Todd Phillips – "Borat"
® Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata,
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"

BEST 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"

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
® After the Wedding – Denmark
® Days of Glory (Indigenes) – Algeria
® The Lives of Others – Germany
® Pan's Labyrinth – Mexico
® Water – Canada

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
® The Black Dahlia
® Children of Men
® The Illusionist
® Pan's Labyrinth
® The Prestige
 

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6 Comments:

Blogger American Girl said...

Wow, pretty good! I was hoping Pan's Labyrinth would win best foreign film.

February 26, 2007 3:26 AM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

Anniina, you should go fortune-telling.

February 26, 2007 3:31 AM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

And thanks Anniina, for taking the test (of the tree)! I'm back :)

February 26, 2007 3:41 AM  
Blogger Mark A. said...

I think all those commercials for "Norbit" killed any chance of Eddie getting a little gold man. For just a minute he almost convinced everyone that he was an actual actor, but then he dressed up in a fat suit and reminded everyone that he was a creepy tranny-lovin' has been.

February 26, 2007 10:13 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

tranny-loving? I must have missed a news item somewhere?

I didn't want Eddie Murphy to get it - but he got the SAG which is a pretty good pointer to the Oscars. I didn't think Little Miss Sunshine's Alan Arkin stood a chance (though I thought he was brilliant), being that it was a small indie comedy, and I thought that Djimon Hounsou stood a fair chance as well.

February 26, 2007 12:39 PM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

Eddie murphy getting even a sight of an Oscar? People at the nomination board, please....

February 26, 2007 2:39 PM  

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