By Admin | January 31, 2006

The Academy announced the nominees for the 2006 Academy Awards this morning, so here’s the list, with my gut-reaction picks in bold red type:

Best Adapted Screenplay
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
, Brokeback Mountain
Dan Futterman, Capote
Jeffrey Caine, The Constant Gardener
Josh Olson, A History of Violence
Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, Munich

Best Original Screenplay
Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
, Crash
George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night, and Good Luck
Woody Allen, Match Point
Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale
Stephen Gaghan, Syriana

Animated Feature
Howl’s Moving Castle
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Art Direction
Good Night, and Good Luck
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha
Pride & Prejudice

Make sure you click more below for the rest of the list.
Best Picture
Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow

Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck

Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Charlize Theron, North Country
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

Supporting Actor
George Clooney, Syriana
Matt Dillon, Crash
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt, A History of Violence

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Junebug
Catherine Keener, Capote
Frances McDormand, North Country
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Bennett Miller, Capote
Paul Haggis, Crash
George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck
Steven Spielberg, Munich

Batman Begins
Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck
Memoirs of a Geisha
The New World

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Memoirs of a Geisha
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Pride & Prejudice
Walk the Line

Documentary Feature
Darwin’s Nightmare
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
March of the Penguins
Street Fight

Documentary Short Subject
The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club
God Sleeps in Rwanda
The Mushroom Club
A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin

Film Editing
Cinderella Man
The Constant Gardener
Walk the Line

Foreign Language Film
Don’t Tell
Joyeux Noël (France)
Paradise Now (Palestinian Authority)
Sophie Scholl — The Final Days (Germany)
Tsotsi (South Africa)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Cinderella Man
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Original Score
Gustavo Santaolalla
, Brokeback Mountain
Alberto Iglesias, The Constant Gardener
John Williams, Memoirs of a Geisha
John Williams, Munich
Dario Marianelli, Pride & Prejudice

Original Song
”In the Deep,”
from Crash
”It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” from Hustle & Flow
”Travelin’ Thru,” from Transamerica

Short Film (Animated)
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
One Man Band

Short Film (Live Action)
Ausreisser (The Runaway)
The Last Farm
Our Time Is Up
Six Shooter

Sound Editing
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha
War of the Worlds

Sound Mixing
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
King Kong
Memoirs of a Geisha
Walk the Line
War of the Worlds

Visual Effects
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
King Kong
War of the Worlds

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  1. Felix Vasquez Jr. says:

    1. I’m with you, I’m hoping Wallace and Gromit wins best animation. I love Miyazaki, but Wallace and Gromit was so simple, but so damn good.

    2. I’m voting for Crash for best picture, but the way things are looking it will either be Brokeback or Munich.

    3. Supporting Actor should go to Matt Dillon in my vote. I thought he gave an excellent performance there.

    Great entry.

  2. Mark Bell says:

    You’ve got to make a t-shirt that has the freakish grinning Dillon from “There’s Something About Mary” and then the word “No” beneath it…

  3. Michael Ferraro says:

    I hope Matt Dillon wins for supporting. That way, when he gets on stage to collect it, whomever is presenting can look at him up and down and say, “…No.”

    That would make me smile.

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