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The Studio Report

A look at the Oscar nominees each studio hopes will bring home some hardware

January 31, 2007|Tom O'Neil


Buena Vista

"Cars" is geared up for the animation race. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Apocalypto" and "The Prestige" for crafts contests.

IFC Films

Denmark's critical hit "After the Wedding" is up for foreign film.


"Deliver Us From Evil" is in the documentary race.


Post-Harvey Weinstein, the studio is back in the Oscar game with "The Queen" and "Venus."

Paramount/ Vantage/ Classics/ DreamWorks

Looking good with

19 nominations, for "Babel," "Dreamgirls," "Flags of Our Fathers" and "An Inconvenient Truth."

Sony-Columbia/ Sony Pictures Classics

Happily recognized for acting ("The Pursuit of Happyness," "Volver"), costumes ("Marie Antoinette," "Curse of the Golden Flower"), foreign film ("The Lives of Others") and new animation division ("Monster House").


"Half Nelson" is a full Oscar player.

20th-Century Fox/ Fox Searchlight

"Little Miss Sunshine" shines brightly in the best picture category, plus "The Last King of Scotland," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Notes on a Scandal," "Borat" and "Water."


"United 93" takes off (direction, editing), plus "Children of Men" (screenplay, cinematography) and "The Black Dahlia" (cinematography).

Warner Bros./ New Line/ Picturehouse

Biggest Oscar haul with 26 nominations, including "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Blood Diamond," "Happy Feet," "Pan's Labyrinth."

Weinstein Co./ MGM

Not to be left out,

the studio's Algerian film "Days of Glory" gets a nod for best foreign film.

-- Tom O'Neil

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