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Dreamgirls’ Date with Oscar

I just resurfaced from work long enough to see that the Oscar nominations are out and Dreamgirls nabbed eight nominations, but was skipped over for Best Picture. There was a time when I would have seen all or most of the nominated movies and performances, but these days it's a matter of spending babysitting capital along with springing for movie tickets. So, I can't reliably predict anything, but my guess is that Dreamgirls will get at least three: Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Song. Best Actress, I think will come down between Meryl Streep and Hellen Mirren, but I say that having only seen Streep's performance.

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  1. I’m happy for Jennifer Hudson, going home with a much deserved award at the Golden Globes, but Best Supporting Actress? Seems to me she was just as much the lead as Beyonce, whose celebrity got her top billing but whose singing and acting paled in comparison to Jennifer’s. Reminds me of Chicago, where there were really two female leads yet Catherine Z-J had to be the supporting actress. On the other hand, there are certainly better contenders for Best Actress than Jennifer so perhaps it’s best she gets recognized in the supporting category. And I agree that Eddie Murphy and And I Am Telling You are shoe-ins.