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Satellite Awards nominations announced

'Flags,' 'Babel, 'Dreamgirls' grab most nods

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“Flags of of Our Fathers,” “Babel” and “Dreamgirls” are off to a good start as the Oscar race heats up. The two dramas and musical led the Satellite Awards nominations in the motion picture categories with a combined 29 nods. In the television categories, “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and “Ugly Betty” each picked up four noms. The International Press Academy’s 11th annual kudofest takes place December 17 at Le Meridien Hotel in Beverly Hills.

And the nominees are…

MOTION PICTURES

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Penelope Cruz — “Volver” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Helen Mirren — “The Queen” (Miramax)
Judi Dench — “Notes on a Scandal” (Searchlight)
Gretchen Mol — “The Notorious Bettie Page” (HBO)
Maggie Gyllenhaal — “Sherrybaby” (IFC)
Kate Winslet — “Little Children” (New Line)

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Derek Luke — “Catch a Fire” (Focus)
Joshua Jackson — “Aurora Borealis” (Regent)
Forrest Whitaker — “The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight)
Ryan Gosling — “Half Nelson” (ThinkFilm)
Patrick Wilson — “Little Children” (New Line)
Leonardo DiCaprio — “Blood Diamond” (Warner Bros)

ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Julie Walters — “Driving Lessons” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Annette Bening — “Running with Scissors” (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Meryl Streep — “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
Toni Collette — “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Jodie Whitaker — “Venus” (Miramax)
Beyonce Knowles — “Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)

ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Joseph Cross — “Running with Scissors” (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Aaron Eckhart — “Thank You for Smoking” (Fox Searchlight)
Sasha Baron Cohen — “Borat” (20th Century Fox)
Peter O’Toole — “Venus” (Miramax)
Will Ferrell — “Stranger than Fiction” (Sony Pictures Entertainment)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Abigail Breslin — “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Lily Tomlin — “Prairie Home Companion” (New Line)
Blythe Danner — “The Last Kiss” (Dreamworks)
Rinko Kikuchi — “Babel” (Paramount/Vantage)
Cate Blanchett — “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Jennifer Hudson — “Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Donald Sutherland — “Aurora Borealis” (Regent)
Adam Beach — “Flags of our Fathers” (Dreamworks)
Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Departed” (Warner Bros)
Alan Arkin — “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
Brad Pitt — “Babel” (Paramount/Vantage)
Jack Nicholson — “The Departed” (Warner Bros)

MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
“Half Nelson” (ThinkFilm)
“The Departed” (Warner Bros)
“The Queen” (Miramax)
“The Last King of Scotland” (Fox Searchlight)
“Babel” (Paramount/Vantage)
“Little Children” (New Line)

MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)
“Thank You for Smoking” (Fox Searchlight)
“The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
“Stranger than Fiction” (Sony/Columbia)
“Venus” (Miramax)
“Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)

MOTION PICTURE, FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“The Lives of Others” (Germany – Sony Pictures Classics)
“Volver” (Spain – Sony Pictures Classics)
“Changing Times” (France – Koch Lorber Films)
“Water” (Canada – Fox Searchlight)
“Syrian Bride” (Israel – Koch Lorber Films)
“Apocalypto” (Mexico – Icon Entertainment International)

MOTION PICTURE, ANIMATED OR MIXED MEDIA
“Cars” (Disney/Pixar)
“Ice Age 2: The Meltdown” (20th Century Fox)
“Happy Feet” (Warner Bros)
“Flushed Away” (Dreamworks)
“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)

MOTION PICTURE, DOCUMENTARY
“Deliver Us from Evil” (Lions Gate)
“Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple” (Firelight Media/PBS)
“An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount/Vantage)
“The US vs. John Lennon” (Lions Gate)
“Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man” (Lions Gate)
“The War Tapes” (Senart Films)

DIRECTOR
Martin Scorsese — “The Departed” (Warner Bros)
Clint Eastwood — “Flags of Our Fathers” (Dreamworks/Warner Bros)
Pedro Almodovar — “Volver” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Stephen Frears — “The Queen” (Miramax)
Alejandro González Iñárritu — “Babel” (Paramount/Vantage)
Bill Condon — “Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)

SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL
André Téchiné, Laurent Guyot, Pascal Bonitzer — “Changing Times (Koch Lorber)
Elena Soarez, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Andrucha Waddington — “House of Sand” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro González Iñárritu — “Babel” (Paramount/Vantage)
Pedro Almodovar — “Volver” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Peter Morgan — “The Queen” (Miramax)
Paul Laverty — “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” (IFC)

SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED
William Broyles, Jr.; Paul Haggis — “Flags of Our Fathers” (Dreamworks/Warner Bros)
Jason Reitman — “Thank You for Smoking” (Fox Searchlight)
William Monahan, Siu Fai Mak, Felix Chong — “The Departed” (Warner Bros)
Todd Field, Tom Perrotta — “Little Children” (New Line)
Garrison Keillor — “A Prairie Home Companion” (New Line)
Bill Condon — “Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)

ORIGINAL SCORE
Gabriel Yared — “The Lives of Others” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Clint Eastwood — “Flags of Our Fathers” (Dreamworks/Warner Bros)
Philip Glass — “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Nathan Johnson — “Brick” (Focus)
Hans Zimmer — “Da Vinci Code” (Columbia)
Gustavo Santolalla — “Babel” (Paramount/Vantage)

ORIGINAL SONG
“Upside Down” — Jack Johnson, “Curious George” (Imagine/Universal)
“You Know My Name” — Chris Cornell, “Casino Royale” (MGM/Sony)
“Love You I Do” — Henry Krieger, Siedah Garrett, “Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)
“Never Let Go” — Bryan Adams, Trevor Rabin, Eliot Kennedy, “The Guardian” (Disney)
“Listen” — Henry Krieger, Anne Previn, Scott Cutler, Beyoncé Knowles, “Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)
“Till the End of Time” — Nick Urata, Devotchka, “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ricardo Della Rosa — “House of Sand” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Tom Stern — “Flags of Our Fathers” (Dreamworks/Warner Bros)
Vilmos Zsigmond — “The Black Dahlia” (Universal)
Philippe Lesourd — “A Good Year” (Fox 2000)
Dante Spinotti — “X-Men: The Last Stand” (20th Century Hotel)
Matthew Libatique — “The Fountain” (Warner Bros)
Zhao Xiaoding — “Curse of the Golden Flower” (Sony Pictures Classics)

VISUAL EFFECTS
Michael Owens, Matthew Butler, Bryan Grill, Steven Riley — “Flags of Our Fathers” (Dreamworks/Warner Bros)
John Knoll — “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Disney)
John Bruno — “X-Men: The Last Stand” (20th Century Fox)
Dan Glass — “V for Vendetta” (Warner Bros)
Jeremy Dawson, Daniel Schrecker — “The Fountain” (Warner Bros)
Everett Burrell, Edward Irastorza — “Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
Kevin Ahern — “The Da Vinci Code” (Columbia/Sony)

FILM EDITING
Mark Helfrich, Mark Goldblatt — “X-Men: The Last Stand” (20th Century Fox)
Joel Cox — “Flags of Our Fathers” (Dreamworks/Warner Bros)
Stephen Mirrione, Douglas Crise — “Babel” (Paramount Vantage)
William Goldenberg — “Miami Vice” (Universal)
Virginia Katz — “Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)

SOUND (EDITING & MIXING)
Steve Maslow, DM Hemphill, John A. Larsen, Rick Klein — “X-Men: The Last Stand” (20th Century Fox)
Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman, Walt Martin, John Reitz, Dave Campbell, Gregg Rudloff — “Flags of Our Fathers” (Warner Bros/Dreamworks)
José Garcia, Jon Taylor, Chris Minkler, Martin Hernandez — “Babel” (Paramount/Vantage)
Willie Burton, Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Richard E. Yawn — “Dreamgirls” (DreamworksParamount)
Chic Ciccolini III, Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell — “The Da Vinci Code” (Columbia/Sony)

ART DIRECTION & PRODUCTION DESIGN
K.K. Barrett — “Marie Antoinette” (Columbia)
Henry Bumstead, Jack G. Taylor Jr., Richard Goddard — “Flags of Our Fathers” (Warner Bros)
John Myhre, Tomas Voth, Nancy Haigh — “Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)
Eugenio Caballero — “Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
Owen Paterson, Marco Bittner Rosser, Sarah Horton, Sebastian T. Krawinkel, Stephen Gessler — “V for Vendetta” (Warner Bros)

