01-23-2007, 11:15 AM #1
They're out! The nominees:
Best Picture: "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Queen."
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."
Actress: Penelope Cruz, "Volver"; Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"; Helen Mirren, "The Queen"; Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"; Kate Winslet, "Little Children."
Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children"; Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond"; Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"; Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed."
Supporting Actress: Adriana Barraza, "Babel"; Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"; Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"; Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel."
Directing: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Babel"; Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"; Clint Eastwood, "Letters From Iwo Jima"; Stephen Frears, "The Queen"; Paul Greengrass, "United 93."
Any favorites? Any surprises?Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain
01-23-2007, 11:20 AM #2Originally Posted by ljwf22
I was amazed that Babel made best pic - that movie was a mess! Little Miss Sunshine was okay, but nothing special in my opinion. I like The Departed for Best Pic.I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!
01-23-2007, 11:24 AM #3Originally Posted by southcitymomDo the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain
01-23-2007, 11:29 AM #4
I can see that I have alot of movies to see! I did think Little Miss Sunshine was good, Abigail Breslin was very good. and I agree on Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls.
I want to see the Queen, heard it was good. Heard the Departed is great..
01-23-2007, 11:39 AM #5Originally Posted by ljwf22I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!
01-23-2007, 11:49 AM #6
Little Miss Sunshine is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I am so glad it was recognized. I thought the Departed was a real snooze.I would like to see Dreamgirls and The Queen.
I heard Volver was outstanding.
01-23-2007, 11:53 AM #7Originally Posted by JBean
Isn't that funny?! I thought LMS was a snooze and The Departed was amazing!I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!
01-23-2007, 12:18 PM #8Originally Posted by southcitymom
I thought Little Miss Sunshine was a hoot also, and a good screenplay.
01-23-2007, 12:18 PM #9Originally Posted by southcitymom
Sometimes it depends on my frame of mind when I see a movie.
The Departed was boring for me and Jack Nicholson has gotten to where he only can play the one part of a crazy dude.zzzzzzzzz
I thought LMS was absolutely brilliant. Top 10 of my all time faves.
01-23-2007, 12:24 PM #10Registered User
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I haven't seen a single one of these. Sometimes I find the Oscar nominated movies to be a little boring, strange or just not that good. (like Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven). Sometimes I will rent one and then after it is over, I don't feel very entertained.
I was very disturbed by Monster with Charlize Theron. VERY disturbed; I'm sure that is one of the emotions they want to bring out of the audience for it to be an award winner.
Loved the big epic ones like Titanic and The English Patient though.
01-23-2007, 12:25 PM #11Originally Posted by JBean
I think what might have happened with me and Little Miss Sunshine is that I saw it late in the game after everyone had told me it was the best most brilliant movie they had seen all year....I might have built it up in my head too much and then been let down.
Half Nelson was also one of the best movies I saw this year. I also really loved The Descent, but I knew it wouldn't get nominated.I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!
01-23-2007, 12:45 PM #12Originally Posted by Smurf
01-23-2007, 12:56 PM #13
I was really glad to see Ryan Gosling and Djimon Hounsou nominated. I was also glad to see that Beyonce wasn't nominated.Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans - John Lennon
01-23-2007, 01:28 PM #14Registered User
Originally Posted by southcitymom
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JBean's taste is invariably excellent, of course. I'm sure she's just kidding us about this movie.
ETA: I'm very pleased for Jennifer Hudson. She was treated very badly on American Idol. Success is the best revenge.
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