Oscar the boy-crazy grouch


I had the craziest dream last night. I dreamed that Dreamgirls was not nominated for Best Picture.

Oh, it wasn’t a dream?! Then can I please go back to sleep? I mean, I loved Little Miss Sunshine, but never in a million years would I choose it over Dreamgirls. Bah. Seems to me the Best Picture and Best Director nominees are rather male-oriented, not to mention boring.

At least Jennifer Hudson was nominated, and of course host Ellen DeGeneres will keep things interesting.


Here are the big six:

Best Picture


The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen


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


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


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel

Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Clint Eastwood, Letters From Iwo Jima

Stephen Frears, The Queen

Paul Greengrass, United 93

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