COSTUME DESIGN
Milena Canonero — “Marie Antoinette” (Columbia)
Jenny Beavan — “The Black Dahlia” (Universal)
Yee Chung Man — “Curse of the Golden Flower” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Sharen Davis — “Dreamgirls” (Dreamworks/Paramount)
Patricia Field — “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)

TELEVISION

MINISERIES
“To the Ends of the Earth” (PBS)
“Elizabeth I” (HBO)
“Bleak House” (PBS)
“Thief” (FX)
“Cassanova” (PBS)

MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
“A Little Thing Called Murder” (Lifetime)
“High School Musical” (Disney Channel)
“Mrs. Harris” (HBO)
“In From the Night” (Hallmark/NBC)
“Gideon’s Daughter” (BBC)

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Judy Davis — “A Little Thing Called Murder” (Lifetime)
Helen Mirren — “Elizabeth I” (HBO)
Gillian Anderson — “Bleak House” (PBS)
Annette Bening — “Mrs. Harris” (HBO)
Miranda Richardson — “Gideon’s Daughter” (BBC America)

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Andre Braugher — “Thief” (FX)
Ben Kingsley — “Mrs. Harris” (HBO)
Hugh Darcy — “Elizabeth I” (HBO)
Charles Dance — “Bleak House” (PBS)
Bill Nighy — “Gideon’s Daughter” (BBC America)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Vanessa Williams — “Ugly Betty” (ABC)
Elizabeth Perkins — “Weeds” (Showtime)
Jean Smart — “24” (Fox)
Fionnula Flannagan — “Brotherhood” (Showtime)
Julie Benz — “Dexter” (Showtime)
Laurie Metcalf — “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Robert Knepper — “Prison Break” (Fox/Rat)
Forrest Whitaker — “The Shield” (FX)
Jeremy Piven — “Entourage” (HBO)
Michael Emerson — “Lost” (ABC/Touchstone)
Tony Plana — “Ugly Betty” (HBO)
Philip Baker Hall — “The Loop” (Fox)

TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA
“24” (Fox)
“House” (Fox)
“The Wire” (HBO)
“Rescue Me” (FX)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“Heroes” (NBC)

ACTRESS IN A SERIES, DRAMA
Sarah Paulson — “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (NBC)
Kyra Sedgwick/B> — “The Closer” (TNT)
Kristen Bell — “Veronica Mars” (CBS/CW)
Emily Deschanel — “Bones” (Fox)
Jeanne Tripplehorn — “Big Love” (HBO)
Amanda Peet — “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (NBC)

ACTOR IN A SERIES, DRAMA
Denis Leary — “Rescue Me” (FX)
Bradley Whitford — “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (NBC)
Bill Paxton — “Big Love” (HBO)
Hugh Laurie — “House” (Fox)
Matthew Perry — “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (NBC)
Michael C. Hall — “Dexter” (Showtime)

TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“The Office” (NBC)
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“Everybody Hates Chris” (UPN)
“Entourage” (HBO)
“Ugly Betty” (ABC)

ACTRESS IN A SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
America Ferrera — “Ugly Betty” (Fox)
Julia Louis Dreyfus — “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (CBS)
Lisa Kudrow — “The Comeback” (HBO)
Mary Louise Parker — “Weeds” (Showtime)
Marcia Cross — “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
Laura Kightlinger — “Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman” (IFC)

ACTOR IN A SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Steve Carrell — “The Office” (NBC)
James Spader — “Boston Legal” (ABC)
Ted Danson — “Help Me Help You” (ABC)
Stephen Colbert — “The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
Jason Lee — “My Name is Earl” (NBC)
James Roday — “Psych” (USA)

BEST ENSEMBLE, TELEVISION
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

BEST ENSEMBLE, MOTION PICTURE
“The Departed”

MARY PICKFORD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
Martin Landau

BEST OVERALL DVD
“Superman” Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Warner Home Video)
“Pandora’s Box” (Criterion)
“Changing Times” (Koch Lober)
“V for Vendetta” (Warner Home Video)
“Jarhead” (Universal)
“Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 ½” (Criterion)
“A History of Violence” (New Line Home Video)
“Good Night and Good Luck” (Warner Home Video)
“Capote” (Sony Pictures)
“The Seven Samurai” (Criterion)

