It’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 Beyoncé 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 PictureBabel, 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 FilmAfter 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 FilmCars, Happy Feet, Monster House.

Art DirectionDreamgirls, The Good Shepherd, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest, The Prestige.

CinematographyThe Black Dahlia, Children of Men, The Illusionist, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Prestige.

Sound MixingApocalypto, Blood Diamond, Dreamgirls, Flags of Our Fathers, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest.

Sound EditingApocalypto, Blood Diamond, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters From Iwo Jima, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest.

Original ScoreBabel, Gustavo Santaolalla; The Good German, Thomas Newman; Notes on a Scandal, Philip Glass; Pan’s Labyrinth, Javier Navarrete; The Queen, Alexandre Desplat.

Original SongI 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.

CostumeCurse of the Golden Flower, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Marie Antoinette, The Queen.

Documentary FeatureDeliver 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 EditingBabel, Blood Diamond, Children of Men, The Departed, United 93.

MakeupApocalypto, Click, Pan’s Labyrinth.

Animated Short FilmThe Danish Poet, Lifted, The Little Matchgirl, Maestro, No Time for Nuts.

Live Action Short FilmBinta and the Great Idea (Binta Y La Gran Idea), Eramos Pocos (One Too Many), Helmer & Son, The Saviour, West Bank Story.

Visual EffectsPirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest, Poseidon, Superman Returns.


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