Monday, February 26, 2007

The 79th Academy awards took place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood last night and was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.
And the nominees were:

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Leonardo DiCaprio in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Ryan Gosling in “Half Nelson” (THINKFilm)
Peter O’Toole in “Venus” (Miramax, Filmfour and UK Film Council)
Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight) (Winner)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight) (Winner)
Jackie Earle Haley in “Little Children” (New Line)
Djimon Hounsou in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)Eddie Murphy in
“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Mark Wahlberg in “The Departed” (Warner Bros.)

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Penélope Cruz in “Volver” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Judi Dench in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Helen Mirren in “The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) (Winner)
Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
Kate Winslet in “Little Children” (New Line)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Adriana Barraza in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Cate Blanchett in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount) (Winner)
Rinko Kikuchi in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)

Best animated feature film of the year
“Cars” (Buena Vista) John Lasseter
“Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller (Winner)
“Monster House” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Gil Kenan

Achievement in art direction
“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount) Art Direction: John Myhre Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
“The Good Shepherd” (Universal) Art Direction: Jeannine OppewallSet Decoration: Gretchen Rau and Leslie E. Rollins
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) Art Direction: Eugenio CaballeroSet Decoration: Pilar Revuelta (Winner)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)Art Direction: Rick HeinrichsSet Decoration: Cheryl Carasik
“The Prestige” (Buena Vista)Art Direction: Nathan CrowleySet Decoration: Julie Ochipinti

Achievement in cinematography
“The Black Dahlia” (Universal) Vilmos Zsigmond
“Children of Men” (Universal) Emmanuel Lubezki
“The Illusionist” (Yari Film Group) Dick Pope
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) Guillermo Navarro (Winner)
“The Prestige” (Buena Vista) Wally Pfister

Achievement in costume design
“Curse of the Golden Flower” (Sony Pictures Classics) Yee Chung Man
“The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox) Patricia Field
“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount) Sharen Davis
“Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero (Winner)
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Consolata Boyle

Achievement in directing
“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Alejandro González Iñárritu
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.) Martin Scorsese (Winner)
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Stephen Frears
“United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal) Paul Greengrass

Best documentary feature
“Deliver Us from Evil” (Lionsgate) A Disarming Films Production Amy Berg and Frank Donner
“An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions) A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David ProductionDavis Guggenheim (Winner)
“Iraq in Fragments” (Typecast Releasing in association with HBO Documentary Films) A Typecast Pictures/Daylight Factory Production James Longley and John Sinno
“Jesus Camp” (Magnolia Pictures) A Loki Films ProductionHeidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
“My Country, My Country” (Zeitgeist Films) A Praxis Films Production Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer

Best documentary short subject
“The Blood of Yingzhou District”A Thomas Lennon Films ProductionRuby Yang and Thomas Lennon (Winner)
“Recycled Life”An Iwerks/Glad Production Leslie Iwerks and Mike Glad
“Rehearsing a Dream”A Simon & Goodman Picture Company ProductionKaren Goodman and Kirk Simon
“Two Hands” A Crazy Boat Pictures Production Nathaniel Kahn and Susan Rose

Best Achievement in film editing
“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise
“Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.) Steven Rosenblum
“Children of Men” (Universal) Alex Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)Thelma Schoonmaker (Winner)
“United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal) Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse and Richard Pearso

Best foreign language film of the year
“After the Wedding” A Zentropa Entertainments 16 ProductionDenmark
“Days of Glory (Indigènes)” A Tessalit ProductionAlgeria
“The Lives of Others” A Wiedemann & Berg ProductionGermany (Winner)
“Pan’s Labyrinth” A Tequila Gang/Esperanto Filmoj/Estudios Picasso Production Mexico
“Water” A Hamilton-Mehta Production Canada

Achievement in makeup
“Apocalypto” (Buena Vista) Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
“Click” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Kazuhiro Tsuji and Bill Corso
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) David Martí and Montse Ribé (Winner)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Gustavo Santaolalla (Winner)
“The Good German” (Warner Bros.) Thomas Newman
“Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight) Philip Glass
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) Javier Navarrete
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Alexandre Desplat

