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10 hits from the past decade that Oscar would have recognized if the new rules were in effect
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Dreamgirls - 2006
U.S. Box Office: $103 million
Actual nominees that year: "The Departed," "Babel," "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Little MIss Sunshine," "The Queen"
Winner: "The Departed"
Justification: With 8 overall nominations, one of the largest totals in history without getting a best picture nod, it's hard to argue that "Dreamgirls," one of the more stunning omissions in the past decade, wouldn't have been nominated under these new rules. 'Nuff said.
Other potential nominees: "United 93," "Little Children," "Pan's Labyrinth," "Borat," "Children of Men," "The Devil Wears Prada"