January 23rd, 2007

flaming monkey

Oscar Noms! SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, so if you know me, you know I love the Oscars.  Today the nominations came out and now the fun begins.  Below are the top 5 categories and the rest are below the cut.

Best motion picture of the year
 Babel
 The Departed
 Letters from Iwo Jima
 Little Miss Sunshine
 The Queen
 
Performance by an actor in a leading role
 Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond
 Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson
 Peter O’Toole in Venus 
 Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness  
 Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland  
   
Performance by an actress in a leading role 
 Penélope Cruz in Volver  
 Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal 
 Helen Mirren in The Queen  
 Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada  
 Kate Winslet in Little Children  
 
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
 Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine   
 Jackie Earle Haley in Little Children  
 Djimon Hounsou in Blood Diamond  
 Eddie Murphy in Dreamgirls  
 Mark Wahlberg in The Departed  
 
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
 Adriana Barraza in Babel  
 Cate Blanchett in Notes on a Scandal   
 Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine   
 Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls  
 Rinko Kikuchi in Babel  
   
Achievement in directing
   Babel   Alejandro González Iñárritu
   The Departed   Martin Scorsese
   Letters from Iwo Jima   Clint Eastwood
   The Queen   Stephen Frears
   United 93   Paul Greengrass 



OK, so a few surprises for me.  How about you?  I'll be giving more in depth commentary and some early predictions in later posts.  ;)