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The Best Films of 2006?

OscarNominations for the 79th Annual Acedemy Awards were announced last week. Here are the main categories, with links to Ionarts and DCist reviews, and corresponding honors at the Golden Globes (GG) or Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards noted:

1. Best Picture

2. Actor
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
  • Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
  • Peter O'Toole, Venus
  • Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland (Kevin Macdonald) [GG] [SAG]
3. Actress4. Supporting Actor
  • Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
  • Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
  • Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
  • Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls [GG] [SAG]
  • Mark Wahlberg, The Departed
5. Supporting ActressContinue reading this article.
6. Directing
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel
  • Martin Scorsese, The Departed [GG]
  • Clint Eastwood, Letters From Iwo Jima
  • Stephen Frears, The Queen
  • Paul Greengrass, United 93
7. Foreign Language Film
  • After the Wedding (Denmark)
  • Days of Glory (Indigènes, Algeria)
  • The Lives of Others (Germany)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (Mexico)
  • Water (Canada)
8. Adapted Screenplay
  • Sacha Baron Cohen and Anthony Hines and Peter Baynham and Dan Mazer and Todd Phillips, Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Alfonso Cuaron and Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, Children of Men
  • William Monahan, The Departed
  • Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, Little Children
  • Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal
9. Original Screenplay10. Original ScoreOther Films from 2006 [with nominations, if any]:We will keep updating this list as we review the other nominated films, in advance of the Academy Awards ceremony on February 25.

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