79th Academy Awards of 2007 Are In!

Here’s the full list of nominations with my comments as to what will
win, what should win, and what’s missing. Chime in, but more importantly, how the fuck did CLICK make an Academy Award nomination list?

BEST PICTURE

“Babel,” “The Departed,” “Letters From Iwo Jima,” “Little Miss

Sunshine,” “The Queen.”

WILL WIN:  The Departed

SHOULD WIN: The Departed

ABSENT: BORAT

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.”

WILL WIN: Meryl Streep

SHOULD WIN: Who cares?

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.”

WILL WIN: Forest Whittaker

SHOULD WIN: Leo, but for The Departed

ABSENT: Sacha Baron Cohen… Naturally.  Or Clive Owen.  Or Daniel Craig

for crying out loud.  Where are the good Brits on this list!?

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine”; Jackie Earle Haley, “Little

Children”; Djimon Hounsou, “Blood Diamond”; Eddie Murphy, “Dreamgirls”;

Mark Wahlberg, “The Departed.”

WILL WIN: Djimon Hounsou

SHOULD WIN: Mark Wahlberg

ABSENT: The guy who tells everyone about Texas Hold’em in Casino Royale

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Adriana Barraza, “Babel”; Cate Blanchett, “Notes on a Scandal”; Abigail

Breslin, “Little Miss Sunshine”; Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”; Rinko

Kikuchi, “Babel.”

WILL WIN: Cate Blanchett (just cause she’s the only name I recognize on

this list)

SHOULD WIN: Who cares?

BEST DIRECTOR

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Babel”; Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”;

Clint Eastwood, “Letters From Iwo Jima”; Stephen Frears, “The Queen”;

Paul Greengrass, “United 93.”

WILL WIN: Martin Scorsese

SHOULD WIN: Martin Scorsese (it’s the “let’s finally honor Scorsese

year”)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“After the Wedding,” Denmark; “Days of Glory (Indigenes),” Algeria; “The

Lives of Others,” Germany; “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Mexico; “Water,” Canada.

WILL WIN: Pan’s Labyrinth

SHOULD WIN: Something else, cause if Pan’s is the BEST movie the world

has to offer, we have a problem.

BEST 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.”

WILL WIN: BORAT

SHOULD WIN: BORAT

NOTE: Todd Phillips with credit on the BORAT screenplay.  Ass is coming

his way.

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.”

WILL WIN: Little Miss Sunshine

SHOULD WIN: Who cares?

ABSENT: FEAST

ANIMATED FEATURE

“Cars,” “Happy Feet,” “Monster House.”

WILL WIN: Happy Feet

SHOULD WIN: None of these.

ABSENT: The Ant Bully.  Haven’t seen it, but the title rules.

ART DIRECTION

“Dreamgirls,” “The Good Shepherd,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Pirates of the

Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “The Prestige.”

WILL WIN: Dreamgirls

SHOULD WIN: Pan’s Labyrinth

CINEMATOGRAPHY

“The Black Dahlia,” “Children of Men,” “The Illusionist,” “Pan’s

Labyrinth,” “The Prestige.”

WILL WIN: Pan’s Labyrinth

SHOULD WIN: Children of Men

SOUND MIXING

“Apocalypto,” “Blood Diamond,” “Dreamgirls,” “Flags of Our Fathers,”

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”

WILL WIN: Dreamgirls

SHOULD WIN: Pirates 2

SOUND EDITING

“Apocalypto,” “Blood Diamond,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Letters From Iwo

Jima,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”

WILL WIN: Pirates 2

SHOULD WIN: Pirates 2

BEST 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.

WILL WIN: Something from Dreamgirls

SHOULD WIN: Anything else

BEST 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.

WILL WIN: Something with an insignificant effect on movie scores

SHOULD WIN: None of these

ABSENT: Superman Returns or Lady in the Water

COSTUME

“Curse of the Golden Flower,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Dreamgirls,”

“Marie Antoinette,” “The Queen.”

WILL WIN: Dreamgirls

SHOULD WIN: Who cares?

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“Deliver Us From Evil,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Iraq in Fragments,”

“Jesus Camp,” “My Country, My Country.”

WILL WIN: An Inconvenient Truth

SHOULD WIN: Jesus Camp, cause it sounds like Jesus Ranch.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

“The Blood of Yingzhou District,” “Recycled Life,” “Rehearsing a Dream,”

“Two Hands.”

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: Who cares?

FILM EDITING

“Babel,” “Blood Diamond,” “Children of Men,” “The Departed,” “United

93.”

WILL WIN: Children of Men

SHOULD WIN: Children of Men

ABSENT: FEAST

MAKEUP

“Apocalypto,” “Click,” “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

WILL WIN: Pan’s Labyrinth

SHOULD WIN: Pan’s Labyrinth

NOTE: CLICK?  CLICK is on this list!?!? Holy shit.

