The 79th Annual Oscars were announced, and it again went to show that I’m better at predicting winners than Rach. You might remember my Best of 2006 list, and Rach’s list, well, most winners were on MINE. Muhahahahahaha.
A bit I have to speak then, for my Best Predictor Among GQ and Rach award:
- I am better at predicting. Ha! That’s because instead of judging movies by stupid critic reviews, I actually watch them, not like Rach, who goes according to critics, and doesn’t watch movies until he saves enough to buy its VCD, apparently, because it’s ‘fun to tear off the plastic wrapping’.
- The Departed won, and won BIG. Naturally. It was a good movie, and on top of that, Martin Scorcese, who also won Best Director, had a HUGE amount of sympathy vote behind him. Five times unlucky, I never expected the Academy members to give him the thumbs down. It won four, Best Motion Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing. It’s a GREAT movie. Even Eeshan (holding cranberry juice) will agree to that.
- Happy Feet won the Best Animated Feature Film. I knew it would, despite people rooting for Cars on Yahoo! Oscars. Nobody can resist the Dark Force (along with shades of white and yellow) of cute li’l penguins. Rach’s mistake in dismissing animated films – he watches boring ones with a moral, I wacth the funny ones. Nobody can ever hate funny films.
- No, Hans Zimmer didn’t win for Da Vinci Code, in fact, he wasn’t even NOMINATED, contrary to what Rach (wrongly) claim(ed)s.
- Here’s the whole list:
Best Motion Picture: “The Departed”
Lead Actor: Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland”
Lead Actress: Helen Mirren, “The Queen”
Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine”
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”
Directing: Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”
Foreign Language Film: “The Lives of Others,” Germany
Adapted Screenplay: William Monahan, “The Departed”
Original Screenplay: Michael Arndt, “Little Miss Sunshine”
Animated Feature Film: “Happy Feet”
Art Direction: “Pan’s Labyrinth”
Cinematography: “Pan’s Labyrinth”
Sound Mixing: “Dreamgirls”
Sound Editing: “Letters From Iwo Jima”
Original Score: “Babel,” Gustavo Santaolalla
Original Song: “I Need to Wake Up” from “An Inconvenient Truth,”
Costume: “Marie Antoinette”
Documentary Feature: “An Inconvenient Truth”
Documentary Short Subject: “The Blood of Yingzhou District”
Film Editing: “The Departed”
Makeup: “Pan’s Labyrinth”
Animated Short Film: “The Danish Poet”
Live Action Short Film: “West Bank Story”
Visual Effects: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
Jean Hersholt Award (Oscar statuette): Sherry Lansing.
Honorary Academy Award (Oscar statuette): Ennio Morricone
- Pirates of the Caribbean did NOT deserve an Oscar for visual effects.