Oscar nominations announced

Jan 23, 2007 by Ian Evans

Salma Hayek and Academy President Sid Ganis announced the Academy Award nominations this morning. There were a few little surprises, like a supporting actor nod for Mark Wahlberg in The Departed and no Best Picture nomination for Dreamgirls.

Here’s a quick look at the nominations, we’ll have the full list as soon as possible:

Best Picture

  • Babel
  • The Departed
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Queen

Best Director

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu Babel
  • Martin Scorsese The Departed
  • Clint Eastwood Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Stephen Frears The Queen
  • Paul Greengrass United 93

Best Actor

  • 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

Best Actress

  • Penelope Cruz Volver
  • Judi Dench Notes on a Scandal
  • Helen Mirren The Queen
  • Meryl Streep The Devil Wears Prada
  • Kate Winslet Little Children

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin Little Miss Sunshine
  • Jackie Earle Haley Little Children
  • Djimon Hounsou Blood Diamond
  • Eddie Murphy Dreamgirls
  • Mark Wahlberg The Departed

Best Supporting Actress

  • Adriana Barraza Babel
  • Cate Blanchett Notes on a Scandal
  • Abigail Breslin Little Miss Children
  • Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls
  • Rinko Kikuchi Babel

Best Foreign Language Film

  • After the Wedding, Denmark
  • Days of Glory, Algeria
  • The Lives of Others, Germany
  • Pan’s Labyrinth, Mexico
  • Water, Canada

Best Animated Feature

  • Cars
  • Happy Feet
  • Monster House