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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:

Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine

  • Jackie Earle Haley for Little Children
  • Djimon Hounsou for Blood Diamond
  • Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls
  • Mark Wahlberg for The Departed

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:

Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls

  • Adriana Barraza for Babel
  • Cate Blanchett for Notes on a Scandal
  • Abigail Breslin for Little Miss Sunshine
  • Rinko Kikuchi for Babel

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Happy Feet (George Miller)

  • Cars
  • Monster House

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year:

The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) – Germany (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)

  • After the Wedding – Denmark (Susanne Bier)
  • Days of Glory (Indigènes) – Algeria (Rachid Bouchareb)
  • Pan's Labyrinth – Spain/Mexico (Guillermo del Toro)
  • Water – Canada (Deepa Mehta)

Best Documentary Film of the Year:

An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Guggenheim)

  • Deliver Us from Evil
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Iraq in Fragments
  • Jesus Camp
  • My Country, My Country

Best Adapted Screenplay:

William Monahan for The Departed

  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Children of Men
  • Little Children
  • Notes on a Scandal

Best Original Screenplay:

Michael Arndt for Little Miss Sunshine

  • Guillermo Arriaga for Babel
  • Iris Yamashita and Paul Haggis for Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Guillermo del Toro for Pan's Labyrinth
  • Peter Morgan for The Queen

Best Cinematography:

Guillermo Navarro for Pan's Labyrinth

  • Vilmos Zsigmond for The Black Dahlia
  • Emmanuel Lubezki for Children of Men
  • Dick Pope for The Illusionist
  • Wally Pfister for The Prestige

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score:

Gustavo Santaolalla for Babel

  • Thomas Newman for The Good German
  • Philip Glass for Notes on a Scandal
  • Javier Navarrete for Pan's Labyrinth
  • Alexandre Desplat for The Queen

Best Original Song

An Inconvenient Truth: Melissa Etheridge ("I Need To Wake Up")

  • Dreamgirls: Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven ("Listen")
  • Dreamgirls: Henry Krieger, Siedah Garrett ("Love You I Do")
  • Cars: Randy Newman ("Our Town")
  • Dreamgirls: Henry Krieger, Willie Reale ("Patience")

Other Awards

Best Art Direction: Pan's Labyrinth (Eugenio Caballero, Pilar Revuelta)

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charles Gibson, Allen Hall)

Achievement in Make-up: Pan's Labyrinth (David Martí, Montse Ribé)

Best Sound Editing: Letters From Iwo Jima (Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman)

Best Sound Mixing: Dreamgirls (Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Willie D. Burton)

Best Film Editing: The Departed (Thelma Schoonmaker)

Best Costume Design: Marie Antoinette (Milena Canonero)

Best Documentary Short Subject: The Blood of Yingzhou District (Ruby Yang, Thomas Lennon)

Best Animated Short: The Danish Poet (Torill Kove)

Best Live-Action Short: West Bank Story (Ari Sandel)

Big Winners:

Four Awards:

The Departed

  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Editing
  • Best Director
  • Best Picture

Three Awards:

Pan's Labyrinth

  • Make-up
  • Art Direction
  • Cinematography

Two Awards:

An Inconvenient Truth

  • Best Documentary
  • Best Original Song


  • Achievement in Make-up
  • Jennifer Hudson – Best Supporting Actress