Oscars 2007: The Nominees

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  1. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    A list of the nominees for the 'big' awards:

    Best picture
    Babel
    The Departed
    Letters From Iwo Jima
    Little Miss Sunshine
    The Queen

    Best director
    Clint Eastwood, Letters From Iwo Jima
    Stephen Frears, The Queen
    Paul Greengrass, United 93
    Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Babel
    Martin Scorsese, The Departed

    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

    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

    Best supporting actress
    Adriana Barraza, Babel
    Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
    Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
    Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
    Rinko Kikucki, Babel

    Best supporting actor
    Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
    Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
    Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
    Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
    Mark Wahlberg, The Departed

    Best foreign language film
    Efter Brylluppet (aka After the Wedding), Denmark
    Indigenes (aka Days of Glory), Algeria
    El Laberinto del Fauno (aka Pan's Labyrinth), Mexico
    Das Leben der Anderen (aka The Lives of Others), Germany
    Water, Canada

    The full list - BBC


    So who do you think is going to win?
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I dont give a hoot about oscars etc AND I havent even seen 'Pursuit of Happiness' but you can tell from the trailers that Will Sniff is gonna win big. Im not a big movie fan but his performances from just the trailers make me want to see that film.

    Pretty powerful.
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Martin Scorsese is the favorite for best Director but I bet Clint Eastwood gives him a good run.
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I'd like to see Little Miss Sunshine win some awards. That movie was great! If you haven't seen it, you should check it out.
     
  5. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    What's funny is that I have not seen even ONE of those movies. :) I would like to see The Queen and The Pursuit of Happiness, though.
     
  6. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    IMO, "Bobby" was the best film of the year.

    It deserved a best picture nomination, and Emilio Estevez deserved a best director nomination for it as well.

    That being said, I am pulling for Scorsese to get best director, "The Departed" for best picture, Will Smith for best actor, Helen Mirren for best actress, Adriana Barraza for best supporting actress, and Mark Wahlberg for best supporting actor.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Funny thing is that this movie put me to sleep. Twice. I have never seen it. I had a chance to see this movie twice: one on the ride to Japan, and once on the return flight home. I'd like to thank Little Miss Sunshine for making my plane rides more enjoyable. :p
     
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    I haven't seen any of them either. I may see United 93 and Little Miss Sunshine sometime though.
     
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    I know I'm in a massive minority, but The Departed was such a freaking boring movie.

    It's like, we get it. You're white. And male. And you have like, "intersecting lives that are falling apart." And that's great. But ... there's no verve -- no mystery, no aura of anything. There's nothing to make me care but lukewarm "philosophy" and pseudo-beautiful people. I'm no richer -- and the world is no richer -- for you.

    Blech.
     
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    I really hope Scorsese gets the best director award, it's been TOO long for a director this good to not get an Oscar yet!!
     
  11. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah will smith deserved the oscar when he got nominated For ali and he desivers it for Pursuit of happyness by far wills Greatest performance of his career
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The Queen is hardly worth it and shouldn't be on the list.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Your kidding right, Helen Mirren gave maybe one of the best performances.

    From what I have heard a lot of Hollywood does not like his style. If he was going to win the Oscar it would of been last year.
     
  14. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    What's even funnier I couldn't be bothered watching ANY of those movies.....

    If it doesn't have random sex scenes or explosions I loose interest very quicky :D
     
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    Scorsese all the way. If only to give the awards any meaning.

    It's all a sham anyway. Just a bunch of formerly successful people who get free DVDs and vote for the ones who they went to the most parties with.



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  16. achie25 macrumors 6502

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    My wife and I did not like that movie. :( Thought it was over-hyped. The only part that we did like was the dance routine at the pageant. That was great.
     
  17. sturigdson macrumors regular

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    For me, the biggest errors are Pan's Labyrith not being in Best Picture, and Children of Men's Cuaron not being in Best Director. The Mexican directors had an absolutely stellar year.
     
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    His best since Wild Wild West. "Wikki Wild Wild......Wikki-Wikki Wild Wild West."


    I think he's a bit overrated.


    If that's what you're after, you need to rush out and see The Queen. Truuust me. ;) :p
     
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    Little Miss Sunshine and The Devil Wears Prada are all over the awards, and both movies are terribly overrated. I've seen both and fell asleep during both.

    United 93 was good, and I am looking forward to Pans Lambrynth, Babel and Children of Men. Dreamgirls is the only movie that I am just not that interested in seeing.
     
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    I have to admit, I saw the Departed but I can't figure out how this description relates to it at all. "intersecting lives?" "lukewarm philosophy?" "pseudo-beautiful people?". I guess I missed something. I thought it was just a pretty tense crime thriller.
     
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    ^^^Well I actually think there was more to it than a crime drama/thriller, but that's because I saw Infernal Affairs 6-7 years ago (or around thereabouts). The prequel and sequels were both good as well. It was a fantastic and extremely popular movie in Asia (and even outside of Asia, apparently, since I don't live in Asia), and Scorsese shouldn't get an Oscar for pulling a Jessica Simpson and remaking something extremely popular for the American audience when people still remember the original version released only several years ago. :p What's next.....a remake of Fight Club? At least that movie was older. Go ahead, Scorsese. Go for it. :p


    And unfortunately, I had the displeasure of seeing The Devil Wears Prada. Not only did I see it, I actually paid money for a ticket to watch it in cinemas. Horrible movie that went nowhere, and nobody acted particularly well.
     
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    Children of Men was great and half of those movies sucked. Will smith did give an excellent performance but Forrest will be taking home the gold...I might add the man always give his best.

    I think Clint Eastwood should win for "letters" because the departed wasn't good at all and babel sucked as well(except the mexican/asian parts).

    Pan's Labyrinth was a good movie I might add.




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  23. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Just saw Jesus Camp last night.

    I'm glad to see it got a nomination.
     
  24. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    For those of us that were fans of the original TV series with Robert Conrad, the movie was a complete embarrassment. That song was the icing on that cake. Bleh!
     
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    Babel was amazing. Rinko Kikuchi deserves to get that best supporting actress award. Her performance was arresting, stole the movie for me.

    Jackie Earle Haley was also awesome in Little Children. That and Babel are tied for best movies of 2006 in my opinion. Marie Antoinette and Pan's Labyrinth come just behind, both were also great. Children of Men wasn't perfect, but was also good—had some awesome long (time) shots (though a couple were probably stitched together).
     

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