The Oscar race just got a lot more interesting Monday night. “Dreamgirls” captured three awards, including Best Picture (Musical/Comedy), Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, re-establishing itself as an Oscar frontrunner. Meanwhile on the drama side, “Babel” upset “The Departed,” proving once again that the film with the most number of nominations usually prevails.

Good news for Martin Scorsese, who finally broke through, trumping double nominee Clint Eastwood to win Best Director. In 2004, Scorsese (“The Aviator”) lost to Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby”), who went on to win the Oscar. In the acting categories, Forest Whitaker and Helen Mirren won, as expected, and “Dreamgirls” swept the supporting categories thanks to Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson.

OscarFrenzy had a pretty good night, correctly forecasting 10 out of 14 categories, including both Best Pictures, the lead acting races, and Best Director.

As for the show itself, here are some random observations.

– Best comment of the night goes to Meryl Streep for telling people to demand that their local theaters carry more critically acclaimed, small movies.

– Eastwood and Spielberg sitting next to each other. Now that’s what you call power.

– Forest Whitaker and Eddie Murphy apparently don’t have the faintest clue how to give a speech. They better figure it out soon because they’ll both be making a lot more podium appearances.

– After seeing the real Sacha Baron Cohen NOT in character, I’m totally convinced he deserved to win Best Actor

– Prince was stuck in traffic? Are you kidding me?!!

– The writers for the show have no sense of humor whatsoever.

– Arnold on crutches presenting Best Picture (and mispronouncing “Babel”)? Okay, that’s got to be the highlight of the night.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Picture (Drama) – “Babel”

Best Actor (Drama) – Forest Whitaker, “The Last King of Scotland”

Best Actress (Drama) – Helen Mirren, “The Queen”

Best Director – Martin Scorsese, “The Departed”

Best Picture (Musical/Comedy) – “Dreamgirls”

Best Actor (Musical/Comedy) – Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat”

Best Actress (Musical/Comedy) – Meryl Streep, “The Devil Wears Prada”

Best Supporting Actor – Eddie Murphy, “Dreamgirls”

Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Hudson, “Dreamgirls”

Best Animated Film – “Cars”

Best Foreign Language Film – “Letters From Iwo Jima”

Best Screenplay – Peter Morgan, “The Queen”

Best Original Score – Alexander Desplat, “The Painted Veil”

Best Original Song – “The Song of the Heart” – “Happy Feet”