Oscar Results 2007

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The Oscars are over and the results, are pretty much what everyone thought they would be. The same could be said of the evenings host, Ellen Degeneres. She turned the ceremony into a bland installment of her daily, soccer mom loved talk show. Was she funny? Rarely. Did she offend anyone? No. Will she be back next year? Lets hope not.

In awards, Scorsese finally won Best Director. Maybe United 93s Paul Greengrass deserved it more, but Martys been overlooked so many times, he deserves one. His film The Departed also took home three other awards including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, and Film Editing. As predicted, Helen Mirren took Best Actress and Forest Whittaker walked away with Best Actor. Whittaker, having learned from his stumbling acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, turned in the most eloquent, heartfelt thank you of the event.

Still, the highlight of the evening wasn’t the awards or the host, but a comedy bit put together by Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and John C. Reilly in which they sang about the plight of comedic actors, who never seem to get much love from Oscar for getting laughs. The evenings only other bright spot was Jerry Seinfeld, who turned the boring presentation of a minor documentary award into a hilarious stand-up comedy routine. Maybe its not what he intended, but if Jerry has any interest in hosting the Oscars himself next year, his presentation was a brilliant job application. Academy take note: We want Seinfeld in charge.

Meanwhile, Cinema Blends annual Oscar Chat went off without a hitch. It was bigger and better than ever. Over the course of the evening, hundreds took part and somewhere around the time Dreamgirls managed to get shut out of Best Song despite holding three of the possible five nominations we completely lost count. Trivia was played, prizes were handed out, and Oscar Chat 6 was a smash hit.

So lets put a bow on this whole thing with a look at tonights complete list of Oscar Winners. Below you will find every category awarded, with the winners in bright red bold:

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Ryan Gosling – Half Nelson
Leonardo DiCaprio – Blood Diamond
Peter O Toole – Venus
Will Smith – The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Eddie Murphy – Dreamgirls
Alan Arkin – Little Miss Sunshine
Jackie Earle Haley – Little Children
Djimon Hounsou – Blood Diamond
Mark Wahlberg – The Departed

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Judy Dench – Notes on a Scandal
Penelope Cruz – Volver
Helen Mirren – The Queen
Kate Winslet – Little Children
Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls
Adriana Barraza – Babel
Cate Blanchett – Notes on a Scandal
Abigail Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine
Rinko Kikuchi – Babel

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Cars
Happy Feet
Monster House

DIRECTING
Martin Scorsese – The Departed
Alejandro Gonz¡lez Irritu – Babel
Stephen Frears – The Queen
Clint Eastwood – Letters From Iwo Jima
Paul Greengrass – United 93

BEST PICTURE
The Departed
Babel
Letters from Iwa Jima
The Queen
Little Miss Sunshine

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Borat
Children of Men
The Departed
Little Children
Notes on a Scandal

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Babel
Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
Pans Labrynth
The Queen

ORIGINAL SCORE
Babel
The Good German
Notes on a Scandal
Pans Labrynth
The Queen

ORIGINAL SONG
“I Need to Wake Up” – An Inconvenient Truth
“Listen” – Dreamgirls
“Love You I Do” – Dreamgirls
“Our Town” – Cars
“Patience” – Dreamgirls

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Deliver Us From Evil
An Inconvenient Truth
Iraq in Fragments
Jesus Camp
My Country, My Country

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
The Blood of Yingzhou District
Recycled Life
Rehearsing a Dream
Two Hands

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
The Danish Poet
Lifted
The Little Matchgirl
Maestro
No Time for Nuts

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Binta and the Great Idea
Eramos Pocos (One Too Many)
Helmer & Son
The Saviour
West Bank Story

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
After the Wedding
Days of Glory
The Lives of Others
Pan’s Labrynth
Water

ART DIRECTION
Dreamgirls
The Good Shepherd
Pans Labyrinth
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest
The Prestige

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Black Dahlia
Children of Men
The Illusionist
Pans Labyrinth
The Prestige

COSTUME DESIGN
Curse of the Golden Flower
The Devil Wears Prada
Dreamgirls
Marie Antoinette
The Queen

FILM EDITING
Babel
Blood Diamond
Children of Men
The Departed
United 93

MAKEUP
Apocalypto
Click
Pans Labrynth

SOUND EDITING
Apocalypto
Blood Diamond
Flags of our Fathers
Letters from Iwo Jima
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest

SOUND MIXING
Apocalypto
Blood Diamond
Flags of our Fathers
Dreamgirls
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest

VISUAL EFFECTS
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest
Poseidon
Superman Returns

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Sherry Lansing

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