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Hello, Babel, Bye Bye, Dreamgirls

Hello, Babel, Bye Bye, Dreamgirls

Oscar nominations are in!!! Although Dreamgirls picked up a total of 8 nominations, it failed to pick up a best picture nod. Babel scored 7 nominations, including Best Picture. The 79th Annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by ABC @ 8PM ET/PT. The “less important” nominations are after the jump!

  • BEST PICTURE
    Babel
    The Departed
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Little Miss Sunshine
    The Queen
  • BEST 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
  • BEST ACTRESS
    Penelope Cruz, Volver
    Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
    Helen Mirren, The Queen
    Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
    Kate Winslet, Little Children
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
    Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
    Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
    Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
    Mark Wahlberg, The Departed
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Adriana Barraza, Babel
    Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
    Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
    Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
    Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

  • BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
    Cars
    Happy Feet
    Monster House
  • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    Days of Glory
    Water
    After The Wedding
    The Lives of Others
  • BEST DIRECTING
    Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel
    Martin Scorsese, The Departed
    Clint Eastwood, Letters from Iwo Jima
    Stephen Frears, The Queen
    Paul Greengrass, United 93
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  • Angie

    first??

    Go Babel!!!

    LOVE BAMZS!

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    Your late, I already Posted This. Lol.

  • mercredi

    Dreamgirls was great but not oscar material. Congrats to Jennifer Hudson, though!

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    I knew Dreamgirls was not going to get nominated for best pisture.

  • http://captdoloresaol.com captd

    The oscars is a popularity contest. I guess if Brad were still with Jennifer he would have warranted an Oscar nod. Or if Dreamgirls had been less black. Every year I am disappointed at the nominations. What happened with Matt Damon, who gave two great performances. I’m done I probably won’t watch unless Brad and Angie are going to be there.

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    If the Oscars were a “Popularity Contest” Ryan Gosling would not have been nominated for Half Nelson. He isnt as Famous as the other nominees to many people. and that film was not seen by ALOT of people. He’s a good actor and its a great film

    So i must disagree with you. [#5]

  • i

    I watched little miss sunshine and though I thought it was good I’m surprised by how many critics think it is great; heck, why not dreamgirls? Go figure.

  • http://justjared Rose

    Brad will have divided loyalties on Oscar night as Babel is up against The Departed in many categories, including Best Picture. As executive producer of The Departed, he stands to benefit more finally from a win by The Departed but his reputation as an actor would be elevated if Babel wins. I’m pulling for both films.

  • Hellagood

    Go Breslin! Go Miss sunshine! Go Ryan! Winslet, Penelope for “Volver”, Del Toro for incredible “Labyrinth”! Just amazing results! And FUCK Dreamgirls!

  • Nando

    Why is Meryl Streep there? Her role in The Devil Wears Prada wasn’t all of that. Besides, she wasn’t the star of the movie, Anne Hathaway was.

    …dumb.

  • Original jpf

    I’ve never seen such a diverse group of movies and actors in the running in all my life and I love it. Its quite exciting and beautiful.

    Very cool

    My personal 1st choices and 2nd

    Best Picture BABEL (THE QUEEN)
    Best Actor FOREST WHITAKER (LEONARDO DICAPRIO)
    Best Actress PENELOPE CRUZ (JUDI DENCH)
    Best Supporting Actor EDDIE MURPHY (DIJMON HOUNSOU)
    Best Supporting Actress ADRIANA BARRAZA (JENNIFER HUDSON)

    Thanks Jared & Audrey

    jpf

  • http://justjared Rose

    Brad not being nominated has nothing to do with Jennifer. Brad gave a stellar performance but he had about half an hour screen time in an ensemble cast where there were many strong performances. Brad is the Hollywood heavyweight and Jennifer was the one being pulled along by his coattails. Hollywood will not snub Brad over Jennifer…only some people in the public are doing that. Hollywood leading men have forever moved on from wife to wife…lover to lover…and the more the merrier, the bigger their reputation.

    As for Dreamgirls being snubbed because the movie is overwhemingly black . I don’t think so. Eight nomination, come on. The truth is Oscar likes quirky plots and the Dreamgirls plot has been told over and over and lived over and over. It really was a lightweight film in terms of subject matter, but well acted and well-performed. Isn’t Dreamgirls the plot of many boy band and girl group that made it and didn’t make it?

