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Oscar Nominations Announced
(released 1/23/2007)

Nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday, January 23 by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis and past Oscar® nominee Salma Hayek.

Ganis and Hayek, who was nominated for an Academy Award® in 2002 for her lead performance in “Frida,” announced the nominations in 10 of the 24 categories at a 5:30 a.m. live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Academy members from the various branches selected the nominees in their corresponding award categories, with the exception of the Animated Feature and Foreign Language Film categories, in which nominations were determined by vote of screening committees composed of members from several branches. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees. Ballots were mailed to 5,830 voting members in late December and were returned directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the international accounting firm, for tabulation.

Official screenings for members of all pictures receiving nominations will begin this weekend at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings in some categories also will be held in Hollywood, at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater, as well as in London, New York and San Francisco.

The Academy’s entire active and life membership is eligible to select the winners in all categories, although in five of them – the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, and Foreign Language Film categories – members can vote only after attesting that they have seen all of the nominated films in the category.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST).

The complete list of nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards follows.

Nominations for the 79th Academy Awards

Performance by an actor in a leading role
  Leonardo DiCaprio in “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
  Ryan Gosling in “Half Nelson” (THINKFilm)
  Peter O’Toole in “Venus” (Miramax, Filmfour and UK Council)
  Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight)
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 leading role
  Penélope Cruz in “Volver” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  Judi Dench in “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
  Helen Mirren in “The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)
  Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
  Kate Winslet in “Little Children” (New Line)
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)
Best animated feature film of the year
  Cars” (Buena Vista) John Lasseter
  Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller
  Monster House” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Gil Kenan
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 cinematography
  The Black Dahlia” (Universal) Vilmos Zsigmond
  Children of Men” (Universal) Emmanuel Lubezki
  The Illusionist” (Yari Film Group) Dick Pope
  Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) Guillermo Navarro
  The Prestige” (Buena Vista) Wally Pfister
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 directing
  Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Alejandro González Iñárritu
  The Departed” (Warner Bros.) Martin Scorsese
  Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
  The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Stephen Frears
  United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal) Paul Greengrass
Best documentary feature
  Deliver Us from Evil” (Lionsgate)
A Disarming Films Production
Amy Berg and Frank Donner
  An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David Production
Davis Guggenheim
  Iraq in Fragments” (Typecast Releasing)
A Typecast Pictures/Daylight Factory Production
James Longley and John Sinno
  Jesus Camp” (Magnolia Pictures)
A Loki Films Production
Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
  My Country, My Country” (Zeitgeist Films)
A Praxis Films Production
Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer
Best documentary short subject
  The Blood of Yingzhou District
A Thomas Lennon Films Production
Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon
  Recycled Life
An Iwerks/Glad Production
Leslie Iwerks and Mike Glad
  Rehearsing a Dream
A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
  Two Hands
A Crazy Boat Pictures Production
Nathaniel Kahn and Susan Rose Behr
Achievement in film editing
  Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise
  Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Steven Rosenblum
  Children of Men” (Universal)
Alex Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón
  The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
Thelma Schoonmaker
  United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal)
Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse and Richard Pearson
Best foreign language film of the year
  After the Wedding” A Zentropa Entertainments 16 Production
  Days of Glory (Indigènes)” A Tessalit Production
  The Lives of Others” A Wiedemann & Berg Production
  Pan’s Labyrinth” A Tequila Gang/Esperanto Filmoj/Estudios Picasso Production
  Water” A Hamilton-Mehta Production
Achievement in makeup
  Apocalypto” (Buena Vista) Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
  Click” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Kazuhiro Tsuji and Bill Corso
  Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) David Marti and Montse Ribe
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
  Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage) Gustavo Santaolalla
  The Good German” (Warner Bros.) Thomas Newman
  Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight) Philip Glass
  Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse) Javier Navarrete
  The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada) Alexandre Desplat
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
Best motion picture of the year
  Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
An Anonymous Content/Zeta Film/Central Films Production
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik and Steve Golin, Producers
  The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
A Warner Bros. Pictures Production
Nominees to be determined
  Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
A DreamWorks Pictures/Warner Bros. Pictures Production
Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and Robert Lorenz, Producers
  Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
A Big Beach/Bona Fide Production
Nominees to be determined
  The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)
A Granada Production
Andy Harries, Christine Langan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
Best animated short film
  The Danish Poet” (National Film Board of Canada)
A Mikrofilm and National Film Board of Canada Production
Torill Kove
  Lifted” (Buena Vista)
A Pixar Animation Studios Production
Gary Rydstrom
  The Little Matchgirl” (Buena Vista)
A Walt Disney Pictures Production
Roger Allers and Don Hahn
  Maestro” (Szimplafilm)
A Kedd Production
Geza M. Toth
  No Time for Nuts” (20th Century Fox)
A Blue Sky Studios Production
Chris Renaud and Michael Thurmeier
Best live action short film
  Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)
A Peliculas Pendelton and Tus Ojos Production
Javier Fesser and Luis Manso
  Éramos Pocos (One Too Many)” (Kimuak)
An Altube Filmeak Production
Borja Cobeaga
  Helmer & Son
A Nordisk Film Production
Soren Pilmark and Kim Magnusson
  The Saviour” (Australian Film Television and Radio School)
An Australian Film Television and Radio School Production
Peter Templeman and Stuart Parkyn
  West Bank Story
An Ari Sandel, Pascal Vaguelsy, Amy Kim, Ravi Malhotra and Ashley Jordan Production
Ari Sandel
Achievement in sound editing
  Apocalypto” (Buena Vista)
Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar
  Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros.)
Lon Bender
  Flags of Our Fathers” (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by Paramount)
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
  Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
Alan Robert Murray
  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)
Christopher Boyes and George Watters II
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
Achievement in visual effects
  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)
John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall
  Poseidon” (Warner Bros.)
Boyd Shermis, Kim Libreri, Chaz Jarrett and John Frazier
  Superman Returns” (Warner Bros.)
Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum
Adapted screenplay
  Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (20th Century Fox)
Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Peter Baynham & Dan Mazer
Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Peter Baynham & Anthony Hines & Todd Phillips
  Children of Men” (Universal)
Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón & Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby
  The Departed” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by William Monahan
  Little Children” (New Line)
Screenplay by Todd Field & Tom Perrotta
  Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Patrick Marber
Original screenplay
  Babel” (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Written by Guillermo Arriaga
  Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by Iris Yamashita
Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis
  Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Written by Michael Arndt
  Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
Written by Guillermo del Toro
  The Queen” (Miramax, Pathé and Granada)
Written by Peter Morgan

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