The RetrOscars 2006: And the Winners Are…

Recently, SAW decided to take it upon ourselves to redo the 2006 Academy Awards by starting with a clean slate of nominees in selected categories. We put together a highly educated and well respect panel to scour over the movie contenders from 2005 to announce what we felt were the best five nominees for ten different categories. We then put those nominees out for you, the SAW community, to cast your ballot for who you thought was the best of the best. Well, those votes have been tallied and we are proud to announce the winners of the 2006 RetrOscars!

Worst Movie of 2005:

Son of the Mask

Alone in the Dark

Fantastic Four

Dirty Love

The Fog

And the loser is…

Son of the Mask

Original Worst movie of 2005: Dirty Love

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees:

Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana for Brokeback Mountain

Josh Olson for A History of Violence

Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer for Batman Begins

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for Sin City

Dan Futterman for Capote

And the winner is…

Brokeback Mountain by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

Original Winner Best Adapted Screenplay:  Brokeback Mountain by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

Best Original Screenplay Nominees:

Shane Black for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Judd Apatow and Steve Carrell for The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Rian Johnson for Brick

Nick Cave for The Proposition

Noah Baumbach for The Squid and the Whale

And the winner is…

Shane Black for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Original Winner Best Original Screenplay: Crash by Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco

Best Animated Feature:

Howl’s Moving Castle

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Corpse Bride

And the winner is…

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Original Winner Best Animated Feature: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Best Director Nominees:

Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain

David Cronenberg for A History of Violence

Robert Rodriguez for Sin City

Christopher Nolan for Batman Begins

Steven Spielberg for Munich

And the winner is…

Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain

Original Winner Best Director: Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain

Best Supporting Actress Nominees:

Michelle Williams in Brokeback Mountain

Amy Adams in June Bug

Isla Fisher in Wedding Crashers

Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener

Natalie Mendoza in The Descent

And the winner is…

Isla Fisher in Wedding Crashers

Original Winner Best Supporting Actress: Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener as Tessa Quayle

Best Supporting Actor Nominees:

Mickey Rourke in Sin City

Paul Giamatti in Cinderella Man

William Hurt in A History of Violence

Matt Dillon in Crash

Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain

And the winner is…

Mickey Rourke in Sin City

Original Winner Best Supporting Actor: George Clooney in Syriana as Bob Barnes

Best Actress Nominees:

Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line

Felicity Huffman in Transamerica

Lee Young-ae in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Ellen Page in Hard Candy

Ziyi Zhang in Memoirs of a Geisha

And the winner is…

Ellen Page in Hard Candy

Original Winner Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line as June Carter Cash

Best Actor Nominees:

Christian Bale in Batman Begins

Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote

Terrence Howard in Hustle & Flow

And the winner is…

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote

Original Winner Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote as Truman Capote

Best Picture Nominees:

Brokeback Mountain

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

A History of Violence


Batman Begins

And the winner is…

Brokeback Mountain

Original Winner Best Picture: Crash

Thanks to all who participated and voted. What do you think of our redo? Were we able to get it right this time around compared to the Academy?

Author: Vincent Kane

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