WEIRDLAND: Oscars 2007 Winners

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Oscars 2007 Winners

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Winner: The Departed (2006) - Graham King

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006)

Best Achievement in Directing
Winner: Martin Scorsese for The Departed (2006)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Winner: Little Miss Sunshine (2006) - Michael Arndt

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Winner: The Departed (2006) - William Monahan

Best Achievement in Cinematography
Winner: Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006) - Guillermo Navarro

Best Achievement in Editing
Winner: The Departed (2006) - Thelma Schoonmaker

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Winner: Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006) - Eugenio Caballero
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Winner: Marie Antoinette (2006) - Milena Canonero

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner: Babel (2006) - Gustavo Santaolalla

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Winner: An Inconvenient Truth (2006) - Melissa Etheridge

("I Need To Wake Up")

Best Achievement in Makeup
Winner: Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006) - David Martí, Montse Ribé

Best Achievement in Sound
Winner: Dreamgirls (2006) - Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Willie D. Burton

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Winner: Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) - Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Winner: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charles Gibson, Allen Hall

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Winner: Happy Feet (2006) - George Miller

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Winner: Leben der Anderen, Das (2006)(Germany)

Best Documentary, Features
Winner: An Inconvenient Truth (2006) - Davis Guggenheim

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Winner: The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006) - Ruby Yang, Thomas Lennon

Best Short Film, Animated
Winner: The Danish Poet (2006) - Torill Kove

Best Short Film, Live Action
Winner: West Bank Story (2005) - Ari Sandel


penny lane said...

I am sure Martin Scorsese was happy to finally be recognized and that he and his friend De Niro are celebrating! I am sorry to see that it hardly gets mentioned anywhere, but I am very happy that Ennio Morricone finally got some recognition for the beautiful music he wrote for so many movies -my personal favorites being 'Once Upon A Time in the West', 'The Mission' and perhaps my most favorite of all, the main theme from 'Once Upon A Time in America'.

Kendra said...

Congratulations to Ennio Morricone!, a truly memorable composer of great films, I've read he gave his speech in Italian, that it was a moving speech, he dedicated the Oscar to artists in general and la sua donna...

gr77 said...

Ennio Morricone's award was the highlight of the night imo.So much deserved and so late (just like Charlie Chaplin's oscar!!)

I'm not sure if the Departed and Scorcese won because they really are the best of the year or because Scorcese should be awarded a long time ago.
To be honest, I haven't seen the Departed and don't intend to because Scorcese's work in recent years was nothing to be excited about imo.
However, I'm desperate to find the original film the Departed was based on,Internal Affairs, starring the amazing Tony Leung

Kendra said...

"The Departed" kicks ass, lol