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Why were Oscar 2006 nominations so important?

2006 Oscar Nominations

The question that everybody has been asking me is not, “Who do you think will win for best picture?”, but rather, “Are you going to the O’s and if so, who are you taking?”

I really struggled with whom I might take to such an event (for the record, I have been to 6 Academy Awards celebrations), but that concern didn’t last long because I have signed on to a new project that will require me to travel out of the country for the next few months. I will do my best to stay in touch with the fans and provide honest movie reviews through my blog.

Read though the list of Oscar nominees and tell me if I’m really missing anything.

Best Picture:
Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Philip Seymour Hoffman — Capote
Terrence Howard — Hustle and Flow
Heath Ledger — Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix — Walk the Line
David Strathairn — Good Night, And Good Luck

Best Director:
Ang Lee — Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney — Good Night, And Good Luck
Paul Haggis — Crash
Bennett Miller — Capote
Steven Spielberg — Munich

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

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Judi Dench — Mrs. Henderson Presents
Felicity Huffman — Transamerica
Keira Knightley — Pride and Prejudice
Charlize Theron — North Country
Reese Witherspoon — Walk the Line

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