The 2006 Oscar Nominations are Here!

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We have watched the Golden Globes and took in the Screen Actors Guild Awards only a couple of days ago, but that is all just preparation for the big show and it is getting ever so close as we now bring you the 2006 Oscar Nominations!

Nominations for the 78th Academy Awards were announced today, Tuesday, January 31, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis and Oscar-winning actress and Academy member Mira Sorvino. All the nominees are listed below, but you are going to want to be sure to stay tuned to RopeofSilicon’s Award Show Central as this is far from the end of our look at the Oscars before they are officially handed out on March 5th from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
· Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote (UA/Sony Pictures Classics)

· Terrence Howard in Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics, MTV Films and New Deal Entertainment)

· Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)

· Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line (20th Century Fox)

· David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck. (Warner Independent Pictures)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
· George Clooney in Syriana (Warner Bros.)

· Matt Dillon in Crash (Lions Gate)

· Paul Giamatti in Cinderella Man (Universal and Miramax)

· Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)

· William Hurt in A History of Violence (New Line)

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
· Judi Dench in Mrs. Henderson Presents (The Weinstein Company)

· Felicity Huffman in Transamerica (The Weinstein Company and IFC Films)

· Keira Knightley in Pride & Prejudice (Focus Features)

· Charlize Theron in North Country (Warner Bros.)

· Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line (20th Century Fox)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
· Amy Adams in Junebug (Sony Pictures Classics)

· Catherine Keener in Capote (UA/Sony Pictures Classics)

· Frances McDormand in North Country (Warner Bros.)

· Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener (Focus Features)

· Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
· Howl’s Moving Castle (Buena Vista)

· Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (Warner Bros.)

· Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit (DreamWorks Animation SKG)

ART DIRECTION
· Good Night, and Good Luck. (Warner Independent Pictures)

· Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros.)

· King Kong (Universal)

· Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony Pictures Releasing)

· Pride & Prejudice (Focus Features)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
· Batman Begins (Warner Bros.)

· Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)

· Good Night, and Good Luck. (Warner Independent Pictures)

· Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony Pictures Releasing)

· The New World (New Line)

COSTUME DESIGN
· Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Warner Bros.)

· Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony Pictures Releasing)

· Mrs. Henderson Presents (The Weinstein Company)

· Pride & Prejudice (Focus Features)

· Walk the Line (20th Century Fox)

DIRECTING
· Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)
  Ang Lee

· Capote (UA/Sony Pictures Classics)
  Bennett Miller

· Crash (Lions Gate)
  Paul Haggis

· Good Night, and Good Luck. (Warner Independent Pictures)
  George Clooney

· Munich (Universal and DreamWorks)
  Steven Spielberg

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
· Darwin’s Nightmare (International Film Circuit)

· Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia Pictures)

· March of the Penguins (Warner Independent Pictures)

· Murderball (THINKFilm)

· 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 (Universal and Miramax)

· The Constant Gardener (Focus Features)

· Crash (Lions Gate)

· Munich (Universal and DreamWorks)

· Walk the Line (20th Century Fox)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
· Don’t Tell

· Joyeux Noël

· Paradise Now

· Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

· Tsotsi

MAKEUP

MUSIC (SCORE)
· Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features) Gustavo Santaolalla

· The Constant Gardener (Focus Features) Alberto Iglesias

· Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony Pictures Releasing) John Williams

· Munich (Universal and DreamWorks) John Williams

· Pride & Prejudice (Focus Features) Dario Marianelli

MUSIC (SONG)
· “In the Deep” from Crash (Lions Gate)

· “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics, MTV Films and New Deal Entertainment)

· “Travelin’ Thru” from Transamerica (The Weinstein Company and IFC Films)

BEST PICTURE
· Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)

· Capote (UA/Sony Pictures Classics)

· Crash (Lions Gate)

· Good Night, and Good Luck. (Warner Independent Pictures)

· Munich (Universal and DreamWorks)

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
· Badgered

· The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation

· The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

· 9

· One Man Band

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
· Ausreisser (The Runaway)

· Cashback

· The Last Farm

· Our Time Is Up

· Six Shooter

SOUND EDITING
· King Kong (Universal) Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn

· Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony Pictures Releasing) Wylie Stateman

· War of the Worlds (Paramount and DreamWorks) Richard King

SOUND MIXING
· King Kong (Universal) Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der Ryn

· Memoirs of a Geisha (Sony Pictures Releasing) Wylie Stateman

· War of the Worlds (Paramount and DreamWorks) Richard King

VISUAL EFFECTS
· The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Buena Vista)

· King Kong (Universal)

· War of the Worlds (Paramount and DreamWorks)

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
· Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features)
  Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana

· Capote (UA/Sony Pictures Classics)
  Screenplay by Dan Futterman

· The Constant Gardener (Focus Features)
  Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine

· A History of Violence (New Line)
  Screenplay by Josh Olson

· Munich (Universal and DreamWorks)
  Screenplay by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
· Crash (Lions Gate)
  Screenplay by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco

· Good Night, and Good Luck. (Warner Independent Pictures)
  Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov

· Match Point (DreamWorks)
  Written by Woody Allen

· The Squid and the Whale (Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures Releasing)
  Written by Noah Baumbach

· Syriana (Warner Bros.)
  Written by Stephen Gaghan

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST. A one-hour red carpet arrivals show will precede the telecast at 4 p.m.

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