Dreamgirls Gets Ultimate Oscar Snub
"Dreamgirls" received the most nominations out of all those nominated, receiving a remarkable 8 nominations from everything to best supporting actress to best art direction. But wait, what about Best Picture? After all, it did win the Best Picture category at the Golden Globes. Critics cite everything from marketing strategy, the death of Gerald Ford and Christmas, the Times breaks down what went wrong for the Oscar hopes the much-celebrated musical.
"Babel" received 7 nominations, both Spanish film "Pan's Labryinth" and "The Queen" received 6 nominations including Best Picture and Best Actress, Helen Mirren. Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren, who played monarchs to very different effect — continued their stately walk to the podium, with nominations for best actor and best actress.
While "Dreamgirls" may have been snubbed the ultimate Oscar award, this major motion picture will certainly give the rest of those nominated a run for their money. We'll have to just wait and see on Feb. 25th when Ellen Degeneres hosts the most anticipated awards show of the year.