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Academy Awards Winners: The Departed Tops with 4!

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February 25, 2007


The Departed director Martin Scorsese chats with Steven Spielberg after winning his Oscar.

Yet another Academy Awards have come and gone and the winners decided! This year the Academy chose The Departed as the top prize, taking home Best Picture as well as a total of 4 Oscars. The biggest upset was Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth being robbed of it's guaranteed Best Foreign Language win, although still receiving 3 other wins (the 2nd most next to The Departed), in addition to Children of Men not winning anything at all. Despite some upsets, I'm glad to see The Departed and Martin Scorsese finally win, so congrats to that.

PICTURE:
The Departed
The Departed
DIRECTOR:
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese - The Departed
ACTOR:
Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland
ACTRESS:
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren - The Queen

Read on for the complete list of winners from the 79th Annual Academy Awards!

(Winners are listed in bold.)

PICTURE
Babel
The Departed
Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen

DIRECTOR
Clint Eastwood - Letters from Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears - The Queen
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Babel
Martin Scorsese - The Departed
Paul Greengrass - United 93

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
Penélope 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

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Guillermo Arriaga - Babel
Iris Yamashita - Letters from Iwo Jima
Michael Arndt - Little Miss Sunshine
Guillermo del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth
Peter Morgan - The Queen

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, Dan Mazer - Borat
Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby - Children of Men
William Monahan - The Departed
Todd Field, Tom Perrotta - Little Children
Patrick Marber - Notes on a Scandal

ANIMATED FEATURE
Cars
Happy Feet
Monster House

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
After the Wedding (Denmark)
Days of Glory (Algeria)
The Lives of Others (Germany)
Pan's Labyrinth (Mexico)
Water (Canada)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Deliver Us from Evil
An Inconvenient Truth
Iraq in Fragments
Jesus Camp
My Country, My Country

ART DIRECTION
Dreamgirls
The Good Shepherd
Pan's Labyrinth
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
The Prestige

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Vilmos Zsigmond - The Black Dahlia
Emmanuel Lubezki - Children of Men
Dick Pope - The Illusionist
Guillermo Navarro - Pan's Labyrinth
Wally Pfister - The Prestige

VISUAL EFFECTS
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Poseidon
Superman Returns

COSTUME DESIGN
Yee Chung Man - Curse of the Golden Flower
Patricia Field - The Devil Wears Prada
Sharen Davis - Dreamgirls
Milena Canonero - Marie Antoinette
Consolata Boyle - The Queen

MAKEUP
Apocalypto
Click
Pan's Labyrinth

FILM EDITING
Babel
Blood Diamond
Children of Men
The Departed
United 93

SOUND MIXING
Apocalypto
Blood Diamond
Dreamgirls
Flags of Our Fathers
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

SOUND EDITING
Apocalypto
Blood Diamond
Flags of Our Fathers
Letters from Iwo Jima
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

ORIGINAL SCORE
Gustavo Santaolalla - Babel
Thomas Newman - The Good German
Philip Glass - Notes on a Scandal
Javier Navarrete - Pan's Labyrinth
Alexandre Desplat - The Queen

ORIGINAL SONG
"I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth
"Listen" from Dreamgirls
"Love You I Do" from Dreamgirls
"Our Town" from Cars
"Patience" from Dreamgirls

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Blood of Yingzhou District
Recycled Life
Rehearsing a Dream
Two Hands

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
The Danish Poet
Lifted
The Little Matchgirl
Maestro
No Time for Nuts

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)
Éramos Pocos (One Too Many)
Helmer & Son
The Saviour
West Bank Story

TOP WINNERS
The Departed - 4 wins
Pan's Labyrinth - 3 wins
Little Miss Sunshine - 2 wins
Dreamgirls - 2 wins

STUDIO COUNTS
Warner Brothers - 6 wins
Paramount / Dreamworks - 5 wins
Picturehouse - 3 wins
20th Century Fox - 3 wins
Sony Pictures - 2 wins
Disney / Buena Vista - 1 wins
Miramax - 1 wins
New Line Cinema - 0 wins
Universal - 0 wins

