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Which movies would you nominate for Best Picture?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Alma, Jan 19, 2007.


Which movies would you nominate for Best Picture? (Vote up to 5 times)

  1. The Queen

    16 vote(s)
  2. Babel

    20 vote(s)
  3. The Departed

    34 vote(s)
  4. Dreamgirls

    12 vote(s)
  5. Little Miss Sunshine

    29 vote(s)
  6. Children of Men

    8 vote(s)
  7. Letters From Iwo Jima

    13 vote(s)
  8. Volver

    0 vote(s)
  9. Pan's Labyrinth

    4 vote(s)
  10. Flags of Our Fathers

    14 vote(s)
  11. United 93

    18 vote(s)
  12. Notes On A Scandal

    8 vote(s)
  13. The Painted Veil

    3 vote(s)
  14. Other

    8 vote(s)
  1. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    If "Flags of our Fathers" and "Letter From Iwo Jima" were meshed into one vote, Clint Eastwood would win in a run-away. He'd get the same sort of stats that Ripken did going in the HOF.

    Clint is there with Stone, Spielberg, Howard, and Scorsese as the best modern-day directors.
  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I put him a bit behind Spiels and Marty (yes, I know the Oscar count).
  3. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Put me on the list of people disappointed by Little Miss Sunshine.
    It wasn't that funny.
    Best movie I've seen recently was Junebug, but it came out in 2005.
    And I liked Departed and Stranger than Fiction
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Stranger than Fiction was tremendous. I was thrilled to see Will Ferrell being able to pull it off...
  5. da el g

    da el g Member

    in order

    The Queen
    United 93
    The Departed
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Notes On A Scandal
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Great, great supporting actor category

    Salma Hayek TRIED to look frumpy.

    Couldn't pull it off, thank god.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Not Dreamgirls.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    (CNN) -- "Dreamgirls" received a leading eight nominations for the 79th annual Academy Awards, but was shut out of two of the biggest categories -- best picture and best director.

    The nominees for best picture are "The Departed," "Babel," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Queen."

    The nominees for best actor are Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("Blood Diamond"), Ryan Gosling ("Half Nelson"), Peter O'Toole ("Venus") and Will Smith ("The Pursuit of Happyness").

    The nominees for best actress are Helen Mirren ("The Queen"), Judi Dench ("Notes on a Scandal"), Penelope Cruz ("Volver"), Meryl Streep ("The Devil Wears Prada") and Kate Winslet ("Little Children").

    The nominees for best supporting actor are Eddie Murphy ("Dreamgirls"), Alan Arkin ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Jackie Earle Haley ("Little Children"), Djimon Hounsou ("Blood Diamond") and Mark Wahlberg ("The Departed").

    The nominees for best supporting actress are Jennifer Hudson ("Dreamgirls"), Adriana Barraza ("Babel"), Cate Blanchett ("Notes on a Scandal"), Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") and Rinko Kikuchi ("Babel").

    The nominees for best director are Martin Scorsese ("The Departed"), Clint Eastwood ("Letters From Iwo Jima"), Stephen Frears ("The Queen"), Paul Greengrass ("United 93") and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel").

    ABC will broadcast the Oscars live February 25 from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the show.
  9. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Always have hated the AP stories on the Oscar nominations, which always look at quantity of nominees as the most noteworthy item.
    Well, this story makes it look like a triumph for Dreamgirls, when in fact the picture was flat snubbed.
    BTW: Our poll correctly identified four of the five nominees, and might have gone 5-for-5 if Iwo Jima had been released sooner and allowed more of us to see it.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Babel (which is another Crash) will win.
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Babel is much, much better than Crash. And much different. Don't paint it with that brush.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Thematically the same -- intersecting stories. Oscar loves that, he'll go for it again. It is better than Crash, though.
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