Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Sudiegirl sez:
I’m just thrilled that two of my “Sexy Guys” made the cut, but now I’m torn because Paul Giamatti and George Clooney are both up for Best Supporting Actor. I haven’t seen many of the movies that are up for nomination, and I probably should, but I can still cheer for who I want.

One question, though, and it’s just me…does anyone ELSE think it’s wrong that Eddie Murphy was not even considered for an Oscar for “The Nutty Professor”? I mean, he played ALL of the Klump family except the little kid, PLUS he played Buddy Love and the Richard Simmons rip-off character. COME ON! Eddie needed to be taken seriously for that.

OK, enough from me…

List of Annual Academy Award Nominations
By The Associated Press 4 minutes ago

List of the 78th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

1. Best Picture: "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," "Crash," "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Munich."
(So much for “Walk the Line”, but that doesn’t always mean anything anyway, right? But wouldn’t it be a feather in Clooney’s cap if “Good Night and Good Luck” won? I’d be happy with that.)

2. Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"; Terrence Howard, "Hustle & Flow"; Heath Ledger, "Brokeback Mountain"; Joaquin Phoenix, "Walk the Line"; David Strathairn, "Good Night, and Good Luck."
(YEAH for Philip Seymour! High FIVE! However, I’m torn again…I like David Strathairn too. He can play someone who’s vulnerable and human, or a total sleaze. Very versatile. However, he’s not on the “Unlikely Sexy Guys” list so there ya go.)

3. Actress: Judi Dench, "Mrs. Henderson Presents"; Felicity Huffman, "Transamerica"; Keira Knightley,"Pride & Prejudice"; Charlize Theron, "North Country"; Reese Witherspoon, "Walk the Line."
(I have to say this too…Charlize already won an Oscar just a few years ago…don’t pull a Tom Hanks on us, Academy! Let someone else win it…Reese Witherspoon or Felicity Huffman, maybe?)

Supporting Actor: George Clooney, "Syriana"; Matt Dillon, "Crash"; Paul Giamatti, "Cinderella Man"; Jake Gyllenhaal, "Brokeback Mountain"; William Hurt, "A History of Violence."
(Yup…definitely torn. I mean, George Clooney is DA MAN and very hot looking, but Paul G. was totally shut out of the “Sideways” race, and he shouldn’t have been. Maybe this will be the open door for Paul…I hope so.)

5. Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, "Junebug"; Catherine Keener, "Capote"; Frances McDormand, "North Country"; Rachel Weisz, "The Constant Gardener"; Michelle Williams, "Brokeback Mountain."
(I don’t have any opinion on these folks, but it seems like Rachel Weisz has been winning the most awards thus far…granted, that doesn’t mean who should win in my opinion…it just means who more than likely will.)

6. Director: Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"; Bennett Miller, "Capote"; Paul Haggis, "Crash"; George Clooney, "Good Night, and Good Luck"; Steven Spielberg, "Munich."
(See? Clooney has another possibility for winning, so if Paul Giamatti wins the Supporting Actor Oscar, George has more chances anyway, right? Right!)

7. Foreign Film: "Don't Tell," Italy; "Joyeux Noel," France; "Paradise Now," Palestine; "Sophie Scholl — The Final Days," Germany; "Tsotsi," South Africa.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, "Brokeback Mountain"; Dan Futterman, "Capote"; Jeffrey Caine, "The Constant Gardener"; Josh Olson, "A History of Violence"; Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, "Munich."

9. Original Screenplay: Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco, "Crash"; George Clooney & Grant Heslov, "Good Night, and Good Luck"; Woody Allen, "Match Point"; Noah Baumbach, "The Squid and the Whale"; Stephen Gaghan, "Syriana."

10. Animated Feature Film: "Howl's Moving Castle"; "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride"; "Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit."
(OK…just to show you how out of it I am, I haven’t even seen any of the nominated CARTOONS this year, and I’m usually there. But just on the basis of what I already know, I want Wallace and Gromit to win. “OSCAR, Gromit!”)

11. Art Direction: "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "King Kong," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Pride & Prejudice."
(I’m surprised that “Memoirs” didn’t get more nominations, but at least from the previews, it’s a striking, beautifully photographed film. But I need to check out more of these bad boys before I can truly form an opinion.)

12. Cinematography: "Batman Begins," "Brokeback Mountain," "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "The New World."

13. Sound Mixing: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "King Kong," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Walk the Line," "War of the Worlds."

14. Sound Editing: "King Kong," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "War of the Worlds."

15. Original Score: "Brokeback Mountain," Gustavo Santaolalla; "The Constant Gardener," Alberto Iglesias; "Memoirs of a Geisha," John Williams; "Munich," John Williams; "Pride & Prejudice," Dario Marianelli.
(OK, John Williams has won enough! Let someone else win. Can they just remove someone’s name from the roster if they’ve won many, many times?)

16. Original Song: "In the Deep" from "Crash," Kathleen "Bird" York and Michael Becker; "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp", Paul Beauregard; "Travelin' Thru" from "Transamerica," Dolly Parton.
(Wow…only three original songs? Pretty sad. I am rooting for Dolly Parton, just because she’s Dolly, dammit!)

17. Costume: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Mrs. Henderson Presents," "Pride & Prejudice," "Walk the Line."
(Well, technically, “Mrs. Henderson Presents” doesn’t use costumes so why was it nominated?)

18. Documentary Feature: "Darwin's Nightmare," "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "March of the Penguins," "Murderball," "Street Fight."
(I saw and LOVED “March of the Penguins”, but “Murderball” has also intrigued me, especially the solid steel wheelchair gorilla basketball games they play. Damn…torn again.)

19. Documentary (short subject): "The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club," "God Sleeps in Rwanda," "The Mushroom Club," "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin.
(Two film titles ending in “Club”. Was that on purpose?)

20. Film Editing: "Cinderella Man," "The Constant Gardener," "Crash," "Munich," "Walk the Line."

21. Makeup: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "Cinderella Man," "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith."

22. Animated Short Film: "Badgered," "The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation," "The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello," "9," "One Man Band."

23. Live Action Short Film: "Ausreisser (The Runaway)," "Cashback," "The Last Farm," "Our Time Is Up," "Six Shooter."

24. Visual Effects: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "King Kong," "War of the Worlds."
Academy Award winners previously announced this year:
Honorary Award (Oscar statuette): Robert Altman.
The Gordon E. Sawyer award (Oscar statuette): Gary Demos.
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Sudiegirl’s final opinion?

I’m debating about whether to stay up and watch, and maybe even provide a blog entry about my thoughts on the whole thingie. Maybe I can borrow a laptop from someone so I can do this from the safety of my own livingroom, huh? One can always hope.