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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Blackwolf @ the Oscars 2007: The Nominations

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007, Mortal-reckoning: A day late perhaps, but better a day late than not at all! So here they are, then, as threatened: Your Dragonmaster now brings you THE most extensive list of the nominees for the 79th Annual Academy Awards! The barebones of it, then: your host --- Ellen DeGeneres. Your producer --- Laura Ziskin. In the booth as director for the 11th straight time --- Louis J. Horvitz. Strap yourselves in, Mortals, as this WILL be a long'un, and there WILL be hard questions to be asked later. Here we go!

Babel. Anonymous Content/Central Films-DuneFilm and Zetafilm; Paramount Vantage/Viacom. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik and Steve Golin, producers,
The Departed. Plan B-Vertigo Studios/Initial Entertainment Group-Media Asia; Time Warner. Brad Pitt, Brad Grey, Graham Kingand Martin Scorsese, producers; G. Mac Brown, Doug Davison, Kristin Hahn, Roy Lee and Gianni Nunnari, executive producers.
Letters from Iwo Jima. The Malpaso Co./Amblin Entertainment; Time Warner-DreamWorks. Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Robert Lorenz, producers; Paul Haggis, executive producer.
Little Miss Sunshine. Big Beach Films-3rd Gear Prods.-Deep River Prods./Bonafide Prods; Fox Searchlight-Newscorp. Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub and Ron Yerxa, producers; Michael Beugg and Jeb Brody, executive producers.
The Queen. Granada Film Prods.-Scott Rudin Prods./Pathe Renn; Miramax-Buena Vista. Andy Harries, Christine Langan and Tracey Seaward, Producers; Scott Rudin, Cameron McCracken and Francois Ivernel, executive producers.

Leonard Di Caprio as Danny Archer in Blood Diamond.
Ryan Gosling as Dan Dunne in Half Nelson.
inPeter O'Toole as Maurice in Venus.
Will Smith as Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness.
Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

Penelope Cruz as Raimunda in Volver.
Dame Judi Dench as Barbara Covett in Notes on a Scandal.
Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II in The Queen.
Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada.
Kate Winslet as Sarah Pierce in Little Children.

Alan Arkin as Grandpa in Little Miss Sunshine.
Jackie Earle Haley as Ron McGorvey in Little Children.
Djimon Hounsou as Solomon Vandy in Blood Diamond.
Eddie Murphy as James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.
Mark Wahlberg as Dignam in The Departed.

Adrianna Barraza as Amelia in Babel.
Cate Blanchett as Sheba Hart in Notes on a Scandal.
Abigail Breslin as Olive in Little Miss Sunshine.
Jennifer Hudson as Effie White in Dreamgirls.
Rinko Kikuchi as Chieko in Babel.

Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima.
Stephen Frears, The Queen.
Paul Greengrass, United 93.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel.
Martin Scorsese, The Departed.

Guileermo Arriaga, Babel.
Iris Yamashita and Paul Haggis, Letters from Iwo Jima.
Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine.
Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth.
Peter Morgan, The Queen.

Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Bayhnam, Dan Mazer and Todd Philips, Borat. Based on a character created by Sacha Baron Cohen.
Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, Children of Men. Based upon the novel by P.D. James.
William Monahan, The Departed. Based upon the film "Wu Jian Dao," written by Felix Chong and Alan Siu Fai Mak.
Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, Little Children. Based upon the novel by Tom Perrotta.
Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal. Based upon the novel by Zoe Heller.

Vilmos Zsigmond, The Black Dahlia.
Emanuel Lubezki, Children of Men.
Dick Pope, The Illusionist.
Guillermo Navarro, Pan's Labyrinth.
Wally Pfister, The Prestige.

John Myrhe and Nancy Haigh, Dreamgirls.
Jeannine Claudia Oppewall, Gretchen Rau and Leslie E. Rollins, The Good Shepherd.
Eugenio Caballero and Pilar Revuelta, Pan's Labyrinth.
Rick Heinrichs and Cheryl Carasik, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Nathan Crowley and Juile Ochipinti, The Prestige.

Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione, Babel.
Steven Rosenblum, Blood Diamond.
Alfonso Cuaron and Alex Rodriguez, Children of Men.
Thelma Schoonmaker, The Departed.
Clare Douglas, Richard Pearson, Christopher Rouse, United 93.

Chung Man Yee, Curse of the Golden Flower.
Patricia Field, The Devil Wears Prada.
Sharen Davis, Dreamgirls.
Milena Canonero, Marie Antoinette.
Consolata Boyle, The Queen.

Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano, Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.
Kazuhiro Tsuji and Bill Corso, Click.
David Marti and Montse Ribe, Pan's Labyrinth.

John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Boyd Sherris, Kim Libren, Chas Jarrett and John Frazier, Poseidon.
Mark Stetson, Richard R. Hoover, Neil Courbould and Jon Thum, Superman Returns.

Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Camara, Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.
Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ivan Sharrock, Blood Diamond.
Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie D. Burton, Dreamgirls.
John T. Reitz, David E. Campbell, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin, Flags of our Fathers.
Paul Massey, Christopher Boyes and Lee Orloff, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar, Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.
Lon E. Bender, Blood Diamond.
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, Flags of our Fathers.
Alan Robert Murray, Letters from Iwo Jima.
George Watters II and Christopher Boyes, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Cars. Disney/Pixar. John Lasseter and Joe Ranft, directors; Darla Anderson, producer.
Happy Feet. Kennedy Miller-Animal Logic/Time Warner. George Miller, director; Doug Mitchell and Bill Miller, producers.
Monster House. Sony Pictures Animation-Amblin Entertainment/ImageMovers with Relativity Media; Columbia-Sony. Gil Kenan, director; Jack Rapke and Steven Starkey, producers; Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Jason Clark and Ryan Kavanagh, executive producers.

Deliver Us from Evil. Disarming Films/Lionsgate. Amy Berg, writer-director; Matthew Cooke, Frank Donner and Hermas Lassalle, producers.
An Inconvenient Truth. Lawrence Bender Prods./Participant Prods./Paramount Classics-Viacom. Davis Guggenheim, director; Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns, producers; Jeff Skoll, executive producer.
Iraq in Fragments. Daylight Factory/Typecast Pictures for HBO. James Longley, director-producer; Yahya Sinno, co-producer.
The Jesus Camp. Loki Films for A&E IndieFilms. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, directors; Nancy Dubuc and Molly Thompson, executive producers.
My Country, My Country. Praxis FilmWorks for the Independent Television Service. Laura Poitras, director; Jocelyn Glatzer, executive producer.

The Blood of Yingzhou District. Thomas Lennon Entertainment for the China AIDS Media Project. Ruby Yang, director, Thomas Lennon, producer.
Recycled Life. Leslie Iwerks Prods. Leslie Iwerks, producer-director, Mike Glad, executive producer.
Rehearsing a Dream. The Simon/Goodman Picture Co. Kirk Simon and Karen Goodman, directors-producers.
Two Hands. Nathnaiel Kahn and Susan Rose Behr, producers.

Binta and the Great Idea. Javier Fesser, director; Luis Manso, producer.
Eramos Pocos. Borja Cobeaga, director; Oihana Olea, executive producer.
Helmer & Son. Soren Pilmark and Kim Magnusson, producers.
The Saviour. Australian Film, TV & Radio School. Peter Templeton, writer-director; Stuart Parkyn, producer.
West Bank Story. Ari Sandel, director; Ashley Jordan, Amy Kim, Ravi Malhotra and Pascal Vaguelsy, producers.

The Danish Poet. Mikrofilm and the National Film Board of Canada. Torill Kove, writer-director; Lisa Fearnley and Marcy Page, producers.
Lifted. Disney/Pixar. Gary Rydstrom, director; Katharine Sarafian, producer; Osnat Shurer, executive producer.
The Little Match Girl. Disney. Roger Allers, director; Don Hahn, producer; Roy Edward Disney, executive producer.
Maestro. Geza Toth, producer.
No Time for Nuts, starring Scrat. Blue Sky Studios/Fox-Newscorp. Chris Renaud and Mike Thurmier, directors; John C. Donkin and Lori Forte, producers; Chris Wedge, Chris Meledandri and Carlos Saldanha, executive producers.

From Denmark: After the Wedding. Zentropa Entertainment/IFC Films. Susanne Bier, director; Sisse Graum Olsen, producer; Peter Garde and Peter Aalbaek Jensen, executive producers.
From Algeria: Days of Glory. Tessalit Prods./La Petite Reine/Kiss Films; IFC Films. Rachid Bouchareb, director; Jean Brehat, producer; Muriel Merlin, executive producer.
From Mexico: Pan's Labyrinth. The Tequila Gang/OMM-Estudios Picasso with Telecinco; Picturehouse-Time Warner. Guillermo del Toro, writer-director; Alfonso Cuaron, Alvaro Augustin, Frida Torresblanco, producers; Elena Manrique and Belen Atienza, executive producers.
From Germany: The Lives of Others. Bayerischer Rundfunk/Creado Film/Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion; Sony Pictures Classics. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, writer-director; Max Wiedemann and Quirin Beerg, producers.
From Canada: Water. Deepa Mehta Films/David Hamilton Prods.-Echo Lake Prods./Noble Nomad; Fox Searchlight-Newscorp. Deepa Mehta, writer-director; David Hamilton, producer; Mark Burton, Doug Mankoff and Ajay Virmani, executive producers.

Gustavo Santaolalla, Babel.
Thomas Newman, The Good German.
Philip Glass, Notes on a Scandal.
Javier Navarrete, Pan's Labyrinth.
Alexandre Desplat, The Queen.

"I Need to Wake Up," from An Inconvenient Truth. Words and Music by Melissa Etheridge.
"Listen," from Dreamgirls. Words and Music by Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler and Anne Preven.
"Love You I Do," from Dreamgirls. Music by Henry Krieger; Lyrics by Siedah Garrett.
"Our Town," from Cars. Words and Music by Randy Newman.
"Patience," from Dreamgirls. Music by Henry Krieger; Lyrics by Willie Reale.

Well, Mortals, there they are --- your nominees for the 79th Annual Academy Awards! And now that I've put in all the connecting links, all that remains is for you goodly gentles to tune in to ABC on Sunday evening, February 25th --- and maybe we'll get some answers ---assuming, of course, that your Dragonmaster doesn't konk out first! Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi!

Master Blackwolf