Pelicula "Dreamgirls", o drama muzicala inspirata de grupul muzical din Motown the Supremes, a obtinut opt nominalizari la Oscar, dar a fost omis de la categoria Cel mai bun film si Cel mai bun regizor.

"Babel", o analiza indrazneata a problemelor umanitatii la inceputul secolului 21, urmeaza in clasament, cu sapte nominalizari, urmat de basmul pentru adulti in spaniola "Pan’s Labyrinth" si drama despre familia regala britanica "The Queen", cu sase nominalizari fiecare.

Cea mai buna actrita in rol principal:
Penelope Cruz -"Volver", Judi Dench -"Notes on a Scandal", Helen Mirren -"The Queen", Meryl Streep – "The Devil Wears Prada" si Kate Winslet – "Little Children".

Cea mai buna actrita in rol secundar:
Adriana Barraza –“Babel”, Cate Blanchett – “Notes on a Scandal”, Jennifer Hudson- “Dreamgirls”, Rinko Kikuchi –“Babel”.

Cel mai bun actor in rol principal:
Forest Whitaker – "The Last King of Scotland", Leonardo DiCaprio – "Blood Diamond", Ryan Gosling – "Half Nelson", Peter O’Toole – "Venus" si Will Smith "The Pursuit of Happyness".

Cel mai bun actor in rol secundar:
Alan Arkin – “Little Miss Sunshine”, Jackie Earle Haley –“Little Children”, Dijon Hounsou- “Blood Diamond”, Eddie Murphy- “Dreamgirls”, Mark Wahlberg- “Cartita”

Cel mai bun regizor:
Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu – "Babel", Martin Scorsese – "Cartita", Clint Eastwood – "Letters from Iwo Jima", Paul Greengrass – "Zborul United 93", Stephen Frears – "The Queen".

Cel mai bun scenariu de film:
“Babel” de Guillermo Arriaga, “Letters from Iwo Jima” de Iris Yamashita, “Little Miss Sunshine” de Michael Arndt, “Pan’s Labyrinth” de Guillermo del Toro si “The Queen” de Peter Morgan.

Cel mai bun scenariu adaptat dupa un material deja publicat:
“Borat”, “Copiii tatalui”, “Cartita”, “Little Children”, “Notes on a scandal”

Cea  mai  buna coloana sonora:
“Babel” – Gustavo Santaolalla, “The Good German” – Thomas Newman, Notes on a Scandal – Philip Glass, Pan’s Labyrinth – Javier Navarrete, The Queen (2006): Alexandre Desplat.

Cele mai bune efecte speciale:
“Piratii din Caraibe- Cufarul mortului” ,  “Poseidon Adventure”, “Superman Revine”

Cel mai bun film de animatie:
“Cars”, “Happy Feet”, “Monster House”

Cel mai bun flm strain:
Efter brylluppet – Danemarca, Pan’s Labyrinth- Mexic, Indigenes- Algeria, Water- Canada