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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.

Box Office Totals – Stomp The Yard Wins and Night At The Museum Comes in Second – Dreamgirls Gets Bump From Golden Globe Win

Box Office Totals – Stomp The Yard Wins and Night At The Museum Comes in Second – Dreamgirls Gets Bump From Golden Globe Win

Stomp The Yard

It was a slow weekend at the box office but “Stomp the Yard” still came out on top for the second week in a row. The movie is about a 19 year old Los Angeles street dancer who enrolls in the historically black Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. Because of his talents, two fraternities fight over him so the can win the highly coveted national step show competition.

The Ben Stiller comedy “Night at the Museum” came in second for the second weekend in a row. Stiller plays a night security guard at the New York Museum of Natural History while the figures come to life.

Babel and Dreamgirls Win Big At Golden Globe Awards – Cars – The Queen – Borat – The Departed Take Awards - Sacha Cohen Wins

Babel and Dreamgirls Win Big At Golden Globe Awards – Cars – The Queen – Borat – The Departed Take Awards - Sacha Cohen Wins

Pitt in Babel

The movie “Babel” came out a winner at the Golden Globes Monday night. The film stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, as an American couple on vacation in the Morrocan desert when tragedy strikes. The holiday is shattered when Pitt’s wife is shot. “Babel” beat out “Bobby”, “The Departed”, “Little Children” and “The Queen”.

Helen Mirren and Forrest Whitaker won best Performance by an Actress and Actor. Mirren stars in “The Queen”, a tale about Queen Elizabeth after the death of Lady Dianna Spencer. Whitaker stars in “The Last King of Scotland”. Whitaker plays the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. The story takes place as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s. He beat-out Will Smith in the “Pursuit of Happyness”.

Stomp The Yard Wins Big At Box Office – Night At The Museum Comes In Second And Justin Timberlake Takes 7th Place

Stomp The Yard Wins Big At Box Office – Night At The Museum Comes In Second And Justin Timberlake Takes 7th Place

Stomp The Yard

The movie “Stomp the Yard” stomped the “Night at the Museum” this week. “Stomp the Yard” is dance flick about a young 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able who is allowed to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta. He is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition.

“Night at the Museum” had held the top spot for three weekends in a row. This week it drops to number 2. Museum stars Ben Stiller as a security guard at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Larry Daley, played by Stiller, had a seemingly easy job until he finds that an ancient curse has caused the "inhabitants" of the museum to come to life.

Night At the Museum Hottest Movie Over Weekend Taking in $24 Followed by The Pursuit of Happyness and Children of Men

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Stiller

The Ben Stiller movie “Night at the Museum” was a hit at the box office for the third weekend in a row. The comedy about a guard at a New York museum took in roughly $24 million. This raised its three week total to $164.1 million, according to studio estimates.

Will Smith’s “The Pursuit of Happyness” finished second again this weekend with $13 million. This raised the “happy” total to $124.2 million. The futuristic thriller “Children of Men” came in third with $10.3 million. This film stars Clive Owen and Julianne Moore as the human race faces extinction because no babies had been born in the past 18 years.

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