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
“I Need to Wake Up” from “An Inconvenient Truth”(Paramount Classics and Participant Productions) Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge (Winner)
“Listen” from “Dreamgirls”(DreamWorks and Paramount) Music by Henry Krieger and Scott CutlerLyric by Anne Preven
“Love You I Do” from “Dreamgirls”(DreamWorks and Paramount) Music by Henry KriegerLyric by Siedah Garrett
“Our Town” from “Cars”(Buena Vista)Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
“Patience” from “Dreamgirls”(DreamWorks and Paramount)Music by Henry KriegerLyric by Willie Reale

Best motion picture of the year
“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) An Anonymous Content/Zeta Film/Central Films ProductionAlejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik and Steve Golin, Producers
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)A Warner Bros. Pictures Production Graham King, Producer (Winner)
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)A DreamWorks Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures ProductionClint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and Robert Lorenz, Producers
“Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)A Big Beach/Bona Fide ProductionDavid T. Friendly, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub, Producers
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)A Granada ProductionAndy Harries, Christine Langan and Tracey Seaward, Producers

Best animated short film
“The Danish Poet” (National Film Board of Canada)A Mikrofilm and National Film Board of Canada ProductionTorill Kove (Winner)
“Lifted” (Buena Vista)A Pixar Animation Studios Production Gary Rydstrom
“The Little Matchgirl” (Buena Vista)A Walt Disney Pictures ProductionRoger Allers and Don Hahn
“Maestro” (SzimplaFilm)A Kedd ProductionGéza M. Tóth
“No Time for Nuts” (20th Century Fox)A Blue Sky Studios ProductionChris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier

Best live action short film
“Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)”A Peliculas Pendelton and Tus Ojos ProductionJavier Fesser and Luis Manso
“Éramos Pocos (One Too Many)” (Kimuak)An Altube Filmeak ProductionBorja Cobeaga
“Helmer & Son”A Nordisk Film Production Søren Pilmark and Kim Magnusson
“The Saviour” (Australian Film Television and Radio School)An Australian Film Television and Radio School ProductionPeter Templeman and Stuart Parkyn
“West Bank Story” An Ari Sandel, Pascal Vaguelsy, Amy Kim, Ravi Malhotra and Ashley Jordan ProductionAri Sandel (Winner)

Achievement in sound editing
“Apocalypto” (Buena Vista) Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar
“Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.) Lon Bender
“Flags of Our Fathers” (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by Paramount)Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman (Winner)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)Christopher Boyes and George Watters II

Achievement in sound mixing
“Apocalypto” (Buena Vista)Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Cámara
“Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ivan Sharrock
“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton (Winner)
“Flags of Our Fathers” (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by Paramount) John Reitz, Dave Campbell, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista) Paul Massey, Christopher Boyes and Lee Orloff

Achievement in visual effects
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall (Winner)
“Poseidon” (Warner Bros.)Boyd Shermis, Kim Libreri, Chas Jarrett and John Frazier
“Superman Returns” (Warner Bros.)Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum

Adapted screenplay
“Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (20th Century Fox) Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan MazerStory by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips
“Children of Men” (Universal)Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.) Screenplay by William Monahan (Winner)
“Little Children” (New Line) Screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta“Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Patrick Marber

Original screenplay
“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)Written by Guillermo Arriaga
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)Screenplay by Iris YamashitaStory by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis
“Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)Written by Michael Arndt (Winner)
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)Written by Guillermo del Toro“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)Written by Peter Morgan
Here are pictures from the Big event.

So what do you think of the winners, outfits, etc? Lemme know!!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Saw this meme on Uzo's blog and decided to have a go.

