'Dreamgirls' Generates Oscar Buzz as Balloting Begins

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hide captionEddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls.

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Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls.

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The annual Oscar race begins with the mailing of ballots to Academy voters.

This year's best picture field is looking a little thin, with Dreamgirls that latest to generate buzz. The Departed and The Queen are also good bets to walk away with an Oscar, or two.

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