79th Oscar results
The Oscars are over and while most people were writing, reading and watching them, I was in my pit sleeping away. Hope you enjoyed it, and just to satisfy your curiousity, if you didn't already know, here are the winners.
I was surprised by only a few awards, and there were definitely a couple of token gestures. The Departed won more than I thought, and it's a remake too. Now Hollywood take notice, you need to make the remakes strong, none of the quick and dirty remakes that we've been seeing.
Onto the awards...
Actor: Forest Whitaker
Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin (I didn't see that one coming)
Actress: Helen Mirren
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson
Animated Film: Happy Feet
Art Direction: Pan's Labyrinth
Cinematography: Pan's Labyrinth
Costume: Marie Antoinette
Directing: The Departed
Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth
Documentary Short: The Blood of Yingzhou District
Editing: The Departed
Foreign Language: The Lives of Others (I'm very happy about that one)
Makeup: Pan's Labyrinth
Original Score: Babel
Original Song: An Inconvenient Truth (There's a surprise)
Film: The Departed
Animated Short: The Danish Poet
Live Action Short: West Bank Story
Sound Editing: Letters From Iwo Jima (Oh this was such a "better give him something" award)
Sound Mixing: Dreamgirls (ditto)
Visual Effects: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Adapted Screenplay: The Departed
Original Screenplay: Little Miss Sunshine (The second surprise for me)
Well there you go, I have to say that I was pretty damn close with my predictions in the Oscar feature. How close were you? Any big surprises?