Dreamgirls Analysis

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I 'm Still Pissed Off About the Oscars
A funny thing happened on the way to the Academy Awards, A.K.A. the Oscars, in 2007. After early screenings with journalists and one at the Cannes festival, DreamGirls was widely deemed an Oscar frontrunner. It went on to be ranked 4th on the American Film Institute 's Best of 2006 list and won 3 out of 5 Golden Globes, including Best Picture-Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actor (Murphy) and Best Supporting Actress (Hudson). It also received nods and trophies from the Screen Actors Guild, the Producers and Directors Guild of America, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critic 's Choice Award), the NAACP, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the International Press Academy (Satellite Awards). In the end, however, the Oscars opted to rain on the parade with a backhanded compliment: the film was given the most nominations of the year with 8, but not in the top categories of Best Picture, Best Directing
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That "Perfect World" song was so lame and not remotely suitable as a "I Want You Back" knockoff.

8) When Jimmy performs at a ritzy, whites-only club ("I Want You Baby"), the comedian/host makes a joke about how blacks can both clean floors and be entertaining. It ticks me off every time. He also insults Cubans, but I don 't quite understand the smear. He says a black man could maybe move into his neighborhood, but tells a Cuban diner that he wouldn 't have a chance. Can anyone shed some light on this? Why were Cubans non-negotiable? Anyhow, when Jimmy souls-it-up and pelvic thrusts discomfort into the audience members, a black waiter is seen smirking with satisfaction. I smirk right along with him.

9) Was putting Beyoncé in brown body paint during "When I First Saw You" really necessary? That always made me uncomfortable. Newsflash: Beyoncé is already black and not every person from Africa is dark or brown

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