The Academy Award nominations

This year's Oscar nominations have been announced with few surprises this time around. Here are all the major categories, as well as all those that interest me personally.

You can view the complete list at Ain'tItCoolNews, where I pulled the following:

Performance by an actor in a leading role
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

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jackie Earle Haley - LITTLE CHILDREN
Djimon Hounsou - BLOOD DIAMOND
Eddie Murphy - DREAMGIRLS
Mark Wahlberg - THE DEPARTED

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Penélope Cruz - VOLVER
Judi Dench - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Helen Mirren - THE QUEEN
Meryl Streep - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Kate Winslet - LITTLE CHILDREN

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Adriana Barraza - BABEL
Cate Blanchett - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Abigail Breslin - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jennifer Hudson - DREAMGIRLS
Rinko Kikuchi - BABEL

Best animated feature film of the year
CARS
HAPPY FEET
MONSTER HOUSE

Achievement in cinematography
THE BLACK DAHLIA
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE ILLUSIONIST
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE PRESTIGE

Achievement in art direction
DREAMGIRLS
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
PAN'S LABYRINTH
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
THE PRESTIGE

Achievement in costume design
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
DREAMGIRLS
MARIE ANTOINETTE
THE QUEEN

Achievement in directing

BABEL
THE DEPARTED
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
THE QUEEN
UNITED 93

Best documentary feature
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
JESUS CAMP
MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY

Achievement in makeup
APOCALYPTO
CLICK
PAN'S LABYRINTH

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
Gustavo Santaolalla, BABEL
Thomas Newman, THE GOOD GERMAN
Philip Glass, NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Javier Navarrete, PAN'S LABYRINTH
Alexandre Desplat, THE QUEEN

Best motion picture of the year
BABEL
THE DEPARTED
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE QUEEN

Achievement in visual effects
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
POSEIDON
SUPERMAN RETURNS

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 KAZAKHSTAN
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

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

Comments

capdog said…
Awesome, saw Blood Diamond got some mentions there... when are you going to see it? I thought it was brilliant, would like to read your review.
pfangirl said…
Hey Capdog, I was happy to Children of Men pop up quite a bit - that film was great.

I've also heard only good things about Pan's Labyrinth, in the running for Best Foreign Film, Best Make-up, Cinematography and Art Direction. Pity that IF it gets released here it'll probably be a Nouveau release.

Blood Diamond is definitely on my to-watch list within the next few weeks. Edward Zwick's movies are certainly rousing.

And I'm looking forward to the release of Letters from Iwo Jima, Babel and The Prestige. Oh, and Apocalypto!
Richard said…
I would really like if Ryan Gosling took the Oscar. He probably won't but his very underrated as an actor in my opinion.
pfangirl said…
I guess I have to see more of Gosling's work to comment ;)

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