January 23, 2007 | celebrity | editor | 0 Comments

The nominees for the 79th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and "Dreamgirls" leads the pack with 8 nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Eddie Murphy and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Hudson.  Surprisingly, it did not receive nods for Best Picture or Best Director.  "Dreamgirls" has long been considered the front runner to win both those awards.  The nominees are:BEST PICTURE: BABEL, THE DEPARTED, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, THE QUEEN BEST DIRECTOR: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel,) Martin Scorsese (The Departed,) Clint Eastwood (Letters from Iwo Jima,) Stephen Frears (The Queen) and 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)

In my mind, the real surprise here is Ryan Gosling.  Not that he's on the list, but that he's even working in Hollywood and having sex with Rachel McAdams.  He's so damn average, and she's so damn pretty.  You could send me to do an interview with him, and replace him with a plank of wood that someone put a little hat on and I'm not positive I would even notice.  I would just think he was being stuck up.  And I dare you to make less sense than him and Rachel.  Pictures of him with her make no sense, they don't even look real, it's like when you go to Universal Studios and get a picture of yourself shaking hands with President Bush or as Sportsmen of the Year. There's just no way this dork is really with this angel.

See the full list of nominees HERE.

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