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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominations have been announced and Dreamgirls leads films in nominations (you've got to see the movie if you haven't already, it's absolutely fantastic)! Notable nominations include Forrest Whitaker in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Idi Amin Dada in Last King of Scotland (another excellent film that you should see if you haven't already). Although Will Smith is also nominated in that category, we're predicting that Whitaker is poised to nab the Oscar as he already picked up the Golden Globe a few weeks ago. As we predicted, Djimon Hounsou picked up a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Blood Diamonds (yes, you should see Blood Diamonds if you haven't already ... Hounsou will pull at your heart strings and DiCaprio will blow you away with his Afrikaans accent). We suspect that Eddie Murphy who was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actor will nab the award (his role in Dreamgirls required him to sing and act, both of which he did exceptionally well).

African films didn't fare well out as well as they have in the past couple of years in the Best Foreign Language Film Category (South Africa had a nomination two years ago for Yesterday and won last year for Tsotsi), but this year Algerian film Days of Glory (Indigenes) got a nomination.