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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.80
The nominations are upon us! Here are the mains, and I'll update once the technicals start cropping up everywhere.

BEST PICTURE
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Crash
Good Night And Good Luck
Munich

BEST DIRECTOR
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Bennett Miller, Capote
Paul Haggis, Crash
George Clooney, Goodnight And Good Luck
Stephen Spielberg, Munich

BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrence Howard, Hustle And Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk The Line
David Straitharn, Good Night And Good Luck

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron, North Country
Reese Witherspoon, Walk The Line

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
George Clooney, Syriana
Matt Dillon, Crash
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt, A History Of Violence

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Amy Adams, Junebug
Catherine Keener, Capote
Frances McDormand, North Country
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardner
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Howl's Moving Castle
The Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

Click here for some of our half-hearted predictions.

A pretty hot slate. Walk The Line came out much weaker than most expected. Overall there's the sense of folk who have long been overlooked getting a little recognition (Hoffman, Howard, Giamatti, Keener, Straitharn). Quick predix: Wallace & Gromit, Rachel Weisz, George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, PSH, Ang Lee & Brokeback Mountain.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.04
I think Oscar will shock everyone this year:

BEST PICTURE
Crash

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Haggis, Crash

BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain


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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.90
I'm surprised the Best Picture nominees turned out as good as they did. Crash was one of the better movies I've seen over the last year, but I was afraid it came out "too early" to really be noticed in Oscar season. Guess I was wrong on that.

Good Night and Good Luck is also a worthy nominee.

Haven't seen Brokeback Mountain, but I guess given the press, it was easy to see that would be nominated.

I hope Joaquin Phoenix wins, but from what I've heard about Phillip Seymour Hoffman's performance in Capote, there's no shame in losing to him.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.19
    Originally posted by SKLOKAZOID
    Haven't seen Brokeback Mountain, but I guess given the press, it was easy to see that would be nominated.


I saw it this weekend, and the hype is warranted. It's an unabashed decade-sprawling romance. Solid from the first shot to the last.

As much as I like Huffman, I don't see the academy giving her the award over Reese, who does a remarkable job.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.92
The good:

-- The Oscar voters remembering Crash and duly giving it the recognition it deserves.
-- Terrence Howard's Best Actor nomination.
-- Actual artistic merit being rewarded in the Animated Feature category.

The bad:

-- King Kong getting shut out of the major awards.
-- Walk the Line not getting a Best Picture nod (very disappointing, as I believed it had the best chance of beating Brokeback Mountain).
-- The weakness of the Best Supporting Actress field. (Where is Scarlett Johansson?)

My knee-jerk picks:

BEST PICTURE - Brokeback Mountain
BEST DIRECTOR - Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
BEST ACTOR - Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
BEST ACTRESS - Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Catherine Keener, Capote
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE - Howl's Moving Castle (please, oh please, oh please...)



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74
What a great year for Jon Stewart to host - with three overtly political films in the Best Picture category, along with "Brokeback Mountain" which I saw this weekend and really is a pretty straightforward star-crossed love story but, of course, is probably the most politically divisive film nominated anyway, this really wasn't the year for Billy Crystal and his cringe-inducing showtune parodies.

And I second (third? fourth?) the love for remembering "Crash", and agree that it's the only movie that has a shot of being "Brokeback".

    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
    Actual artistic merit being rewarded in the Animated Feature category.


That's what I thought was the best part of the nominees too. I hated how they would nominate any old cartoon just to fill the category (Academy Award nominee "Shark Tale"!). This is the first year it looks like they're taking that category seriously - and without anything from Pixar, it could go to any of the three.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.26
Miyazaki won the animated feature for 'Spirited Away' a few years ago, so his genius is certainly on Oscar's radar screen. I'd say that Wallace & Gromit probably wins the animated award, but I'd love to see Tim Burton up there.

