2006 Oscars®

This page covers the Academy Awards® for films released in 2006, which were awarded on February 25, 2007. The predictions were last updated on February 23, 2007. I took inspiration from Oscarwatch (and their charts showing everyone else's predictions), And the Winner is..., Hollywood Elsewhere, and others.

Earlier, I attempted to predict which films and performances would be nominated. That page is here.

Any comments on this page should be addressed to Mike Weston at mike@misosoup.com.

Best Picture

My prediction: Babel
Actual winner: The Departed

Best Director

My prediction: Martin Scorsese for The Departed
Actual winner: Martin Scorsese for The Departed

Best Actress

My prediction: Helen Mirren for The Queen
Actual winner: Helen Mirren for The Queen

Best Actor

My prediction: Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland
Actual winner: Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland

Best Supporting Actor

My prediction: Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls
Actual winner: Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine

Best Supporting Actress

My prediction: Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls
Actual winner: Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls

Best Original Screenplay

My prediction: Little Miss Sunshine
Actual winner: Little Miss Sunshine

Best Adapted Screenplay

My prediction: The Departed
Actual winner: The Departed

Best Animated Film

My prediction: Cars
Actual winner: Happy Feet

The Remaining Categories

Animated short

My prediction: The Little Matchgirl
Actual winner: The Danish Poet

Art direction

My prediction: Pan's Labyrinth
Actual winner: Pan's Labyrinth

Cinematography

My prediction: Children of Men
Actual winner: Pan's Labyrinth

Costume design

My prediction: Dreamgirls
Actual winner: Marie Antoinette

Documentary feature

My prediction: An Inconvenient Truth
Actual winner: An Inconvenient Truth

Documentary short

My prediction: The Blood of Yingzhou District
Actual winner: The Blood of Yingzhou District

Editing

My prediction: Babel
Actual winner: The Departed

Foreign language film

My prediction: Pan's Labyrinth
Actual winner: The Lives of Others

Live action short

My prediction: Binta and the Great Idea
Actual winner: West Bank Story

Makeup

My prediction: Pan's Labyrinth
Actual winner: Pan's Labyrinth

Original score

My prediction: The Queen
Actual winner: Babel

Original song

My prediction: “I Need To Wake Up” from An Inconvenient Truth
Actual winner: “I Need To Wake Up” from An Inconvenient Truth

Sound editing

My prediction: Letters from Iwo Jima
Actual winner: Letters from Iwo Jima

Sound mixing

My prediction: Dreamgirls
Actual winner: Dreamgirls

Visual effects

My prediction: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Actual winner: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Results and Ballot

My prediction results: 14 out of 24
Click here for the ballot we used at our Oscar® party (Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format).

Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.

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