Little Gold Statues
Oscar nominations are out, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button somehow received 13 nominations? Why? How?
These are my preliminary thoughts:
Wall-E wasn’t nominated for Best Picture? 😦 And even though, it wasn’t one of my faves, I’m surprised that The Dark Knight wasn’t nominated in this category (and that Nolan was snubbed in the Best Director category).
Sean Penn as Best Actor for Milk, please.
Kate Winslet was nominated for Best Actress for the Reader, and not Revolutionary Road. Surprising. I hope she takes home a statue soon. She’s replaced Emma Thompson as my favorite British actress.
I was very happy to see that Robert Downey, Jr. was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Tropic Thunder. I think Heath Ledger will definitely win it, but the Downey nod made me chuckle.
Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress! Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress! She held her own against Meryl Streep in Doubt.
Addendum: Took me a second to realize, that other than Angelina Jolie’s nomination for the Changeling, the lack of Clint Eastwood love from the Academy is conspicuous this year. Nothing for Gran Torino? A shock.