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Monday, January 29, 2007
My 2007 Oscar Checklist

"X" marks the movies I've seen.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

   - Forest Whitaker - "The Last King of Scotland"
   - Peter O'Toole - "Venus"
X - Will Smith - "The Pursuit of Happyness"
X - Leonardo DiCaprio - "Blood Diamond"
X - Ryan Gosling - "Half Nelson"

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

X - Eddie Murphy - "Dreamgirls"
   - Jackie Earle Haley - "Little Children"
X - Alan Arkin - "Little Miss Sunshine"
X - Mark Wahlberg - "The Departed"
X - Djimon Hounsou - "Blood Diamond"

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

X - Helen Mirren - "The Queen"
   - Judi Dench - "Notes on a Scandal"
   - Meryl Streep - "The Devil Wears Prada"
X - Penelope Cruz - "Volver"
   - Kate Winslet - "Little Children"

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

X - Jennifer Hudson - "Dreamgirls"
   - Cate Blanchett - "Notes on a Scandal"
X - Abigail Breslin - "Little Miss Sunshine"
X - Adriana Barraza - "Babel"
X - Rinko Kikuchi - "Babel"

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

X - "Cars"
   - "Happy Feet"
X - "Monster House"

ART DIRECTION

X - "Dreamgirls"
   - "The Good Shepherd"
X - "Pan's Labyrinth"
X - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
X - "The Prestige"

CINEMATOGRAPHY

   - "The Black Dahlia"
X - "Children of Men"
X - "The Illusionist"
X - "Pan's Labyrinth"
X - "The Prestige"

COSTUME DESIGN

   - "Curse of the Golden Flower"
   - "The Devil Wears Prada"
X - "Dreamgirls"
   - "Marie Antoinette"
X - "The Queen"

DIRECTING

X - Martin Scorsese - "The Departed"
X - Stephen Frears - "The Queen"
X - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - "Babel"
X - Paul Greengrass - "United 93"
X - Clint Eastwood - "Letters From Iwo Jima"

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

   - "Deliver Us From Evil"
   - "An Inconvenient Truth"
   - "Iraq in Fragments"
X - "Jesus Camp"
   - "My Country, My Country"

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

   - "The Blood of Yingzhou District"
   - "Recycled Life"
   - "Rehearsing a Dream"
   - "Two Hands"

FILM EDITING

X - "Babel"
X - "Blood Diamond"
X - "Children of Men"
X - "The Departed"
X - "United 93"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

   - 'Water' - Canada
   - 'The Lives of Others' - Germany
   - 'After the Wedding' - Denmark
   - 'Days of Glory (Indigenes)' - Algeria
X - 'Pan's Labyrinth' - Mexico

MAKEUP

X - "Apocalypto"
X - "Click"
X - "Pan's Labyrinth"

MUSIC (SCORE)

X - "Babel"
   - "The Good German"
   - "Notes on a Scandal"
X - "Pan's Labyrinth"
X - "The Queen"

MUSIC (SONG)

   - 'I Need to Wake Up' - "An Inconvenient Truth"
X - 'Love You I Do' - "Dreamgirls"
X - 'Our Town' - "Cars"
X - 'Patience' - "Dreamgirls"
X - 'Listen' - "Dreamgirls"

BEST PICTURE

X - "The Departed"
X - "The Queen"
X - "Little Miss Sunshine"
X - "Babel"
X - "Letters From Iwo Jima"

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

   - "The Danish Poet"
   - "Lifted"
   - "The Little Matchgirl"
   - "Maestro"
   - "No Time for Nuts"

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

   - "Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)"
   - "Eramos Pocos (One Too Many)"
   - "Helmer & Son"
   - "The Saviour"
   - "West Bank Story"

SOUND MIXING

X - "Apocalypto"
X - "Blood Diamond"
   - "Flags of Our Fathers"
X - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
X - "Dreamgirls"

SOUND EDITING

X - "Apocalypto"
X - "Blood Diamond"
   - "Flags of Our Fathers"
X - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
X - "Letters From Iwo Jima"

VISUAL EFFECTS

X - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
   - "Poseidon"
X - "Superman Returns"

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

X - "Borat"
X - "Children of Men"
X - "The Departed"
   - "Little Children"
   - "Notes on a Scandal"

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

X - "Babel"
X - "Letters From Iwo Jima"
X - "Little Miss Sunshine"
X - "Pan's Labyrinth"
X - "The Queen"

--1/30/07 - Added Little Miss Sunshine
--2/03/07 - Added Babel
--2/11/07 - Added Jesus Camp
--2/11/07 - Added Dreamgirls
--2/17/07 - Added Blood Diamond

Posted by Rob Bernard on Monday, January 29, 2007 at 11:30 AM in Movies
 
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