3 things I do not want to experience:
- An auto accident. I have heard so many testimonies; I don’t want to experience one myself
- An armed robbery attack. I live in Lagos so that’s self explanatory
- Rape: the word says it all.
3 people who make me laugh
-My big brother, A. He cracks me up on the reg….
-My mum. The family stand-up comedienne. I swear, we got our laughing genes from her.
-On TV, Ally McBeal. She is something!
3 things I love
-Books - Its pays to have WORD POWER!
-Music – Can’t live without music.
-Jewelry: I love my bling!
3 things I hate
-Violence – seriously I can’t condone violence of any sort.
-Snitches – I cannot stand snitches!
-Dishonesty – There is no end to a dishonest pal…
3 things I don’t understand
-Hades.. I believe in it, but I just don’t want to understand.
-Abnormal body piercings: Do people really have to pierce them selves in ridiculous places?
-Nigeria. Serious. Nigeria is a story for another day.
3 things on my desk
-My phone
-My CD- Stars- the best of the Cranberries
-My flash drive
3 things I am doing right now
-Listening to the cranberries
3 things I want to do before I die
-Change someone’s life positively (a can can make a difference)
-Sew an outfit and wear it!
-Go on a spending spree with loved ones!!
3 things I can do
-Work, work, work
-Read, read, read
-Be a good wife and mother.
3 things you should listen to
-The word
-Your head
-Alternative music!
3 things you should never listen to
-Bad advice
-Overly critical people
-Metallic rock: That stuff is just crazy!
3 things I would like to learn
-To swim! Wouldjabelieveit! I can’t swim..
-To sew on a machine
3 beverages I drink regularly
-Malta Guiness
3 shows I watched on NTA as a child
-New Masquerade
-Things fall apart
3 books I read as a kid
-Enid Blyton: The Enchanted tree, Naughty Amelia Jane, The naughtiest girl is a monitor, Mr. Pink whistle's party, etc
-My father’s car by S.M.O Aka
-The passport of Mallam Illia

Monday, February 19, 2007

It's been ages since I posted something up.. I would like to say I've been busy, but haven't we all? It's just that I prefer reading other peeps blogs...tsk, tsk, tsk. Here goes nothing!

I've decided to blog about the things I'm loving right now:
My house
My hair

I've just moved into a new house - more spacious than the last, same neighbourhood. Everyone knows the feeling of moving into a new house right? Hellish when you're moving in (started the process two weeks ago and although we've brought everything in, we are yet to unpack everything) but wonderful when you've settled in. The house is painted off-white on the inside (except for my daughters room which is painted pink and light blue) and 2 shades of P!nk on the outside.. Sounds crazy, but it's beautiful. You gotta see it to believe it!

I'm loving my hair right now... Yes! I have natural hair.. I thought, 'what's the point wasting my money on relaxers and salon visits- not forgetting the dreaded hair dryer- when I never carry wear my hair?' so I decided to let the perm grow out.. It's tough (painful, OUCH!!) getting braids done but I think it looks India.Arie put it, I AM NOT MY HAIR! lol!

TV: I used to be a TV buff when I was much younger but going into the university kinda killed it for me... I have rediscovered my love for TV and getting my eyes off the TV is a task.. What with Idols West Africa, Prison break, Yo Mama etc .. life's a roller coaster!

As usual my library is growing and I have acquired more books-
-Chimamanda's half of a yellow sun
-Aesop's Fables: I admit I bought it for my daughter but it is an interesting read
-The famished road by Ben Okri (this book is about Abiku and the likes, very witchy!)
And yes, I have read 'em all!

Last but not least, Music!!!! I have discovered some songs and rediscovered some others. Here's my current play list:
- Message in a bottle by Sting: This song is WOW! I had heard it in the past, but watching the MTV unplugged version of it absolutely took my breath away and gave more meaning to the song.
- Your song by Elton John: I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind, that I put down in words.. how wonderful life is when you're in this world.....
-Gallery by Mario Vasquez: I just want to dance every time I hear this song!
-Sexy Love by Ne-yo: A sexy, sexy song.
-Daffodil Lament by the Cranberries: Mmn, Mmn, Mmn.
-How many times by K-Ci and Jojo
-Trying Times by Boyz II men
-Human nature by Michael Jackson
-The remedy by Jason Mraz
-We fall down by Donnie McClurkin
-Ain't no Sunshine by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Des'ree
-Anivessary by Tony Toni Tone
-Summertime by Fantasia

Thats all fellas!!!! More to come l8r... 1 love!

Copyright 2010 ♥nyemoni♥.

Theme by
Blogger Template by Beta Templates.