4 Films Get 7 Nods For BFCA Awards

Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano, Steve Carell and Greg Kinnear in Fox Searchlight Pictures' Little Miss Sunshine - 2006
Fox Searchlight Pictures
"The Departed," "Babel," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Dreamgirls" have each collected seven nominations for the 12th annual Critics' Choice Awards. All four films got a nomination for best picture.

"The Queen" collected four nominations, while "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Notes on a Scandal," "Little Children" and "Charlotte's Web" garnered three each.

Leonardo DiCaprio scored two acting nominations for his work in "The Departed" and "Blood Diamond."

He'll be up against Ryan Gosling for "Half Nelson," Peter O'Toole for "Venus," Will Smith for "The Pursuit of Happyness" and Forest Whitaker for "The Last King of Scotland."

Story: Real To Reel

Nominees for best actress were Penelope Cruz for "Volver," Judi Dench for "Notes on a Scandal," Helen Mirren for "The Queen," Meryl Streep for "The Devil Wears Prada" and Kate Winslet for "Little Children."

Directing nominations went to Bill Condon for "Dreamgirls," Clint Eastwood for "Letters From Iwo Jima," Stephen Frears for "The Queen," Paul Greengrass for "United 93" and Martin Scorsese for "The Departed."

The Critics' Choice Awards, presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, will be held Jan. 12 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The ceremony will air Jan. 20 on E! Entertainment Television.