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Hace un par de años ya le ocurrió a Mick Jagger. Había ganado el Globo de Oro con una canción en la película "Alfie" y,luego, ni siquiera fue nominado . Fue una de las mayores decepciones de su vida. Ahora,le ha ocurrido a Prince ,que ya se veía en los Oscars con su canción de la película "Happy Feet".
    Una vez más ,las nominaciones "musicales" hablan por sí sólas de la abulia , de la falta de talento en el panorama musical.
    Nada menos que tres canciones por cierto bastante mediocres-de "Dremgirls" están nominadas. El autor es   Henry Krieger,un autor de Broadway ,que hace cuatro años ganó un Tony por el musical "Show side",porque "Dreamgirls" es un musical que nada menos que tiene 24 años y que había pasado inadvertido para Hollywood. Es decir,  son canciones de hace 24 años. 
    "Dreamgirls" , es una recreación  de los grupos femeninos de los años sesenta y de las Supremes. Querer ser como en los sesenta es un guiño excesivamentro retro.
    Entre las otras dos canciones nominadas está Melissa Etheridge con el tema de la película de Al Gore, tan catastrofista sobre el calentamiento del planeta y el inevitable Randy Newman ,de la película de dibujos animados "Cars" ,aunque esta vez, la canción no es suya.
    Las bandas sonoras tienen mejor nivel musical. Mi favorita es la música del iconoclasta Philip Glass por "Notes on a candal",donde está nominada Judy Dench como mejor actriz. Aunque es más que posible que gane el argentino Santaolalla,otra vez, por "Babel" que es la gran elegida para los Oscar. Pero también están nominados el formidable Newman y Javier navarrete por "El laberinto del fauno".
    De todas formas, el Oscar más justo es para el gran Ennio Morricone. A pesar de ser el maestro de las bandas sonoras ,hasta ahora no le habían dado un Oscar-que injusticia- ahora ,antes que se muera, se lo dan honorífico.
    Esta vez, la ceremonia será el 25 de febrero y no en marzo como era habitual. En el anti-glamouroso teatro Kodak. La ceremonia tendrá a la "gay" Ellen desGeneres como maestra de ceremonia, aunque ya la hemos visto en otras ocasiones-por cierto es una estúpida-,en la gala de los Grammys. La ceremonía será televisada  por Canal + ,a partir de las dos de la madrugada hora española.

    Esta es la lista completa de nominaciones:

1. Best Picture: "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Queen."

2. Actor:


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."

3. Actress:


Penelope Cruz, "Volver";


Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal";


Helen Mirren, "The Queen";


Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada";


Kate Winslet, "Little Children."

4. Supporting Actor:


Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children";


Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond";


Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls";


Mark Wahlberg, "The Departed."

5. Supporting Actress: Adriana Barraza, "Babel";


Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal"; Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls"; Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel."

6. Directing: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Babel";


Martin Scorsese, "The Departed";


Clint Eastwood, "Letters From Iwo Jima";


Stephen Frears, "The Queen"; Paul Greengrass, "United 93."

7. Foreign Language Film: "After the Wedding," Denmark; "Days of Glory (Indigenes)," Algeria; "The Lives of Others," Germany; "Pan`s Labyrinth," Mexico; "Water," Canada.

8. Adapted Screenplay:


Sacha Baron Cohen and Anthony Hines and Peter Baynham and Dan Mazer and Todd Phillips, "Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan";


Alfonso Cuaron and Timothy J. Sexton and David Arata and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, "Children of Men"; William Monahan, "The Departed";


Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, "Little Children"; Patrick Marber, "Notes on a Scandal."

9. Original Screenplay: Guillermo Arriaga, "Babel"; Iris Yamashita and Paul Haggis, "Letters From Iwo Jima"; Michael Arndt, "Little Miss Sunshine";


Guillermo del Toro, "Pan`s Labyrinth"; Peter Morgan, "The Queen."

10. Animated Feature Film: "Cars," "Happy Feet," "Monster House."

11. Art Direction: "Dreamgirls," "The Good Shepherd," "Pan`s Labyrinth," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man`s Chest," "The Prestige."

12. Cinematography: "The Black Dahlia," "Children of Men," "The Illusionist," "Pan`s Labyrinth," "The Prestige."

13. Sound Mixing: "Apocalypto," "Blood Diamond," "Dreamgirls," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man`s Chest."

14. Sound Editing: "Apocalypto," "Blood Diamond," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man`s Chest."

15. Original Score: "Babel," Gustavo Santaolalla; "The Good German," Thomas Newman; "Notes on a Scandal," Philip Glass; "Pan`s Labyrinth," Javier Navarrete; "The Queen," Alexandre Desplat.

16. Original Song: "I Need to Wake Up" from "An Inconvenient Truth,"


Melissa Etheridge; "Listen" from "Dreamgirls," Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler and Anne Preven; "Love You I Do" from "Dreamgirls," Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett; "Our Town" from "Cars,"


Randy Newman; "Patience" from "Dreamgirls," Henry Krieger and Willie Reale.

17. Costume: "Curse of the Golden Flower," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Dreamgirls," "Marie Antoinette," "The Queen."

18. Documentary Feature: "Deliver Us From Evil," "An Inconvenient Truth," "


Iraq in Fragments," "Jesus Camp," "My Country, My Country."

19. Documentary (short subject): "The Blood of Yingzhou District," "Recycled Life," "Rehearsing a Dream," "Two Hands."

20. Film Editing: "Babel," "Blood Diamond," "Children of Men," "The Departed," "United 93."

21. Makeup: "Apocalypto," "Click," "Pan`s Labyrinth."

22. Animated Short Film: "The Danish Poet," "Lifted," "The Little Matchgirl," "Maestro," "No Time for Nuts."

23. Live Action Short Film: "Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea)," "Eramos Pocos (One Too Many)," "Helmer & Son," "The Saviour," "


West Bank Story."

24. Visual Effects: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man`s Chest," "Poseidon," "Superman Returns."

Academy Award winners previously announced this year:

HONORARY AWARD (Oscar statuette): Ennio Morricone

JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD (Oscar statuette): Sherry Lansing