The Academy announced the nominees for the leading catagories on Feb 25; while at this writing (5:45 am PST) the Oscar site doesn't have the nominees up yet, here's's listings; the site notes that Dreamgirls picked up 8 nominees while somehow missing best picture. While contemplating these, remember James Rocchi's rule: "Who Would Ernest Borgnine Vote For?"

Best Picture
The Departed
Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen

Best Animated Film
Happy Feet
Monster House

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Peter O'Toole, Venus
Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whittaker, The Last King of Scotland

Best Actress
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
Helen Mirren, The Queen
Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet, Little Children

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Mark Walhberg, The Departed

Best Supporting Actress
Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls
Cate Blanchett, Notes on a Scandal
Adriana Barraza, Babel
Rinko Kikuchi, Babel

Best original scripts were Babel, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, Pan's Labyrinth and The Queen; best adapted scripts were Borat, Children of Men, The Departed, Little Children and Notes on a Scandal.