Oscar 2006: Stranger Than Fiction

Oscar Alert

Though a comedy (and we know the Academy's long-held bias against the genre), “Stranger Than Fiction” should be considered in the following categories:

Best Picture: Lindsay Duran, producer
Director: Marc Forster (nominated for the DGA but not Oscar for 2004's “Finding Neverland,” which nabbed 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Actor, and Actress)
Screenplay (Original): Zach Helm (newcomer)
Best Actor: Will Ferrell (first-time)
Best Actress: Emma Thompson (former winner of acting and writing awards)
Supporting Actress: Maggie Gyllenhaal (first-time)
Production Designer: Kevin Thompson