  • Original jpf

    6 [Fug Face Maniston] Says: January 23rd, 2007 at 11:09 am

    If the Oscars were a “Popularity Contest” Ryan Gosling would not have been nominated for Half Nelson. He isnt as Famous as the other nominees to many people. and that film was not seen by ALOT of people. He’s a good actor and its a great film

    So i must disagree with you. [#5]

    ^^^^

    ITA with you.

    jpf

  • Tijen

    Why wasn’t Annette Bening nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Running with Scissors like she was for the Golden Globes?

  • Kendra

    And Leo was nominated for Blood Diamond rather than The Departed? Well, more of a chance for Forest!

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    My Opinion, The winners would be-

    BEST PICTURE: The Departed.

    BEST ACTOR: Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness or DiCaprio, Blood Diamond.

    BEST ACTRESS: Helen Mirren, The Queen.

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond.

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine.

  • http://jj Ameena

    Wow, JJ another thread. Go BABEL

  • Frenchy

    Although I love Jennifer Hudson, I would looooooove it if Adriana Barraza pulled an upset. I really was impressed with her work.

  • Sarah

    I agree with #16! I hope all those nominations win as well!

    Dreamgirls looked mediocre at best; it should be happy it even won the Golden Globe over Little Miss Sunshine & Borat

  • Andrómeda

    I hope Babel wins.

    And I hope Brad goes to the Oscars with Angie, to support Babel and the cast of the movie.

  • kmillz

    Okay so here we go:

    Babel should definitely win. I think it is one of the greatest films of all time. very heartfelt. i don’t understand why brad did not get nominated for best actor. If you havent seen babel, See it!. If you can’t afford it or if its no longer available, go to peekvid.com and click movies.

    leo, will, or forest should takebest actor. all great actors in great films.

    kate should win best actress because she got naked alot in that movie and should get something for it! lol i’m sry…but she did a great job too.

    How the hell does mark wahlberg get nominated and matt damon does not. mark was barely in the movie. i saw more of matt, leo, jack. djimon should win because he was great

    and Rinko should get supporting actress because she got naked in babel. all i’m saying is if i get naked i better win something.lol. but she was great in babel

  • angelah

    Whoo congrats to Babel and the Departed for getting the nods. Babel has so many..another whoo!! I cant wait for the oscars.

  • The real lou

    #11 Original jpf,We have the same first and second choices,lol.I wish Brad and Annette Bening recieved nods,but hey they will have other chances.I am thrilled about Babel being up for best picture!I hope Brad and Angelina attend.

  • warrenpeace™

    I’m so mad that Little Children was ignored from the top categories!

    It should be given the award for best cinematography now.

  • warrenpeace™

    I’m so mad that Children of Men was ignored from the top categories!

    It should be given the award for best cinematography now.

  • ntt

    I haven’t seen The Departed, so I can’t comment, but as for Leo being nominated for BA for Blood Diamond, he has little chance to win. He was great in the movie though, but not best actor for the year.
    I am rooting for Pene Cruz and Rinko, and Babel, of course.

  • oscars

    Babe for best picture!!!

  • woot

    Go Djimon Hounsou! I dont care about the rest.

  • oscars

    Babel for best picture!!!

  • mercredi

    It’s time for DIJMON HOUNSOU (sp?) to get an oscar, EDDIE MURPHY (who really surprised me in Dreamgirls) doesn’t stand a chance here.

    I really want JENNIFER HUDSON to win (for some personal reason) but that little gal in “Babel” was great too. We’ll see.

  • babel

    Go BABEL.

  • g121

    cant wiat to see angie and brad again on the red carpet! sad thing is why isnst brad nomitaed for an acti9ng category!??? why!??? he should be! hs acting is superb!

  • CLINIQUA

    Thanks for the head’s up Frenchy – just in time for lunch!

    BBL.

  • [Fug Face Maniston]

    Djimon Hounsou’s [Blood Diamond] role was so intense from Beginning to End he does deserves it.
    I’m sure the Academy will reward him not only for this film but his body of work thus far.

  • piper, with a low

    Although BP’s work in Babel warranted recognition, I’m not surprised that he wasn’t nominated. For me, I think that his performance in Babel is something to build on and I have a feeling that parts like Richard were the very roles he was waiting for. So, not sad at all.

