Oscar Nominations Announced - Pan's Labyrinth Gains 6 Noms; Dreamgirls Leads!
by Alex Billington
January 23, 2007
The nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning, and without further ado we'll get into the meat of them. Sadly, The Fountain was not nominated at all. However, Dreamgirls led the way with a total of 8 nominations - one of which was not Best Picture. I have a feeling in my gut that it'll go to The Departed, however it is an incredible industry defining moment to see Little Miss Sunshine nominated (instead of Dreamgirls).
I'm also torn between Pan's Labyrinth and Children of Men for cinematography. They both have the guaranteed best cinematography of the year - but I really want Children of Men to win some awards, and because I know Pan's Labyrinth will already win Best Foreign Language Feature. Read on for the full list of Oscar noms!
Also check out this wonderful statement that Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro released after the nominations were announced:
This is an unimaginable experience for me. I am both humbled and honored that Pan's Labyrinth is receiving so much recognition from so many fields. To receive 6 nominations for a film that is a true labor of love exceeds any expectation I could have ever had in my overweight life. It is specially beautiful to share this moment with my dear friends Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. This is an unprecedented representation of Spanish language filmmakers and actors. To have my film included among this list of remarkable nominees is a true honor that I will never forget.
"Babel" (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
"The Departed" (Warner Bros.)
"Letters from Iwo Jima" (Warner Bros.)
"Little Miss Sunshine" (Fox Searchlight)
"The Queen" (Miramax, PathÃ© and Granada)
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"
PenÃ©lope Cruz, "Volver"
Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"
Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"
Kate Winslet, "Little Children"
Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children"
Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond"
Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"
Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed"
Adriana Barraza, "Babel"
Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"
Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel"
Clint Eastwood, "Letters from Iwo Jima"
Stephen Frears, "The Queen"
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Babel"
Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"
Paul Greengrass, "United 93"
"Babel" Written by Guillermo Arriaga (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
"Letters from Iwo Jima" Screenplay by Iris Yamashita; story by Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis (Warner Bros.)
"Little Miss Sunshine" Written by Michael Arndt (Fox Searchlight)
"Pan's Labyrinth" Written by Guillermo del Toro (Picturehouse)
"The Queen" Written by Peter Morgan (Miramax, PathÃ© and Granada)
"Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, Dan Mazer; story by Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Anthony Hines, Todd Phillips (20th Century Fox)
"Children of Men" Screenplay by Alfonso CuarÃ³n, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby (Universal)
"The Departed" Screenplay by William Monahan (Warner Bros.)
"Little Children"Screenplay by Todd Field, Tom Perrotta (New Line)
"Notes on a Scandal"Screenplay by Patrick Marber (Fox Searchlight)
"Cars" (Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studio; Buena Vista Pictures Distribution)
"Happy Feet" (Kingdom Pictures, LLC; Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures)
"Monster House" (Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing)
"Dreamgirls" John Myhre, art direction; Nancy Haigh, set decoration (DreamWorks and Paramount)
"The Good Shepherd" Jeannine Oppewall, art direction; Gretchen Rau and Leslie E. Rollins, set decoration UUniversal)
"Pan's Labyrinth" Eugenio Caballero, art direction; Pilar Revuelta, set decoration (Picturehouse)
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" Rick Heinrichs, art direction; Cheryl A. Carasik, set decoration (Buena Vista)
"The Prestige" Nathan Crowley, art direction; Julie Ochipinti, set decoration (Buena Vista)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"After the Wedding" Zentropa Entertainments; IFC (Denmark)
"Days of Glory" Tessalit Productions; The Weinstein Co. (Algeria)
"The Lives of Others" Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion; Sony Pictures Classics (Germany)
"Pan's Labyrinth" Estudios Picasso/Tequila Gang/Esperanto; Picturehouse (Mexico)
"Water" TÃ©lÃ©film Canada/Noble Nomad Pictures Ltd.; Fox Searchlight (Canada)
"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
"The Blood of Yingzhou District" Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon; A Thomas Lennon Films Production
"Recycled Life" Leslie Iwerks and Mike Glad; An Iwerks/Glad Production
"Rehearsing a Dream" Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon; A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
"Two Hands" Nathaniel Kahn and Susan Rose Behr; A Crazy Boat Pictures Production
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
"The Danish Poet" Torill Kove; A Mikrofilm and National Film Board of Canada Production(National Film Board of Canada)
"Lifted" Gary Rydstrom; A Pixar Animation Studios Production (Buena Vista)
"The Little Matchgirl" Roger Allers and Don Hahn; A Walt Disney Pictures Production (Buena Vista)
"Maestro" Geza M. Toth; A Kedd Production (Szimplafilm)
"No Time for Nuts" Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier; A Blue Sky Studios Production(20th Century Fox)
LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
"Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)" Javier Fesser and Luis Manso; A Peliculas Pendelton and Tus Ojos Production
"Ã‰ramos Pocos (One Too Many)" Borja Cobeaga; An Altube Filmeak Production (Kimuak)
"Helmer & Son" Soren Pilmark and Kim Magnusson; A Nordisk Film Production
"The Saviour" Peter Templeman and Stuart Parkyn; An Australian Film Television and Radio School Production (Australian Film Television and Radio School)
"West Bank Story" Ari Sandel; An Ari Sandel, Pascal Vaguelsy, Amy Kim, Ravi Malhotra and Ashley Jordan Production
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall (Buena Vista)
"Poseidon" Boyd Shermis, Kim Libreri, Chaz Jarrett and John Frazier (Warner Bros.)
