Freeheld Takes Best Documentary Award at 80th Oscars

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‘No Country for Old Men’ Wins Oscar Tug of War [tr]

Previously
Laurel Hester Loses Cancer Battle [tr]
Sad Battle of Bigotry Playing Out in New Jersey [tr]
Good News: Ocean County Bigots Relent [tr]

FULL LIST OF OSCAR WINNERS

BEST PICTURE
“Atonement”
“Juno”
“Michael Clayton”
“No Country for Old Men” (Winner)
“There Will Be Blood”

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
Julie Christie, “Away From Her”
Marion Cotillard, “La Vie en Rose”(Winner)
Laura Linney, “The Savages”
Ellen Page, “Juno”

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney, “Michael Clayton”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood”(Winner)
Johnny Depp, “Sweeney Todd”
Tommy Lee Jones, “In the Valley of Elah”
Viggo Mortensen, “Eastern Promises”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, “I’m Not There”
Ruby Dee, “American Gangster”
Saoirse Ronan, “Atonement”
Amy Ryan, “Gone Baby Gone”
Tilda Swinton, “Michael Clayton” (Winner)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men”(Winner)
Hal Holbrook, “Into The Wild”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Charlie Wilson’s War”
Tom Wilkinson, “Michael Clayton”

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood”
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men” (Winner)
Julian Schnabel, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
Tony Gilroy, “Michael Clayton”
Jason Reitman, “Juno”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Diablo Cody, “Juno” (Winner)
Nancy Oliver, “Lars and the Real Girl”
Tony Gilroy, “Michael Clayton”
Brad Bird, Story by Jan Pinkava, Jim Capobianco, Brad Bird, “Ratatouille”
Tamara Jenkins, “The Savages”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Paul Thomas Anderson, “There Will Be Blood”
Christopher Hampton, “Atonement”
Ronald Harwood, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, “No Country for Old Men”(Winner)
Sarah Polley, “Away From Her”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Beaufort” (Israel)
“The Counterfeiters” (Austria) (Winner)
“Katyn” (Poland)
“Mongol” (Kazakhstan)
“12” (Russia)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
“Persepolis”
“Ratatouille”(Winner)
“Surf’s Up”

BEST ART DIRECTION
“American Gangster”
“Atonement”
“The Golden Compass”
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”(Winner)
“There Will Be Blood”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” Roger Deakins
“Atonement,” Seamus Mcgarvey
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” Janusz Kaminski
“No Country For Old Men,” Roger Deakins
“There Will Be Blood,” Robert Elswit (Winner)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“Across the Universe,” Albert Wolsky
“Atonement,” Jacqueline Durran
“Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” Alexandra Byrne (Winner)
“La Vie En Rose,” Marit Allen
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street,” Colleen Atwood

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“No End in Sight”
“Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience”
“Sicko”
“Taxi to the Dark Side” (Winner)
“War/Dance”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
“Freeheld” (Winner)
“La Corona” (“The Crown”)
“Salim Baba”
“Sari’s Mother”

BEST FILM EDITING
“The Bourne Ultimatum,” Christopher Rouse (Winner)
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” Juliette Welfling
“Into the Wild,” Jay Cassidy
“No Country for Old Men,” Roderick Jaynes
“There Will Be Blood,” Dylan Tichenor

BEST MAKEUP
“La Vie en Rose” (Winner)
“Norbit”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
“Atonement”, Dario Marianelli (Winner)
“The Kite Runner”, Alberto Iglesias
“Michael Clayton”, James Newton Howard
“Ratatouille”, Michael Giacchino
“3:10 to Yuma”, Marco Beltrami

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Falling Slowly” from “Once” (Winner)
“Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted”
“Raise It Up” from “August Rush”
“So Close” from “Enchanted”
“That’s How You Know” from “Enchanted”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“I Met the Walrus”
“Madame Tutli-Putli”
“Même Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)”
“My Love (Moya Lyubov)”
“Peter & the Wolf” (Winner)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“At Night”
“Il Supplente (The Substitute)”
“Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)” (Winner)
“Tanghi Argentini”
“The Tonto Woman”

BEST SOUND EDITING
“The Bourne Ultimatum” (Winner)
“No Country For Old Men”
“Ratatouille”
“There Will Be Blood”
“Transformers”

BEST SOUND MIXING
“The Bourne Ultimatum” (Winner)
“No Country For Old Men”
“Ratatouille”
“3:10 to Yuma”
“Transformers”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“The Golden Compass” (Winner)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
“Transformers”

Comments

  1. says

    re: Brad Renfro. Guess he wasn’t high profile enough. I was thinking it may be because he died in 2008, but they did include Suzanne Pleshette and Heath Ledger, both of whom died after Renfro. Probably will be in next year’s.

  2. says

    The only people they include in that “In Memoriam” clip are Academy members. I doubt that includes Brad Renfro.

    Roy died after the cutoff I believe so he’ll be in next year’s clip.

  3. peterparker says

    Andy…I’m so glad you started the day with this post! Cynthia Wade’s win for Freeheld, along with her acceptance speech, was the highlight of the evening for me.

    As for who the Academy includes in their “In Memoriam” clips, it is my understanding that A) the person must be a member of the Academy and B) their death must have occurred in between the previous year’s Oscar telecast and the telecast you happen to be watching…I do not believe it is a calendar year.

  4. says

    Brad’s exclusion must have been an error (or an error in judgment)—he died within the explicitly stated dates, so he ain’t gonna show up in next year’s. It’s a shame. If he’d died abusing prescription as opposed to illegal drugs, maybe he would’ve made it. But more likely, he just wasn’t on their radar in the way some of the old-time, legendary craftspeople and household-name actors were. Overall, I liked the show. I loved all the major wins—no complaints. I didn’t realize this was the film that beat SICKO, but it explains why Michael Moore looked perfectly content to be beaten.

  5. Michael Bedwell says

    “Freeheld’s” win was wonderful, all the more so because one of the producers introduced and praised the surviving lesbian partner in the audience, and they got the award from Tom Hanks whose timeless remarks about those “angels” who had been lost to AIDS in his Oscar acceptance speech for “Philadelphia” was briefly excerpted in one of the night’s many montages. Alas, the set up with the soldiers in Iraq eliminated a clear description of what each of the short docs were about.

    Though not gay himself, the nod to the passing of Heath Ledger, an icon to many of us for his harrowing “Brokeback Mountain” incarnation, was shamefully of the proverbial “blink and you missed it” length. I was hoping that Daniel Day Lewis would make up for it a bit by repeating his gracious dedication of an earlier award [SAG?] to Ledger. Sadly, he did not, and the staggering actor who was robbed of his Oscar for BBM was slighted again. I’m still pissed!

    But, after the four actor awards, the world most cares about the Best Picture moment and its producer, as Andy mentioned, got to thank his man and call him “Honey” before untold millions watching around the world.

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