DVD EXTRAS
“The Omen” (20th Century Fox)
“The Towering Inferno” (20th Century Fox)
“The Poseidon Adventure” (20th Century Fox)
“Mission Impossible III” (Paramount)
“Good Night and Good Luck” (Warner Home Video)
“The New World” (New Line Home Video)
“Harry Potter” Years 1-4 (Warner Home Video)
“The Da Vinci Code” (Sony Pictures)
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (Warner Home Video)
“The Chronicles of Narnia” (Buena Vista)

YOUTH DVD
“The Little Mermaid” (Walt Disney)
“Cars” (Walt Disney)
“Ice Age: The Meltdown” (20th Century Fox)
“Lady and the Tramp” (Walt Disney)
“Akeelah and the Bee” (Lions Gate)
“Nanny McPhee” (Universal)
“Eight Below” (Walt Disney)
“The Greatest Game Every Played” (Walt Disney)
“Wallace and Gramit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” (Dreamworks)

DOCUMENTARY DVD
“Thinking XXX” (HBO)
“An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount)
“Wordplay” (IFC/Genius)
“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” (Magnolia)
“Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” (Universal)
“The Aristocrats” (Velocity/ThinkFilm)
“Marie Antoinette” (PBS/Paramount)
“49 Up” (First Run Features)
“Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film” (PBS/Paramount)
“Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation” (Koch Vision)

CLASSIC DVD
“Sam Peckinpah’s Legendary Westerns Collection” (Warner Home Video)
“Grease” (Paramount)
“Rogers and Hammerstein Box Set Collection” (20th Century Fox)
“Wicker Man” (Anchor Bay)
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Anniversary Edition (Paramount)
“Valley of the Dolls” (20th Century Fox)
“The Conformist” (Paramount)
“1900/Novecento” (Paramount)
“Astaire & Rogers Ultimate Collector’s Edition” (Warner Home Video)
“Cabin in the Sky” (Warner Home Video)

DVD RELEASE OF A TV SHOW
“Alias” – The Complete Fifth Season (Walt Disney)
“Desperate Housewives” – The Complete Second Season (Buena Vista)
“Slings and Arrows” – Season Two (Acorn)
“Six Feet Under” The Complete Series Gift Set (HBO)
“Police Squad!” The Complete Series (Paramount)
“The Simpsons” – The Complete Eighth Season (Fox)
“Liza with a ‘Z’ – A Concert of Television” (Collector’s Edition) (Showtime)
“Mission: Impossible” The Complete First Season (Paramount)

GAMES

OUTSTANDING SPORTS GAME
“World Soccer Winning Eleven 9” (Release date: 4/9/06)
“MLB ’06: The Show” (2/28/06)
“FIFA ’07” (10/3/06)
“Rockstar Games Prsents Table Tennis 5” (5/22/06)
“NCAA Football ’07” (6/18/06)

OUTSTANDING ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME
“Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter” (3/9/06)
“Okami” (9/19/06)
“New Super Mario Brothers” (5/15/06)
“F.E.A.R” (10/31/06)
“Metroid Prime: Hunters” (3/20/06)

OUTSTANDING GAME BASED ON A PREVIOUS MEDIUM (BOOK, FILM, TV, ETC.)
“Kingdom Hearts II” (3/28/06)
“Star Wars: Empire at War” (2/15/06)
“Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy” (9/12/06)
“The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-Earth II” (3/2/06)
“Scarface: The World is Yours” (10/8/06)

OUTSTANDING PUZZLE/STRATEGY GAME
“Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords” (2/27/06)
“Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day” (4/17/06)
“Mercury Meltdown” (10/3/06)
“Tetris DS” (3/20/06)
“Company of Heroes” (9/13/06)

OUTSTANDING ROLE PLAYING GAME
“The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion” (3/20/06)
“Final Fantasy XII” (PS2) (10/31/06)
“Neverwinter Nights 2” (10/131/06)
“Marvel: Ultimate Alliance” (10/24/06)
“Kingdom Hearts II” (3/28/06)

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