Academy Award Oscar Nominations announced – Dreamgirls and Babel top candidates

Academy Award Oscar Nominations announced – Dreamgirls and Babel top candidates

Scene from "Babel"

Dreamgirls received eight eight Academy Award nominations, while Babel followed behind closely with seven nominations. The Oscar nominations were announced earlier today. The award ceremony will be broadcast live on February 25th, on ABC.

Dreamgirls were not nominated for best picture category. Best Supporting Actress, Jennifer Hudson was a former American Idol contestent. Eddie Murphy received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in this film. Dreamgirls received one nomination for Art Direction and another for costume design. There are three nominations for Music and one a nomination for Sound mixing.

Babel which stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett did not receive nominations for their acting in this film. The film did however gain a nomination for Best Picture. Best Supporting actress for this film, Adriana Barraza received a nomination. Competing for the same award is Rinko Kikuchi who has also been nominated for Best Supporting actress for her work in Babel. A nomination for Best director for Babel goes to Alejandro González Iñárritu. Babel also received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Another nomination for Babel was for Film Editing and another nomination for Music Score.


Little Miss Sunshine is a film that will likely come in with some wins. It has gained four nominations. One notable nomination for Little Miss Sunshine is for Best Picture. Abigail Breslin the young child was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Alan Arkin received a nomination for the role of the Grandfather as Best Supporting Actor. Little Miss Sunshine also received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay. This movie was a surprise hit, and stands a good chance of bringing home some Oscars.

Children of Men received a nomination for the writing for the Best Adaption to a screenplay and another nomination for Cinematography. They also received a nomination for achievement in Film Editing.

Will Smith was nominated for Best Actor in the film The Pursuit Of Happyness. Meryl Streep received a Best Actress nomination in The Devil Wears Prada.

Best Animated Film nominations went to Happy Feet, Cars, and Monster House.

To find out who wins you can tune in to February 25th on ABC to watch the live broadcast of the award ceremony.

Here is a complete list of the 2007 nominations.

NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY - 79TH AWARDS

Performance by an actor in a leading role
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

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jackie Earle Haley - LITTLE CHILDREN
Djimon Hounsou - BLOOD DIAMOND
Eddie Murphy - DREAMGIRLS
Mark Wahlberg - THE DEPARTED

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Penélope Cruz - VOLVER
Judi Dench - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Helen Mirren - THE QUEEN
Meryl Streep - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Kate Winslet - LITTLE CHILDREN

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Adriana Barraza - BABEL
Cate Blanchett - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Abigail Breslin - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jennifer Hudson - DREAMGIRLS
Rinko Kikuchi - BABEL

Best animated feature film of the year
CARS
HAPPY FEET
MONSTER HOUSE

Achievement in art direction
DREAMGIRLS
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
PAN'S LABYRINTH
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
THE PRESTIGE

Achievement in cinematography
THE BLACK DAHLIA
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE ILLUSIONIST
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE PRESTIGE

Achievement in costume design
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
DREAMGIRLS
MARIE ANTOINETTE
THE QUEEN

Achievement in directing
BABEL
THE DEPARTED
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
THE QUEEN
UNITED 93

Best documentary feature
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
JESUS CAMP
MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY

Best documentary short subject
THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT
RECYCLED LIFE
REHEARSING A DREAM
TWO HANDS

Achievement in film editing
BABEL
BLOOD DIAMOND
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE DEPARTED
UNITED 93

Best foreign language film of the year
AFTER THE WEDDING
DAYS OF GLORY (INDIGÈNES)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
PAN'S LABYRINTH
WATER

Achievement in makeup
APOCALYPTO
CLICK
PAN'S LABYRINTH

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
BABEL
THE GOOD GERMAN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
"I Need to Wake Up" - AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
"Listen" - DREAMGIRLS
"Love You I Do" - DREAMGIRLS
"Our Town" - CARS
"Patience" - DREAMGIRLS

Best motion picture of the year
BABEL
THE DEPARTED
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
THE QUEEN

Best animated short film
THE DANISH POET
LIFTED
THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL
MAESTRO
NO TIME FOR NUTS

Best live action short film
BINTA AND THE GREAT IDEA (BINTA Y LA GRAN IDEA)
ÉRAMOS POCOS (ONE TOO MANY)
HELMER & SON
THE SAVIOUR
WEST BANK STORY

Achievement in sound editing
APOCALYPTO
BLOOD DIAMOND
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

Achievement in sound mixing
APOCALYPTO
BLOOD DIAMOND
DREAMGIRLS
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST

Achievement in visual effects
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
POSEIDON
SUPERMAN RETURNS

Adapted screenplay
BORAT CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE DEPARTED
LITTLE CHILDREN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL

Original screenplay
BABEL
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN

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