Each category had one 'surprise' nominee that wasn't really too surprising, but seemed to be the consensus sixth place on everyone's list (Howard, Knightley, Hurt and McDormand). Brokeback is unbeatable, Lee is unbeatable, and the acting honours will likely go to Hoffman, Witherspoon, Clooney and either Williams or Keener. I'm still trying to figure out what makes Jake Gyllenhaal's performance any more supporting than Ledger's, but hey. I wonder if Terrance Howard will perform "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp" onstage.

And, finally, a big screw-you to the Academy for royally shafting the year's best film, Batman Begins, with just one nomination.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.04
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    And, finally, a big screw-you to the Academy for royally shafting the year's best film, Batman Begins, with just one nomination.

    (edited by Big Bad on 31.1.06 1153)


HERE! HERE!

Batman Begins was definately better than 3 of the movies nominated (Brokeback, Munich and Capote) and SHOULD Have been nominated. What a waste.



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    Originally posted by Wpob
    HERE! HERE!
WHERE? WHERE?

(Or did you want me to HEAR what that Big Bad was saying?)



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.87
BEST PICTURE
Brokeback Mountain

BEST DIRECTOR
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
I think it will go to Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Capote, though I personally believe that it should go to Heath Ledger for Brokeback Mountain -- his performance, in terms of its sheer evocative power, is reminiscent of Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, or Streep in Sophie's choice. Pure Hollywood magic, whereas I found Hoffman's performance, while excellent, to be somewhat mannered, somewhat caricature-ish.


BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Reese Witherspoon, Walk The Line

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
or
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
too close to call.


BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Catherine Keener, Capote
or
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
too close to call.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Howl's Moving Castle


And I'll add:

Best Original Screenplay
Crash

Best Adapted Screenplay
Brokeback Mountain (with plenty of thanks to Annie Proulx!)

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(edited by Stilton on 31.1.06 1627)


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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.30
> The year's biggest hit, "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," earned only one Oscar nomination (for makeup) - but was shut out otherwise - including the visual-effects category, a blow to George Lucas and his Industrial Light & Magic outfit that has pioneered special effects. <



Wow, what the heck happened there ?

Lucas and his crew normally clean up on the nominations for all the special effect and technical categories whenever they release one of their Star Wars episodes.




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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.04
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by Wpob
      HERE! HERE!
    WHERE? WHERE?

    (Or did you want me to HEAR what that Big Bad was saying?)


Nope. I was just letting everyone know where I was.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.52
I want to know why there are only three Best Original Song nominations. Was there that little original music this year? I know Walk The Line and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory don't qualify, but there had to be two other songs out there somewhere.



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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    I want to know why there are only three Best Original Song nominations. Was there that little original music this year? I know Walk The Line and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory don't qualify, but there had to be two other songs out there somewhere.


I'm very surprised The Producers didn't get a nod for its new song. I'm not saying it's a great song, but it would have given the show a chance to present the folks from the musical.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.29
Miyazaki becoming a two time Academy Award winner would be AWESOME.
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.51
my only complaint about these would be that neither Sin City or Star Wars was nominated for visual effects! I could even see Sin City getting a nod for cinematography.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.92
Even though March of the Penguins will no doubt win best documentary, I am saddened that Grizzly Man received no nomination.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
The fact that "Me and You and Everyone We Know" didn't get a nod for best original screenplay is galling. No other movie this year was able to do so much with such efficiency and tenderness. Bah. Now I just hope Brokeback wins so that people can complain some more about the Hollywood Gay Agenda.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.80
    Originally posted by spf
    The fact that "Me and You and Everyone We Know" didn't get a nod for best original screenplay is galling.


My girlfriend and I watched Thumbsucker and Me and You and Everyone We Know back to back, and it turned our Sunday into a pretty surreal day (I was also loaded up on cold medicine, which helped).

    Originally posted by Parts Unknown

    I am saddened that Grizzly Man received no nomination.



That's a real crime, right there. That is an AMAZING documentary.




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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.80
Herzog pulled some egocentric shit about the hoops that needed to be jumped through to get it nominated, IIRC. Shame-a clash of the titans between that and Murderball would have made the Documentary category far more interesting.



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