The 2007 Academy Award Nominations


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2007 Academy Award Nominations

Best Motion Picture of the Year

“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
“Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Ryan Gosling in “Half Nelson” (THINKFilm)
Peter O’Toole in “Venus” (Miramax, Filmfour and UK Council)
Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jackie Earle Haley in “Little Children” (New Line)
Djimon Hounsou in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Eddie Murphy in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Mark Wahlberg in “The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Penélope Cruz in “Volver” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Judi Dench in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Helen Mirren in “The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)
Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
Kate Winslet in “Little Children” (New Line)

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Adriana Barraza in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Cate Blanchett in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Rinko Kikuchi in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

“Cars” (Buena Vista) John Lasseter
“Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller
“Monster House” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Gil Kenan

Achievement in Art Direction

“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
“The Good Shepherd” (Universal)
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)
“The Prestige” (Buena Vista)

Achievement in Cinematography

“The Black Dahlia” (Universal) Vilmos Zsigmond
“Children of Men” (Universal) Emmanuel Lubezki
“The Illusionist” (Yari Film Group) Dick Pope
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) Guillermo Navarro
“The Prestige” (Buena Vista) Wally Pfister

Achievement in Costume Design

“Curse of the Golden Flower” (Sony Pictures Classics) Yee Chung Man
“The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox) Patricia Field
“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount) Sharen Davis
“Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Consolata Boyle

Achievement in Directing

“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Alejandro González Iñárritu
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.) Martin Scorsese
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Stephen Frears
“United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal) Paul Greengrass

Best Documentary Feature

“Deliver Us from Evil” (Lionsgate)
“An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
“Iraq in Fragments” (Typecast Releasing)
“Jesus Camp” (Magnolia Pictures)
“My Country, My Country” (Zeitgeist Films)r

Best Documentary Short Subject

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

Achievement in Film Editing

“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
“Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
“Children of Men” (Universal)
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
“United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal)

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

“After the Wedding” Denmark
“Days of Glory (Indigènes)” Algeria
“The Lives of Others” Germany
“Pan’s Labyrinth” Mexico
“Water” Canada

Achievement in Makeup

“Apocalypto” (Buena Vista) Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
“Click” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Kazuhiro Tsuji and Bill Corso
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) David Marti and Montse Ribe

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)

“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Gustavo Santaolalla
“The Good German” (Warner Bros.) Thomas Newman
“Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight) Philip Glass
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) Javier Navarrete
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Alexandre Desplat

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)

“I Need to Wake Up” from “An Inconvenient Truth”
(Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge

“Listen” from “Dreamgirls”
(DreamWorks and Paramount)
Music by Henry Krieger and Scott Cutler
Lyric by Anne Preven

“Love You I Do” from “Dreamgirls”
(DreamWorks and Paramount)
Music by Henry Krieger
Lyric by Siedah Garrett

“Our Town” from “Cars”
(Buena Vista)
Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

“Patience” from “Dreamgirls”
(DreamWorks and Paramount)
Music by Henry Krieger
Lyric by Willie Reale

Best Animated Short Film

“The Danish Poet” (National Film Board of Canada)
“Lifted” (Buena Vista)
“The Little Matchgirl” (Buena Vista)
“Maestro” (Szimplafilm)
“No Time for Nuts” (20th Century Fox)

Best Live Action Short Film

“Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)”
“Éramos Pocos (One Too Many)” (Kimuak)
“Helmer & Son”
“The Saviour” (Australian Film Television and Radio School)
“West Bank Story”

Achievement in Sound Editing

“Apocalypto” (Buena Vista)
“Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
“Flags of Our Fathers” (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by Paramount)
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)

Achievement in Sound Mixing

“Apocalypto” (Buena Vista)
“Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
“Flags of Our Fathers” (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by Paramount)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)

Achievement in Visual Effects

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)
“Poseidon” (Warner Bros.)
“Superman Returns” (Warner Bros.)

Adapted Screenplay

“Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (20th Century Fox)
Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Mazer
Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips
“Children of Men” (Universal)
Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby
“The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by William Monahan
“Little Children” (New Line)
Screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta
“Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Patrick Marber

Original Screenplay

“Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Written by Guillermo Arriaga
“Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by Iris Yamashita
Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis
“Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Written by Michael Arndt
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
Written by Guillermo del Toro
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)
Written by Peter Morgan


Jennifer Hudson Nominated for an Academy Award



Former “American Idol” finalist and Golden Globes winner Jennifer Hudson received an Academy Award nomination today for the Best Supporting Actress for her role as the soulful singer in “Dreamgirls.”  Hudson seems to be well on her way toward winning an Oscar this year.

The front-runners in all four acting categories garnered nominations and seem poised to come home from Hollywood with Oscars on February 25th.  Those actors who were nominated include: Helen Mirren for best actress as British monarch Elizabeth II in “The Queen“; Forest Whitaker for best actor as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland”; and Eddie Murphy and former “American Idol” finalist Jennifer Hudson as the unwanted singer in “Dreamgirls.”

All four of them preceded the Oscar nominations with wins at The Golden Globes ceremonies.  For Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson, this Academy Award nomination crowns a speedy rise to stardom with her first film role, just two years after making her name on “American Idol.”  Hudson’s stunning singing performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in “Dreamgirls” recently has been described as the greatest motion picture song of all time.




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