Nominations for the 79th Annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning by Salma Hayek - presumably because of the abundance of Latino names that she so deliciously enunciated - and Dreamgirls bested the rest with eight total nods, yet was conspicuously left out of the best-picture race. Babel followed with seven noms. Here's a look at the major contests:

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

Lead Actress
Penélope Cruz ( Volver), Judi Dench ( Notes on a Scandal), Helen Mirren ( The Queen), Meryl Streep ( The Devil Wears Prada), Kate Winslet ( Little Children)

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

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

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

Animated Film
Cars, Happy Feet (gee, that wasn't a documentary?), Monster House

Documentary
Deliver Us from Evil, An Inconvenient Truth, Iraq in Fragments, Jesus Camp, My Country, My Country

Foreign-language Film
After the Wedding, Days of Glory, The Lives of Others, Pan's Labyrinth, Water

Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu ( Babel), Martin Scorsese ( The Departed), Clint Eastwood ( Letters from Iwo Jima), Stephen Frears ( The Queen), Paul Greengrass ( United 93)

Original Screenplay
Babel, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, Pan's Labyrinth, The Queen

Adapted Screenplay
Borat, Children of Men, The Departed, Little Children, Notes on a Scandal

Having typed up all that, how about a film titled "Little Miss Sunshine's Children of Men"?