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Martin Wins Oscar

This man won the Oscar for Best Director, as predicted. It’s about DAMNED TIME.

Here’s an EXCELLENT music video by The Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m Shipping Off To Boston” For The Departed

This movie deserved best picture.

It is the first major production in quite a while to win the Best Picture. In the last two years, only Indy flicks have won the Gold, and previous to that it seemed to be movies more about statements (American Beauty), biographies (A Beautiful Mind), or artistic values (Lord of the Rings, Chicago).

Well, The Departed is the first major studio film since The Silence of the Lambs to win the Best Picture Oscar without any political strings, any “messages” or career-changing statements. The first non-tearjerker, or non-controversial film.

THE DEPARTED is the first film in over 15 years to win on one thing alone- the thing that counts the most: Film Making. It is by far one of the best made films in recent history, and the awards only go to prove it. Vulgarity, violence, acting, screenplay, everything aside- this is just a damn well made piece of cinema, and for that Scorsese deserves the Oscar, and dammit so did Mark Wahlberg!

In any case, that’s my opinion, and hopefully soon we’ll have a new writer for the site.

Until next Oscar season, Academy, STRIKE THAT POSE!!!

WINNERS:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
Winner: The Departed (2006) – Graham King
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006)
Best Achievement in Directing
Winner: Martin Scorsese for The Departed (2006)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Winner: Little Miss Sunshine (2006) – Michael Arndt

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Winner: The Departed (2006) – William Monahan
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Winner: Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006) – Guillermo Navarro
Best Achievement in Editing
Winner: The Departed (2006) – Thelma Schoonmaker
Best Achievement in Art Direction
Winner: Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006) – Eugenio Caballero, Pilar Revuelta
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Winner: Marie Antoinette (2006) – Milena Canonero
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner: Babel (2006) – Gustavo Santaolalla
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Winner: An Inconvenient Truth (2006) – Melissa Etheridge(“I Need To Wake Up”)
Best Achievement in Makeup
Winner: Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006) – David MartĂ­, Montse RibĂ©
Best Achievement in Sound
Winner: Dreamgirls (2006) – Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Willie D. Burton
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Winner: Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) – Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Winner: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) – John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charles Gibson, Allen Hall
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Winner: Happy Feet (2006) – George Miller
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Winner: Leben der Anderen, Das (2006)(Germany)
Best Documentary, Features
Winner: An Inconvenient Truth (2006) – Davis Guggenheim
Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Winner: The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006) – Ruby Yang, Thomas Lennon
Best Short Film, Animated
Winner: The Danish Poet (2006) – Torill Kove
Best Short Film, Live Action
Winner: West Bank Story (2005) – Ari Sandel