Itâ€™s that time of year again when Hollywood celebrates what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences regards as the best films of the past year. Dreamgirls, a film about a soul music group in the 1960s starring BeyoncÃ© Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx, received Oscar nominations in eight categories, the most for a single movie. None were in what are regarded as the major categories, however.
The Oscars will be presented on 25 February. Here is the full list of nominations.
Best Picture – Babel, The Departed, Letters From Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen.
Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond; Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson; Peter O’Toole, Venus; Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness; Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland.
Actress – Penelope Cruz, Volver; Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal; Helen Mirren, The Queen; Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada; Kate Winslet, Little Children.
Supporting Actor – Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine; Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children; Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond; Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls; Mark Wahlberg, The Departed.
Supporting Actress – Adriana Barraza, Babel; Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal; Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine; Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls; Rinko Kikuchi, Babel.
Directing – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel; Martin Scorsese, The Departed; Clint Eastwood, Letters From Iwo Jima; Stephen Frears, The Queen; Paul Greengrass, United 93.
Foreign Language Film – After the Wedding, Denmark; Days of Glory (Indigenes), Algeria; The Lives of Others, Germany; Pan’s Labyrinth, Mexico; Water, Canada.
Adapted Screenplay – Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham, Dan Mazer and Todd Phillips, Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan; Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, Children of Men; William Monahan, The Departed; Todd Field and Tom Perrotta, Little Children; Patrick Marber, Notes on a Scandal.
Original Screenplay – Guillermo Arriaga, Babel; Iris Yamashita and Paul Haggis, Letters From Iwo Jima; Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine; Guillermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth; Peter Morgan, The Queen.
Animated Feature Film – Cars, Happy Feet, Monster House.
Art Direction – Dreamgirls, The Good Shepherd, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest, The Prestige.
Cinematography – The Black Dahlia, Children of Men, The Illusionist, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Prestige.
Sound Mixing – Apocalypto, Blood Diamond, Dreamgirls, Flags of Our Fathers, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest.
Sound Editing – Apocalypto, Blood Diamond, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters From Iwo Jima, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest.
Original Score – Babel, Gustavo Santaolalla; The Good German, Thomas Newman; Notes on a Scandal, Philip Glass; Pan’s Labyrinth, Javier Navarrete; The Queen, Alexandre Desplat.
Original Song – I Need to Wake Up from An Inconvenient Truth, Melissa Etheridge; Listen from Dreamgirls, Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler and Anne Preven; Love You I Do from Dreamgirls, Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett; Our Town from Cars, Randy Newman; Patience from Dreamgirls, Henry Krieger and Willie Reale.
Costume – Curse of the Golden Flower, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Marie Antoinette, The Queen.
Documentary Feature – Deliver Us From Evil, An Inconvenient Truth, Iraq in Fragments, Jesus Camp, My Country, My Country.
Documentary (short subject) – The Blood of Yingzhou District, Recycled Life, Rehearsing a Dream, Two Hands.
Film Editing – Babel, Blood Diamond, Children of Men, The Departed, United 93.
Makeup – Apocalypto, Click, Pan’s Labyrinth.
Animated Short Film – The Danish Poet, Lifted, The Little Matchgirl, Maestro, No Time for Nuts.
Live Action Short Film – Binta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea), Eramos Pocos (One Too Many), Helmer & Son, The Saviour, West Bank Story.
Visual Effects – Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest, Poseidon, Superman Returns.