Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ocsar fever is on.

Ocsar fever is on.

The movie has three nods in the Best Music (song) category, for "Listen," "Patience," and "Love You I Do," and is also up for Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction and Best Sound mixing.

Two of the film's stars Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson were named in the Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories respectively.

Surprisingly, "Dreamgirls" - which also stars Beyonce Knowles - wasn't nominated for Best Picture.

It category will instead be contested by "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine," and "The Queen."

Three of Britain's most revered leading ladies, Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, and Helen Mirren, have all been nominated for the Best Actress prize.

They will compete with Penelope Cruz and Academy Awards veteran Meryl Streep for the prestigious accolade.

Incredibly, Streep's performance in "The Devil Wears Prada" brings her total Oscar nominations tally up to 14 - the greatest number for an actress in the event's history.

She has won on two occasions. In 1980 she took home the Best Supporting Actress prize for "Kramer vs. Kramer" and in 1983 she scooped the Best Actress accolade for her performance in "Sophie's Choice."

Dench's "Notes on a Scandal" co-star Cate Blanchett has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Also nominated is 10-year-old Abigail Breslin, the young star of last year's hit comedy "Little Miss Sunshine." If Breslin takes the title, she will become the youngest Oscar winner ever.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Peter O'Toole, Will Smith, and Forest Whitaker are all up for Best Actor.

Martin Scorsese is once again up against Clint Eastwood for Best Director - the same rival who beat him to the award in 2004.

Stephen Frears, Paul Greengrass, and Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will contest the two Hollywood heavyweights for the sought after statuette.

The 79th Academy Awards takes place on February 25th at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

This year's host is US comedienne and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Oscars 2007 full list of nominations
Best Picture:
• "Babel"
• "The Departed"
• "Letters From Iwo Jima"
• "Little Miss Sunshine"
• "The Queen"

Best Director:
• Clint Eastwood, "Letters From Iwo Jima"
• Stephen Frears, "The Queen"
• Paul Greengrass, "United 93"
• Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, "Babel"
• Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"

Best Actor:
• 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"

Best Actress:
• Penelope Cruz, "Volver"
• Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"
• Helen Mirren, "The Queen"
• Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"
• Kate Winslet, "Little Children"

Best Supporting Actress:
• Adriana Barraza, "Babel"
• Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"
• Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"
• Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"
• Rinko Kikucki, "Babel"

Best Supporting Actor:
• Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"
• Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children"
• Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond"
• Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls"
• Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed"

Best Foreign Language Film:
• "Efter Brylluppet" (aka "After the Wedding"), Denmark
• "Indigenes" (aka "Days of Glory"), Algeria
• "El Laberinto del Fauno" (aka "Pan's Labyrinth"), Mexico
• "Das Leben der Anderen" (aka "The Lives of Others"), Germany
• "Water," Canada

Best Animated Feature Film:
• "Cars"
• "Happy Feet"
• "Monster House"

Best Adapted Screenplay:
• "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"
• "Children of Men"
• "The Departed"
• "Little Children"
• "Notes on a Scandal"

Best Original Screenplay:
• "Babel"
• "Letters From Iwo Jima"
• "Little Miss Sunshine"
• "The Queen"
• "Pan's Labyrinth"

Best Music (score):
• "Babel"
• "The Good German"
• "Notes on a Scandal"
• "Pan's Labyrinth"
• "The Queen"

Best Music (song):
• "I Need to Wake Up" - "An Inconvenient Truth"
• "Listen" - "Dreamgirls"
• "Love You I Do" - "Dreamgirls"
• "Our Town" - "Cars"
• "Patience" - "Dreamgirls"
Best Documentary Feature:
• "Deliver Us From Evil"
• "An Inconvenient Truth"
• "Iraq In Fragments"
• "Jesus Camp"
• "My Country, My Country"

Best Documentary Short Subject:
• "The Blood of Yingzhou District"
• "Recycled Life"
• "Rehearsing A Dream"
• "Two Hands"

Best Visual Effects:
• "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
• "Poseidon"
• "Superman Returns"

Best Cinematography:
• "The Black Dahlia"
• "Children of Men"
• "The Illusionist"
• "Pan's Labyrinth"
• "The Prestige"

Best Art Direction:
• "Dreamgirls"
• "The Good Shepherd"
• "Pan's Labyrinth"
• "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
• "The Prestige"

Best Animated Short Film:
• "The Danish Poet"
• "Lifted"
• "The Little Matchgirl"
• "Maestro"
• "No Time for Nuts"

Best Short Film:
• "Binta and the Great Idea"
• "Eramos Pocos" (One Too Many)
• "Helmer & Son"
• "The Saviour"
• "West Bank Story"

Best Costume Design:
• "Curse of the Golden Flower"
• "The Devil Wears Prada"
• "Dreamgirls"
• "Marie Antoinette"
• "The Queen"

Best Make-Up:
• "Apocalypto"
• "Click"
• "Pan's Labyrinth"

Best Sound Mixing:
• "Apocalypto"
• "Blood Diamond"
• "Dreamgirls"
• "Flags of our Fathers"
• "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

Best Sound Editing:
• "Apocalypto"
• "Blood Diamond"
• "Letters From Iwo Jima"
• "Flags of our Fathers"
• "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

Best Film Editing:
• "Babel"
• "Blood Diamond"
• "Children of Men"
• "The Departed"
• "United 93"