79th Oscars

79th Oscar Awards List of Winners

Best Motion Picture of the Year: The Departed — Graham King, producer
Achievement in Directing: Martin Scorsese for The Departed
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Helen Mirren for The Queen
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year: Happy Feet – George Miller
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) – Germany (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
Adapted Screenplay: The Departed – William Monahan
Original Screenplay: Little Miss Sunshine — Michael Arndt
Achievement in Art Direction: Pan’s Labyrinth – Eugenio Caballero, Pilar Revuelta
Achievement in Cinematography: Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo Navarro
Achievement in Costume Design: Marie Antoinette – Milena Canonero
Best Documentary Feature: An Inconvenient Truth — Davis Guggenheim
Best Documentary Short Subject: The Blood of Yingzhou District — Ruby Yang, Thomas Lennon
Achievement in Film Editing: The Departed — Thelma Schoonmaker
Achievement in Makeup: Pan’s Labyrinth – David Martí, Montse Ribé
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score): Babel — Gustavo Santaolalla
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): “I Need to Wake Up” — An Inconvenient Truth, Melissa Etheridge (music and lyrics)
Best Animated Short Film: The Danish Poet – Torill Kove
Best Live Action Short Film: West Bank Story – Ari Sandel
Achievement in Sound Editing: Letters from Iwo Jima – Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
Achievement in Sound Mixing: Dreamgirls – Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Willie D. Burton
Achievement in Visual Effects: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charles Gibson, Allen Hall

I got a big surprise with the Arkin and Happy Feet win.
Major upset for Dreamgirls when its 3 entries got bested by Etheridge’s song, but it was expected since votes would have been divided among the 3. Sayang ang Dreamgirls performance.

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