Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Who Did Mr. Oscar Snub?

The announcement of todays Oscar nominations held many surprises. First off, there was the recognition of Ryan Goslings amazing performance in the highly regarded but hardly seen movie Half Nelson. Then there was the very surprising snub (lets count how many times I can use it) of Dreamgirls, who although leading the pack in nominations with 8, was left out in the cold for the best leading Actor, Actress and most shockingly, Best Movie. Sorry Beyonce!



Here we have a list of the coulda shoulda woulda's for this years nominations courtesy of The LA Times







BEST PICTURE
"Dreamgirls"
"Little Children"
"Pan's Labyrinth"
"United 93

BEST DIRECTOR
Bill Condon, "Dreamgirls"
Pedro Almodovar, "Volver"
Alfonso Cuaron, "Children of Men"
Guillermo Del Toro, "Pan's Labyrinth"
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, "Litte Miss Sunshine"
Todd Field, "Little Children"

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Departed" (Leo nominated for "Blood Diamond" instead)
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat"
Hugh Jackman, "The Fountain," "The Prestige"
Derek Luke, "Catch a Fire"
Edward Norton, "The Illustionist," "The Painted Veil"
Ken Watanabe, "Letters from Iwo Jima"

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening, "Running with Scissors"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Sherrybaby"
Sienna Miller, "Factory Girl"
Naomi Watts, "The Painted Veil"
Renee Zellweger, "Miss Potter"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jack Nicholson, "The Departed"
Michael Sheen, "The Queen"
Ben Affleck, "Hollywoodland"
Adam Beach, "Flags of Our Fathers"
Michael Caine, "Children of Men"
James McAvoy, "Last King of Scotland"
Brad Pitt, "Babel"
Stanley Tucci, "The Devil Wears Prada"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Emily Blunt, "The Devil Wears Prada"
Shareek Epps, "Half Nelson"
Toni Collette, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Vera Farmiga, "The Departed"
Vanessa Redgrave, "Venus"

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"The Devil Wears Prada"
"Thank You for Smoking"
"Flags of Our Fathers"
"The Illusionist"
"The History Boys"
"Last King of Scotland"
"The Prestige"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

"Stranger Than Fiction"
"Volver"
"The Fountain"
"Lives of Others"
"Venus"

Maybe next year!
Robin


1 comment:

melrose said...

this is the best blog ever, no oscar for you beyonce! that will give her a reason to keep her arms down.