It got eight Oscars nominations, more than any other film. But it did not get the big plum: a nod as Best Picture. Also, three of those eight nominations are in the same category (Best Original Song), so they can probably kiss the gold goodbye for that prize.
Jennifer Hudson made it to the list of Supporting Actresses, but Beyonc
In 2004 and 2005, Foxx was winning everywhere for his star turn in "Ray." One of the trophies he collected was an Oscar for Best Actor. It might have been that the academy members poured their votes out to supporting players Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy, but drew the line at bigger categories.
Director Bill Condon
He directed "Dreamgirls," a movie that looked as though it might follow 2002's "Chicago" as a rare musical to win best-picture, but like last year's music-themed Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," it was a startling omission from the Oscar's top category and from that of director.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Prim Oscar voters maintained their track record of ignoring over-the-top comic performances, snubbing British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his Golden Globe-winning acting role in the raucous "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." However, Cohen did get a nomination for best adapted screenplay for "Borat."
Steve Carell, shown here talking with Jonathan Dayton, one of the directors of "Little Miss Sunshine" at a post-Golden Globes party Jan. 15, 2007, was a key supporting player in that film. Although it did bring supporting nominations for Alan Arkin as the foul-mouthed grandfather and Abigail Breslin as a girl obsessed with beauty pageants, Carell was overlooked.
Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette
Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette look like they might be discussing their omission from the list of Oscar nominees. But this is actually a photo of their arrival at the party after the "Little Miss Sunshine" premiere July 25, 2006, in New York City.
Directors Dayton & Faris
Co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris compose the husband-and-wife director team that brought us "Little Miss Sunshine." It took them five years to raise enough money to make the movie. Here, they are shown at the film's premiere July 25, 2006, in New York City.
For their work in "Blood Diamond," Djimon Hounsou, at left, is nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actor, and Leonardo DiCaprio in the category of Bead Lead Actor. (Jennifer Connelly is in the middle.) But the movie itself? Nary a nod.
Who knows if Brad Pitt, shown here at the Hollywood premiere of "Babel," even cares about Oscars? The fact remains, however, that two of his co-stars, Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikucki, are both up for an Academy Award this year, and he is not.
Here's another guy about whom you have to wonder: Does he cry into his pillow when Oscar rejects him? Jack Nicholson, shown here arriving for the Sept. 26, 2006, premiere of "The Departed" in New York, did a great job as a tough crime boss. But he already has three Oscars.
Matt Damon, shown here at the New York premiere of "The Departed" Sept. 26, 2006, might have had his fingers crossed. But the only "Departed" actor who got a nod was Mark Wahlberg. (Leonardo DiCaprio's nomination is for his work in "Blood Diamond.")
Ben Affleck poses for photographers after a news conference to present his film "Hollywoodland" at the 63rd edition of the Venice film festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006.
Catherine O'Hara might have had Oscar hopes this year because her work in "For Your Consideration" has been getting plenty of attention. Here she is shown Jan. 9, 2007, at the 2006 National Board Of Review Awards Gala, where she received the award for Best Supporting Actress. She won't have to dress up for Oscar this year.
In the movie "Sherrybaby," Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a recovering drug addict who is desperately trying to regain control of her life after serving a three-year prison sentence. It might have been the best performance of her career. No Oscar nod, though.
Spanish director and past Oscar darling Pedro Almodovar was shut out for foreign-language picture for "Volver." He is shown here with Penelope Cruz, who did get a nomination in the category of Best Actress for her work in the film.