    As for Little Miss Sunshine making the cut instead of Dreamgirls… I am glad. For me, the first half of Dreamgirls was great; the second half… not so much. And Alan Arkin in BSA… I just watched him in Wait After Dark and he was creepy as hell. In LMS, he was also good as the heroin-sniffing grandpa who gave inappropriate advice to his grandkids and to his daughter in law’s gay brother. I haven’t seen Little Children yet, but I am curious to see what Jackie Earle Haley did in that film. This dude came from the Bad News Bears and Breaking Away and disappeared… I want to see the performance that placed him back on the landscape.

    I love Djimon Hounsou, especially in the movie, In America. It’s good that he’s getting recognition.

    I’m telling ya, the BS actor category is going to be a horserace, for sure. Yes, Eddie got the buzz, but we’ve also got a veteran, another comeback story, a former rapper, and an often overlooked actor.

    This could actually be an interesting Oscar year.

  • gossippup

    I am not watching the Oscars, unless BP is there. These people are so stupid.

  • Elena

    Original jpf Says:

    January 23rd, 2007 at 11:23 am : Good morning… I am not sure if popularity contest is the right terminalogy. It does have a lot to do with the politics of Hollywood. Brokeback Mountain is an example of how the behind the scene industry politics made it possible for the film to win Best picture…Even if the other nominated films were far worthier.

    I do believe Peter O’Toole should win the award.. Not only was he excellent in this movie, but for all the other roles that were Oscar worthy in the past. i.e. Lawrence of Arabia. He is probably the only one of his generation who is still living and should be recognized by his peers before he dies and not after.

    I loved Dreamgirls… Jennifer is a shoe- in. I thought Eddie Murphy was outstanding and is deserving of the nomination and award. If one wants to look at the popuparity/merit issue, one should use Scorcese as an example. That man has been nominated 8 times previously and has yet to win one. Eastwood , a former actor is very well versed not only on what goes on infront of the camera, but outside of the stage.

    The movie industry is a business. What counts is not critical acclaim but financial success. It is not so much about the talent of the actor/actress that seems to insure her/his success but who represents them…the agent and agency, publicist etc. It is a network and those of lesser talent (i.e. J.A.) who know how to play it can succeed where those of greater talent and no understanding and use of the Hollywood network path to success fail…

    I can’t remember the name of the author/director but she wrote a book about the politics of Hollywood. “You will never work in this town again” I believe is the title to the book , it is what she was told when she crossed a powerful studio head . She is dead now, but she never was black listed by the industry….

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks Jared for the new thread. Disappointed that Brad wasn’t nominated, but I am happy Babel was nominated for best picture, and Alejandro for best director, and the two ladies for BSA; super glad that Djimon Housou was nominated and also glad that Jennifer Hudson was nominated as well.

  • bourgie

    How much you wanna bet that the Academy will try to get Angelina as a presenter this year? Brad can’t be one since he was on the list to be nominated but I’m sure the producers are nervous as hell about the ratings of the Oscars. They need some mega watt star power. Look at the nominees.

  • Elena

    She is dead now, but she never was black listed by the industry….

    OOps.. she WAS black listed ///

  • briseis

    39
    bourgie Says:

    January 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    How much you wanna bet that the Academy will try to get Angelina as a presenter this year? Brad can’t be one since he was on the list to be nominated but I’m sure the producers are nervous as hell about the ratings of the Oscars. They need some mega watt star power. Look at the nominees.
    =====================================================
    You might be right. Remember their ratings last year? They had the _, but the ratings went down anyway. No one was interested in her. But the Academy might be looking at the GG ratings, and get Angelina to present. Can’t Brad present with her? I didn’t know you couldn’t present if you were on the list to be nominated. But since he wasn’t, couldn’t he present instead, and with his lady love?

  • gossippup

    I am sorry but not interested in these people. Honestly BP was the only reason I watched the Golden Globes. BP is a power player and to be snubbed will hurt the ratings unless he graciously agrees to attend.

  • Mariana

    I WANT JENNIFER HUDSON TO WIN BOTH THE AWARDS SHE IS NOMINATED FOR!!! COOOOOME ON JEN!!! I WANT HER TO WIN FOR THE SUPP. ACTRESS AND FOR THE SONG – THAT WAY BEYONCE CAN BE EVEN MORE JEALOUS!

