On 1.23.07, or 15 and 1/4 years ago, the 2006 Oscar nominations hit like an impact grenade. Many blogaroos went into shock; almost everyone in the award-season loop was speechless. For on that darkly historic morning, Bill Condon's Dreamgirls -- one of the most heavily hyped Best Picture contenders of all time -- failed to be Best Picture-nominated, and it was like "Casey at the Bat" times ten. It gathered eight Oscar nominations but not for Best Picture.