"Superman Returns" Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum (Warner Bros.)
"Curse of the Golden Flower" Yee Chung Man (Sony Pictures Classics)
"The Devil Wears Prada" Patricia Field (20th Century Fox)
"Dreamgirls" Sharen Davis (DreamWorks and Paramount)
"Marie Antoinette" Milena Canonero (Sony Pictures Releasing)
"The Queen" Consolata Boyle (Miramax, PathÃ© and Granada)
"Deliver Us from Evil" Amy Berg and Frank Donnerl; A Disarming Films Production (Lionsgate)
"An Inconvenient Truth" Davis Guggenheim; A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David Production (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
"Iraq in Fragments" James Longley and John Sinno; A Typecast Pictures/Daylight Factory Production (Typecast Releasing)
"Jesus Camp" Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady; A Loki Films Production (Magnolia Pictures)
"My Country, My Country" Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer; A Praxis Films Production (Zeitgeist Films)
"Babel" (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise
"Blood Diamond" (Warner Bros.) Steven Rosenblum
"Children of Men" (Universal) Alex RodrÃguez and Alfonso CuarÃ³n
"The Departed" (Warner Bros.) Thelma Schoonmaker
"United 93" (Universal and StudioCanal) Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse and Richard Pearson
"Apocalypto" Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Camara (Buena Vista)
"Blood Diamond" Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ivan Sharrock (Warner Bros.)
"Dreamgirls" Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton (DreamWorks and Paramount)
"Flags of Our Fathers" John Reitz, Dave Campbell, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., distributed by Paramount)
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" Paul Massey, Christopher Boyes and Lee Orloff (Buena Vista)
"Apocalypto" Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar (Buena Vista)
"Blood Diamond" Lon Bender (Warner Bros.)
"Flags of Our Fathers" Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman (DreamWorks/Warner Bros., distributed by Paramount)
"Letters from Iwo Jima" Alan Robert Murray (Warner Bros.)
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" Christopher Boyes and George Watters II (Buena Vista)
"Babel" Gustavo Santaolalla (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
"The Good German" Thomas Newman (Warner Bros.)
"Notes on a Scandal" Philip Glass (Fox Searchlight)
"Pan's Labyrinth" Javier Navarrete (Picturehouse)
"The Queen" Alexandre Desplat (Miramax, PathÃ© and Granada)
"I Need to Wake Up" from "An Inconvenient Truth," music and lyric by Melissa Etheridge (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
"Listen" from "Dreamgirls," music by Henry Krieger and Scott Cutler; lyric by Anne Preven (DreamWorks and Paramount)
"Love You I Do" from "Dreamgirls," music by Henry Krieger; lyric by Siedah Garrett (DreamWorks and Paramount)
"Our Town" from "Cars," music and lyric by Randy Newman (Buena Vista)
"Patience" from "Dreamgirls," music by Henry Krieger; lyric by Willie Reale (DreamWorks and Paramount)
"Apocalypto" Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano (Buena Vista)
"Click" Kazuhiro Tsuji and Bill Corso (Sony Pictures Releasing)
"Pan's Labyrinth" David Marti and Montse Ribe (Picturehouse)
The Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 25th.
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
What a mix of nominations. This is tough group to call! Where are the predictions?
Maryann on Jan 23, 2007
Pan's Labyrinth , very meaning of the film, I hate war...
ipad case on May 6, 2010
I'm an avid fan of fantasy movies and Pans Labyrinth is one of the best film in years -- dark, passionate and beautifully made. A haunting, but beautifully conceived mix of fantasy and reality that is like no other film released in 2006.
Manika Kim on Feb 10, 2011
Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.