Dreamgirls received the most Oscar nominations of any film in 2006 with 8, despite not being nominated for Best Picture, Best Director or Best Screenplay.

It was nominated for Art Direction, Costume Design, Best Sound, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and three nominations for Best Song.

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Films with the most Oscar nominations by year:

5
Seventh Heaven
1927/28
5
In Old Arizona/The Patriot
1928/29
6
The Love Parade
1929/30
7
Cimarron
1930/31
4
The Champ
1931/32
4
Lady for a Day/Cavalcade/A Farewell to Arms
1932/33
6
One Night of Love
1934
8
Mutiny on the Bounty
1935
7
Anthony Adverse/Dodsworth
1936
10
The Life of Emile Zola
1937
7
You Can't Take It With You
1938
13
Gone With The Wind
1939
11
Rebecca
1940
11
Sergeant York
1941
12
Mrs. Miniver
1942
12
The Song of Bernadette
1943
10
Going My Way/Wilson
1944
8
The Bells of St. Mary's
1945
8
The Best Years of Our Lives
1946
8
Gentlemen's Agreement
1947
12
Johnny Belinda
1948
8
The Heiress
1949
14
All About Eve
1950
12
A Streetcar Named Desire
1951
7
High Noon/Moulin Rouge/The Quiet Man
1952
13
From Here to Eternity
1953
12
On The Waterfront
1954
8
Marty/Love Is A Many Splendored Thing/The Rose Tattoo
1955
9
The King and I
1956
10
Sayonara
1957
9
Gigi
1958
12
Ben-Hur
1959
6
Sons and Lovers
1960
11
Judgment at Nuremberg/West Side Story
1961
10
Lawrence of Arabia
1962
9
Tom Jones
1963
13
Mary Poppins
1964
9
The Sound of Music
1965
13
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
1966
10
Bonnie and Clyde/Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
1967
11
Oliver!
1968
10
Anne of the Thousand Days
1969
10
Airport/Patton
1970
8
Fiddler on the Roof/The French Connection/The Last Picture Show
1971
11
The Godfather
1972
10
The Exorcist/The Sting
1973
11
Chinatown/The Godfather, Part II
1974
8
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1975
10
Network/Rocky
1976
11
Julia/The Turning Point
1977
9
Heaven Can Wait
1978
9
All That Jazz/Kramer Vs. Kramer
1979
9
The Elephant Man/Raging Bull
1980
12
Reds
1981
11
Gandhi
1982
11
Terms of Endearment
1983
11
Amadeus/A Passage to India
1984
11
The Color Purple/Out of Africa
1985
8
Platoon/A Room With a View
1986
9
The Last Emperor
1987
7
Mississippi Burning/Rain Man
1988
10
Driving Miss Daisy
1989
12
Dances With Wolves
1990
8
JFK
1991
9
Howard's End/Unforgiven
1992
12
Schindler's List
1993
13
Forrest Gump
1994
10
Braveheart
1995
12
The English Patient
1996
14
Titanic
1997
13
Shakespeare in Love
1998
8
American Beauty
1999
12
Gladiator
2000
13
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001
13
Chicago
2002
11
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003
11
The Aviator
2004
8
Brokeback Mountain
2005
8
Dreamgirls
2006
8 No Country for Old Men/There Will Be Blood 2007
13 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008
9 Avatar/The Hurt Locker 2009
12 The King's Speech 2010
11 Hugo 2011
12 Lincoln 2012
10 American Hustle, Gravity 2013
9 Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014
12 The Revenant 2015

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