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Martin Scorsese has at least six projects in development (that we know about). We took an in-depth look at those films last week (you can read that report here). Well add another film to that list. The Departed 2 has been put on hold, at least for now. Academy Award winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) is set to rewrite the script for The Long Play for Scorsese.
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Editors Blog: Oscar Notes

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Random Notes from the Editor:

Errol Morris’ short film which opened the Academy Awards show was fantastic. If you didn’t see it, you can check out the video at Oscar.com.

Ellen DeGeneres is not funny (with exception of the Jennifer Hudson/Al Gore joke, but I have a feeling someone probably wrote that for her).

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2007 Academy Awards Winners

Let’s look at the results from the 79th Academy Awards ceremony:

Best Motion Picture of the Year:

The Departed
  • Babel
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Queen

Achievement in Directing:

Martin Scorsese for The Departed
  • Clint Eastwood for Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Stephen Frears for The Queen
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu for Babel
  • Paul Greengrass for United 93

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:

Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland
  • Leonardo DiCaprio for Blood Diamond
  • Ryan Gosling for Half Nelson
  • Peter O’Toole for Venus
  • Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:

Helen Mirren for The Queen
  • Penélope Cruz for Volver
  • Judi Dench for Notes on a Scandal
  • Meryl Streep for The Devil Wears Prada
  • Kate Winslet for Little Children

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Martin Scorsese’s Upcoming Movie Slate

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Martin Scorsese has become the popular high demand director due to The Departed’s Oscar buzz. Warner Bros have acquired screen rights to yet another project for the director. But with so many projects in the works, will he ever find the time? And what will he take on next? Let’s take a look at Scorsese’s potetial upcoming projects.

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Running the Oscar Race Costs Big Bucks

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It costs big money to run the Oscar race. Many people don’t realize all the money it takes to market an award winner.
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William Monahan Talks The Departed 2

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Ever since the award buzz kicked in, everyone seems to be talking about a sequel to The Departed. Some even say a trilogy is in the works. Considering the heavy body count, any follow-up should be a tough task.  But don’t worry, screenwriter William Monahan has a plan.
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Little Miss Sunshine

Yesterday we reported that movie critic Roger Ebert was spreading a rumor that Little Miss Sunshine would cause a major upset at the 2007 Academy Awards. Well it looks like Vegas visited the same rumor mill.
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Homer Simpson’s Academy Award Predictions

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In what appears to be an savvy marketing gimmick to promote The Simpsons Movie, Fox has released Homer Simpson’s Academy Award picks. You can check out the picks after the jump, but be forewarned, the list contains spoilers for Little Miss Sunshine and The Departed)
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