  • creativegirl

    I don’t get it – why did Clint Eastwood’s movie about Iwojima get nominated for best movie when it was nominated in the foreign language film category for the GGs? Doesn’t the Oscars have a foreign language film category? Why if there is no english spoken in that movie can it be considered for best movie?

    I think I agree with someone somewhere who said that Clint gets nominated so they can kiss his butt. What the hell is so great about him anyway?

    I hope Brad and Angie go to the ceremonies to support Babel, but you never know. I don’t remember Brad’s name even being mentioned as a producer of the Departed at the GGs, and I wonder why that is so?

  • bdj

    Congrats to Babel. It truly was a great movie with a great ensemble cast. Congrats to BP for being a major part of two great Movies, the Departed and Babel. Congrats to the two women of Babel, Rinko and Adriana. Their parts were heartbreaking and all consuming. Also congrats to Jennifer Hudson, she gives new meaning to “a star is born”.

  • bluemoon

    And Leo was nominated for Blood Diamond rather than The Departed? Well, more of a chance for Forest!
    ++++++++++++++++++
    I agree, he had better chances with The Departed, The envelope yesterday made a mention about this, since WB was the studio behind The Departed and Blood Diamond, most voters were confused with his campaing and lack of it actually. The Studio wanted to make profit of both films but in that process they kind of left Leo in a weird position. Plus he had the problem that some voters maybe put him in the BSA category and his votes split. With Brad some say they had the same problem according to the Envelope some voters put him in the lead category and maybe that’s why his votes split and since he wasn’t a favorite that made a impact. Plus is a fact that without the SAG nomination, he didn’t had much chance.

    Dreamgirls, I don’t know too much hype maybe? but don’t tell there was some Clint ass kissing here.

  • NYCGalnVA

    >>
    captd Says:

    The oscars is a popularity contest. I guess if Brad were still with Jennifer he would have warranted an Oscar nod. Or if Dreamgirls had been less black. Every year I am disappointed at the nominations. What happened with Matt Damon, who gave two great performances. I’m done I probably won’t watch unless Brad and Angie are going to be there.

  • bourgie

    41
    briseis Says:

    January 23rd, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    39
    bourgie Says:

    January 23rd, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    How much you wanna bet that the Academy will try to get Angelina as a presenter this year? Brad can’t be one since he was on the list to be nominated but I’m sure the producers are nervous as hell about the ratings of the Oscars. They need some mega watt star power. Look at the nominees.
    =====================================================
    You might be right. Remember their ratings last year? They had the _, but the ratings went down anyway. No one was interested in her. But the Academy might be looking at the GG ratings, and get Angelina to present. Can’t Brad present with her? I didn’t know you couldn’t present if you were on the list to be nominated. But since he wasn’t, couldn’t he present instead, and with his lady love?

    ____________________________________________________________

    Man that would be something but the two of them together would draw snickers. It would be like TomKat presenting together or Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson. It’s too cutsey even for that part of the American crowd that loves couples to do everything together. But they really need to bring in the big guns to make a decent program. Heart throbs like Leo & Ryan G can’t sustain a 4 hour show. I love Helen Mirren & Meryl, Clint and Peter O’ Toole but it’s already starting to turn into ‘Grandma’s Oscars”. No offense to anyone on this blog. They really need to spice it up with cool, hip, beautiful & diverse presenters. Just sayin……

  • creativegirl

    43
    Mariana Says:

    January 23rd, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    I agree with you totally. I didn’t even see Dreamgirls, but I thought it was classic that Beyonce got snubbed at the GGs. She is really getting totally annoying lately, she thinks she’s all that just a little too much.

    Perez is having a field day with her on his site about how she is so in love with her armpits because every picture of her lately is of her putting her hands up over her head and posing for the paps. Could she be any more over the top in her bid to call attention to herself?

    Someone needs a helping of some humble pie.

    That’s why seeing Jennifer win at the GG’s was so heartwarming, it was genuine and real. She’s just grateful for the opportunity, Beyonce thinks she deserves it and more.

    Maybe she’s nice in real life, I don’t know – but that’s certainly the way she’s coming off in public.

  • the real tita

    Without Angelina and Brad on the red carpet or on stage as presentor, this would be just another blah like the SAG awards. No thanks…not watching the whole thing if B&A are not there. I’ll wait to look at the dresses on the Internet or the tabs while waiting at the checkout counter.