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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  • Jeff Warner
    Alex... I hate to say it, but this has been the most dissapointing Oscars for me. I completely disagree with the top 4 categories (Picture, Director, and the Acting ones), and Children of Men was snubbed... I don't think so. Pan's Labyrinth not winning best Foreign was one of the biggest suprises as well. How do you feel about it?
  • Ray
    Scorcese and "The Departed" should not have won ... disgusting. I mourn with you over "Children of Men" and "Pan's Labyrinth"
  • You know Jeff... I'm going to officially publish my thoughts tomorrow in an article about Pan's Labyrinth being robbed and Children of Men being robbed, so look for that. But in the meantime, I'm mostly upset, but also still somewhat pleased. I think this would've ended up being a complete disaster if Little Miss Sunshine would've won Best Picture (and when it won the few others, I was starting to get worried). I'm fine with The Departed winning. It wasn't my own top fave of last year, but out of the noms and for the general public I'm glad to see it and Marty Scorsese win - they deserved it and why not give them the award. But of course I'm upset about Guillermo and Pan's, despite winning 3, and upset at a few others like Supporting Actor (I guess Norbit did kill Eddie Murphy) and the fact that Little Children or Children of Men didn't get anything (what's with the "Children" movies being canned!) Honestly, the way I look at the Oscars is that they're just political awards that don't mean much in the end, because in the end, I'll personally still stick by my belief that The Fountain and Babel were 2 of last year's finest. And if I ever meet Aronofsky (again) or Innaritu, then I will show my appreciation and respect to them for creating masterpieces and I think they know it themselves anyway. Just because it didn't win an award here doesn't mean that many of last year's unrecognized films are still amazing.
  • Zach
    My biggest problem was with Jennifer Hudson winning for best supporting actress. I don't think she deserved it. The Oscars are for awarding outstanding acting, not singing. Laaaaame!
  • marty mcfly
    I just read all the results- I was shocked "That The Lives of Others" won for best foreign film because I saw it a week ago and I thought it was a far better movie than "Pan's Labyrinth", but I didn't think it had a chance in hell- I thought Pan's was a sure thing and I would've been happy for it too. I hope enough people are pissed off about that to give "The Lives of Others" a chance and see what the fuss is all about because that movie deserves an Oscar- maybe not THE oscar, but at least Pan's was recognized in other categories. Maybe it's not as beautiful visually or as technically impressive, but I thought it was extremely powerful, complex and just devastating. Heck- give Pan's Labyrinth the Oscar for Best Picture- I bet it's better than any of the other nominees. I haven't seen The Departed yet so I have no feelings about that. Alan Arkin for "Little Miss Sunshine" is pretty lame and "Happy Feet" beating out "Monster House" is truly disappointing. Hey, Alex I'm watching, "Tideland" right now- I'll leave a message once I finish it. At least "Click" didn't win best makeup or something- then we'd truly have somethig to scream about.
  • Nick
    How Children of Men didn't win any and was only nominated 3 times is beyond me.
  • Marty, you really thought The Lives of Others was a better movie? Unfortunately... when I see it, no matter what, I'm going to have a huge hate and horrible taste in my mouth and I'll be angry at it forever for stealing Guillermo's Oscar... so no matter what it's going to be disliked in my books. It's a shame, even if it's good, it's doomed, and I think that's from more people than just me.
  • Marty Mcfly
    Jeez Alex, you can't just write a movie off like that because you're pissed, now you're just gonna watch the movie some day automatically hating it "no matter what". I think Guillermo can handle the loss, he's getting awards like crazy-he's going to make more terrific movies and he's going to win more awards- "no matter what" you're a maniac. Why don't you boycott Oscars next year- I knew I should've called you guys during the taping- you could've screamed at me on the air. Then I could've said, "I'm not watching the Oscars because I'm about to watch Tideland" and I could've hung up on you. Give the other movies credit where it's due- I saw four of those nominees- well, 3 and 1/2 since I fell asleep through one of them. How many did you see?
  • Ouch, low blow Marty... I'm trying to make light of it the best I can, because I think I'm just saying this now but I of course respect all of the winners in the end. And I am going to try and get an interview with Guillermo soon, because I'd still really love to talk to him (even despite not winning and because the awards he is still getting). I won't boycott the Oscars, I do like them, and I kind of also hate them. It's the same with Children of Men and The Fountain - just because they didn't win doesn't mean I can't respect and appreciate them anyway. Just because a couple thousand members of "the Academy" didn't vote for it, doesn't mean that it's still not a phenomenal movie and that other people in the world will also know how great it is. I know, I know... I am sort of half joking about the "no matter what" part (I'll probably end up really liking that movie), but I just really wanted Guillermo to finally win, and I think everyone else thought he would, too.
  • Marty Mcfly
    Yeah, I hear you. Oscars are always like that though- there's going to be some bone-head result you're not going to agree with and ultimately every year is a frustrating experience. Yeah, it does kind of suck The Fountain got the shaft- I mean I wasn't a huge fan or anything, but I dug the score and the look of it was pretty amazing. It's annoying when crap like, "Click" can still get a nomination, but the small film like, "The Fountain" gets the birdie- they could've at leasst bumped off a stupid movie like, "Poseidon" and give it a visual effects nominee, but NOTHING. Little Children got passed by (another best picture contender I thought) and yeah, same with Children of Men- lame.

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