'Dreamgirls' Leads 79th Academy Awards Pack With Eight Nominations Including Three In Best Original Song Category
America's #1 Album & #1 Soundtrack, 'Dreamgirls - Music From the Motion Picture,' on Music World /Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax, Is First Movie Musical Soundtrack to Hit #1 on Billboard Top 200 Since 1978's 'Grease'
"Dreamgirls," the acclaimed DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures film directed by Bill Condon, leads the pack for the 79th Academy Awards with a total of eight nominations including a phenomenal three in a single category: Best Original Song.
Oscar nominations for "Dreamgirls" include:
Best Original Song:
"Listen" from "Dreamgirls" - Henry Krieger, Scott Cutler and Anne Preven
"Love You I Do," from "Dreamgirls" - Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett
"Patience" from "Dreamgirls" - Henry Krieger and Willie Reale
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy in "Dreamgirls"
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson in "Dreamgirls"
Best Art Direction: "Dreamgirls" - Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
Best Sound Mixing: "Dreamgirls" - "Dreamgirls" - Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton
Best Costume Design: "Dreamgirls" - Sharen Davis
The 79th Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on February 25, 2007 at 5 p.m. (Pacific)/8 p.m. (Eastern) on ABC (check your local listings).
"Dreamgirls," the movie version of the 1981 Grammy and Tony-winning Broadway musical, took home three Golden Globes this year including Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy; Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson) and Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Murphy).
DREAMGIRLS - Music From the Motion Picture, the official soundtrack album from the heralded Dreamworks and Paramount Pictures film, reached #1 for two weeks running on the Billboard Top 200 becoming the first soundtrack from a movie musical to hit the top slot since Paramount's "Grease" in 1978.