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“The Danish Poet,” “Lifted,” “The Little Matchgirl,” “Maestro,” “No Time

for Nuts.”

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: Who cares?

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.”

WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN: Who cares?

VISUAL EFFECTS

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “Poseidon,” “Superman

Returns.”

WILL WIN: Pirates 2

SHOULD WIN: Superman Returns (I believed a man could fly… Again)

ABSENT: Silent Hill

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13 Responses to “79th Academy Awards of 2007 Are In!”

  1. Cybergosh says:

    I think, after all these years of passionately creating lists for The Noms…pushing for our little pools..finally, i am defeated.  I look at this list and become stressed and sad.  It all doesn’t make sense to me.  What got in.  What got snubbed.  It’s just too hard.  Yes, i’ll watch.  But after all these years, i really just don’t care anymore. 

    🙁

  2. Eros Welker says:

    I really don’t care at all—there’s nothing to root for but The Departed, and while I loved it, I don’t need to rally for it.

  3. Lonestar says:

    I actually prefer the MTV movie awards, because they usually only reward folks who show up, or make a funny video acceptance speech. That and the musical interludes generally showcase more T&A and really what is an awards show without some good T&A?! Who’s with me?

    Truthfully, after Warren Beatty’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes I have little patience for any of this nowadays.

  4. Cybergosh says:

    I’m conflicted for best animated…CARS was in my top FIVE of the year but i LOVEEEEEEEEEE Monster House and everything it stands for.  Speaking of -Douglas Pipes should have gotten the NOM for his Monster House score.  One of the best scores in a long time.  Newman’s subdued Cars score was really good.  It’d be tough to win against a three way dreamgirls Nom, but i’m very happy his song got a Nom.  That song was the emotional core of the whole film, much like Jessie’s song was for TS2.  Ohh – and the score for PERFUME was insane.  Why haven’t you guys seen this yet?!?!  Why didin’t it get ANY Noms?!?!?!?!  I mean at least for sound design or art direction?!?!?!  Cocks!  The oscars SUCKS MY FILTHY ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. junky says:

    I’ve gotten a lot of academy screener dvds but have not yet watched them, and doubtfully will anytime soon (exception being The Departed, which I am excited to watch.)

    Never saw Borat, which shames me.  Get a headache just scrolling through these ridiculous noms.  Oscars seem so out of touch with the rest of the world.  Good luck to everyone, hope ya win a cool statue cuz statues are awesome.

    My money is on “palmface” the loveable new character featured in Pan’s Labyrinth.  He’s silly and goofy and loves to eat fairies!  You go, Palmy!

  6. Cybergosh says:

    You never saw Borat!? I was not aware of this!

    The bad thing about you not seeing this is, with this film, part of the sheer amazement is how it topped all conceivable expectations by going in directions you never saw coming.  At this point, all these surprises are out of the bag.  That aspect of the film has been taken away.  Sure, it will still be amazing.  I’ve seen it three times and it just got better…but i’m just sad that the “fresh” aspect of seeing this, and also with a packed house of fans, has escaped you.  Where were you in November!!??

    🙁

  7. rockthefaces says:

    Where the hell is Children of Men in the Best Picture category, and Alfonso Cuaron in Best Director? A travesty.

    I also would have really liked to see The Fountain in at least the Best Score and Best Visual Effects categories. Say what you will about the movie as a whole (Personally, I thought it was the best thing I saw last year, but I know a lot of people hate it), but the music and scenery were just plain awesome.

    Plus, if Babel, another self-important, we-are-all-connected movie wins, I’m going to punch myself in the face. I can’t take much more of this after last year’s Crash debacle.

  8. A Snake From Snakes On A Plane says:

    Hello, rockthefaces.  Who are you?  I am cybergosh.

  9. Babel Fish says:

    Does it matter who we are, as long as we are all connected in some way, shape or form?  Isn’t that what life is all about?

  10. Cybergosh says:

    hehehehehe.

    good point.

  11. Roger says:

    How about a new rule: nothing based on a previous work is eligible for categories like best picture or screenplay.

    I know, I know, this would disqualify two of my favorite films (The Departed, remake of Infernal Affairs and Children of Men, based on the P.D. James novel) but it would make it a “purer” competition.

    What do you think?

  12. Eros Welker says:

    I’d prefer a “nobody over the age of 40 can nominate a movie” rule.  At least until I’m over the age of 40.

    I’d also like a “No movies starring Emily Watson” rule, or a “No movies about <insert past century here> unless it portrays epic battle scenes or has a twist (a la OUTLANDER, the Viking meets Predator tale in the works)”.

    I’ll never be happy with Hollywood awards.  Ever.  And I don’t care for MTV Movie Awards, because I don’t care about Jessica Simpson, despite wanting to bang her bottom.

    Why can’t there be an award show for an angry little geek like me? WHY!?

  13. rockthefaces says:

    I cannot reveal my true identity, although Eros knows who I am…he’s like the Higgins to my Robin Masters.

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