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Oscar Noms Announced, Dreamgirls, Babel Score Big

The nominations for the 75th Academy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles by Salma Hayek and Sid Ganis. Dreamgirls scored the most nominations with eight, but was shut out of the Best Picture category (Beyonce was also passed over). Babel came in with seven nominations, and while it scored two acting noms, some of its actors, most notably Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett who many thought were shoo-ins, were also left out. Blanchett did earn a Supporting Actress nod for her work in Notes On a Scandal. The nominees in some of the major categories are:

  • Best Picture
    The Departed
    Babel
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    The Queen
  • Best Actor
    Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
    Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
    Peter O'Toole, Venus
    Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Best Actress
    Helen Mirren, The Queen
    Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
    Penelope Cruz, Volver
    Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
    Kate Winslet, Little Children
  • Best Director
    Martin Scorsese, The Departed
    Clint Eastwood, Letters From Iwo Jima
    Stephen Frears, The Queen
    Paul Greengrass, United 93
    Gonzalez Inarritu, Babel

The full Oscar Nominations list is here. So what do you guys think? Who got snubbed? Who are you excited to see on the list? Who can't you wait to see walk the red carpet?

For more of sexy Salma announcing the awards just read more

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