Archive for January 2007

My 2007 Oscar Checklist

“X” marks the movies I’ve seen.
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
   – Forest Whitaker – “The Last King of Scotland”
   – Peter O’Toole – “Venus”
X – Will Smith – “The Pursuit of Happyness”
X – Leonardo DiCaprio – “Blood Diamond”
X – Ryan Gosling – “Half Nelson”
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
X – Eddie Murphy – “Dreamgirls”
   – Jackie Earle Haley – “Little Children”
X – Alan Arkin – “Little Miss Sunshine”
X – Mark Wahlberg – “The Departed”
X – Djimon Hounsou – “Blood Diamond”
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
X – Helen Mirren – “The Queen”
   – Judi Dench – “Notes on a Scandal”
   – Meryl Streep – “The Devil Wears Prada”
X – Penelope Cruz – “Volver”
   – Kate Winslet – “Little Children”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
X – Jennifer Hudson – “Dreamgirls”
   – Cate Blanchett – “Notes on a Scandal”
X – Abigail Breslin – “Little Miss Sunshine”
X – Adriana Barraza – “Babel”
X – Rinko Kikuchi – “Babel”
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
X – “Cars”
   – “Happy Feet”
X – “Monster House”
ART DIRECTION
X – “Dreamgirls”
   – “The Good Shepherd”
X – “Pan’s Labyrinth”
X – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
X – “The Prestige”
CINEMATOGRAPHY
   – “The Black Dahlia”
X – “Children of Men”
X – “The Illusionist”
X – “Pan’s Labyrinth”
X – “The Prestige”
COSTUME DESIGN
   – “Curse of the Golden Flower”
   – “The Devil Wears Prada”
X – “Dreamgirls”
   – “Marie Antoinette”
X – “The Queen”
DIRECTING
X – Martin Scorsese – “The Departed”
X – Stephen Frears – “The Queen”
X – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – “Babel”
X – Paul Greengrass – “United 93″
X – Clint Eastwood – “Letters From Iwo Jima”
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
   – “Deliver Us From Evil”
   – “An Inconvenient Truth”
   – “Iraq in Fragments”
X – “Jesus Camp”
   – “My Country, My Country”
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
   – “The Blood of Yingzhou District”
   – “Recycled Life”
   – “Rehearsing a Dream”
   – “Two Hands”
FILM EDITING
X – “Babel”
X – “Blood Diamond”
X – “Children of Men”
X – “The Departed”
X – “United 93″
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
   – ‘Water’ – Canada
   – ‘The Lives of Others’ – Germany
   – ‘After the Wedding’ – Denmark
   – ‘Days of Glory (Indigenes)’ – Algeria
X – ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ – Mexico
MAKEUP
X – “Apocalypto”
X – “Click”
X – “Pan’s Labyrinth”
MUSIC (SCORE)
X – “Babel”
   – “The Good German”
   – “Notes on a Scandal”
X – “Pan’s Labyrinth”
X – “The Queen”
MUSIC (SONG)
   – ‘I Need to Wake Up’ – “An Inconvenient Truth”
X – ‘Love You I Do’ – “Dreamgirls”
X – ‘Our Town’ – “Cars”
X – ‘Patience’ – “Dreamgirls”
X – ‘Listen’ – “Dreamgirls”
BEST PICTURE
X – “The Departed”
X – “The Queen”
X – “Little Miss Sunshine”
X – “Babel”
X – “Letters From Iwo Jima”
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
   – “The Danish Poet”
   – “Lifted”
   – “The Little Matchgirl”
   – “Maestro”
   – “No Time for Nuts”
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
   – “Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)”
   – “Eramos Pocos (One Too Many)”
   – “Helmer & Son”
   – “The Saviour”
   – “West Bank Story”
SOUND MIXING
X – “Apocalypto”
X – “Blood Diamond”
   – “Flags of Our Fathers”
X – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
X – “Dreamgirls”
SOUND EDITING
X – “Apocalypto”
X – “Blood Diamond”
   – “Flags of Our Fathers”
X – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
X – “Letters From Iwo Jima”
VISUAL EFFECTS
X – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
   – “Poseidon”
X – “Superman Returns”
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
X – “Borat”
X – “Children of Men”
X – “The Departed”
   – “Little Children”
   – “Notes on a Scandal”
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
X – “Babel”
X – “Letters From Iwo Jima”
X – “Little Miss Sunshine”
X – “Pan’s Labyrinth”
X – “The Queen”
–1/30/07 – Added Little Miss Sunshine
–2/03/07 – Added Babel
–2/11/07 – Added Jesus Camp
–2/11/07 – Added Dreamgirls
–2/17/07 – Added Blood Diamond