Academy Award Nominees: Cate Blanchett Double-Dips; Michael Clayton Makes Its Case; Biggest Surprise Is Kathy Bates!

oscarstatues Academy Award Nominees: Cate Blanchett Double Dips; Michael Clayton Makes Its Case; Biggest Surprise Is Kathy Bates!The biggest surprise during this morning’s announcement of nominees for the 2007 Academy Awards was that they were able to find someone—Kathy Bates, "a good friend of the Academy"—who was willing to risk the ire of the striking writers by participating. Cate Blanchett, the new Meryl Streep, garnered nominations for playing Queen Elizabeth and Bob Dylan. Also, remember Michael Clayton? The academy does! Nor was sentimental indie favorite Juno shut out.

Best Supporting Actress:

Cate Blanchett: I’m Not There

Ruby Dee: Gone Baby Gone

Saoirse Ronan: Atonement

Tilda Swinton: Michael Clayton

Best Supporting Actor

Case Affleck: The Assassination of Jesse James …

Javier Bardem: No Country for Old Men

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Charlie Wilson’s War

Hal Holbrook: Into the Wild

Tom Wilkinson: Michael Clayton

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett: Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Julie Christie: Away From Her

Marion Cotillard: La Vie En Rose

Laura Linney: The Savages

Ellen Page: Juno

Best Actor:

George Clooney: Michael Clayton

Daniel Day-Lewis: There Will Be Blood

Johnny Depp: Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Tommy Lee Jones: In the Valley of Elah

Viggo Mortensen: Eastern Promises

Best Director:

Julian Schnabel: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Jason Wrightman: Juno

Tony Gilroy: Michael Clayton

The Coen Bros.: No Country For Old Men

Paul Thomas Anderson: There Will Be Blood

Best Original Screenplay:

Juno

Lars and the Real Girl

Michael Clayton

Ratatouille

The Savages

 

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Atonement

Away From Her

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

No Country For Old Men

There Will Be Blood

Best Foreign-Language Film:

Beaufort

The Counterfeiters

Katyn

Mongol

12

 

Best Animated Feature Film:

Persepolis

Ratatouille

Surf’s Up

 

Best Picture

Atonement

Juno

Michael Clayton

No Country For Old Men

There Will Be Blood