Monday, February 26, 2007

And the Oscar goes to...

Well, PCMR may have gambled on Clint Eastwood winning best director, but is never one to pass up an opportunity to say ‘told you so’ – waay back in September, I predicted Scorcese would pick up the gong for the excellent 'The Departed', and the academy have finally invited Marty to the Oscar party, giving him the opportunity to deliver one of the best Oscar acceptance speeches ever to boot.

Your guide to all the major winners are listed below, with links to PCMR’s reviews included for your consideration. You'll find many of the other nominees reviewed here too, just use the navigation bar on the right to browse the titles...

Best Picture
The Departed

Best Director
Martin Scorcese – The Departed

Best Actor
Forest Whitaker – Last King of Scotland

Best Actress
Helen Mirren – The Queen

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin – Little Miss Sunshine

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls

Best Adapted Screenplay
William Monahan – The Departed

Best Original Screenplay
Michael Arndt – Little Miss Sunshine

Best Editing
The Departed

Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Make-up
Pan's Labyrinth

Best Documentary Feature and Best Song

An Inconvenient Truth

Best Visual Effects
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest


2 comments:

Ali Arikan said...

The ceremony was dull, but there were quite a lot of surprises. I mean, An Inconvenient Truth took home more awards (two) than Babel, the apparent forerunner this time yesterday.

PaddyC said...

True, but Babel was a little over-hyped, and not as good as it's nominations would suggest.
In the current climate (ahem), the environmental message of An Inconvenient Truth was probably always going to get picked up on by Hollywood (what's that!? Hollywood jumping on a cultural bandwagon!? pshaw!) I'm surprised Dreamgirls didn't win best song though.. Did Babel even win one Oscar by the way!?

Incidentally, the Razzies were held last night as well:
http://www.razzies.com/history/06winners.asp

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