The Departed

Today the 79th Annual Academy Awards nominees made its debut. Dreamgirls garnered eight nominations, but wasn’t nominated for Best Picture.

Performance by an actor in a leading role
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

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Pen̩lope Cruz РVolver
Judi Dench – Notes on a Scandal
Helen Mirren – The Queen
Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet – Little Children

Achievement in directing
The Departed
Letters From Iwo Jima
The Queen
United 93

Best foreign language film of the year
After the Wedding
Days of Glory (INDIGÈNES)
The Lives of Others
Pan’s Labryinth

Best motion picture of the year
The Departed
Letters From Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen

Little Miss Sunshine best picture? It was a good movie, but it wasn’t the greatest thing ever. At least this year should be Scorsese’s year. If he doesn’t win an Oscar, we’ll all know the Academy is a joke. It’s all politics back there. I would know after I left the panel out of frustration. They wanted to play favorites. I wanted to be fair and honest. Now I’m a garbage collector. I think I made the right choice. Check out all the nominees here.