Oscar 2007 Ballot

Quick! Want to have some fun tomorrow with friends and family, betting on who will win? Easy! Go get the Oscar ballot sheet from imdb and make your crosses now! No cheating!

Here’s my votes:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Departed (2006): Graham King

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Wahlberg for The Departed (2006)
Alan Arkin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
A pleasant surprise! A “corpse in a trunk” wins an Oscar!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Adriana Barraza for Babel (2006)
Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Everyone was predicting that, still “Dreamgirls”… duh!

Best Achievement in Directing
Martin Scorsese for The Departed (2006)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
El Laberinto del Fauno (2006): Guillermo del Toro
“Little Miss Sunshine” Written by Michael Arndt
Very well deserved “Miss”!

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
The Departed (2006): William Monahan

Best Achievement in Cinematography
El Laberinto del Fauno (2006): Guillermo Navarro

Best Achievement in Editing
The Departed (2006): Thelma Schoonmaker

Best Achievement in Art Direction
El Laberinto del Fauno (2006): Eugenio Caballero, Pilar Revuelta

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006): Chung Man Yee
“Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero
Still liked the costumes in “Cuse of a Golden Flower” better but yes, “Marie” deserved it.

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Babel (2006): Gustavo Santaolalla

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Dreamgirls (2006): Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven (“Listen”)
“I Need to Wake Up” from “An Inconvenient Truth” Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge
Come on! Pulling the “PC” card twice? The jury apparently wants to send a message…

Best Achievement in Makeup
El Laberinto del Fauno (2006): David Martí, Montse Ribé

Best Achievement in Sound
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006):
Paul Massey, Christopher Boyes, Lee Orloff

“Dreamgirls” Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton
Meh…

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006):
George Watters II, Christopher Boyes

“Letters from Iwo Jima” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
I am actually happy the Clint movie got one!

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006):
John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charles Gibson, Allen Hall

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Cars (2006): John Lasseter
“Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller
I had “Happy Feet” before all the Schmoes influenza! Damn you!

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
El Laberinto del Fauno (2006)(Mexico)
“The Lives of Others” A Wiedemann & Berg Production, Germany
Huh, I never thought “Lives” would score here…

Best Documentary, Features
An Inconvenient Truth (2006): Davis Guggenheim

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story (2006): Nathaniel Kahn, Susan Rose Behr
“The Blood of Yingzhou District” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
TBH, I just guessed on this one…

Best Short Film, Animated
No Time for Nuts (2006): Chris Renaud, Mike Thurmeier
“The Danish Poet” Torill Kove
OK, again I really only saw the “Nuts”…

Best Short Film, Live Action
West Bank Story (2005): Ari Sandel

5 thoughts on “Oscar 2007 Ballot

  1. My Votes:
    Actor In A Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
    Actress In A Leading Role: Helen Mirren, The Queen (but I hope Judi Dench will win)
    Best Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed
    Actor In A Supporting Role: Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
    Actress In A Supporting Role: Cate Blanchett, Notes On A Scandal
    Best Original Screenplay: The Queen
    Best Adapted Screenplay: The Departed
    Best Original Score: Babel
    Best Animated Film: Cars
    Best Foreign Film: The Lives Of Others
    Best Art Direction: Pan’s Labyrinth
    Best Cinematography: Pan’s Labyrinth
    Best Costume Design: Marie Antoinette
    Best Documentary Feature: An Inconvenient Truth
    Best Documentary (Short Subject): Two Hands
    Best Film Editing: The Departed
    Best Make-up: Pan’s Labyrinth
    Best Short Film (Animated): No Time For Nuts
    Best Short Film (Live Action): Helmer and Son
    Best Sound Editing: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
    Best Sound Mixing: Dreamgirls
    Best Visual Effects: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
    Best Original Song: ‘Patience’ – Dreamgirls, Eddie Murphy

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  2. Too bad I didn’t do this. Oh well. I cannot believe Children of Men didn’t win cinematography. And I loved Pan’s. And Cars losing to Happy Feet? What the heck!?

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  3. I had 11 – ELEVEN – wrong! Duh!!! The Schmoes tempted me or else I would have had 9 wrong..

    Yeah, I initially thought “Happy Feet” would win but the buzz was indeed all about Cars… just goes to show.

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  4. Oh come on, the 2 Oscars for “An Inconvenient Truth” have nothing to do with political correctness. 😉 It’s a well done movie – with an important message! Best song? why not? … I don’t really like the Dreamgirls songs.

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  5. “Why not?” is a bit of a weak pro Oscar argument, no? The film has an important message, no doubt, would the song still be considered if the film was about collecting nuts? A moot point, still, the impression that the jury wanted to give the “message” some more recognition instead of the actual quality of the song remains. Not saying that “Dreamgirls” songs were any better, actually it just shows how much “Dreamgirls” must suck if as a musical they can’t even win an Oscar in that category! *g*

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