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2006 Oscar Awards
Nominations were announced 23 January 2007; polls closed 20 February;
the 79th Academy Awards show was televised 25 February 2007 on A.B.C.

complete listings of 2007 Academy Awards for films of 2006
A.M.P.A.S. site  •   Internet Movie Database

And the winner is...

   "The Departed" [2006]
full credits from IMDb

"An Inconvenient Truth" documentary
[Paramount Classics May 2006]
won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature  won Oscar for Best Song (by Melissa Etheridge)  Oscar-winning Inconvenient Truth movie poster directed by Davis Guggenheim  Directed by Davis Guggenheim; won Oscars for Best Documentary & Best Song
"I did a funny thing when I came home after seeing 'An Inconvenient Truth'. I went around the house turning off the lights." — movie reviewer Roger Ebert
Paramount color DVD with update [11/2006] for $16.87
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
M.T.V. 1/2-hr special [air-date 26 May 2006]

Inconvenient Truth books by Al Gore  "An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming" [2007 YA edition]
by eco-activist Al Gore, Jr.

Viking Juvenile 9x7½ pb [4/2007] for $10.98
Viking Juvenile 9x7¾ hardcover [2/2007] for $15.64
"An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming & What We Can Do About It" [2006 New York Times bestseller] by Al Gore, Jr.
Rodale 9x8 pb [5/2006] for $16.29

"Babel" [2006]
full credits from IMDb

"The Black Dahlia"
[Millenium/Signature Sept 2006]
DePalma 2006 Black Dahlia movie  Sepia & b&w-styled period drama of cops and thugs and politicos and a land developer's mad family, all circling the sensational death of a 'wannabe' actress, nicknamed 'The Black Dahlia' by the press. Directed by Brian DePalma; script by Josh Friedman, based on James Ellroy's 1987 novel {below}; starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart & Mia Kirshner {as Elizabeth Short}; Oscar nom for Best Cinematography, ACE Award nom
Universal widescreen color DVD [12/2006] for $19.99
Universal color DVD [12/2006] for $26.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Black Dahlia / James Ellroy  
"The Black Dahlia" [fiction 1987] by James Ellroy
Warner 8x5 pb [4/98] for $11.19
Mysterious Press hardcover [9/87] out of print/used
BooksOnTape UNABR audio [9/90] out of stock/used

"Letters From Iwo Jima"
[Malpaso/DreamWorks/Warner Dec 2006]
Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima  The battle for Iwo Jima in February 1945, from the viewpoint of Japan's soldiers making a last stand against U.S. forces, centered on a general and a conscripted baker. Directed by Clint Eastwood; written by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis; starring Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase & Shido Nakamura; Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Script & Best Sound
video/DVD not yet released; full credits from IMDb
official movie site

won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film   "The Lives of Others" aka "Das Leben der Anderen"
[Germany March 2006, U.S.A. Feb 2007]

Co-produced, written & directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; starring Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch & Ulrich Tukur; won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film; won 7 of 11 noms for German Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Pan's Labyrinth" aka "El Laberinto del Fauno" [Spain 2006]
full credits from IMDb<

"The Queen" [2006]
full credits from IMDb

"Venus" [2006]
full credits from IMDb

"Volver" [Spain 2006]
full credits from IMDb

"Water" [Fox Searchlight/Téléfilm Canada April 2006]
Water movie   Set in India in 1938, the film reveals the still-existing Hindu traditions that force lower-caste widows into literal imprisonment. Production was started in 1999 in Benares, India, and quickly shut down by politically moti-vated attacks; production was restarted 3 years later in Sri Lanka. Written & directed by Deepa Mehta; starring Sarala, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas, Manorama, Raghuvir Yadav & Khulbushan Kharbanda; Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
Fox widescreen color DVD [8/2006] for $19.99
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [12/2005] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb
official movie site; distributor's movie site
'Water' movie novelization by Bapsi Sidhwa  
Novelization by Bapsi Sidhwa [2006]
Milkweed Editions 8x5 pb [4/2006] for $11.02

"Shooting Water: A Memoir of Second Chances, Family & Filmmaking"
[2006] by Devyani Saltzman {daughter of Deepa Mehta}

Newmarket 8¼x5¼ hardcover [4/2006] for $15.57

The confusion here with the two different books about Films of 2006 has not been resolved; there are indeed
distinct Volume 57 and Volume 58 covers, each of which purports to include all of the films of 2006.

Screen World Volume 57 / Films of 2006 book edited by John Willis & Barry Monush  
"Screen World Volume 57: The Films of 2006" [2006]
Edited by John Willis & Barry Monush

Applause Books 9¼x7½ pb [11/2006] out of print/used
Applause Books 9x7½ hardcover [11/2006] out of print/used
Screen World Volume 58 / Films of 2006 book edited by John Willis & Barry Monush  "Screen World Volume 58: The Films of 2006" [2010]
Edited by John Willis & Barry Monush

Applause Books 9x7½ hardcover [5/2010] for $49.99
Applause Books hardcover [5/2010] out of print/used

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