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    Feb 25, 2007 9:29 pm US/Pacific

    Oscar Winners: The Complete List

    (AP) HOLLYWOOD, Calif. Complete list of 79th annual Academy Award winners, presented Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles:

    Best Motion Picture: "The Departed"

    Lead Actor: Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"

    Lead Actress: Helen Mirren, "The Queen"

    Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"

    Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"

    Directing: Martin Scorsese, "The Departed"

    Foreign Language Film: "The Lives of Others," Germany

    Adapted Screenplay: William Monahan, "The Departed"

    Original Screenplay: Michael Arndt, "Little Miss Sunshine"

    Animated Feature Film: "Happy Feet"

    Art Direction: "Pan's Labyrinth"

    Cinematography: "Pan's Labyrinth"

    Sound Mixing: "Dreamgirls"

    Sound Editing: "Letters From Iwo Jima"

    Original Score: "Babel," Gustavo Santaolalla

    Original Song: "I Need to Wake Up" from "An Inconvenient Truth," Melissa Etheridge

    Costume: "Marie Antoinette"

    Documentary Feature: "An Inconvenient Truth"

    Documentary Short Subject: "The Blood of Yingzhou District"

    Film Editing: "The Departed"

    Makeup: "Pan's Labyrinth"

    Animated Short Film: "The Danish Poet"

    Live Action Short Film: "West Bank Story"

    Visual Effects: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"

    Jean Hersholt Award: Sherry Lansing.

    Honorary Academy Award: Ennio Morricone.

    2007 The Associated Press.

    For complete list of nominees with winners:
    http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/nominees/

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    Gore's global warming doc wins Oscar



    Associated Press - Feb 25, 2007 09:12pm(PST)

    LOS ANGELES - "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary that turned former vice president Al Gore's power-point presentation on global warming into an engaging and entertaining film, won the Oscar Sunday night.

    The best-documentary win was a triumph for Gore, who has kept a sense of humor about his loss in the 2000 election that was decided in George W. Bush's favor by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

    "I am Al Gore. I used to be the next president of the United States of America," Gore says in the film, repeating a line he has used often.

    Sunday, Gore used the Oscar win not to further his political career but to boost his campaign to find solutions for global warming and other environmental problems.

    "My fellow Americans," Gore said to laughter from the crowd. "People all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It's not a political issue, it's a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started with the possible will to act. That's a renewable resource. Let's renew it."

    Earlier in the evening, Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio took the stage to unveil a series of efforts the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took to make this year's awards more environmentally friendly.

    Pressed by DiCaprio about any other major announcement he might like to make, the former vice president pulled out a statement.

    "My fellow Americans, I'm going to take this opportunity right here and now, to formally announce my intentions to ..." Gore said before the orchestra broke in and he walked off, arm-in-arm and laughing, with DiCaprio.

    Backstage, Gore put speculation to rest, saying "I do not have plans to become a candidate for office again."

    Instead, Gore said he was dedicating all his efforts to pressuring governments to act on climate-crisis issues.

    "It is the overriding world challenge of our time," Gore said. "I really hope the decision by the academy to honor the work by director Davis Guggenheim and these producers will convince people who did not go see it before to see the movie and learn about the climate crisis and become a part of the solution."

    http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/news/...0225/1196.html

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    Too bad Al Gore won't run again. Think how different the world would be if he had won.

    I saw both "The Departed" and "Children of Men." They were both good, but the latter was better.

    Helen Mirren richly deserved her oscar. The scene with the stag was so well acted that it surpassed even Meryl Streep's best efforts.

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    It was good to see Alan Arkin take home an Oscar --

    Although I was looking forward to seeing what Eddie Murphy had to say

    Jennifer Hudson showed some class by acknowledging Jennifer Holiday (the co-creator of the role of Effie White when the show was being developed for Broadway).

    The highlights:

    The montage of Foreign Language Film winners

    The acceptance speech by the Director of "The Lives of Others"

    Forest Whitaker's philosophy

    The pairing of Hugh Jackman and Penelope Cruz -- can they please make a baby now?

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    Whats funny is I love Gore, tells us th eproblem which he is 100 % correct about, but he then hangs with the Hollywood crew that do nothing more then fly around the country on private planes, planes that creat 10 times as much carbon emmisions as regular 747

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    The show was one of the worst ever. Too long. Too stacked with "I don't care awards" up front. The speeches mostly fell into the category of "there ought to be a law against this kind of insider masturbation." I was tuned out with the first 45 minutes. Skipped the show and just came to the TV to hear the acceptance speechs, which were overall disappointing and desgned as nothing more than shout outs to other self-absorbed movie folk. I used to really enjoy the show. It was SO incredibly bad. The director and producer should never work in televsion again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kliq6 View Post
    Whats funny is I love Gore, tells us th eproblem which he is 100 % correct about, but he then hangs with the Hollywood crew that do nothing more then fly around the country on private planes, planes that creat 10 times as much carbon emmisions as regular 747
    Does a decent person need to subject friends and acquaintences to purity tests?
    Or is it enough to set a good example personally and hope others follow?
    As DiCaprio mentioned, it was the first "green" Academy Awards ...

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    His wife might not be so happy with that idea. Althought that isn't as big a problem as it used to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post

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    The pairing of Hugh Jackman and Penelope Cruz -- can they please make a baby now?

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    Why do they have a different category for actresses? Do they think that, like in sports, women cannot perform as well as men? Is there something inherently different in acting for men and women?

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    "Green" Academy Awards...phooey! A few years ago, the trendoid Hollywood set was ablaze with pink ribbons, then it was gay pride, then it was...aw, who the heck cares!

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    Jay Leno, "The Tonight Show":

    "Al Gore said that for the first time, the Academy Awards had a green theme. Which is not really true. It's always had a green theme -- money and envy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Why do they have a different category for actresses? Do they think that, like in sports, women cannot perform as well as men? Is there something inherently different in acting for men and women?
    Just one of those holdovers from yesteryear, like the law against women wearing wearing patent leather shoes in Cleveland.

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    Theres something creepy about Al Gore ..if hes such an environmental visionary why couldnt he convince clinton to sign the Kyoto agreement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Why do they have a different category for actresses? Do they think that, like in sports, women cannot perform as well as men? Is there something inherently different in acting for men and women?
    No, the process is the same.

    But the product isn't.

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    There should be a list of 10 nominees for Best Actor (male or female); ONE Best Actor (male or female); and a First Runner-up for Best Actor (male or female). This way the number of awards would stay the same -- not that I care, but I'm sure the actors do.

    This year, Best Actor would have been Helen Mirren, and Runner-up would have been Forest Whitaker.

    Last year Best Actor would have been Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Runner-up would have been (probably) Heath Ledger. Uh-oh, is this too PIC?

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