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Oscar Snub. [Jan. 23rd, 2007|07:50 pm]
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Dreamgirls received a total of 8 nomination but was snubbed for Best Director and Best Motion Picture.

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Alan Arkin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jackie Earle Haley in “Little Children” (New Line)
Djimon Hounsou in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Eddie Murphy in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)

Mark Wahlberg in “The Departed” (Warner Bros.)

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Adriana Barraza in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Cate Blanchett in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jennifer Hudson in “Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)

Rinko Kikuchi in “Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)

Achievement in art direction

“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Art Direction: John Myhre
Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

“The Good Shepherd” (Universal)
Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall
Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau and Leslie E. Rollins
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
Art Direction: Eugenio Caballero
Set Decoration: Pilar Revuelta
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)
Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs
Set Decoration: Cheryl A. Carasik
“The Prestige” (Buena Vista)
Art Direction: Nathan Crowley
Set Decoration: Julie Ochipinti

Achievement in costume design

“Curse of the Golden Flower” (Sony Pictures Classics) Yee Chung Man
"The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox) Patricia Field
“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount) Sharen Davis

“Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero
“The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Consolata Boyle

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

“I Need to Wake Up” from “An Inconvenient Truth”
(Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
Music and Lyric by Melissa Etheridge
“Listen” from “Dreamgirls”
(DreamWorks and Paramount)
Music by Henry Krieger and Scott Cutler
Lyric by Anne Preven
“Love You I Do” from “Dreamgirls”
(DreamWorks and Paramount)
Music by Henry Krieger
Lyric by Siedah Garrett

“Our Town” from “Cars”
(Buena Vista)
Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
“Patience” from “Dreamgirls”
(DreamWorks and Paramount)
Music by Henry Krieger
Lyric by Willie Reale

Achievement in sound mixing

“Apocalypto” (Buena Vista)
Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Camara
“Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ivan Sharrock
"Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton

“Flags of Our Fathers” (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by Paramount)
John Reitz, Dave Campbell, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)
Paul Massey, Christopher Boyes and Lee Orloff

For a complete list of nomination, click here

[User Picture]From: yesterdaysclown
2007-01-23 10:37 pm (UTC)
I was going to post this myself, but it looks like you beat me to it. :D

Even as the maintainer of this community, I can't say that I'm terribly surprised. While the reviews on rottentomatoes.com show a positive rating of 80% and ended up on about 12 Top 10 lists, the film was received with extreme ambivalence. The performances were unanimously praised, but the thing which ultimately hurt it in the end, according to the "critics", was a combination of the music and Bill Condon's direction. The assessment seemed to be that the film was was editing was too fast paced and that the recitatives (when the story breaks out into song) were not always congruous to the "language" of film musicals. I would have liked to see Dreamgirls nominated for Best Picture just like everyone else, but I don't think it would have won. And I don't necessarily think that it was the best film of the year, though it certainly is my favorite.

My bets are on 'Babel' or 'The Departed'.
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[User Picture]From: cardcaptur
2007-01-24 06:33 am (UTC)
I bet Departed too, if nothing else at least a Best Director awards for the movie. Martin's award is LONG overdue.
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