The absence of "Dreamgirls" from the big-picture category has everyone's mouths agape this morning. Diane Sawyer on ABC's "Good Morning America" said the show's studio audience gasped. Astonished headlines have run on Fox and CNN. The movie tops The Envelope's list of who got snubbed, just posted. Bloggers like Edward Copeland are musing: "Has there ever been a time when the nominations leader (Dreamgirls with 8) wasn't up for best picture?" The Carpetbagger just posted: "The absence of a best picture nod for 'Dreamgirls' had reporters in the auditorium leaning into each other and asking if they heard right. Everything old is suddenly new and the sprint to the finish line should be brutal."
Also noteworthy: Three of "Dreamgirls' " eight nominations came in a single category — for original song.
But at least our Chicago favorite, Jennifer Hudson, followed her Golden Globe win with an Oscar nomination for supporting actress.
AP also notes the other shut-out of the morning, this one only surprising now because of his Golden Globe win: "Prim Oscar voters maintained their track record of ignoring over-the-top comic performances, snubbing Sacha Baron Cohen for his Golden Globe-winning role in the raucous "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.""