Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Awards Watch: Oscar Nominations 2007

The nominations for the 80th Annual Academy Awards are finally here, filled with the usual surprises and snubs.

No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood are neck and neck in the lead with eight nominations apiece. Fellow Best Picture nominees Michael Clayton and Atonement (proving that no guild support means nothing to the Academy) racked up seven nods each, with Animated Feature front-runner Ratatouille scoring five. And Juno edged The Diving Bell and the Butterfly out of the BP race, with both netting four nominations each.

Surprises include unexpected nods for actors Tommy Lee Jones, Laura Linney, Ruby Dee and director Jason Reitman. Among the notable snubs: Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, Jonny Greenwood, Eddie Vedder, The Simpsons Movie, 300 and (tragedy!) Hairspray.

See the comments section below for the complete list of nominees. The Oscar winners will be announced, with or without the strike, on February 24.

4 comments:

  1. Picture:
    Atonement
    Juno
    Michael Clayton
    No Country for Old Men
    There Will Be Blood

    Actor:
    George Clooney in Michael Clayton
    Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood
    Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Tommy Lee Jones in In the Valley of Elah
    Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises

    Actress:
    Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    Julie Christie in Away from Her
    Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose
    Laura Linney in The Savages
    Ellen Page in Juno

    Supporting Actor:
    Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men
    Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War
    Hal Holbrook in Into the Wild
    Tom Wilkinson in Michael Clayton

    Supporting Actress:
    Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There
    Ruby Dee in American Gangster
    Saoirse Ronan in Atonement
    Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone
    Tilda Swinton in Michael Clayton

    Director:
    Paul Thomas Anderson for There Will Be Blood
    Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for No Country for Old Men
    Tony Gilroy for Michael Clayton
    Jason Reitman for Juno
    Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Adapted Screenplay:
    Atonement
    Away from Her
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    No Country for Old Men
    There Will Be Blood

    Original Screenplay:
    Juno
    Lars and the Real Girl
    Michael Clayton
    Ratatouille
    The Savages

    Cinematography:
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Atonement
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    No Country for Old Men
    There Will Be Blood

    Art Direction/Set Decoration:
    American Gangster
    Atonement
    The Golden Compass
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    There Will Be Blood

    Costume Design:
    Across the Universe
    Atonement
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age
    La Vie en Rose
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Original Score:
    Atonement
    The Kite Runner
    Michael Clayton
    Ratatouille
    3:10 to Yuma

    Original Song:
    "Falling Slowly" from Once
    "Happy Working Song" from Enchanted
    "Raise It Up" from August Rush
    "So Close" from Enchanted
    "That's How You Know" from Enchanted

    Film Editing:
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Into the Wild
    No Country for Old Men
    There Will Be Blood

    Sound Mixing:
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    No Country for Old Men
    Ratatouille
    3:10 to Yuma
    Transformers

    Animated Feature:
    Persepolis
    Ratatouille
    Surf's Up

    Visual Effects:
    The Golden Compass
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    Transformers

    Sound Editing:
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    No Country for Old Men
    Ratatouille
    There Will Be Blood
    Transformers

    Make-Up:
    La Vie en Rose
    Norbit
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Foreign Language Film:
    Beaufort
    The Counterfeiters
    Katyn
    Mongol
    12

    Documentary Feature:
    No End in Sight
    Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
    Sicko
    Taxi to the Dark Side
    War/Dance

    Documentary Short:
    Freeheld
    La Corona (The Crown)
    Salim Baba
    Sari’s Mother

    Animated Short:
    I Met the Walrus
    Madame Tutli-Putli
    Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)
    My Love (Moya Lyubov
    Peter & the Wolf

    Live Action Short:
    At Night
    Il Supplente (The Substitute)
    Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)
    Tanghi Argentini
    The Tonto Woman

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  2. I was so ticked that Hairspray got snubbed. I at least expected a Best Original Song nod and a costumes nod. I am still ticked about it.

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  3. You and me both.

    New Line screwed up the song submission though. They should have submitted "Ladies' Choice". Note that all 5 nominees in the song category were performed onscreen, no soundtrack songs or end title numbers.

    - kch

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  4. The Jonny Greenwood snub is an absolute travesty. His score added so much to TWBB that I can't imagine the film having the same impact with any other. Of course, as a huge Radiohead fan, I might be a LITTLE biased, but I still think it was the most effective film score in years.

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