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!!!


confusednaijagirl said...

best outfit -reese witherspoon, nicole kidman
worst: kristen durst

Anonymous said...

portia de rossi, reese witherspoon, gwyneth paltrow, j.lo, cate blanchett, kate winslet were the best.. beyonce's sucked.. and j'hud's would've been better without the 'sci-fi' jacket... good looking all around sha... yes kirsten dunst looked horrible.. well at least her dress did.. i'm so glad j.hud won and forest whitaker.. i love alan arkin cos little miss sunshine rocked.. but i wish it was eddie murphy instead cos he rocked his socks off in dreamgirls!!!

Nyemoni said...

@ confused, Yeah, I think Kristen Dunst sucked!!! I couldn't even put up a pix of K-Hud cos she sucked major as well... her dress was so unflattering! But I loooooved Penelope Cruz's dress as well as Portia Rossi's!

Nyemoni said...

@ Overwhelmed, the second part of that last statement was for you!

Calabar Gal said...

I loved penelope's bodice but hated the bodice part. But she's on the best dressed list so i guess there must be something nice in all those feathery thingys all around her.

stuck in my throat o said...

I love the post.I try to follow it, but i am in a place that lacks civilization.
I hate what Jada is wearing, actually the top.
Nicole, babe for life.
Beyonce is HIPPY (black chick).

Uzo said...

Beyonce looked awful. I liked Hudson's dress wihout the weird jacket but the red number she wore to perform - fabulous. I am glad she won. Forest's speech was so nice. Jaden Smith is so cute and Will and Jada looked so proud. Helen Mirren looked amazing - so many mistakes though

Nice post...

Nyemoni said...

@ Calabar gal, seriously, I loved penelope's dress, the bodice was lovely and the feathery things complimented the whole get-up but what I liked most was the colour of the dress. It seriously was good on her
@ stuck in my throat o:Thanks for visiting! I thought Jada's dress was a tad too simple, but dainty. Pity you're in a place that lacks civilization!
@ Uzo I'm sure you are glad J-Hud won! As for Beyonce- She didn't look her best, but I don't think she was that awful now, was she? lol!

In my head and around me said...

Girl, you really have this covered. Thanks. I love Celine's Dress. Jada, thanks for giving me a new idea for a skirt. Nicole is always so chic!

By the way, you must really like Beyonce. She appeared more than once.

These people will make the price of satin and chiffon go up o!

chioma said...

this blogger is funny the comment i left yesterday disappeared.I think penelope's dress was lovely, reese is always a favourite,. beyonce was just there, jada,s outfit didnt suit her(she is too muscular for that oufit),maggie gylenhaal looked the best i have seen her.Jlo went for a more mature,classic look.Most of them looked lovely. I am happy j hud won,havent seen the movie but hear she was great, wish eddie murphy had won he has paid his dues.I think leonardo gave a great perfomance in blood diamonds. Unfortunately my dstv expired so I missed the show!

Nyemoni said...

Thanks in my head! seriously, I have already given my tailor a print out of jada's skirt! and i do like beyonce... you guessed right- I think she's an overachiever!

@ chioma, thanks for your comments, I think Jada should stop her macro-boitic dieting or whatever it is that's making her soooo skinny and yeah, it would have been nice for eddy to win.. I also have to see dreamgirls!

snazzy said...

I knew this would turn into a fashion party. Though i must say I was surprised that dreamgirls did not win best song despite having three nominations in the category. As far as the oscars go, I can't wait until people stop mentioning the race of the nominees every year a bunch of black folk get nominated. I think Jesse, Al and all the rest can put this burden down now.

stuck in my throat o said...

lxI don't think Kirsten Dunst is the worst o. What about that black chick in the picture next to Queen Latifah? She is showing TOO much cleavage when there isn't much of a cleavage.

Omodudu said...


Nyemoni said...

@ SNAZZY, you know what fashion means to us girls....I think everyone is racist to a certain degree... it only gets out of hand when one overdoes it...

@ stuck in my throat.. yeah yeah her dress was ouch!!!

Nyemoni said...

@ Omodudu You likey?? Thanks for stopping by!

April said...

Jada is just too muscular!

I had hoped that Leonardo and Djimon (Blood Diamond) would do well, but there's no denying that Forrest Whittaker deserved to win (I haven't seen Little Miss Sunshine so don't know about Alan Arkin).

I'm glad that Helen Mirren and Jennifer Hudson won in their respective categories.

Thanks for the pics Nyemoni.

Nice one.

Favoured Girl said...

Girl you've got the whole event covered! LOL! I'm glad that Jennifer Hudson won the Oscar, I just hope she goes on to bigger and better things, and one day she might actually win in the "Best Actress" category! I'm getting tired of Beyonce, she just looks same-old-same-old (dress style, hair, pose).
Kate Winslet didn't wow me this time. Anika and Kirsten Durnst too flopped. I thought Penelope's dress was great though, it needs a sexy and confident person to carry it well and she did!

Nyemoni said...

@ April, thanks for stopping by... nad yeah, i'm glad J-Hud won!!!
@ favoured girl yeah, Beyonce looked pretty much the for Anikas dress... it was terrible!


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